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ISSUE 2

Connecting people and places in the remote Canadian North

BY EVRA TAYLOR Issue 2 – September 2018   In this era of lightning-fast global travel and instant connectivity, life for people living in Canada’s Northwest Territories (NWT), Nunavut and Yukon, takes on a very different speed – and perhaps, as a result, a very different meaning. Northern Lights over Downtown Whitehorse (Photo: iStock) This…

The right stuff

BY CHRISTINE ANNE BERGER Issue 2 – September 2018   Quite a few pilots have made history since Daedalus crafted one of the first pair of wings. According to the FAA, in 2016 there were 584,362 pilots worldwide, and 6.71 percent of them were women. These numbers include private, commercial and transport pilots. Many airline…

Walk about Australia … by air

BY LEITHEN FRANCIS Issue 2 – September 2018   There is a famous poem that most Australians know. It is called “My Country” and refers to Australia as “a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains, of ragged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains.” The poem highlights how Australia is a vast continent that…

Riding the rails in search of Australia’s mining past

BY MATTHEW BEATTIE Issue 2 – September 2018   The Indian Pacific railroad is a 2,704 mile (4,352 kilometer) ribbon of steel between Perth on Australia’s west coast and Sydney in the east. Second only to the Trans-Siberian in length, it takes in three states and passes through some of Australia’s most spectacular – and…

History of the Dornier 228

BY LOIS WACHIRA Issue 2 – September 2018   Close your eyes and picture buckling up and taking off over a snowy, rugged mountain range and landing safely the same day in a similar environment. The unforgiving landscape has a jarring, contrasting effect below the crystal clear skies. Though breathtaking, the light of day illuminates…

Amazing and astonishing flight with research Fly-By-Wire system

BY HONORED GUEST WRITER MASAYUKI SATO Issue 2 – September 2018   Mr. Sato is an Associate Senior Researcher at the Aeronautical Technology Directorate of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). JAXA is Japan’s national research and development agency, created in 2003 following the merger of three institutions: the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science…

“More than a simple guard”

BY HENDRIK THIELEMANN Issue 2 – September 2018   Taking off and landing on a grass or gravel runway requires a robust aircraft. Even as resilient as the Dornier 228 is, there can be advantages to having additional protection. For some pilots, landing on unpaved runways is nothing out of the ordinary and may even…

Help us save more

Issue 2 – September 2018   Remember Congo, Juma and Ezo from our last edition? Well, today, they are happier than ever. Ezo was renamed “Linton” by his caretaker, which means Little Man in the Dinka language. After their rescue in 2017, it came to light that another four chimpanzees from the south-eastern corner of…

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