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Bell delivers 505 to Southern Utah

The largest U.S. collegiate helicopter fleet receives a Jet Ranger X for Cedar City program.

SkyAlyne expands team for Future Aircrew Training bid

Six Canadian companies join SkyAlyne bid for the RCAF’s generational FAcT program.

Operational pause of Snowbirds fleet lifted

Department of National Defence lifts the operational pause of CT-114 Tutor fleet.

A Wolf’s Moon

A former RCAF pilot, Hank Sands described himself as an “ex-military jet jockey” when he first began applying for a civilian job as a helicopter pilot. He landed his first job with Okanagan Helicopters, and trained in Kamloops and the Kootenays where he was trained on Bell 47 G2 and Hiller 12 E choppers. Hank went on to become an experienced pilot and spent much of his time in northern BC and later on Vancouver Island.

The stories in A Wolf’s Moon span several decades and relate Hank’s encounters with a host of northern characters, from diamond drillers and geologists to forestry personnel and biologists. He spent time flying diamond drilling crews and bosses into remote wilderness areas, skimming high alpine meadows and climbing the perilous windy slopes of mountain passes to land on snow covered mountain tops or on crudely constructed log platforms along low lying lakes and streams. >> Order now
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Alameda Bell 505

Bell delivers a 505-first to Alameda Sheriff’s Office

From a 300-watt Loudhailer to a Wescam MX-10, Bell outlines the onboard equipment of its first public safety configured 505 Jet Ranger X, delivered to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit. » Read more...
General Atomics

General Atomics engages Canadian industry for SkyGuardian development

Through an online process available until mid-September, General Atomics engages Canadian industry to help develop the MQ-9B, which is part of its bid to fulfill Canada’s RPAS needs under Strong, Secure, Engaged. » Read more...

Russian Helicopters to develop modern shipborne helicopter

Development of a new shipborne helicopter is expected to take three years. » Read more...

NAV CANADA traffic figures for July

Daily average of international aircraft traffic in July drops 79.3 per cent year over year. » Read more...

Terry to lead National Aviation Museum Society

Christopher Terry succeeds retiring Ken Johnston as president of Ottawa-based NAMS. » Read more...
Aviation This Week

SkyAlyne expands FAcT team

In this episode of Aviation This Week: SkyAlyne Canada, a partnership between CAE and KF Aerospace, expands its team for the RCAF Future Aircrew Training bid. Then, NAV CANADA releases July traffic figures; and Toronto Pearson operator GTAA reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 60 per cent based on 2006 baseline. » See More
CIA Directory

Aerial Firefighting Virtual Symposium

October 22, 2020
Location: Online
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Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre, Girls Can Fly

May 8, 2021
Location: Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre, Breslau, ON
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Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala Dinner

June 21, 2021
Location: Sunwest Aviation, Calgary, AB
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