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Flight path to success

Brian Finnerty | December 18 2017 @ 11:10 AM

It was foggy and unseasonably warm on Feb. 23 as a Sunwing Boeing 737-800 landed at the Region of Waterloo International Airport and taxied up to the terminal.

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Jazz celebrates 10 years; adds University of Waterloo and ConestogaJune 5, 2017: Jazz Aviation LP Press Release Jazz Aviation LP (Jazz) is celebrating 10 years of the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program (Jazz APP), developed in 2007 to create a streamlined career path for the pilot profession in Canada. Jazz marks this continued commitment to Canada’s […]

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2017 “Elsie” award winners announced

Brian Finnerty | December 18 2017 @ 10:54 AM

Posted on June 5, 2017; Northern Lights Aero Foundation Press Release Congratulations to our own rising star, Jessalyn Teed winner of the Northern Lights Aero Foundation Elsie Rising Star Award! The Northern Lights Aero Foundation board has announced the eight recipients of its 2017 aviation and aerospace awards. Each year, the not-for-profit foundation honours outstanding […]

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Girls Can Fly event returns to Waterloo flight centre

Brian Finnerty | December 18 2017 @ 10:50 AM

Free Event: May 13, 2019 Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre (WWFC) in Ontario will be holding its annual Girls Can Fly event on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is a free educational event that promotes women in aviation and offers free flights for girls aged eight to 18 years. Registration for […]

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Transport Canada Announces New Drone Regulations

Brian Finnerty | March 27 2017 @ 2:03 PM

On March 13, 2017 the Minister of Transport issued an Interim Order Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft. This interim order creates regulations for model aircraft or “drones” that weigh anywhere from 250 grams to 35 kilograms and are used for recreational purposes.

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Fly Canada 150 – One Man’s Quest

Caroline Rose | January 16 2017 @ 10:12 AM

In celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, Darin Graham is attempting to fly his small airplane to over 150 airports throughout Canada. This is a tribute to the importance that aviation and airports have played in keeping Canada vibrant and prosperous. Find out more and make a donation!

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Timely tips for commercial UAV operators

Brian Finnerty | December 12 2016 @ 3:33 PM

Posted on December 8, 2016 by Lisa Gordon “The second you leave the ground with your UAV you are a pilot in the eyes of Transport Canada, and you will be held to that standard.” With that statement, Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre’s Brett Danks commanded the attention of a roomful of would-be commercial drone operators […]

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Putting women in the pilot’s seat

Brian Finnerty | March 10 2016 @ 2:53 PM

Original story from Skies Magazine, article by Ben Forrest Ektaa Pathria remembers seeing her father, Harish, launch himself out of airplanes for the first time when she was around four years old. Harish was a paratrooper with the Indian Army, and Pathria would see him on practice missions, falling out of the sky with a […]

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University of Waterloo: When the sky is the limit

Brian Finnerty | January 25 2016 @ 1:40 PM

Program gives wings to students with a passion for aviation Story by: Beth Gallagher Chelsea-Anne Edwards walks out on the tarmac to the plane she will fly. It’s a sun-drenched fall day and the third-year aviation student looks to the sky. “The clouds are pretty low,” she says. “The higher the clouds, the better.” There isn’t […]

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