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High Flyer - Rough year
Aviation comic illustrated by Crystine Muller
From the Editor
Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium Launched
The future of flight in Canada took a major step forward today with the launch of the Vancouver-based Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium (CAAM), a multi-stakeholder group that will streamline research, development and commercial operations in the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) sector, globally recognized as the next frontier of commercial aviation.
Acme Cub Making Significant Progress With Supercub
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.
Flying with Mission Aviation Fellowship
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?
Lost, but not forgotten
On the evening of March 29, 1943. During World War II, a young crew of seven boarded their Short Stirling bomber, with serial BK716, for their third mission. The target was Berlin, a feared destination, because of the heavy anti-air defence. That night, BK716 disappeared. For decades, nobody knew what happened to the aircraft and her crew, until last year.
Pandemic with Pizzazz
As we are all well-aware, 2020 has been one heck of a year. With the busiest season on record for egress training, March changed our entire world as pool facilities were hinting that they would close down, and then soon after slammed their doors shut as we exited in disbelief.
Rapid Progress in Autonomous Flight
Launched by SpaceX and Tesla veterans, Reliable Robotics has made great strides in the development of unmanned aircraft technology. Recently, the company revealed some of its milestones in pioneering unmanned aviation.
BACCARAT 2020 War in the Mountains
The fourth edition of Exercise Baccarat, organized by the French Army’s (Armée de Terre) 4th Air Combat Brigade (4e Brigade d’Aérocombat - 4e BAC), took place in the French Alps during the second and third weeks of September.
Selling Aircraft During COVID-19
It has been a very busy year with aircraft sales here at Prairie Aircraft Sales Ltd. The year started off great; we were in the midst of the springtime shows when everything came to a screeching halt. March, all into lockdown.
Sir Alliott Verdon Roe
Edwin Alliott Verdon Roe was responsible for designing the first aircraft with an enclosed cabin and patented the control column. During World War I, thousands of AVRO 504 biplanes served in combat and as training aircraft.
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