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From The Editors
The recent media storm which has been created by those airlines who wish to charge for carry-on baggage has been an interesting one, as another airline joins this trend can we expect this to become the norm?
It’s good news for Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and all of Canada! Word was received today that The Cameco Canada Remembers International Festival for Heroes, formerly, Canada Remembers International Air Show, will take place Aug. 6-7 at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway, just north of Saskatoon. This is a new name and a new venue. Event organizer, Brian Swidrovich is optimistic about the new plan.
The Saskatchewan Party has come under fire for mandating that only one pilot need be aboard a Saskatchewan Air Ambulance flight. Every other province in Canada requires two pilots for an emergency flight such as this. Critics are accusing the government of not acting on the 2009 recommendations that each flight carry two pilots.
A 82-year-old British Columbia woman has received an apology – even though it with through her voicemail not by phone or in person. The incident began on January 4 when Elizabeth Strecker, who lost a breast to cancer five years ago, was forced to show her prosthesis to security staff when her scan revealed the gel prosthesis. She had earlier declared she was not in possession of gels or liquids never once giving thought to…
The public is asking for easier access to get into and out of planes at the Charlottetown Airport. Passengers have to use narrow, steep steps while loading or unloading as the airport has no ramps. For anyone using a cane, holding a baby or small child, it is near impossible to hang onto the rail and still climb the stairs. "I counted five people waiting for the plane that were walking with a cane," said…
Calgary International Airport has been the newest target for laser attacks this week. Incoming flights to the airport as well as a news chopper reported green laser lights shining into their aircraft on Wednesday. Flight crews were able to narrow the beams to the Shawnessy Shopping Centre where police and a HAWCS police chopper searched for the suspect.
A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Frankfurt, Germany made an emergency landing in Toronto on Monday after the pilot allegedly spilled a cup of coffee on the communication and navigation equipment. Flight 940 landed safely at Pearson International Airport with no injuries to the 241 passengers on board.
A 57-year old pilot is dead following a crash in northeastern New Brunswick on Tuesday. The twin-engine Cessna aircraft was enroute to Pokemouche from Quebec, when it went down in a wooded area near Bertrand. A Hercules aircraft, dispatched by the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax was called to aid the search and spotted the wreckage on Thursday morning.
Mark Tayfel, the pilot convicted of dangerous flying in June 2002, has lost his bid for an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. The Supreme Court said they would not review the application to appeal Tayfel’s convictions of dangerous operation of an aircraft causing death and four counts of dangerous operation of an aircraft causing bodily harm.