March 10-2023

Air Canada, CAE name eight recipients of 2023 Captain Judy Cameron Scholarship. Amongst them, Mia Cochran of Nort Bay.

Mia Cochran is a North Bay girl. Her father is a Professor at Canadore College. She is in her third year of the Aviation Program at Mt Allison University  in Moncton.

Mia had her first flight at Oshawa - after she convinced her parents to drive her there to participate in Girls Take Flight event. At that event, she won an introductory flight that we arranged for her to have in North Bay. After that Ron took her for a flight in our Piper Cub floatplane  and she was “hooked”.

Turns out her grandfather , Jack Cochran ,was a pilot, and was a local Air Traffic Controller in North Bay for many years . Jack was a partner in the North Bay Flying Club and a frequent flier of their C-172. 

Mia’s choice of Mount Allison for her training was easy as they have a recognized soccer team, and soccer is her second passion after aviation. This past spring shortly after she received her PPL ,she inquired if Ron knew how she could get her float rating. As Ron has his Commercial License, he was able to help out and by July Mia was a newly minted seaplane pilot.This winter she is working on her Commercial licence, and year 4 she will get her multi engine and IFR ratings. We think she is a pretty special girl, and obviously Judy Cameron (main judge of the Air Canada Award) thinks so too.

Submitted by Carol and Ron Cooke



Link to articles 

Wings Magazine>>>

 Air Canada  >>>


Avro Museum

February 24-2023

Interesting to see and know about this dedicated group aiming at preserving and presenting the accomplishments of A.V. Roe Canada as a world leader in the early age of jet aircraft.  Our research has allowed us to piece together the stories of Avro's accomplishments, and the men and women who made them possible.

You can follow the progress of the Arrow 2 Project (60% version of the Avro Arrow) via this link>>>

February 11-2023
New CYYB Terminal Restaurant-Updates

There is a new restaurant at the CYYB Terminal.  Revised hours of operation 09:00AM to 3:00PM Monday to Friday. Closed on saturday. Sunday; 11:00AM until 2:00PM.

See the flyer below, and note - free parking (!) and a good looking menu, very reasonably priced!!! Let’s all get behind this initiative and support this business! Feel free to pass this info on to aviation friends and family in your personal circles. 

See you there!



Captain Bill

Note: Check their website for current hours of operations and menu at:

Thanks everyone for supporting our business.
 Any questions from anyone please ask.
Thanks again
Shelley Dunsmore 
Tracy Bissonnette 
Click to see flyer ------->>>  /UserFiles/Alerts/Flight Deck Cafe - Menu.pdf

December 16-2022

Outstanding picture of a CC-130J and its maintenance team of 436 Sqd., this time, in-service overseas!. This Squadron, based in Trenton, is operational 365 days a year and dispatched across Canada and around the globe as required. Hats off to these members.

Below is the option for a full version, awesome!

HD version----->>>>/UserFiles/Alerts/436 Sqd.jpg