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The Alaska Highway was a common sight on a trip
taken by Dale and Diana Haschke.
Photos courtesy Diana Haschke


Paul Nopper stands on a beach beside the
George River at Collins Wedge
(en route to Baffin Island) with his Husky.
Paul was told there could be an abandoned airstrip
in the area, but only found a beach.
Photos courtesy Paul Nopper




A Bush... what? - By Willy Trinker


Archived articles


Oshkosh is a must attend event - By Larry Woods

Interprovincial Air Tour flown by 105 - By Carol Cooke

A weekend of flying-fun with friends - By Fred Bruinsma

Riding a high pressure ridge from Kamloops to Bear River - By Dan Nelson

Fun in the Sun at Lakeland - By Larry Woods

Our trip to Whitehorse, Yukon from Salmon Arm, B.C. - By Eric MacDonald

Seven reasons to fly the Outback - By Mark Brooks

25th Anniversary trip to Quad City - A float flying adventure by Henry McKinlay, Bryan Quickmire, Keith Robinson, Claude Roy and Patrick Vinet

Chronicles of a Cessna - By Kristine Nielsen

Flying the Alaska highway - what an adventure - by By Gary and Sandy Scott Timberon

Flying in Hawaii - By Lowell Breckon

An 8,000-mile Mooney odyssey - by Peter J. Brutton

Pulled from the sky on 9/11 - by Ann Goddard

Obtaining U.S. licence extends freedom of flight - by Jeff O'Rourke

Exploring forbidden places - by helicopter - by Glen Smith

Class act: IAR 2003 - Part 1 - by Garth Wallace

IAR 2003 - Part II - by Garth Wallace

Microlighting in the Karakormas, Pakistan - by Zaka Ullah Bhangoo and Ajab Khan

Old-world charm of Cuba - just a business jaunt away - by George Allan (Sandy) Thomson

Central America - from a wife's perspective - by Andrea Brutton

99s Gold Cup Rally 2003 - by Akky Mansikka

Better in the Bahamas - by Andre Turgeon, Akky Mansikka and Ron Marshall

A Florida flying fantasy - by Sue Ramsay

African safari-style aviation adventures - By Susan Fenner

Diamondstar destined for Daytona delivery - By Mike Jones

Flying Tiger Moths in a vintage holiday setting - By Trevor Leathem

Germany to Iceland in a C-182: awe-inspiring Nordic adventure - By Guido Warnecke

Three shows in one trip - by Michel Hell

Heading to COPA Convention 2004 - by  Jerry St Andre

Ultralight bush flying on the Quebec North Shore - by André Girard, Tom Reavell and Claude Roy

A frigid escape from the Canadian winter - by Colin T. Brown   

Dave & Fred’s Alaska adventure (part 1) - by Dave Phillips

Dave & Fred’s Alaska adventure (part 2) - by Dave Phillips

CT goes to the Arctic - by Harro Lorenz

Westward Ho! - by Sue Ramsay

First flight to First Flight – Kitty Hawk, by Chris Moon

North to the Beaufort Sea - by Ralph Bullis

San Francisco Tour 2005 - by Bruce Dwyer

What’s there to see Rochester, Minnesota? - by Sue Ramsey

Pilgrimage to Oshkosh 2005 - by Darin Graham and Kevin Psutka

Flying at the edge - by Akky Mansikka

Aviation Heritage tour of England - by Michel Hell

Pacific Adventure, Fiji, Part I - by Sue Ramsey

Australia, Part II - by Sue Ramsey

New Zealand, Part III - by Sue Ramsey

Atlantic Crossing - by Gerd Wengler

Driving miss Bessy - by N. Kent Beckham

Bessy comes home - by N. Kent Beckham

DHC-1 Chipmunk 60th Anniversary - by Ken Swartz

Canadian Aviation Expo draws movers, shakers, plane lovers - by Peter Walpole

Air Venture 2006 - by Kevin Psutka

Avro Arrow Reborn

Northern Quebec ultralight flying adventure - by André Girard, Claude Roy and Patrick Vinet

The continuing saga of my Aero L-29 - by Martin Mattes

This gift of time - by Sty Simpson

Saga of a “straightforward” annual - by Suzanne Ramsey

Flying down the Mississippi - by Glen Gilchrist

IFR to the Yukon in a Piper Arrow - by Sue Ramsey

Sun 'N Fun - by John Quarterman

Flying to Alaska - by Dale and Diana Hascke

Flying to Baffin Island - by Paul Nopper

Oshkosh welcomes first ultralight of 2000 - by Michael Flahault

Rocky Mountain High - Paul Nopper

Flying Cessna 150s to Reno - by Paul Keough

Puddle-jumping the generation gap - by Michael Chaput

19-day Honduras trip provides a lifetime of memories - by F. George Jackson

'Around the world': a lifetime adventure - by Fernando Rodrigues

Flying to the Bahamas - by Norbert Csaszar

Flying Australia - by Adam Germain

March Break 2001 Getaway - by Michael Tessier

En route to Florida sunshine - by Sue Ramsey

Flying the paths of the past - by Clark Seaborn

Try a new experience - fly Newfoundland! - by Sue Ramsey

Quebec crater tour - Chuck O'Dale

Ferrying the new ride home - Bob Kirkby

Cleared to P.E.I., New York, Virginia and back home - by Sue Ramsey

Mexico - Breathtaking vistas and old-world charm - by Gerd Wengler

Across Canada: VFR in a 172 - by Fred Carey

Skipping Christmas - by Melanie Williams

North by northwest - by Paul Nopper

Bahamas, Sun 'n Fun, and the Atlantis shuttle launch - by Sue Ramsey

Doug and Barb's Excellent Adventure - by Doug MacMillan