NPA on Aerodromes Status Report
On March 31st and April 1st the Civil Aviation Regulatory Advisory Council (CARAC) convened a focus group to discuss the Notice of Proposed Amendment; (NPA) to the Canadian Aviation Regulations relating to Responsible Aerodrome Development. Nav Canada, COPA and most of the other major aviation associations in Canada were in attendance.
Rapport de suivi - APM des aérodromes
Le 31 mars et le 1er avril dernier le Conseil consultatif de la règlementation aérienne canadienne (CCRAC) a instauré un groupe de travail pour discuter de l'Avis de proposition de modification (APM) aux Règlements de l'aviation canadienne (RACs) touchant au développement responsable des aérodromes. Nav Canada, la COPA et la majorité des autres associations aéronautiques majeures du Canada étaient présentes.
COPA at Air Venture 2015
This is COPA’s first official invitation to all Canadian Pilots at Air Venture and is brought to you by AIG and the Magnes Group.
Refreshing root beer floats will be offered to satisfy your thirst after your full day of gawping at Aviation’s finest and newest products.
Prizes will be raffled off with the Grand Prize of an iPAD Mini 64gb and a one year subscription to ForeFlight Canada going to one lucky winner.
Special Guests are being invited and hopefully will come speak to our crowd of Canadian Aviators.
Don’t miss out! Mark your calendar! Attend COPA’s "All Canadian Pilots Reception 2015" (spouses and friends are also invited).
See you Tuesday July 21st between 17:30 and 19:30, under the Partner Resource Center tent on the North side of the Exhibit Hangar A.
Click here for the draw form
Dry Egress Training
Dry Egress Training is a unique, online
Starting April 1, 2015, COPA's Membership Campaign
For every Member (new or membership expired before 31 December 2013) that you recruit during the 2015 membership campaign, your name will be entered into a draw for a 5 day trip for two to Whitehorse, Yukon.
À chaque membre (nouvelle adhésion ou renouvellement d’une adhésion expirée avant le 31 décembre 2013) que vous recrutez durant la campagne de recrutement 2015, votre nom sera entré dans un tirage pour un voyage de cinq (5) jours pour deux personnes à Whitehorse, Yukon.
VFR Phraseology Guide / Guide phraséology VFR
In collaboration with its aviation partners, NAV CANADA has released a VFR Phraseology guide for pilots travelling in Canadian airspace.
This comprehensive and easy-to-use reference guide offers examples of best practices for pilot-controller communications and recommended phraseology to enhance pilot safety.
The VFR Phraseology guide is available in both official languages on the NAV CANADA website and can be accessed here.
En collaboration avec ses partenaires du milieu de l’aviation, NAV CANADA a publié un guide de phraséologie VFR pour les pilotes qui évoluent dans l’espace aérien du Canada.
Ce guide de référence détaillé et convivial offre des exemples de pratiques exemplaires en matière de communications contrôleur-pilote et la phraséologie recommandée pour accroître la sécurité des pilotes.
Le guide de phraséologie VFR est disponible dans les deux langues officielles sur le site Web de NAV CANADA. Vous pouvez y accéder ici.
Neuville Aéro - A story of Courage and Determination
By Patrick Gilligan, Vice-President of Operations | December 18, 2014
Harassment, antagonism, media misinformation, court and political battles all the way to the House of Commons, initiated by a small vocal group, has not deterred Neuville Aéro from their objective of providing a General Aviation quality reliever airport for Québec Jean Lessage International airport all within a half hour from downtown, a tourism jewel that many Canadian and US pilots enjoy visiting and spending tourist dollars.
The City of Neuville hobbled the owners by suing Neuville Aéro for contravening to a Municipal By-Law. Notwithstanding how much consultation and due diligence the owners did, including a signed Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Neuville, the City has decided to prosecute.
This recent Municipal Court case against Neuville Aéro was heard by Judge Paul Routhier, during deliberations the court consulted and took into consideration past jurisprudence and current court cases, to finally rule in favor of Neuville Aéro stipulating "that the Neuville aerodrome was part of the national aviation system in the meaning given to this expression by the Supreme Court in the COPA case."
With the cooperation of Aircraft Spruce Canada (www.aircraftspruce.ca), COPA is pleased to make the following offer to anyone who buys a 406 MHz ELT from Aircraft Spruce Canada. Our goal in putting this deal together is to provide one-stop-shopping for the purchase and programming of your ELT as well as renewing your COPA membership or taking out a new membership (both at no cost to you).
Contact Aircraft Spruce Canada at 877-795-2278 or visit www.aircraftspruce.ca to order a 406 MHz ELT from their large selection of available units. When your ELT arrives, it will include a buck slip from COPA. When you complete the buck slip with your contact information and send it to COPA (fax, scan and email or mail), we will verify your purchase and then do one of the following, depending on your membership type. If you have an individual membership, we will extend it by one year, a value of $58 (at no cost to you).
If you have a family or corporate membership, we will apply this value ($58) to your membership account to extend your membership by one year and send you an invoice for the difference (family $21+tax, corporate $215+tax). For non-members, we will provide a complementary one year individual membership, complete with all of the benefits of being a member.
Review of DeLorme InReach Satellite Messaging System
G. Alan Hepburn
A relatively new player in the field of affordable non-mobile phone communications is the Delorme inReach.
Spidertracks – Product Evaluation
By Kevin Psutka and Bob Kirkby
Updated 8 November 2012
(This is a two-part report. Kevin was provided Spidertracks 2 for testing in the flatlands of eastern Canada while Bob tested Spidertracks 3 in the Alberta mountains)
By Kevin Psutka
It has been one year since my last update, in which I reported that there was no change in the status of the regulation amendment and that current regulation remains in place.
This remains the status. All aircraft operating in Canadian airspace must carry a serviceable Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) that broadcasts on either 121.5 MHz (TSO 91 or 91a) or 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz (TSO 126).
I pointed out that if you elect to equip with a 406 MHZ ELT and/or carry a 406 PLB, you must ensure that it is registered with the beacon registry https://www.cbr-rcb.ca/cbr/.
Donate to the Freedom to Fly Fund today
Given the considerable challenges we continue to face against our freedom to fly, we urge everyone to consider donating to the Freedom to Fly Fund.
Click here for examples of how the Freedom to Fly Fund has been applied to date.
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