Category Archives: Places to Fly

Places to Fly – West: High River, Alberta

Enjoy Western Canadian hospitality at COPA Flight 81’s Fly-In Breakfast happening this Saturday (September 14) at the High River airport (CEN4) in southwestern Alberta. Visitors are invited to fly or drive – or even ride – to the event.

There will be a trade show and a prize draw. A 50/50 raffle will raise money for the local air cadet squadron. Entry is $10 for adults, $5 for children or $20 for an entire family.

A 4,150 x 75-foot asphalted runway awaits pilots who arrive by aircraft at this 3,431-foot-high airport. Both 100LL and JA-1 fuels are available.

Email the Foothills Flying Club for further information.

Places to Fly – East: St-Georges, Quebec

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.

Where to Fly – West: Stettler, Alberta

If all-you-can-eat pancakes are your thing, then head for Stettler this coming Labour Day (Monday, September 2).

Breakfast at this annual Labour Day fly-in tradition is served from 08:00 to 11:00 and is hosted by COPA Flight 135 – Stettler Flying Club.

Stettler airport (CEJ3) is located just under 40 nm to the east of Red Deer in south-central Alberta.  Pilots will find a 3000 x 75-foot runway (07/25) upon arrival. Airport elevation is 2,686 feet. 100LL is available.

Contact the Stettler Flying Club for more information.

Places to Fly – East: Stanley, Nova Scotia

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


Places to Fly: Cornwall

COPA’s Eastern Canada Fly-In takes place this coming Saturday, August 24 at Cornwall, Ontario. Come and enjoy the riverside setting of Cornwall, situated on the shores of the St. Lawrence River where Quebec, Ontario, and the U.S. state of New York meet. Cornwall is also home to Nav Centre, Nav Canada’s national training centre.

Sessions by CASARA and Transport Canada are planned, in addition to a ‘townhall’ meeting with COPA staff and partners.

Registration opens at 09:00 and the fly-in concludes at 15:30. Admission is $20 and includes lunch. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Cornwall airport (CYYC) sports a 3510 x 100-foot runway and both 100LL and Jet-A are available.

Click here for further information.

Places To Fly – West: Maple Creek

Street dancing is just one of the activities being organized by the folks at COPA Flight 206 – Maple Creek Flying Club, located at Maple Creek airport (CJQ4) in southwestern Saskatchewan.

Their Fly-In Breakfast Day on Saturday, August 17 starts off with breakfast (of course) before everyone moves downtown for a car show and other live events. Local merchants and restaurants are all on board to help everyone enjoy the day.

The Club points out that they have only recently become a COPA Flight and want to use the fly-in to celebrate the occasion.

A 3,078-foot asphalted runway (06-24) and a 1,936-foot turf/clay runway (17-35), as well as 100LL, are available.

Further information is available by email.

Places to Fly – East: St. Stephen

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.

Places to Fly – East: Havelock

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.

Places To Fly – West: Abbotsford

The famed Abbotsford International Airshow returns this weekend to British Columbia’s Lower Mainland on Friday through Sunday, August 9-11

The airshow began in 1962 when the Abbotsford Flying Club put on the first airshow at the former military airfield in order to showcase the potential as a civilian airport. The airshow grew in stature quickly, with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau giving it official recognition in 1970 as ‘Canada’s National Airshow’.

The airshow is now run by a dedicated not-for-profit society.

Today, in addition to exhilarating aerobatics and fly-bys, the airport grounds host dozens of aircraft, from giant military cargo planes to jet fighters to unique light aircraft – and everything in between.

Fly-in attendees are welcome, but during restricted hours only. Check out the show’s website for further information.

Places to Fly: Lachute

COPA Flight 118 and the Lachute Airport Owners and Pilots Association (APPAL) are celebrating 100 years of aviation at Lachute airport in Quebec with the Aviators’ Flea Market and Fly-In this coming Saturday, August 3.

Lunch, including the giant hot dogs and roasted corn their fly-ins are famous for, will be served from 10:00 to 14:00. There will be live music playing in the afternoon.

All profits will be donated to a local charity.

Lachute airport (CSE4), operated by Lachute Aviation, is located between Montreal and Ottawa. It sports a 3,989-ft by 100-ft runway, and both 100LL and JA-1 are available.

Contact RVA-Lachute for more information.