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Aerobatic pilot Jodi Rueger takes to the skies at Abbotsford International Airshow

Rueger believes representation matters, proud to show girls that being a pilot is possible

 

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will no longer be appearing at this year’s Abbotsford International Airshow. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Canadian Forces Snowbirds not appearing at 2022 Abbotsford International Airshow

Snowbirds not performing after crash in Fort St. John on Tuesday, investigation into crash launched

 

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are still scheduled to appear at the Abbotsford International Airshow despite a crash on Tuesday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are still scheduled to appear at the Abbotsford International Airshow despite a crash on Tuesday. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Snowbirds still set to appear in Abbotsford despite crash earlier this week

Airshow spokesperson states that they have not heard otherwise from Canadian Forces Snowbirds

 

Volunteers played ‘Tetris’ to get goods into light planes during the November flood relief efforts based out of Langley Regional Airport. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township helps fund volunteer relief pilots group

Local pilots organized after their aid flights during last November’s floods

Volunteers played ‘Tetris’ to get goods into light planes during the November flood relief efforts based out of Langley Regional Airport. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Pitt Meadows Airport’s new terminal building. (The News files)
The Pitt Meadows Airport’s new terminal building. (The News files)
About 140 people, double the usual Sunday numbers, visited the Canadian Museum of Flight at the Langley Airport Father’s Day event on Sunday, June 19, when dads get in free. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
About 140 people, double the usual Sunday numbers, visited the Canadian Museum of Flight at the Langley Airport Father’s Day event on Sunday, June 19, when dads get in free. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
From left areLew Kennedy, Freya Inkster, George Miller and Kevin Anderson. Miller flew his beloved Navion to New Brunswick to donate it to an aviation museum. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley aviator donates plane to flight museum in Maritimes

George Miller has flown with the RCAF and several aerobatic teams in his long career

From left areLew Kennedy, Freya Inkster, George Miller and Kevin Anderson. Miller flew his beloved Navion to New Brunswick to donate it to an aviation museum. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)

B.C. family of 5 set to fly around the world over the next year – and raise $1M for charity

The Porters plan to take 14 months to see 50-plus countries and support SOS Children’s Villages

The Porter family are flying around the world in a single-engine aircraft and aim to raise $1 million for SOS Children’s Villages. Left to right: Michelle Porter, Christopher Porter, Sydney Porter, Samantha Porter, Ian Porter. (Courtesy of Ian Porter)
The Canadian Forces SkyHawks return to the Abbotsford International Airshow this summer. (File photo)

Canadian Forces SkyHawks announce return to Abbotsford International Airshow

SkyHawks return to the local skies for the first time since 2019, show runs from Aug. 5 to 7

The Canadian Forces SkyHawks return to the Abbotsford International Airshow this summer. (File photo)
Jessica James, who grew up in Nimpo Lake, B.C., is the star aviator in History’s upcoming reality show Lost Car Rescue, filmed in the Peace River area. (Jeff Topham photo)

Chilcotin pilot flying high in new History series set in B.C.’s Peace Country

Jessica James brings small town charm to television project, Lost Car Rescue

Jessica James, who grew up in Nimpo Lake, B.C., is the star aviator in History’s upcoming reality show Lost Car Rescue, filmed in the Peace River area. (Jeff Topham photo)
The Fraser Blues flying team, based in Langley Airport, will be flying above local cenotaphs on Nov. 11. (Mike Luedey/Yellowdrum Productions)

Fraser Blues return to fly over Langley cenotaphs on Remembrance Day

The precision flying team is mostly doing special events, including the annual day of remembrance

The Fraser Blues flying team, based in Langley Airport, will be flying above local cenotaphs on Nov. 11. (Mike Luedey/Yellowdrum Productions)
Kim Lysak, assistant chief flight instructor with Aurora Aviation Academy flies over Chilliwack on Sept. 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. flight school expanding amid a global pilot shortage

COVID has decimated the industry but Aurora Aviation sees opportunity on the horizon

Kim Lysak, assistant chief flight instructor with Aurora Aviation Academy flies over Chilliwack on Sept. 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The lease on Hangar 17 at Langley Regional Airport is being disputed in court, as the Township tries to end it and the tenant tries to hold on. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Battle over Langley Airport hangar goes to Court of Appeal

A judge has frozen any eviction until the case is decided

The lease on Hangar 17 at Langley Regional Airport is being disputed in court, as the Township tries to end it and the tenant tries to hold on. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Six-year-old Harmony Kim from Willoughby demonstrated her own form of flying during her family visit to the Canadian Museum of Flight at Langley airport on Sunday, Feb. 14 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Six-year-old Harmony Kim from Willoughby demonstrated her own form of flying during her family visit to the Canadian Museum of Flight at Langley airport on Sunday, Feb. 14 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Gerald Pash and Terry Milne flank the central pillar of the monument recognizing Lieut. Robert Hampton Gray now standing outside the North Saanich’s BC Aviation Museum following its installation Tuesday. The two men were among those who fundraised $100,000 for the monument. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

New monument honours B.C.’s final fallen World War II hero

Victoria Cross winner Lieut. Robert Gray shot down off Japan, now saluted outside BC Aviation Museum

Gerald Pash and Terry Milne flank the central pillar of the monument recognizing Lieut. Robert Hampton Gray now standing outside the North Saanich’s BC Aviation Museum following its installation Tuesday. The two men were among those who fundraised $100,000 for the monument. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
George Miller has been the head of the Snowbirds aerobatics team and manager of the Langley Regional Airport. Now retired, he’s still flying as leader of the Fraser Blues team. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Fraser Blues still flying to honour sacrifices of Canadians

The precision flying team will be in the air over Langley on Nov. 11

George Miller has been the head of the Snowbirds aerobatics team and manager of the Langley Regional Airport. Now retired, he’s still flying as leader of the Fraser Blues team. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
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

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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)
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

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)
Former Snowbird leader mourns jet crash victim

Former Snowbird leader mourns jet crash victim

Langley’s George Miller predicts this could – but he hopes it doesn’t – spell 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