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Vancouver Island Plane Crash Claims Two on Board

December 15th, 2013 by admin, Filed under - News

TOFINO, B.C. – The Tofino RCMP and BC Coroners Service are currently at the site of a fatal plane crash on Vargas Island, located northwest of Tofino, BC. (more…)

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Members of 19 Wing Comox Pull (An Airplane) for United Way

November 14th, 2013 by admin, Filed under - News

The 407 Servicing team, gave it their all during a Buffalo Pulling competition, in support of the 2013 United Way fundraising season on 13 Nov 2013.  Teams composed of 10 people competed in a timed event in which each team must pull a 35-ton CC-115 Buffalo across the 19 Wing tarmac.

The 407 Servicing team, gave it their all during a Buffalo Pulling competition, in support of the 2013 United Way fundraising season on 13 Nov 2013.
Teams composed of 10 people competed in a timed event in which each team must pull a 35-ton CC-115 Buffalo across the 19 Wing tarmac.

19 WING, COMOX – Cheers echoed across the airfield as 12 teams at 19 Wing Comox competed to pull a 35-ton CC-115 Buffalo Search and Rescue airplane across the tarmac during a United Way charity event on Wednesday, Nov 13. (more…)

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RCAF Search and Rescue Crews Medevac Injured Horseback Rider

August 31st, 2013 by admin, Filed under - News

19 WING COMOX, B.C.β€” RCAF Search and Rescue crews from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron provided assistance to Provincial Ground Search and Rescue crews to evacuate a man who had been thrown from his horse in a wooded area 70 miles west of Quesnel, B.C. (more…)

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Bombardier CSeries Aircraft Obtains Transport Canada Flight Test Permit

August 30th, 2013 by admin, Filed under - News

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Bombardier Aerospace announced today that the first CSeries aircraft – Flight Test Vehicle 1 – has successfully obtained Transport Canada’s Flight Test Permit (more…)

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WestJet to Purchase 65 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

August 29th, 2013 by admin, Filed under - News

WestJet 737 MaxCALGARY, AB – WestJet announced today it has entered into a letter of intent to purchase 65 737 MAX aircraft from Boeing, consisting of 40 737 MAX 8 and 25 737 MAX 7 aircraft, with delivery scheduled to begin in September 2017. (more…)

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Man Arrested at Remote BC Mining Camp After Shooting Up Helicopter

July 18th, 2013 by admin, Filed under - News

DEASE LAKE, BC – The Dease Lake RCMP flew in at first daylight to a mining camp last Friday, to arrest a mining operation employee, after the man allegedly went on a sudden rampage damaging a company helicopter. (more…)

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Vancouver Man Charged After Air Canada Flight Diverted to Halifax Airport

July 17th, 2013 by admin, Filed under - News

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HALIFAX, N.S. – A Vancouver man is now facing several charges after a plane was diverted to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport yesterday. (more…)

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Russian Observation Aircraft Takes to Canadian Skies Under International Treaty

July 15th, 2013 by admin, Filed under - News

OTTAWA – A Russian Federation aircraft will conduct aerial observation flights over Canada under the Treaty on Open Skies during the period July 17 to 19, 2013. (more…)

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Comox Air Traffic Controllers Mark End Of Era For Radar system

July 2nd, 2013 by admin, Filed under - News

A CF-18 was the last aircraft to be guided to a safe landing at 19 Wing Comox using the Precision Approach Radar before its decommissioning on June 28, 2013.   Photo by: Sgt Robert Bottrill, 19 Wing Imaging

A CF-18 was the last aircraft to be guided to a safe landing at 19 Wing Comox using the Precision Approach Radar before its decommissioning on June 28, 2013.
Photo by: Sgt Robert Bottrill, 19 Wing Imaging

19 WING COMOX, B.C. – Friday, June 28, 2013, marked the end of an era for air traffic control at 19 Wing Comox as a CF-18 from 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron became the last aircraft to be guided to a safe landing using the airfield’s Precision Approach Radar system. (more…)

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Mid Air Collision Kills Four Near Pemberton BC

June 29th, 2013 by admin, Filed under - News

PEMBERTON, BC – Whistler RCMP are on scene at Nairn Falls provincial campground investigating a collision between two aircraft just south of Pemberton. (more…)

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