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The legendary “Ice Pilots” are making a visit to The Alberta Aviation Museum October 1st to 5th and they are bringing one of their Douglas DC-3s! The Alberta Aviation Museum will be operating special hours to give everyone a chance to view the aircraft and with a little luck meet some of the crew. (Regular Admissions apply)
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VANCOUVER - Vancouver Airport Authority yesterday officially welcomed 3,000 airline, airport and tourism authority leaders to Vancouver for the 16th World Route Development Forum, or World Routes, the world's largest annual air transport event, taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre from September 19 to 21. Hosted by Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and taking place in the Americas for the first time, World Routes offers an ideal opportunity to showcase Vancouver as a compelling business…
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Offshore operators in this province have acquired another chopper. Lawyer Alexander MacDonald, who appeared at the Helicopter Inquiry in St. John's Thursday, says they now own four S-92's and an S-61. He says the newest S-92 was delivered in July. MacDonald says it has been modified to include blue sky in its tracking system, forward-looking radar, night sun and has an auxiliary fuel tank. MacDonald says the helicopter was put into regular service as of…
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The Alberta Aviation Museum has added a new prize to its collection, a replica of the Fokker D.VIII. The Fokker DVIII was the last German Fighter to be designed and built by Anthony Fokker during World War I. It is estimated that about 300 were produced but as it entered the war late, its full capabilities were never proven.
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The last time we saw our intrepid pilots they were cold.......no make that frost bitten and exhausted, but happy to have completed their tour in the Spirit of Edmonton bi-plane, for many this would have been the end of the story. But no, for Curtis Peters and Tom Hinderks this little discomfort was nothing and has spurred them on to their next adventure. Leaving tomorrow, our pilots are following a shortened version of the BCATP…
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Mark your calendars for the first Canadian National EAA Fly-in! September 17 through 19. Canadians will have the opportunity to take part in the inaugural EAA fly-in in the Nation's Capital. September 18 is Vintage Wings of Canada‘s Victoria Cross Airshow. This yearly event draws hundreds of aircraft and spectators. This year will feature, among other aircraft, their Goodyear FG-1D Corsair in honour of the Victoria Cross posthumous recipient, Lt.Robert Hampton Gray. This date also…
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The president of Universal Helicopters says the company is coping as best they can with the recent tragedy involving one of their pilots who died in a helicopter crash along the coast of Baffin Island. The Bell chopper disappeared Monday between Clyde River and Pond Inlet. The wreckage has been recovered, but the pilot hasn't been found. The case has been handed over to the RCMP as a missing persons file. Geoff Goodyear says because…
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This year Edmonton is fortunate to have (2) Second World War aircraft dedicated to Canadian Victoria Cross recipients visit the Alberta Aviation Museum. The First, the Vintage Wings of Canada Corsair Naval fighter dedicated to Robert Hampton Gray which joined us from July 26th through August 3rd. The Second, Canadian Warplane Heritage’s Lancaster Bomber dedicated to Andrew Mynarski that will arrive Monday August 16th in the afternoon through Thursday August 19th.
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St. John's City Hall has approved an aerobatics school for Thorburn Road in St. John's. Mayor Dennis O'Keefe pointed out however, it has to meet government's safety standards. He says the approval is subject to the certification from government that the equipment meets structural and safety standards. Councillor Debbie Hanlon says as a mother of four, she's confident the school is safe.
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