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In flying I have learned that carelessness and overconfidence are usually far more dangerous than deliberately accepting risks

- Wilbur Wright in a letter to his father, September 1900

Our next events will be

June 3,2017 (Rain Day Jun 4) and September 16, 2017 (Rain Day Sep 17)

COPA Kids

ABOUT the COPA for Kids Aviation Program

The mission of the COPA for Kids Aviation Program is to provide a motivational aviation experience, focusing on an introductory flight in an aircraft. These flights are provided free of charge by the local chapters ('Flights') of Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) to any youth aged 8 to 17 inclusive wishing to become a Junior Aviator.


Participate as a Jr. Aviator | Volunteer

How to Participate as a Junior Aviator:



Download and read the COPA for Kids Aviation Waiver. Please Note: You do not need to bring a copy with you. You can sign the Waiver at the Sign In table on event day.

Contact Chuck Henderson for more information or to sign up as a volunteer .

DESCRIPTION

The mission of the COPA for Kids Aviation Program is to provide a motivational aviation experience, focusing on an introductory flight in an aircraft. These flights are provided free of charge by the local chapters ('Flights') of Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) to any youth aged 8 to 17 inclusive wishing to become a Junior Aviator.

All young aviators will be put through an introductory grounds school to give them a quick lesson in aviation, how they fly, and other factors.

After ground school, your group will be separated into smaller groups and assigned a pilot and aircraft.

They will then take to the skies for an exciting 20-25 minute experience like none other!


Volunteers needed! If you would like to volunteer - please register using this site as a volunteer!


VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-SERVED BASIS!



FAQs

Who can participate?

This program is designed for youth aged 8-17 inclusive. If the older kids are interested in aviation, we encourage you to visit one of the flying schools on the Kamloops Airport Field who offer Discovery Flights for a very reasonable cost.

Where can I find official details from the COPA organization about the program?

You can visit the COPA for Kids website Here  - but please remember, to participate locally, you must use this registration for to register for the Kamloops program.

What are the costs?

FREE - there are NO COSTS to participate in the COPA for KIDS event. A simple BBQ hosted by the Kamloops Flying Club will be available at a small additional cost.

What time should I show up?

9am SESSION: please arrive promptly at between 8:45-9:00am. Approximately 9:30am, your ground school will begin, and flying will commence approximately 10am.

Do I need to sign any waivers?

YES - Please download, read and understand the official COPA for KIDS Waiver here: https://www.copanational.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/COPARegWaiver.pdf

We will have them available on site the morning of your event as well.

Cancellation:

As space is limited, and we aim to give as many kids the opportunity to fly - if you have to cancel or cannot attend, please let us know at your earliest convenience by email: kamloopsflyingclub@gmail.com

Weather:

We want your young aviator to have a great experience! As weather is as unpredictable as the forecasts, we will not know the status of your flight until the morning of the event. Unless you have directly heard otherwise from us, please plan on attending rain or shine. If weather is extremely windy or non-conducive to a pleasant flight we may re-schedule your flight. Our rain date is the following day - same time, same place.

What to Bring:

Make sure you bring a camera to document this exciting day! Some water, and a light snack might be advisable. We will have hot dog BBQ Lunch available for purchase an after flight meal. If sunny, a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. We have a nice big deck available, so you are welcome to bring chairs, and we also have a big grassy area in front of the club house - so a blanket is fine too.

Motion Sickness:

Even though flying in small aircraft is generally a very fun and pleasant experience, some people may experience motion sickness. Please advise us if your child is susceptible to motion sickness. Gravol or other anti-nausea medication may be suggested. We recommend a very light breakfast or lunch before their exciting event.

How do I contact the Kamloops Flying Club?

General Email: kamloopsflyingclub@gmail.com

KFC President: Monte Dauncey - montedauncey@telus.net

COPA4KIDS Organizer: Chuck Henderson - chendrsn@shaw.ca

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