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COPA FOR KIDS EVENTS 2019

KFC  LOCAL EVENT  CALENDAR

COPA for Kids event takes flight 2019

200 Okanagan youth took to the skies this afternoon as part of the Kelowna Flying Club and the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association's COPA for Kids Event.

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KFC  EVENT  CALENDAR  +  BCGA

PILOT NAV  |  KELOWNA

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CURRENT

Club funds Bursary for Students to help them obtain their Commercial Pilot Licence

AVIATION EGRESS SYSTEMS

EGRESS TRAINING SAVES LIVES -  36 TO DATE PILOT AND PASSENGER EGRESS TRAINING

One day course for Fixed Wing and Helicopter to be offered at Kelowna

October 26,  2019

October 27,  2019

Bryan Webster TC AWARD WINNING INSTRUCTOR

Training Cost $ 395.00 PLUS GST per student

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT

 www.dunkyou.com / info@dunkyou.com

 250-704-640

“BRY THE DUNKER GUY”

AT KFC, ALL Members can go Flying!!!

KELOWNA FLYING Club Kiwi Program: Let's Go Flying!

  • Kiwis are flightless birds or birds that cannot fly
  • KFC, Kiwis are Club members who do not hold a pilot's license but like to and want to go flying!
  • Club Flying Program pilots book the Club aircraft and fly it wherever and whenever the Kiwi want to go
  • Cost of becoming a Kiwi member will be $300.00 per year which includes 3 hours of flight time and $80.00 per hour plus fuel  A GREAT benefit of being a member even if you don't have a pilot's license!!

The Kelowna Flying Club (KFC) purchased an airplane in 2017 so that its members who hold a minimum of a Private Pilot’s License can renew and maintain their flying skills, learn new ones such as IFR and night time flight, and fly around our stunning mountains and beautiful countryside.

 

The purchase was made possible by club members who loaned the club $85,000 and who will be paid back over four years with interest. Some 25 members of the club then paid up front for 12 hours of flying that includes maintenance, hangar and insurance costs. The airplane averages around 450 hours per year and members make reservations on our online booking system.

 

The aircraft is available to non pilots through the KIWI program where members can join the flying program for a minimal amount and pay aircraft costs only to fly. There are designated pilots who have made themselves available to the members.

 

The Kelowna flying club also has a student program for up to 3 students to join the club and participate in flying the Tiger to build hours. The club has just approved and arranged a bursary program with Okanogan College for one student per year to apply and receive flying benefits.

 

The plane is managed by a Flying Committee including Chad Gartly, James Sexton, our treasurer, KFC president Dave McElroy, Wayne Heal and Jim Hannibal. Jim has given his invaluable help to the club in purchasing the right airplane, the reservation system, bookkeeping and general rules and regulations.

 

The airplane, a Grumman AA5B Tiger manufactured in 1979, is kept in a nice warm hangar at Kelowna Airport, so it is available during the winter months on those clear cold days.

 

The club’s aircraft, registration C-GVXY, is a four-seater with a single 180 Horsepower Lycoming O-360-A4K engine, which allows it to cruise at 139 knots at 75% power. It has a service ceiling of 13,800 feet, and can take off in 850 feet and land in 410 feet. The plane, which has fixed landing gear, can carry 51 US gallons of fuel and has a range of 500 NM at 75% power. Contact Wayne Heal fp@kelownaflyingclub.com or James Hannibal fp@kelownaflyingclub.com for further information.

 

Kelowna Flying Club Program: Let's Go Flying!

  • Fly is well equipped Grumman Tiger for as little as $2240 per year plus Kelowna Flying club membership which includes 12 hours of flight time
  • Well managed with residuals for engine overhaul and aircraft replacement
  • On-line booking program, hour, day, or week bookings available
  • Aircraft is well maintained at commercial standards
  • Training available to all pilots who have Private pilot permit with an approved by Flying program manager.
  • Mentorship program available to fly into major airports and mountain flights
  • Flying program limited to 25 members

Why you should be a member of the Kelowna Flying Cub

Young Flyer's

ABOUT US

The Kelowna Flying Club is self-sustaining, member-driven organization that promotes civil aviation in the Kelowna and district area  through education, awareness, advocacy and fellowship activities * self-sustaining, member-driven organization offers preferred pricing for events and merchandise, priority of access for ticket sales, access to book and video lending library, participation in the tool-lending program, and access to the Members' Only area * hosts events such as BBQs for visiting aviators, including the Buffalo Air 'Ice Pilots, annual COPA for Kids Jr. Aviation Event, fly-ins, education sessions, presentations, and socials * provides ease of access to the general aviation and itinerant parking for members and visiting pilots.

Throughout the year we host a number of events such as barbeque's for visiting aviators, including the Buffalo Air 'Ice Pilots,' and we host the annual COPA For Kids Jr. Aviation Event each year. We also host other events such as fly-ins, education sessions, share stories and presentations and have fun socials.Happy Flying....

 

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