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Cold Lake calls on residents to help land commercial air service

November 21, 2017 at 2:58 pm

City of Cold Lake The City of Cold Lake is hoping to enlist community members in its efforts to land scheduled commercial air services. The city is hoping a survey of residents’ air travel needs and habits will encourage commercial air carriers to consider serving this market. For a major airline to operate out of Cold Lake, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) passenger screening needs to be in place. “To have a CATSA-screened commercialRead More

CE personnel working on the MAAS.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

Trenton, Cold Lake personnel install mobile arrestor system

November 21, 2017 at 2:56 pm

Jeff Gaye Construction Engineering personnel from Trenton and Cold Lake spent a few cold days on the 4 Wing runway last week installing a Mobile Aircraft Arrestor System (MAAS). Arrestor systems are important for flight safety. They involve a steel cable extended across a runway, which an incoming aircraft can engage with its tail hook. This allows the plane to come to a controlled stop when its other systems may not be working properly. TheRead More

Getting there is a drag

Getting there is a drag

November 21, 2017 at 2:53 pm

From the Editor’s Desk Jeff Gaye There’s an old adage that says “getting there is half the fun.” The joy of travelling is about more than your destination, it’s about your journey. I could relate to that more easily if I lived 75 or a hundred years ago. My fantasy holiday is a train ride to New York, a five-day Atlantic crossing, a month or six in Europe and then steaming home. No hurry, noRead More