April 2, 2020
Ken has approximately 725 hours flight time and holds his PPL, night, with VFR OTT ratings. He started flying in 2001 working toward his ultralight certificate in a Zenair 601HD. In 2003 he completed his PPL and promptly bought a Piper Colt. Soon two seats didn’t meet his flying needs, so a 4 place PA28-180 was bought and continues to be his primary aircraft. He was the charter president/Flight Captain of the Lac La Biche Flying Club, COPA 165 and held that position from the club’s inception in 2009 through till 2015. He continues to be an active member in this club and is a lead and founding organizer of the very successful Ice Fly-in held annually. He is also a member of the Bonnyville Flying Club, COPA Flight 90. Ken enjoys participating in COPA for Kids events and attending fly-in gatherings. His primary reason for wanting to be a COPA Director is to give back to general aviation in Canada. With a love of all things aviation and an ability to take an idea and foster it into something huge, Ken can see the big picture of a project among the minutia. Being the founding presidents of both his local COPA Chapter and Rotary Club, Ken knows how to communicate and engage those around him. Ken is married with two daughters and owns a busy chiropractic practice in Lac La Biche, Alberta.