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EAA - The Spirit of Aviation

Vol. 3, No. 6 JUNE 2010

GATINEAU - CANADA'S FIRST EAA FLY-IN
Canada's first National EAA Fly-in from September 17th through the 19th is scheduled to have a wide range of events to appeal to every aviation enthusiast. The three day event will include a number of vintage warbirds and reenactments along with other general aviation and experimental aircraft. Read more Corsair
CALLING ALL OSHKOSH BOUND CANADIANS!
Oshkosh LineupThis will be the inaugural year for Canadians at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh to assume their own identity as Oshkosh visitors. You’ll find a Canadian welcome kiosk in the EAA welcome tent. Please come and register your attendance. Plus there are opportunities to volunteer, and activities involving ice cream and movies. Read more
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SAVE THE CANSO

It turns out that saving a CANSO is not as easy as it seems. These venerable WWII anti-submarine aircraft were noted for their rugged construction, slow speed, and long flight endurance qualities. Buffalo Airways used CANSO's in their forest fire fighting service. When they upgraded the fleet, one left over hull that had been cannibalized for parts would soon be destined for a museum thanks to a group of 60 year-old farmers from Alberta. Read more Canso
LYSANDER MAKES HISTORY
History was made on the 18th of June when the Vintage Wings of Canada Museum took their Lysander into the skies above the Ottawa River. The Lysander had just undergone an 18 month restoration that was featured a diverse team of people from the very highly-skilled to those who had never before turned a wrench on an aircraft. Read more LYSANDER MAKES HISTORY
A HISTORY OF A CANADIAN PIONEER AIRPORT
By Jill Oakes and Rick Riewe
Reprinted with permission from the Recreational Aviation Association-Canada and Recreational Flyer May-June 2010
As in almost every grass roots airport, on a rainy Sunday afternoon, old timers swap flying stories … from the shady to the humourous. For the Springfield Flying Club at Lyncrest Airport, Winnipeg, one of those Sunday afternoons formed the beginning of "History of Lyncrest Airport", a book filled with stories and photos published by the Recreational Aviation Press. Several times in the history of the Lyncrest Airport, pilots struggled to find the funds needed to save the airport from termination, never expecting to see their money returned. Read more

History of a Canadian Pioneer Airport

BUILDING SIX CH 750S AT THE SAME TIME!
Greetings. We're a group of six aviation enthusiasts (all members of the Lethbridge Sport Flyers club) in Alberta, Canada, who all have our own aircraft: Guy Bishoff - Team Mini-Max; Joe Harrington - Beaver RX550; Dave VanDyke - Hipps Reliant; Lawrence VanEgmond - Team Mini-Max; Glen Brown - Challenger II; Travis Corbin - Van's RV-9.  Read more CH 750s
FINDING A REPLACEMENT FOR AVGAS
EAA RadioAviation gasoline, also known as 100LL, has been powering piston aircraft engines since the 1940s. The formulation is so entrenched that several generations of aircraft engines have been designed specifically to perform using this fuel. A combination of impending environmental regulations, shrinking markets, and rising overhead is driving the search for a replacement. EAA Radio's Fareed Guyot talked with EAA Vice President of Government Relations Doug Macnair about a coalition of AvGas stakeholders, including EAA, are doing to find the "new" AvGas. Listen to the interview
FG-1D CORSAIR IS NEXT WARBIRD U GROUND SCHOOL IN CALGARY
Vintage Wings of Canada's Warbird U will be offering another technical ground school course on a revered aircraft of World War II. The FG-1D Corsair will be the topic on the weekend of July 10-11, 2010 at the Calgary campus of Warbird U at Springbank Airport near Calgary City. Read more FG-1D CORSAIR IS NEXT WARBIRD U GROUND SCHOOL IN CALGARY
CANADIAN AIR FORCE RESCUES CANOEIST
A canoeist who was reported missing on the British Columbia coast was found by a CC-115 Buffalo aircraft from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron at 19 Wing Comox, British Columbia, June 16. The Buffalo crew was returning from a previous task in the Victoria area when they received the report of a missing canoeist by his companion. Read more Canoeist
BLÉRIOT REPLICA ON DISPLAY AT MONTREAL CITY HALL
A full scale replica of a Blériot XI 1910 will be at the Hall of Honor in Montreal City Hall from now until July 31, 2010. Around Le Scarabée will be panels explaining the first North American Aviation competition. American, French, and Canadians competed. Bleriot Replica
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Sport Aviation, May 1964
Saskatchewan's First Jodel D-9
The first Jodel D-9 to be built and flown in Saskatchewan is CF-PFB. The official test flight took place on August 22, 1963, following more than three-and-a-half years of construction. Construction was actually started on December 22, 1959, but didn't progress at a steady pace until a garage had been completed in which to build the aircraft. Click here to read the story
Jodel D-9

 

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