One of COPA eFlight’s favourite features is back. With so many restrictions and tough guidelines discouraging fly-ins and fly-outs this year, none have appeared in eFlight in 2020. Until now.
The Trillium Flyers is a loose-knit group of flyers who have been organizing fly-outs to various southern Ontario airports. They have proven to be very popular in the handful that have been organized in June.
This Saturday, July 4, the group is planning their fly-out to Wiarton Keppel airport (CYVV) to celebrate Canada Day. The Hungry Hangar restaurant, located at the airport, is now open for takeout and outside service at picnic tables. The weather is looking good, so they expect a large crowd.
VERY IMPORTANT: The organizers need to know by 12 noon on Friday the number of attendees to expect in order to plan for aircraft parking (and so the restaurant stocks up on enough food).
RSVP by email before 12 noon ET to organizer Ivan Kristensen is mandatory.
“Bring a flag,” say Ivan.
COPA Flight 73 – Midland is hosting a fly-in/ski-in/drive-in on Saturday (February 15) at the Midland/Huronia airport (CYEE). On offer: coffee, hot chocolate, pea-meal burgers and chili. Event hours are from 09:00 to 13:00.
The asphalt runway is 3,996 feet in length and 75 feet wide. Both 100LL and JA-1 are available. For those on skis, a snow-packed strip is available on the west side of Runway 16/34.
Call for more details and last-minute conditions: 705-526-8086.
Photo courtesy of Gustavo Corujo
The 2019 World Ultralight Fly-In (WUFI) takes place this weekend on October 12 and 13. The initiative aims to get ultralight, advanced ultralight and Light Sport Aircraft in the air at the same time (more-or-less) to celebrate this niche of the aviation world. Participants earn a certificate.
The idea is to go onto the WUFI Facebook page and join their group. You’ll then have the opportunity to place a pin on a ZeeMap showing where you intend to perform your flight. If you see a flight planned for near your location, you would likely want to join with them at their location. Once your flight is completed, you upload to the Facebook page your name, location, aircraft and a date-stamped selfie showing you in your aircraft, preferably while flying it.
Quentin Hegt, a co-ordinator of the 2016 event, is planning to fly his Kolb TwinStar Mark II this weekend at his home airport in Victoria (CYYJ).
“It’s basically an opportunity for everyone to fly together at the same time since it’s not practical for these slow-flying airplanes to travel long distances for a traditional fly-in,” Hegt told eFlight.
It sounds to us like a great community event to participate in, and a great way to network with fellow ultralight aircraft pilots.
Of interest to COPA members may be the Annual EAA Chapter 245 Fly-in/Drive-in Breakfast. It is being held at Carp airport (CYRP) this coming Sunday (September 29). Both amateur-built and certified airplanes will be on display, as well as a classic car display.
The 156th Carp Fair will also be going on just down the road.
Admission to the Fly-in/Drive-in is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10.
Carp airport has both an asphalted runway (10/28) at 3,936 feet in length and a 2,205-foot turf runway. 100LL and JA-1 fuels are available.
Call 613-791-6267 or contact them by email for further information.
Photo courtesy of Carp Airport.
COPA Flight 46 plays host to a fly-in this coming Saturday, September 14 (rain date: September 15) at 10:00 at the St-Georges airport (CYSG). There will be prizes to win, food and beverages will be available on site, and there is even an area reserved for RVs.
The airport has a 5,112 x 75-foot asphalt runway, and both 100LL and JA-1 fuels are available.
Call 418-221-3866 for more information.
Pilots and aviation aficionados alike will want to fly or drive to Stanley Sport Aviation’s 48th Annual Labour Day Weekend Fly-In.
Taking place this weekend, August 30 through to September 1, festivities begin with a free corn-boil on Friday night, sponsored by Aerotec Engines Limited. Live music will be playing. Saturday evening will see an auction as the main draw.
On-field camping is available, a food truck will be present and hay-rides are planned. A fire pit will keep campers and friends warm in the evening. There will also be static displays and forums, as well as plane-judging.
Pilots will find three turf runways at Stanley airport (CCW4): 02/20 (1900 x 90 feet); 09/27 (2600 x 125 feet) and 15/33 (1800 x 100 feet). 100LL will be available.
Contact either of the following for further details:
Phil Chatterton, Fly-In Chairman, 902-462-8668
Kevin Layden, President, 902-462-5813
Website: Stanley Sport Aviation Association
Seafood chowder and blueberry pie await those who attend the event goes by the name of, well, the Annual Seafood Chowder and Blueberry Pie Fly-in.
Hosted by the St. Croix Valley Flying Club at the St. Stephen airport (CCS3) in southern New Brunswick, the event runs from 10:00 to 14:00 on Saturday, August 17.
The airport’s runway (14-32) is asphalted and runs for 3,000 feet. 100LL, and plenty of space for parking, are available.
Further information is available by email.
COPA Flight 27 – Havelock Flying Club is holding its Annual Fly-In/Open House, its 27th, this coming weekend (August 10-11). The event is being held at the Havelock airport (CCS5), located between Moncton and Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Breakfast and lunch are being served both days. There is an auction on Saturday at 14:00, followed by a steak barbecue at 17:00. Everyone is welcome.
Arriving pilots will find two turf runways: 11/29 at 2860 feet by 235 feet, and 07/25 at 2090 feet by 260 feet. The flying club is also the airport’s operator.
Consult the club’s website for further information.
This year marks the 53rd Annual Fly-In Breakfast at this riverside airport (CNP7) located in Ontario just over 30 nm south of Ottawa.
Enjoy views of the St. Lawrence River on your way to or from the event. Floatplanes can dock nearby.
Breakfast is served from 08:30 to 11:30.
Iroquois’ airport, with an elevation of 246 feet, sports a 2,000-foot turf/asphalt runway.
For more information, dial 613-657-1646. See you on Sunday, July 21!
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The Northern Regional Recreational Aircraft Association (RAA) Fly-In is happening this Saturday (July 13) at the Midland/Huronia airport (CYEE) in Tiny, Ontario.
Attendance to the event is free. Breakfast and lunch will be available. The event hours are 09:00 to 15:00. On display will be antique, classic and new airplanes as well as aircraft in the amateur and ultralight categories. Vintage cars and motorcycles will vie for attention as well.
The guest speaker is retired Air Canada captain Bob Pearson of Gimli Glider fame. Tickets for the 10 am speaker event are $10, $15 if you want lunch included. Advance ticket sales are available at the airport.
Zenair is celebrating their 45th anniversary and their nearby factory will be open for tours.
The length of the asphalted runway (16-34) is 3,996 feet, and both 100LL and Jet-A fuel is available.
Phone any of the following numbers for more information: 705-795-3857, 705-717-2399 or 705-526-8086. You may also consult the Huronia airport website for more information.