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Portrait of a Hero: RCAF Air Gunner Andrew Mynarski

 

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Pilot Officer Andrew Mynarski. Photo courtesy of National Defence and the Canadian Forces. 

Canada’s Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) aviation history is shaped by the brave and the selfless.

The RCAF has a tradition of producing fearless individuals who use their skills to raise the standards of flight, both in combat and during peace time. 

How to Succeed as a Woman in Aerospace

At the age of 15, Mikaela Shopa had a rare experience. She took a career aptitude test that was accurate. Some kind of high-school software algorithm determined that she should 1) become an aerospace engineer or 2) become a sanitation worker (essentially a garbage collector).  While both seemed like admirable careers, Mikaela found herself drawn into the complex and challenging field of aerospace.

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Searching for Solutions: East and Southern Africa

There are few feelings comparable to the excited, nervous anticipation of the unknown preceding an adventure. The sensation builds in stages, beginning in fantasy, fuelled by planning, and peaking in the final hours before departure, when everything is prepared and there is nothing to do but wait. For those A-type folks out there, who have their luggage washed, folded, labeled, and packed days in advance, this waiting game can be a foe. I’ve seen travellers far more worldly than I reduced to bundles of nerves as departure day looms.

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Why I Fly: Lead Pilot Tim Shopa on Canadian Aviation

After 31 years with the Royal Canadian Air Force, Tim Shopa has now joined Solar Ship Inc. as its Lead Test Pilot. A retired LCol., Shopa discusses Canada’s aviation history and sharing his perspective on what it means to be a pilot.

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Startup 101: Explaining Your Why

Innovators spend time with kids aged four to six.

They must.

Four to six year-olds ask “why?”

Studies show that  great advances in the world are driven by the question “why.” Progress is not achieved by people who can say what they are doing, but rather by people who can express why they are doing it.