Introduction to aviation offered

The Penticton Flying Club is again offering its COPA For Kids Program this spring.

The Penticton Flying Club is again offering its COPA For Kids Program this spring.

This is a nation wide program sponsored by the Pentiction Flying Club/ Flight #50 chapter of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association.

This annual free event is open to all youths between eight and 17 years of age.

Last year flying club members flew close to 150 young aviators from the Pentiction and Princeton locations.

The participants will be provided a ground school session with a static display aircraft and a pre-flight walk around with a local pilot, who will explain various aircraft parts, flight control surfaces and aviation terminology.

The participants then load up into club members’ aircraft for a 20 minute flight around the valley.

All pilots have donated their time, fuel and aircraft in order to introduce our young folks to aviation.

These events will run at Princeton Airport terminal building on April 27 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

In Pentiction, it will be at the Pentiction Flying Club House at Les Abbey Way on May 5 beginning at 9 a.m.

To ensure a spot, students are asked to pick up applications from their school office and return the completed forms a week prior to the event.

There will also be forms available at the airport on the date of the flight. Every participant must have a completed registration/waiver form signed by parent or guardian prior to the flight.

Further information may be obtained by phoning Don Hudgeon 250-494-9042 or don@hudgeon.com.

 

 

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