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Ian BrownLancaster Bomber Overshoots Target!
By Ian Brown, Editor - Bits and Pieces, EAA 657159

You may have heard about the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum auctioning off a single place on the historic flight of its Lancaster bomber, VRA, over to the United Kingdom for a minimum bid of $40,000 CDN. I was watching the eBay auction from days before the bidding closed. Read more >>
Aviation Highlights
Air Show It's Bromont's Year at Eastern Townships Air Show
By Ian Brown, Editor - Bits and Pieces, EAA 657159

Every two years the Roland Désourdy Airport (CZBM) in the Eastern Townships, Bromont, Quebec, alternates its major air show with the long-standing Bagotville International Air Show. The organizers saw an opportunity to pick up the torch after the last edition of the Quebec International Air Show was held in 2010 at Jean Lesage Airport in Quebec City. Read more >>

Mercury Mercury Outboard Motor for an Aircraft?
By Ted Kiebke, EAA Chapter 1498, EAA 837375

Editor's note: One of our EAA chapter members "south of the border" in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, is planning to put a 230-hp Mercury two-stroke engine - a very large outboard motor - on an aircraft. We thought you'd be interested in learning about the project.

I had just finished building a Geo Metro three-cylinder engine for an experimental light-sport aircraft, and the urge to build another engine got the best of me. This time I wanted to build an engine with lots of power and decided to look into the V-6 auto engines. Read more >>

Lancaster Edmundston Lancaster Crumbling Away After 50 Years
By Ian Brown, Editor - Bits and Pieces, EAA 657159

As you may have seen in the news recently, one of Canada's few remaining complete Lancasters is slowly deteriorating. This year she will celebrate 50 years standing guard over the airport at Edmundston, New Brunswick, which is right at the meeting of the borders of Maine, Quebec, and New Brunswick. Read more >>

Air Racing Canada's Pete McLeod DQ'd in Red Bull Finals
By Ian Brown, Editor - Bits and Pieces, EAA 657159

Pete McLeod was so close - he was in the final four after beating some of the greats at the Red Bull Air Race in the beautiful harbour of the relatively new "planned city" of Putrajaya, Malaysia. Things were going exceptionally well for the Canadian pilot until, according to the judges, he went just a hair too fast over the start line. Read more >>

Bent propeller Flying With a Bent Propeller or Just a Trick of the Camera?
By Ian Brown, Editor - Bits and Pieces, EAA 657159

You probably noticed that the propellers of operating propeller aircraft appear to be warped or misshapen in digital photographs from your phone or other devices. Film cameras used to suffer a different, perhaps more understandable blurring of the prop, but nothing like the weird-looking images you see on your smartphone. Read more >>

Fisher Flying Products Fisher Flying Products Sold to Supplier
We received this announcement from Paul Riedlinger, now-former owner of Fisher Flying Products, stating that the sale of the company is completed. Also included is a note from the new owner, Dave Hertner, whose Effectus AeroProducts was a Fisher supplier. Plans are to move the whole facility from its present home in Brampton, Ontario, to Dorchester - just southeast of the London International Airport. You can contact Hertner via e-mail or visit the website for more information on Fisher's budget-priced kit solutions. Read French version >>
Electronics Corner
Fltplan FltPlan Now Includes Canada CFS and VNC
If you are a Canadian pilot, you have probably wondered how long it will take for other apps to catch up to ForeFlight with correct information for our airports, current charts, and so on. We have recently learned that has it covered. It released the Canada Flight Supplement CFS and digital VNCs in May 2014, and VTAs are coming shortly. Read more >>


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