aviation

Ted Eeftink of Ucluelet gazes out the window of Angel Flight pilot Bruce Burley’s Cessna C210) on the way to Boundary Bay Airport and cancer treatment in Vancouver. (PHOTO COURTESY BRUCE BURLEY)

Angels take flight over British Columbia coastline for 2,000 sick people

Angel Flight BC has made more than 2,000 special flights for patients needing medical treatment

 

TEAAM Aeromedical President Miles Randell demonstrates how to load and unload patients from a helicopter in Campbell River on Nov. 4, 2021. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

Newly-launched Island-based air rescue team has few equivalents in North America

Rapid response to emergencies in hard-to-reach Vancouver Island, North Coast locations

 

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Aerobatic pilot Jodi Rueger takes to the skies at Abbotsford International Airshow

Rueger believes representation matters, proud to show girls that being a pilot is possible

 

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will no longer be appearing at this year’s Abbotsford International Airshow. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Canadian Forces Snowbirds not appearing at 2022 Abbotsford International Airshow

Snowbirds not performing after crash in Fort St. John on Tuesday, investigation into crash launched

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will no longer be appearing at this year’s Abbotsford International Airshow. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are still scheduled to appear at the Abbotsford International Airshow despite a crash on Tuesday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are still scheduled to appear at the Abbotsford International Airshow despite a crash on Tuesday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Snowbirds still set to appear in Abbotsford despite crash earlier this week

Airshow spokesperson states that they have not heard otherwise from Canadian Forces Snowbirds

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are still scheduled to appear at the Abbotsford International Airshow despite a crash on Tuesday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are still scheduled to appear at the Abbotsford International Airshow despite a crash on Tuesday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Pitt Meadows Airport’s new terminal building. (The News files)
The Pitt Meadows Airport’s new terminal building. (The News files)
Abbotsford’s Zulu Aviation is offering summer camp sessions for youth aged 11 to 15 in July and August. (Instagram)

Junior Pilot Summer Camp offered in Abbotsford

Zulu Aviation holding summer camp sessions in July and August for those aged 11 to 15

Abbotsford’s Zulu Aviation is offering summer camp sessions for youth aged 11 to 15 in July and August. (Instagram)
The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)

B.C. family of 5 set to fly around the world over the next year – and raise $1M for charity

The Porters plan to take 14 months to see 50-plus countries and support SOS Children’s Villages

The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)
The Canadian Forces SkyHawks return to the Abbotsford International Airshow this summer. (File photo)

Canadian Forces SkyHawks announce return to Abbotsford International Airshow

SkyHawks return to the local skies for the first time since 2019, show runs from Aug. 5 to 7

The Canadian Forces SkyHawks return to the Abbotsford International Airshow this summer. (File photo)
Chilliwack firefighters on Highway 1 attend to a pilot and his plane that landed in a farmer’s field on Prairie Central Road mid-morning on March 4, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Engine trouble forces bush pilot to land small plane in Chilliwack dairy farmer’s field

‘I usually have more time to ask people to land in their field’

Chilliwack firefighters on Highway 1 attend to a pilot and his plane that landed in a farmer’s field on Prairie Central Road mid-morning on March 4, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Abbotsford Airshow chair will be helping create a new strategic plan

‘For that one weekend a year we all come together and it’s like a family’

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Longtime board member and event volunteer Stacey Irwin has been named the Abbotsford International Airshow Society’s new board chair. (Submitted)

Longtime volunteer, board member Stacey Irwin named new Abbotsford Airshow board chair

Irwin becomes first female board chair in Abbotsford International Airshow Society’s 60-year history

Longtime board member and event volunteer Stacey Irwin has been named the Abbotsford International Airshow Society’s new board chair. (Submitted)
Jessica James, who grew up in Nimpo Lake, B.C., is the star aviator in History’s upcoming reality show Lost Car Rescue, filmed in the Peace River area. (Jeff Topham photo)

Chilcotin pilot flying high in new History series set in B.C.’s Peace Country

Jessica James brings small town charm to television project, Lost Car Rescue

Jessica James, who grew up in Nimpo Lake, B.C., is the star aviator in History’s upcoming reality show Lost Car Rescue, filmed in the Peace River area. (Jeff Topham photo)
Kim Lysak, assistant chief flight instructor with Aurora Aviation Academy flies over Chilliwack on Sept. 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. flight school expanding amid a global pilot shortage

COVID has decimated the industry but Aurora Aviation sees opportunity on the horizon

Kim Lysak, assistant chief flight instructor with Aurora Aviation Academy flies over Chilliwack on Sept. 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Barry Marsden was one of the founding members of Conair Group Inc., as well as chairman and CEO. The company announced his passing on July 29. (Submitted photo)

Founder of Abbotsford aerial firefighting company Conair dies

Barry Marsden contributed to firefighting from the skies for more than 50 years

Barry Marsden was one of the founding members of Conair Group Inc., as well as chairman and CEO. The company announced his passing on July 29. (Submitted photo)
Gerald Pash and Terry Milne flank the central pillar of the monument recognizing Lieut. Robert Hampton Gray now standing outside the North Saanich’s BC Aviation Museum following its installation Tuesday. The two men were among those who fundraised $100,000 for the monument. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

New monument honours B.C.’s final fallen World War II hero

Victoria Cross winner Lieut. Robert Gray shot down off Japan, now saluted outside BC Aviation Museum

Gerald Pash and Terry Milne flank the central pillar of the monument recognizing Lieut. Robert Hampton Gray now standing outside the North Saanich’s BC Aviation Museum following its installation Tuesday. The two men were among those who fundraised $100,000 for the monument. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Greg Sewell says he is pleased with the launch of the General Aviation Safety Program, a federal program that transitioned from a campaign based on the tragic circumstances that killed his daughter and her boyfriend in 2012. (Tracy Holmes file photo)

Father hopes journey to aviation-safety program inspires hope

Former South Surrey resident Greg Sewell hasn’t given up on quest to mandate older-plane retrofits

Greg Sewell says he is pleased with the launch of the General Aviation Safety Program, a federal program that transitioned from a campaign based on the tragic circumstances that killed his daughter and her boyfriend in 2012. (Tracy Holmes file photo)
Former Snowbird leader mourns jet crash victim

Former Snowbird leader mourns jet crash victim

B.C.’s George Miller predicts this could – but he hopes it doesn’t – spell the demise of his old team

Former Snowbird leader mourns jet crash victim
Canadian Forces Snowbirds planes are seen in the background as people place hearts and signs on the fence surrounding the airport in Kamloops, B.C., Sunday, May 17, 2020. One member of the Canadian Armed Forces has died and another is injured after a Snowbird plane crashed in a residential area of Kamloops, B.C., on Sunday while on a cross-country tour meant to impart hope during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. pilots to honour Snowbirds member killed in crash with Lower Mainland flyover

Flight will honour Capt. Jennifer Casey who was killed in the crash

Canadian Forces Snowbirds planes are seen in the background as people place hearts and signs on the fence surrounding the airport in Kamloops, B.C., Sunday, May 17, 2020. One member of the Canadian Armed Forces has died and another is injured after a Snowbird plane crashed in a residential area of Kamloops, B.C., on Sunday while on a cross-country tour meant to impart hope during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Captain Jenn Casey, from Halifax, NS, has been identified as the fatality in the Snowbirds crash in Kamloops. Photo via http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/

UPDATE: One dead in Canadian Forces Snowbirds plane crash in Kamloops

Second person on board has serious but not life threatening injuries

Captain Jenn Casey, from Halifax, NS, has been identified as the fatality in the Snowbirds crash in Kamloops. Photo via http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/
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