26 February 2016

27th Mo's flyin on the Ottawa River

The 27th edition of Mo's Ottawa River wheel and Ski Fly-in will take place on Saturday 27 February 2016.

Weather forecast: in the morning -12° degrees, sun and clouds, less then 1 cm of snow. Afternoon: +1° degree, cloudy, less then 1 cm of snow.

Runway 16-34, 4000 ft X 100 ft. 16 to 18 inches of ice. A few years ago Mo had 100 airplanes on 14 inches of ice.


  • Date: Saturday 27 February 2016
  • Location: 45 26 57 N 75 55 48 W, one mile west of the Ottawa VOR, on the Ottawa River
  • Runway: 34-16, 4000 feet X 100 feet, surface is ploughed ice and snow
  • Food: Provided!!
  • Frequencies: Air 123.20 MHz, ground: 122.75 MHz
  • Information: Maurice Prudhomme 819-682-5273

18 February 2016

Bernie's 7th Annual Flyin Patry Island Gatineau River

Bernie's 7th annual seaplane (including ultralights) and helicopter flyin will be held on Saturday, 16 July 2016. It is located on Patry island in the Gatineau River, 6 miles south of the Maniwaki airport, 1.75 mile south of Bouchette.

Planned events include a golf tournament (call Michel Patry 819-465-3654 for info), a kid's playground, food served starting at 1000 hrs, mechoui from 1800 hrs and evening dancing after dinner.

All profits will go to the Municipality of Bouchette's Service des Loisirs.


11 February 2016

New Canadian Aviation History Blog Launched

Diana Trafford, a member of COPA Flight 169 Pontiac, has just launched a new blog about aviation history.

She explains the project:

Flights of History is a blog centred around early aviation in Canada, particularly in Quebec. A few years ago, as I was researching family genealogy, I took a detour into aviation history. Stories about my uncles, both bush pilots in the 1920s and 1930s, captured my imagination. So I began researching their adventures and the wider context of aviation along Quebec’s North Shore and in the Lower St. Lawrence.

In this blog I hope to share some of what I have unearthed through this research. As time goes on, I may broaden the focus to include subjects other than aviation. I hope you'll find the blog entertaining. Please feel free to comment, offer new information or suggest topics you would like to read about.

External links

01 February 2016

Transport Canada Safety Seminar in Ottawa

Transport Canada Civil Aviation Ontario Region presents "An Evening with the Canadian Military".

Join us as speakers from the Canadian Mission Control Centre (CMCC), Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton and 424 Squadron provide information on a number of topics including:

  • the Canadian Beacon Registry
  • CMCC and Cospas-Sarsat
  • JRCC Trenton
  • rescue co-ordination
  • search and rescue (SAR) missions
  • safety

Attendees will qualify for the 2-year recency requirement as per CAR 421.05(2)(b).


  • Date Wednesday 24 February 2016
  • Time 1900-2130 hrs. Doors open at 1830 for sign-in
  • Location Algonquin College (Ottawa Campus) Classroom T119 (1st floor Building T), 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8
  • Parking Parking Lots 8 + 9 and enter through Building T.
  • Contact Will Boles, Civil Aviation Safety Inspector, Standards Coordination, (416) 952-3858