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General Aviation

Aviation Insurance 102 Part 2Aviation Insurance 102 Part 2
Aviation Insurance 102 Part 2

In part one of our article on assessing your own risk we covered the potential risks facing Commercial Aviation Business and Airport Occupants and how insurance can be used as a way to protect yourself and your business. Now we’re going to look at potential risks for aircraft owners, both private and commercial.

May 1, 2022 Insurance
Trying it on for SizeTrying it on for Size
Trying it on for Size

As we all know, “test driving” an aircraft is not the same as test driving a vehicle. You don’t pop down to your local dealership and take out the latest model for 30 mins, to see how it handles and how it feels.

May 1, 2022 Aircraft Ownership
100 Years of Autogyros100 Years of Autogyros
100 Years of Autogyros

1922 was a pivotal year in the history of autogyros. Let's take a look back and see what has made these unique-looking aircraft stand the test of time.

May 1, 2022 General Aviation
Sensenich announces Type Certification for G-SeriesSensenich announces Type Certification for G-Series
Sensenich announces Type Certification for G-Series

Sensenich Propeller has announced Part 35 Type Certification for their G-Series ground-adjustable carbon fiber propellers.

Apr 26, 2022 Maintenance
B.C. AERO’s first training event for volunteer pilots and ground handlersB.C. AERO’s first training event for volunteer pilots and ground handlers
B.C. AERO’s first training event for volunteer pilots and ground handlers

Saturday April 23 was a busy day at the office for BC AERO. The workshop and hangars of West Coast Pilot’s Club at Langley Airport were filled with volunteers and guests. This was the site for the first ever training session for members of the BC Airlift Emergency response Operation.

Apr 23, 2022 News
Textron to acquire electric aircraft pioneer PipistrelTextron to acquire electric aircraft pioneer Pipistrel
Textron to acquire electric aircraft pioneer Pipistrel

Textron Inc., home to the Cessna, Beechcraft, and Bell aviation brands, has announced it has entered into an agreement to purchase Pipistrel, an award-winning pioneer and global leader in electrically powered aircraft, based in Slovenia and Italy.

Mar 18, 2022 General Aviation
FarewellFarewell
Farewell

We say a sad goodbye to Kathy Wrobel, who has written many excellent articles with valuable advice on purchasing and selling aircraft, as well as aircraft ownership in general.

Jan 19, 2022 Aircraft Ownership
Aviation Insurance 101: The BasicsAviation Insurance 101: The Basics
Aviation Insurance 101: The Basics

Insurance is fundamentally about providing financial stability, so it is extremely important to have and to understand. This is especially true for those of us in aviation because of our industry’s high severity of losses, and even occasional fatalities.

Jan 19, 2022 Aircraft Ownership
When You Can Count on Your Aviation Family!When You Can Count on Your Aviation Family!
When You Can Count on Your Aviation Family!

I had sold an aircraft to Europe that was to be shipped in a container, so the other day I went up to a small airport with a small crew to pick up the aircraft, as well as its floats and some other accessories that were to go with it.

Oct 1, 2021 Commercial aviation
The Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championship 2021The Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championship 2021
The Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championship 2021

After an absence of more than twenty years, The International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu brought back the Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championship to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec. The competition, under the sanction of the Canadian Balloon Association (CBA), was held from August 19 to 22, 2021 and gathered 20 experienced pilots from across Canada.

Oct 1, 2021 General Aviation
Come on World Time to Quit SmokingCome on World Time to Quit Smoking
Come on World Time to Quit Smoking

Aircraft have been stranded, folks struggling to get to where they are going. Some are having close calls, but thankfully so far no incidents.

Sep 1, 2021 General Aviation
Cessna 206 Quick Exit Door ModificationCessna 206 Quick Exit Door Modification
Cessna 206 Quick Exit Door Modification

Coast Dog Aviation, a well-known western Canadian maintenance organization, recently announced that a Transport Canada supplemental type certificate (ST) had been issued for the installation of a Cessna 206 cargo door modification, which provides a significant increase in safety.

Jun 1, 2021 Commercial aviation