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EAA Canada Inc. — A Federal Nonprofit Charity

11/12/2019 8:48:00 PM By Jack Dueck, Project Lead, Chairman, EAA Canada Inc., EAA Lifetime 337912

We were delighted to announce the formation of the EAA Canadian federal nonprofit charity at our EAA Canadian Tent at Oshkosh this summer. This report provides some of the rationale for why we did this. Read More

Changes to Special Flight Authorization Proposed

11/12/2019 7:38:00 PM By Tom Charpentier, EAA 1082006, Government Relations Director

For the past several years, EAA's Oshkosh staff has been working alongside the EAA Canadian Council to reform the language of the special flight authorizations (SFAs) for Canadian amateur-built aircraft and advanced ultralight vehicles. Read More

My US Nationals Experience in Salina, Kansas

11/12/2019 5:15:00 PM By Luke Penner, CFI, Harv's Air, Manitoba, EAA 1062750

Ahead of me lay a full week of competitive aerobatic flying among 85 pilots from the United States and nearly a dozen other countries. What could be better? Read More

Aviation Words — Yoke

11/12/2019 4:07:00 PM By Ian Brown, Editor

You probably thought this was an unusual word when you first came across it, perhaps in your first flight as a beginning pilot. The oldest use of the word seems to be the wooden bar to connect a pair of oxen used sometime before the 12th century. Read More

EAA Canadian Council Plans AirVenture 2020

11/12/2019 3:08:00 PM By Ian Brown, Editor, EAA 657159

Your EAA Canadian Council represents the interests of all Canadian EAA members, especially regarding our activities at AirVenture Oshkosh. We recently met in Toronto to review AirVenture 2019 and lay plans for next year's event. Read More

EAA Presence at COPA Lift Gala

10/11/2019 1:24:00 PM By Jeff Seaborn, Chair, EAA Canada Council

On Thursday, October 3, I had the privilege to attend COPA's inaugural LIFT gala. This gala was a fundraiser for COPA's Flight Safety Foundation. All proceeds from the event help fund the Flight Safety Foundation's growth by providing education, support, and opportunities across the country; something that all Canadian aviators benefit from. Read More

Bomber Command Museum of Canada, Nanton, Alberta

10/9/2019 6:49:00 PM By Mike Davenport, EAA 89102, Langley, British Columbia

When in Alberta this past May, I stopped in Nanton and did a quick tour of the Bomber Command Museum located on the north edge of the town. Read More

Stacked Traffic — An Incredible Feat!

10/9/2019 3:50:00 PM Written 50 years ago by Cecil Goddard, EAA 16663, Alida, Saskatchewan

When two RCAF Avro Ansons collided and stuck together during World War II, they created a biplane out of one of the more freakish accidents that occurred during the heavy flight-training programs of that period. Read More

Flying to Each of the 152 Airports in Quebec to Introduce Girls to Aviation

10/9/2019 3:32:00 PM By Sandrine Gressard, Founder of Girls Go Fly

I am a female pilot. I love to fly. My joy of flying started when I was 5 years old. I sat on a floatplane pilot's lap and got to "fly" for a few minutes. My dream to fly was born that day, and I am a pilot and plane owner today because of that glorious opportunity. Read More

Mea Culpa

10/9/2019 3:06:00 PM By Mike Davenport, EAA 89102, Langley, British Columbia

Flying can be particularly unforgiving during the testing of the inexperienced. Thus, we learn what not to do — if there is to be a next time. Read More
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