Category Archives: Places to Fly

Places to Fly: Bancroft, Ontario

COPA Flight 119 is holding their 2nd Annual Fly-In Golf Tournament at the Bancroft Ridge Golf Course, conveniently located next door to the Bancroft airport (CNW3).

“We will transport you from tie-down to tee-off,” say the organizers.

Fly-in participants for the Saturday, July 27 event will find a 2,400-foot x 40-foot sand and gravel runway upon arrival at the flying club-operated airfield, located about mid-way between Toronto and Ottawa.

Places to Fly – West: Nelson

The folks at COPA Flight 87 – Nelson Pilots Association invite all wheeled and float plane pilots to their annual fly-in in Nelson, located in the Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia.

With the airport and water aerodrome located right on the riverfront of downtown Nelson, accommodations and restaurants are very convenient. 100LL is available.

A special invitation goes out to those on their way to Oshkosh.

Nelson’s airport (CZNL), with an elevation of 1,755 feet, sports a 3,100-foot runway. See you this Saturday, July 20!

Places to Fly – East: Iroquois

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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Places To Fly – West: Fairmont Hot Springs

A free pancake breakfast and barbecue await those who arrive at Fairmont Hot Springs airport (CYCZ) for their 8th Annual Fly-In being held from July 12 to 14.

Located in British Columbia’s Rocky Mountain Trench, about 75 nm southwest of Calgary, Alberta, the resort town has plenty to offer with hot-spring pools, spas, resorts and a golf course among the main attractions. Camping is possible and shuttles to the pools will be running. Passes and discounts to the attractions are available.

There will be a 50/50 charity draw, with all funds raised going to the Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism.

The elevation of CYCZ is 2,661 feet and the runway length (15-33) is 6,005 feet. 100LL and Jet-A fuel is available.

For more information and discount codes, phone the Columbia Valley Airport Society at 250-345-2121 or send an email.

Places to Fly – East: Midland/Huronia

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.


Places To Fly – East: Windsor

This year’s Windsor Fly-In event, being held this Saturday, July 6, marks the Windsor Flying Club’s 75th Anniversary, and the organizers are aiming to attract at least 75 airplanes for a unique photo shoot.

The event is hosted at the Windsor airport (CYQG) by the Windsor Flying Club (WFC), which offers flight training, scenic flights and charters. The WFC was set up in 1944 as a not-for-profit organization and currently boasts around 350 members.

A full schedule of events is appended below.

Windsor schedule

Places To Fly – West: Oliver

COPA Flight 158 – South Okanagan Flying Club is hosting a fly-in breakfast at their home base of Oliver airport (CAU3) in south-central British Columbia this coming Saturday, July 6 from 08:00 to 11:00. There will be aircraft on display, including warbirds as well as certified and amateur-built versions.

The Oliver airport’s elevation is 1,015 feet and the asphalted runway length is 3,200 feet. Both 100LL and JA-1 are available.

Further information is available by consulting the poster below or by contacting David Forst at 250.488.5710 or via email.

photo by Jack Borno

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