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Uncertainty over Banff, Jasper airstrips resolved - Long awaited amendments to the National Parks Aircraft Access Regulations were Gazetted (came into law) on February 13, meaning Banff and Jasper continue to be available for emergency/diversionary use and Jasper is available for non-commercial recreational use.
Incertitude résolue au sujet des pistes de Banff, Jasper - Les amendements tant attendus des Règlements d'accès des avions dans les Parcs nationaux ont été publiés dans la Gazette (et sont devenus loi) le 13 février, voulant dire que Banff et Jasper continuent d'être disponibles à des fins d'urgence/de diversion et Jasper est disponible à un usage récréatif non commercial.
“Survey Says!” COPA membership has benefits - This is the third in a series of COPA Flight articles providing feedback on comments made by members in our recent membership survey: www.copanational.org/files/2012Survey4Website.pdf Some suggestions for improvement have cost implications and the COPA Board of Director’s Strategic Planning Committee will be prioritizing them and providing direction for COPA staff. We in turn will report on progress or issues that prevent us from fully implementing some changes. Articles will be published as progress is made.
COPA For Kids tops 10K mark - The COPA For Kids aviation program is a success, with more than 10,000 Junior Aviators flown since the start of the program, thanks to the efforts of COPA member pilots and volunteers across Canada.
ELT update: real world advantages, disadvantages - It has been one year since my last ELT update, in which I reported that there was no change in the status of the regulation amendment and that current regulation remains in place.