A Manitoba pilot has created a new competition aimed at engaging local pilots while improving their skills and broadening their horizons. Chris Unrau, who flew his Cessna 210 to Europe a couple of years ago, says the Manitoba Flyball event will challenge pilots to plan and execute a complex trip to 19 airports in southern Manitoba on Oct. 5. It’s patterned after similar events he saw in England. He told his local paper the event encourages “camaraderie and getting people together to go flying, but also doing it safely while encouraging proficiency in aviation.”
The Flyball is essentially a race to see who can get to all 19 airports the fastest but there are additional challenges waiting along the way that pilots can use to add to their points total. Among those airmanship challenges is effective communication with air traffic control. “There will be a whole lot of air traffic,” Unrau said.
COPA Flight 184-West Peace Aviation Association is hosting a day with two ‘old, bold’ pilots at the Grande Prairie airport (YQU) on October 6, 2018, from 09:00 to 17:00. Held in the Adventure Aviation Hangar, participants will learn from two experts about low-level manoeuvring.
The theme of Butch Washtock’s and Jim Dulin’s presentations will be ‘How to fly your aircraft low and slow in the mountains’. Dulin is the author of ‘Contact Flying – The Art of Ground Reference Flying’. Copies of his book will be on sale at the venue.
Tickets are $60 per person and include lunch. To obtain further details and to purchase tickets, click here.
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the town’s airport is dubbed Rocky Airport (YRM). The local flying club (COPA Flight 166) is hosting a fly-in parts swap and breakfast from 08:00 to 12:00 on Saturday, August 25. All are welcome.
The annual Father’s Day fly-in is on at Prince Edward Flying Club on June 17 in one of the prettiest parts of Ontario. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the cost is $10.
Several errors appeared in the story about the coming board of director nominations and election in the February issue of COPA Flight. The following is the correct information.
Nomination closing date: Thursday February 8th, 2018
Election closing date: April 2nd, 2018
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