aviation

SKY Helicopters in Pitt Meadows, run by Langley’s Andrew Westlund, has been recognized globally among travellers for its aviation-based adventure and sightseeing experiences. (SKY Helicopters/Special to Black Press Media)

Pitt Meadows helicopter company lauded by adventure seekers

Langley enterepreneur Andrew Westlund relishes recognition from travellers for SKY Helicopters

  • Oct 22, 2020

 

Greg Sewell says he is pleased with the launch of the General Aviation Safety Program, a federal program that transitioned from a campaign based on the tragic circumstances that killed his daughter and her boyfriend in 2012. (Tracy Holmes file photo)

Father hopes journey to aviation-safety program inspires hope

Former South Surrey resident Greg Sewell hasn’t given up on quest to mandate older-plane retrofits

 

Pitt Meadows Regional Airport

LETTER: ‘Never heard so many planes’: Reader

If you have a letter you’d like to submit , please email us at editor@mapleridgenews.com

  • Sep 2, 2020

 

Pilot Kent Pietsch performed some upside-down aerobatics with his 1942 “Jelly Belly” Interstate Cadet plane during the Abbotsford International Air Show. Pietsch has performed more than 400 aerobatic shows since 1973. (Black Press Media Files)

LETTER: More aerobatic pilots welcome to practice over Maple Ridge

This Webster’s Corners resident hasn’t really noticed any uptick in air traffic

  • Sep 1, 2020
Pilot Kent Pietsch performed some upside-down aerobatics with his 1942 “Jelly Belly” Interstate Cadet plane during the Abbotsford International Air Show. Pietsch has performed more than 400 aerobatic shows since 1973. (Black Press Media Files)
A Maple Ridge reader was able to attend the launch of Operation Backup Inspiration in Abbotsford on Monday, where a few dozen pilots came together to fly the last leg of the Snowbirds cross-country inspirational tour. The Snowbirds cancelled the rest of its tour after one of the Tutor jets crash in Kamloops during take off on Sunday. The crash claimed the life of one team members and seriously injured another. (Gabriel Shepherd/Special to The News)

LETTER: 32-plane flyby was truly inspiring

Dozens of pilots flew the last leg of the Snowbirds cross-country tour from Abbotsford to Vancouver

  • May 19, 2020
A Maple Ridge reader was able to attend the launch of Operation Backup Inspiration in Abbotsford on Monday, where a few dozen pilots came together to fly the last leg of the Snowbirds cross-country inspirational tour. The Snowbirds cancelled the rest of its tour after one of the Tutor jets crash in Kamloops during take off on Sunday. The crash claimed the life of one team members and seriously injured another. (Gabriel Shepherd/Special to The News)
Former Snowbird leader mourns jet crash victim

Former Snowbird leader mourns jet crash victim

B.C.’s George Miller predicts this could – but he hopes it doesn’t – spell the demise of his old team

Former Snowbird leader mourns jet crash victim
Canadian Forces Snowbirds planes are seen in the background as people place hearts and signs on the fence surrounding the airport in Kamloops, B.C., Sunday, May 17, 2020. One member of the Canadian Armed Forces has died and another is injured after a Snowbird plane crashed in a residential area of Kamloops, B.C., on Sunday while on a cross-country tour meant to impart hope during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. pilots to honour Snowbirds member killed in crash with Lower Mainland flyover

Flight will honour Capt. Jennifer Casey who was killed in the crash

Canadian Forces Snowbirds planes are seen in the background as people place hearts and signs on the fence surrounding the airport in Kamloops, B.C., Sunday, May 17, 2020. One member of the Canadian Armed Forces has died and another is injured after a Snowbird plane crashed in a residential area of Kamloops, B.C., on Sunday while on a cross-country tour meant to impart hope during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Captain Jenn Casey, from Halifax, NS, has been identified as the fatality in the Snowbirds crash in Kamloops. Photo via http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/

UPDATE: One dead in Canadian Forces Snowbirds plane crash in Kamloops

Second person on board has serious but not life threatening injuries

Captain Jenn Casey, from Halifax, NS, has been identified as the fatality in the Snowbirds crash in Kamloops. Photo via http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/
A Helijet helicopter. (Black Press Media files)

Man charged after allegedly breaking into Vancouver helicopter base, threatening staff

Police said the suspect ‘allegedly threatened to kill the employees’

A Helijet helicopter. (Black Press Media files)
RCMP and Langley Township firefighters near the scene of a light plane crash just off 48th Avenue on Friday afternoon. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Airplane crash-lands in field near Lower Mainland airport

The student and instructor on board walked away from the damaged plane uninjured

  • Jun 21, 2019
RCMP and Langley Township firefighters near the scene of a light plane crash just off 48th Avenue on Friday afternoon. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)