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Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre Fly-In Festival in partnership with COPA

June 21, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Weekend Agenda 

Friday – June 21, 2019 – till 9:00 pm – Fly-in to Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre on the shores of St. Mary’s River in Beautiful Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada.   

Float Planes arriving at the Bushplane via the St. Mary’s River will taxied on to the apron at the Centre or docked on site for the weekend. 

Bushplanes on Wheels can fly in to the Sault Ste Marie Airport (YAM).  Parking fees will be waived for the weekend and transportation from the Airport to the Bushplane Museum and back will be included in your Registration Fee.  Please include your plane registration if parking at the airport.  

Welcome package, snacks and refreshments will be provided to all participants at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm  

Saturday June 22, 2019 – 8:00 am – 10:00 am – Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre 

Enjoy pancakes with fresh maple syrup and sausages served up hot by the members of our local Kiwanis Clubs.  

10:00 am – 1:00 am is free time to explore our beautiful waterfront, shop in our downtown shopping area or grab a nice lunch at one of our local restaurants. 

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Afternoon meet and greet session.  Meet, mingle and show off your aircraft to other aviation enthusiasts and the general public at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre.  Also planned is a fly by, with Pilot Dave Hadfield flying the Fox Moth that has been built by volunteers at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre.   

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm – free time to enjoy our city or relax back at your hotel. 

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Cocktail hour and Dinner catered by Rico’s Catering at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre.   

Following dinner Dave Hadfield will perform songs from his latest album “Flying Away” songs from the sky.  His performance includes accompanying slide show story telling 

Cash Bar will be available. 

Sunday June 23, 2019 – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Send Off” Brunch catered by Vicky’s Catering

Your Fly-In Festival Registration Fee includes:  

– two nights accommodations at the Sleep Inn located next to the Canadian Bushplane    Heritage Centre – Additional nights can be booked by contacting the Sleep Inn directly    at (705) 253-7533 

– Friday night snacks and welcome package
– Saturday Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
– Saturday Dinner catered by Rico’s
– Sunday Brunch catered by Vicky’s Catering 

Registration Fee is $325 per person which includes meals, accommodations and all taxes and gratuities for the weekend package.  

Local Registration Fee is $100 per person which includes meals and all taxes and gratuities for the weekend but does not include accommodations. 

Bringing a guest along – A second person staying in the same room the registration fee is $100 which includes meals and all taxes and gratuities.  

Registrations can be sent to the attention of Edie Suriano at her email address forestfire@bushplane.com, by fax to 705-942-8947 or by mail to Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, 50 Pim Street, Sault Ste Marie, ON, P6A 3G4 

For more information or to register over the phone call Edie Suriano at 705-945-6242 ext 202. 


June 21, 2019
June 23, 2019
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