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Special anniversary for Canadian ultralights

challengeriiJuly 27, 2010 – Ten years ago, Canadian ultralight pilots couldn’t fly their aircraft across the U.S. border. That is, until Claude Roy had something to say about it.


July 27, 2010
By Meghan Plummer

July 27, 2010 – Ten years ago, Canadian ultralight pilots couldn’t fly their aircraft across the U.S. border. That is, until Claude Roy had something to say about it.

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Photo by Meghan Plummer.


 

Roy worked with Transport Canada and the FAA to create a program that allowed Canadian ultralights and their pilots to fly into the United States. Roy made the inaugural flight to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2000 in his amphibious Challenger II; this year, the same aircraft is parked in the Ultralight area, celebrating the 10th anniversary of that first cross-border ultralight flight. | READ MORE

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