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Mar 4, 2016

Aviation Leadership Foundation Presents Leadership Learning Series

Just one week left until our first Leadership Learning Series session of the year!

Do you want to establish a foundation for your professional and personal growth and achievement? Do you want to create a personal vision that helps expand your comfort zones and enables you to welcome new challenges?

The Aviation Leadership Foundation is partnering up with Dale Carnegie Training to present you: Foundation for Success with Corporate Training Specialist, Norman Wright.

The four-hour event will guide you in building your professional and personal achievement, as well as help you master communicating with confidence.

Buy tickets today!
Members $50
Non-Members $70
Use Promo Code ‘bcac’ for an additional 20% off

Dinner is included and FREE parking at YVR!

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How to fly a drone or unmanned air vehicle safely

Transport Canada has a quick video that shows you how to fly a done safely – watch it here.

Tsawwassen pilot Mireille Goyer is hoping more females give industry a try

The Tsawwassen pilot is the founder and president of the Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide (iWOAW), a not-for-profit alliance fostering gender balance in the aviation industry by building awareness through initiatives such as the upcoming Women of Aviation Worldwide Week and Fly It Forward.

While the number of women employed as pilots and aircraft mechanics is still less than 10 per cent, the industry has seen an increase from previous years. iWOAW hopes to see more opportunities as local airports and schools raise awareness.

During the Women of Aviation Worldwide Week from March 7 to 13, iWOAW is offering scholarships and prizes for girls and women who take part by flying in a small aircraft. Visit WomenOfAviationWeek. org for more information on events, locations and prizes.

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Vancouver International Airport records staggering 17% increase in international passengers in January

There was a staggering 17 per cent increase in international passengers traveling through Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in January 2016, compared to the same period last year.

YVR recorded 432,992 international passengers during the first month of the year, an increase of nearly 63,000 passengers from the January 2015 figure of 370,237 passengers.

Much of the growth is coming from the booming Asia Pacific market, which saw a 19.1 per cent growth rate or a total of 282,764 passengers for the month. Impressive increases were also recorded in the Europe (11%) and “Miscellaneous” (15.3%) sectors.

“The double digit growth rate in Europe is attributed mainly to Air France’s extended winter operations,” Carl Jones, Director of Air Service Development for the Vancouver Airport Authority, told Vancity Buzz. “And in the Asia Pacific sector the growth is linked to airlines using larger aircraft or adding more frequencies.”

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Vector Aerospace to perform AS350 AStar 12-year inspections for San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Vector Aerospace is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to perform 12-year inspections on three Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3 AStars operated by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBCSD). Vector will conduct these inspections at its facilities in Langley, B.C., Canada over the next two years. In addition to the AS350 B3 airframe inspections and subsequent aircraft repaint, Vector will also overhaul two Turbomeca Arriel 2B1 turboshafts for the SBCSD at its facility in Richmond, B.C.

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WEEKLY PHOTO FEATURE BY BRADLEY FRIESEN

Check out Bradley’s Instagram for more amazing aviation photos here

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