The 2016 COPA for Kids event has been cancelled due to unfavourable wind conditions. NWTFA/COPA Flight 108 looks forward to hosting this event again in 2017.
The NWT Floatplane Association/COPA Flight 108 will be hosting its annual COPA for Kids event on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Wardair Dock in Yellowknife. The mission of COPA For Kids is to provide a motivational aviation experience, focusing on a flight in an airplane, in an effort to interest and engage youth in general aviation. Youth between ages 8-17 are eligible for COPA for Kids flights.
Our COPA for Kids event is unique in that all flights are in floatplanes. Kids are initially introduced to the science and general mechanics of the plane by the pilot and are then treated to a flight in the co-pilot's seat. Although the flights are free, pre-registration is required. This event is made possible by the volunteer effort of our members as pilots, dock handlers and dispatchers.
Pilots interested in participating should contact Hal Logsdon. Pilots must be on floats, have an intercom and headphones for each passenger, and be current and have all required equipment on board. We will operate flights at 9 am, 10 am and 11 am. Pilots are required to do a brief preflight demonstration before each flight and take passengers for a short flight.