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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.
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.
Aircraft have been stranded, folks struggling to get to where they are going. Some are having close calls, but thankfully so far no incidents.
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.
The TransCanada Highway crossed below me as I glanced at the Cav's airspeed read out. We eased up through 80 mph with the RPM good and the plane climbing strongly. I smiled to myself and thought for the tenth time that evening how much I love my airplane.
Aviation lore abounds with stories of pilots summarily losing their flight privileges after running afoul of seemingly arbitrary, mysterious medical requirements. And yet, in my opinion, this usually wasn’t really the case.
What do we see from above? What do pilots see that no one else does?
Sensenich, arguably the best-known manufacturer of wooden propellers, has been around for almost 100 years. It has a fascinating history, but what does the future hold for this remarkable company?
Aviation is an industry built on passion. Whether it’s a private interest or the path to a paycheck, aviation demands a special level of dedication that other industries may lack. It’s because of this intrinsic passion that covid-19’s impact on aviation feels more devastating, at least to me.
"When I think about my first article of 2020, where the year seemed so full of hope and great expectations, it seems like a blink of an eye ago and a million years ago all in the same feeling."
Based on their extensive experience with Supercub restorations, Acme Cub was chosen to build up a Supercub for the Alaskan Airmen’s Annual Raffle. They have been making substantial progress with the project, upgrading many components with the use of carbon fiber, and the newest avionics technology.
On 20 May 1945, shortly after the Second World War had come to an end in Europe, a group of military veteran pilots came together to form the Christian Airmen’s Missionary Fellowship (CAMF), now known around the world as Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). Over the course of the past 75 years, MAF has become quite famous for its advances in improving the lives of isolated people around the world, but what is it like to serve as an MAF pilot?