Skies March/April 2017 Digital Edition Now Available!

The March/April issue of Skies is jam-packed with insightful stories from every sector of Canadian aviation. Check it out now!


COVER STORY: PRESSURIZED PISTON CRUISER
Test pilot Rob Erdos gets his hands on Piper’s M350, the only new pressurized piston-engine aircraft on the market.
By Robert Erdos


AIR CANADA REBRANDS
As it turns 80, the airline unveils a distinctive new livery, stylish uniforms and premium on-board products.
By Andy Cline



ONLINE BONUS:
POISED FOR GROWTH

Abbotsford and Hamilton airports look to capitalize on growing passenger potential.
By Brent Jang


MISSIONIZED SOLUTIONS
Bombardier explores various opportunities to adapt its platforms for special mission applications.
By Chris Thatcher


NORTHERN REALITY
Under new leadership, NATA continues to push back on key issues that threaten its operator members.
By Lisa Gordon


ASSESSING THE APPROACH
Nav Canada’s flight inspection crews regularly test navigational aids at more than 130 Canadian airports.
By Capt Anthony MacKay


HELP FROM ABOVE
B.C.’s North Shore Rescue and Talon Helicopters have saved countless hurt or stranded outdoor enthusiasts.
By Howard Slutsken


FLIGHT PATH TO SUCCESS
Aviation schools are partnering with industry to offer new grads a clearly defined career track.
By Lisa Gordon


DESIGN, WITH A TWIST
An ongoing business jet makeover at Flying Colours combines originality with clever pre-fab components. (Part One)
By Jane Stanbury


TURBOPROP COMEBACK
Simple economics have revived the business case for turboprop aircraft, with segment sales trending positively in 2016.
By LeRoy Cook


GETTING TACTICAL IN IRAQ
430 Squadron and its CH-146 Griffons maintain critical supply lines by delivering special forces, equipment and ammunition to allies.
By Chris Thatcher


IT’S THE SKIES THAT BIND
As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, the nation’s aviation community will be front and centre.
By Ben Forrest

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