April 2, 2020
Doug is the first pilot in his family. He started learning with the Regina Flying Club in 2017 and received his PPL in 2019. Not owning an airplane, Doug has rented aircraft from the RFC and recently from 2Fly in Florida. He enjoys just flying around local with his wife Charlyn. Doug and Char have been to EAA AirVenture 3 times and are amazed at the passion the aviation community has. He has had the opportunity to take over a homebuilding airplane project and is making progress in its completion.
Some things have to wait. Doug has had an interest in aviation starting when he was a child. Many balsa models were built and he still has a Birdman MJ6 hang glider in the garage. Doug retired from SaskTel, the provincial communications company in December 2018 after a 36 year career as a design engineer and design manager. His children have grown up and some of the life commitments have slowed down.
Doug is very happy with the training he received from the Regina Flying Club and wants aspiring new pilots to have the same opportunity.
Doug brings both a fresh set of eyes to the COPA board and a history of process in corporate and non-profit organizations.
Doug is a COPA member, a member of EAA and EAA chapter154.