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Aviation Writers Needed!

10/12/2021 5:00:00 PM By Ian Brown, EAA 657159, Editor - Bits and Pieces, Board Member - EAA Canada Council

I'm delighted that Mike Davenport chose to submit an article about his experiences writing for an aviation audience. He certainly has a lot of experience and you should find his article entertaining and edifying. Read More

Western Canada Aerobatics Championship

10/12/2021 4:55:00 PM By Jeff Seaborn, EAA 793688, Chair, EAA Canadian Council

On Sept. 4-5, the Western Canada Aerobatics Championship was held at Rocky Mountain House, Alberta (CYRM). The event was hosted by the newly formed IAC Chapter 137. The event attracted nine pilots from Alberta and two from Manitoba.

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Donate Your Tools if You're Done — You Might Benefit

10/12/2021 4:40:00 PM By Jeff Seaborn, EAA 793688, Chair, EAA Canadian Council

Last month we featured an article by Scott Knowlton on helping out a neighbour of an amateur aircraft builder who had passed away. She needed help clearing out his treasure trove of tools and didn't understand their value. Scott mentioned the sentiment that maybe we should all consider doing this before it's too late.

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Writing About Aviation — My Story

10/12/2021 4:30:00 PM By Mike Davenport, EAA 89102

Writing for publication is scary until you’ve done it a few times. However, just like flying, anything that you practise regularly gets easier over time.

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Chapter 63 Hosts Hangar Garage Tour

10/12/2021 3:55:00 PM Rick Unruh, EAA 1392873

Saturday, Sept. 18, was “Garage Tour Saturday” as more than 30 vintage British cars from the British Car Club of Manitoba and the Austin Healey Club of Manitoba showed up at Lyncrest Airport for a tour of the EAA Chapter 63 hangar.

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From Scrap Metal to Simulator

10/12/2021 2:15:00 PM By Horst Federau, EAA 1434868

The roar of the engine of a T-6 Harvard was filling the sky while it was flying loops high above the neighbourhood. Read More

From the Archives — Fifty Years Ago

10/12/2021 1:00:00 PM By Ian Brown, EAA 657159, Editor - Bits and Pieces, Board Member - EAA Canada Council

You might be fascinated to know that 50 years ago EAA ran a “Miss EAA” and a “Mrs. EAA” contest at the annual fly-in. Read More

Aviation Words of the Month — Aresti Dance

10/12/2021 12:50:00 PM By Ian Brown, EAA 657159, Editor - Bits and Pieces, Board Member - EAA Canada Council

If you've ever been close to aerobatic pilots when they're going through their routine in their minds, you'll see them doing an odd, slow-motion dance. Read More

From the Archives – Oshkosh '71 a Whopper!

9/8/2021 3:01:00 PM By Ian Brown, EAA 657159, Editor, Bits and Pieces, Board Member, EAA Canada Council

36 percent increase in attendance at the air show! No that's not 2021, it's 1971.

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Word of the Month — Aviation

9/8/2021 9:02:00 AM By Ian Brown, EAA 657159, Editor - Bits and Pieces, Board Member - EAA Canada Council

You may have expected the word “aviation” to have always been around. Apparently not! Read More
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