Prince Edward Flying Club

"When you get into an airplane by yourself and take off, you find yourself in this lovely, three-dimensional world where you can go in any direction. There is no feeling any more exciting than that." (Gene Roddenberry)

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COPA for Kids

The 2017 COPA for Kids on August 19th proved to be another "sold-out" success. Cooperative weather, supportive pilots and an all 'round team effort were the hallmarks of the day. We hosted about 30 youngsters, offering them ground school, a brief flight and snacks. Here's a few snaps of the day! And check out the link to the TV coverage of the morning's event. 


COPA for Kids 2015:  We once again welcomed an enthusiastic group of youngsters to the annual free COPA for Kids Program.

Held this year on Saturday, August 22nd, we thought you might like to see just some of the pictorial highlights of our COPA 53 event!

COPA for Kids 2014: An enthusiastic crowd of 34 young people participated in the August 24th COPA for Kids Program and by all accounts, it was a great experience all 'round. In fact, some of the youngsters had never been in a plane before so this free event hosted by our Club (COPA 53) was an extra special treat for them. What's more, the weather conditions were extreme VFR.  

A special thanks to the nine pilots, including our own Scott De Mille, who generously gave of their time to show these kids the County by air. Thank you also to Jackie and Jeff Douglass (our groundschool instructors), Dave and Mary Rae Main, Terry Clifton, Phil Wattam, Chris and Lorraine Willson, and Doreen Bowman for your help in making this a rewarding event. And finally, a special note of gratitude to Jacqui Burley of Loch Sloy for providing the hot dogs and other edibles for our crowd. 

Below, Jackie Douglass (standing at the left in blue shirt) discusses how airplanes get off the ground.