NATA member Air North, Yukon's Airline, commenced on February 6 a new twice weekly service linking Whiterhorse and Yellowknife to Ottawa.  The service, timed for the person needing to do business for a few days in either direction, shortens the travel time between the destinations considerably.  For more information see the Air North web site at

George M. Poirier

George was long time employee of GNWT Airports and well known to many NATA members.
b. 1 July 1951 – d. 7 February 2014

It is with heavy hearts the family announces the sudden passing of George Poirier. He leaves to mourn his wife Grace, son Joe (Cheryl), daughter Denise and his grandchildren Jasmise, Malia, Kiana and Trenton along with his father George, of St George, Ontario, and his mother Earldine of Brantford, Ontario.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the charity of your choice.
The wake and visitation with be at McKenna Funeral Home on Tuesday February 11 from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Wednesday February 12th at 1:30 pm, with burial to follow at the Lakeview Cemetery.

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From the Calgary Herald:

PENIKETT, Stephen R. December 20, 1950 - October 2, 2013

After a brief, but devastating illness, we let Steve slip the surly bonds of Earth to fly high in cloudless skies. He will be remembered for his intelligence, quick wit, dry humour, unwavering support, endless generosity and big heart. Steve loved a good argument, especially if he won. His early years were filled with scouting and adventures beside his father whom he greatly admired and respected. On his father's advice he earned his AME licence along with his pilot's licence. His aviation career was nothing short of legendary, taking him around the world. He became the "go-to" person for anything Twin Otter related. Steve took a great deal of pride in being the General Manager of Kenn Borek Air Ltd., and dedicated much of his life to realizing the company's motto "Anytime....Anywhere". He had a great love for all animals, especially his dogs who already miss him dearly. He also loved car racing, in particular F1, and would routinely get up at 5:00 a.m. to watch a race. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Laura, his son Matthew, brothers Tony and Andy (Judy), sister Sally (Vince), nieces, nephews and many dear loyal friends. An informal gathering to share stories, laughter and memories will be held October 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Western Avionics, 275 Palmer Road N.E., Calgary

We are pleased to announce our 38th AGM will take place April 28-30th, 2014 at the Westmark Hotel in Whitehorse.  Please check back regularly for more information and updates.
AMCO has generously offered their member registration rate to any and all NATA members interested in attending their annual convention October 6-8, 2013 in Peterborough, ON.  Please see the program and registration form below for more information.