COPA for Kids event takes flight 2018
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.
Private pilots offered up their Saturday afternoon and aircraft to take kids ages eight to seventeen for a rip around the valley with a bird's eye view.
The Kelowna Flying Club (KFC) says it hopes to attract new pilots with the purchase of its first club airplane, a 1979 Grumman AA5B Tiger.
“People join flying clubs to fly, and we had not been in a position to provide an aircraft for their use until now,” said club President Dave McElroy. “There is great enthusiasm in the club about this aircraft.”
Some of the 92 club members and others loaned the club money to make the purchase. Eighteen members have already signed onto the flying program and paid for 12 hours of flying over the next year.
“We expect this number to quickly grow to 25, which we’ve set as the maximum number of flying members for one aircraft,” said McElroy.
The Kelowna Flying Club is excited to announce the purchase of its first club aircraft, a 1979 Grumman Tiger!!!
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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.
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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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