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An incident on an overseas flight is costing a man from Paris big time. He has already spent a few nights in a lockup; now he'll have to pay thousands of dollars in fines. His flight was diverted to Gander on the weekend. The 52-year old from France had attached a GPS device with a putty substance inside the aircraft and refused to remove it when asked by the crew.
A businessman in Nain is expressing concerns about a lack of movement on improvements to the local airstrip. Paul Dawe says the community is the seat of the Nunatsiavut government, the headquarters for the Torngat Mountains National Park, and has a fish plant and a nearby quarry, and yet planes cannot land at the airstrip after dark because there is no lighting.
On August 17, 2009, the Canada Aviation Museum will welcome the visit of a replica of a Nieuport II, First World War fighter aircraft from the Canadian Naval Air Group (CNAG). This visit is a stop on the eastern leg of its cross-country flight marking the Centennial of Flight in Canada.
A 52 year old man from France has been charged with mischief in connection with an incident on board an American Airlines flight that was diverted to this province. RCMP Sgt Wayne Newell says crew noticed the accused was carrying suspicious items - a GPS device with a putty compound attached to it. Newell says the plane was diverted to Gander, where the man was arrested. The suspect faces charges under the Aeronautics Act, and…
A number of groups have been granted standing for October's anticipated Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry. 15 groups and individuals have been approved for the designation with the ability to question witnesses and make presentations.
The President and CEO of Porter Airlines expects a wide cross section of the population to take advantage of the service his company is offering come October 5. Porter will have four daily roundtrip flights between St.
The Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry is gearing up for hearings on standing and funding tomorrow. The inquiry was set up in the wake of the fatal Cougar helicopter crash in March. Commissioner Robert Wells says over the next two days some 15 individuals and groups will look for standing at the inquiry which is looking into what improvements can be made to the safety of offshore workers. Wells says they'll discuss everything from survival suits…
A Cormorant helicopter from the 103 Search and Rescue Squadron in Gander is grounded in Happy Valley-Goose Bay due to the weather. Crews were on their way to a fishing vessel about 215 nautical miles northeast of Nain where a 45 year old man is suffering from chest pains.
Only a very few are left, they are now old and gray but they are still heroes. WW2 was the largest Global conflict the world has ever seen, a time when the free world fought against the tyranny of Dictators. A time when the call went to young men across Canada to stand up against a wave of darkness that threatened to wash over Europe, the Pacific and threatened to spread to North America. Many…
CF-86 Hawk One is leaving Edmonton today, its spectacular visit has made the many people that visited the aircraft happy and the thousands watching its flights in the last few days and over Commonwealth Stadium tonight will attest it does make the Air Shudder.