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August 10, 2020
Canadair Sabre celebrates its 70th anniversary
It was on Aug. 9, 1950, that the first single-engine Canadair Sabre 1 jet fighter roared off the runway at Montreal’s Dorval Airport on its maiden flight with test pilot Al Lilly at the controls.
Members of 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron complete successful missionA Royal Canadian Air Force CH-146 Griffon helicopter crew from 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron recently completed a successful rescue by hoisting two people who were stranded on an island on Coveo Lake, Ont.
CAE appoints Daniel Gelston as group president of defence and securityGelston will be based in Washington, D.C. and will be succeeding Heidi Wood, CAE's executive vice-president, Business Development and Growth Initiatives, who was also acting as interim group president.
Eagle Copters supports San Diego Sheriff's Aviation Unit on rescue missionsEagle Copters is providing 24/7 support to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department Aviation Unit, known as ASTREA, and is recommending mission-specific avionics packages to suit the unit's requirements.
FlightSafety's FlightSmart selected to participate in the 2020 AFWERX ChallengeFlightSafety International announced that AFWERX has selected FlightSmart to participate in the Accelerating Pilots to Combat-Ready Aviators Challenge 2020.
Skyservice receives STC to install Aviation Clean Air purification systems on select Bombardier aircraftSkyservice Business Aviation has received the supplemental type certificate from Transport Canada for the installation of Aviation Clean Air's purification system inside select Bombardier Challenger- and Global-series aircraft.
News From The Web
The enduring mystery of the downing of Flight PS752: Why was the plane allowed to fly? Source: thechronicleherald.ca
Survivors of deadly India crash say plane swayed violently Source: cbc.ca
Sudbury Youtuber Quill18 gets sneak peek at Microsoft flight simulator Source: cbc.ca
Waterloo Warbirds return to the air after being grounded by COVID-19 Source: kitchener.ctvnews.ca
Photo Of The Week
A Harbour Air de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter on approach into Coal Harbour. Photo submitted by Max Langley (Instagram user @coastalmountainspotter) by tagging @skiesmag.Follow the Skies page on Facebook.
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In our Aug/Sept issue, Rob Erdos muses on float flying and we discuss night aerial firefighting. Plus: Air Canada in the pandemic, KF Aerospace at 50 and Canadians in the Battle of Britain.
Skies Daily editor: Robert Williamson
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