Ryan O’Gorman

Ryan O’Gorman

Pilots take 88 youth on flights

Penticton Flying Club COPA Flight #50 conducted their annual COPA for Kids flight program on Sunday.

Penticton Flying Club COPA Flight #50 conducted their annual COPA for Kids flight program on Sunday.

This is a national program operated by local members of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association.

Ironshore Insurance Company also provides sponsorship.

The purpose of the program is to expose young members of Canadian communities to the world of aviation.

They receive a short ground school session and learn about the theory of flight and then take a ride in a light aircraft.

This year 88 aviators between the ages of seven and 17 took part.

They were from Okanagan Falls, Penticton and Summerland.

The flying club expressed thanks to the schools, youth groups, RCAF Cadets and media who helped get the message out to our participants.