Pilot and PQAC member Geoff Graham (second from right) is shown above with some of the people he took for a flight at the COPA event in 2012.

Pilot and PQAC member Geoff Graham (second from right) is shown above with some of the people he took for a flight at the COPA event in 2012.

COPA for Kids day is Sept. 17 at Qualicum Beach Airport

The Parksville-Qualicum Aero Club is also organizing next year's airshow

  • Aug. 11, 2016 3:00 p.m.

The Parksville-Qualicum Aero Club (PQAC) says it is proud to present the Annual COPA for Kids Day at our Clubhouse at the Qualicum Beach Airport on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. COPA stands for the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association, of which PQAC is a chapter.

This is an opportunity for kids ages 8 to 17 from the Oceanside area to go for a free ride in a general aviation aircraft with fully qualified pilots from PQAC.  Your flight will include a preliminary ground school explaining how airplanes fly and an overview of your flight itinerary and route.

To register for a flight, parents should pick up and submit a pre-registration form at Bayview Dental & Implant Centre at Suite 202, 661 Primrose Street (Opposite Town Hall) in Qualicum Beach.  You will be contacted a couple of weeks before your flight with a time to show up at the Club.  Plan on at least two hours for this exciting, scenic experience of a lifetime.  Don’t delay as this event fills up rapidly.

Free hot dogs and a drink for the kids.

PQAC is also pleased to announce we will be organizing the Airshow at Qualicum Beach Airport on Saturday, July 8, 2017.  Thank you to Quality Foods, the Platinum Sponsor for this great Oceanside event.

Visit the PQAC website at www.pqac.ca for additional information and/or contact Paul at 250-752-3427.

— Submitted by PQAC