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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 event will be

June and September 2018

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.

Contact Monte Dauncey - montedauncey@telus.net

or Arthur Loring : info@thefunfactor.ca 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

            2845 Aviation Way at the Kamloops Flying Club Clubhouse

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.

You can visit the COPA for Kids website here https://www.copanational.org/en/copa-for-kids/ - but please remember, to participate locally, you must use this registration form to register for the Kamloops program.

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.

Please note which session you have reserved for - we have two sessions: 9AM and 1PM:

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

1pm SESSION: Please arrive promptly between 12:45-1:00pm. At approximately 1:30pm your ground school will begin, and flying will commence approximately 2:00pm.

1) YES! - You MUST download, FILL OUT the official COPA for KIDS Registrations Form here: https://www.copanational.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/COPARegWaiver.pdf

2) PRINT OUT AND BRING IN WITH YOU! (You don't need to send to us though)

3) **PLEASE REFER TO #1- and ensure you have done this!

We MUST have this completed PRIOR to your arrival so you can hand it to us on your event date!


No- you can print it out for your own records, but you MUST also fill out the registration form above and bring with you. Without our COPA FOR KIDS REGISTRATION FORM, we cannot allow your child to participate.


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

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 or the day before. 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.

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.

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.

General Email:  kamloopsflyingclub@gmail.com

KFC President: Monte Dauncey - montedauncey@telus.net

COPA4KIDS Organizers: Monte Dauncey - montedauncey@telus.net

or Arthur Loring : info@thefunfactor.ca

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