COPA for Kids takes flight over Princeton

The COPA pilots take the children for a flight over Princeton, providing them with an experience to remember.

Braedy Hassell smiles as he gets ready to fly with a Penticton Flying Club member during the COPA for Kids event held at the Princeton Airport on June 8.

For the third year, COPA (Canadian Owners and Pilots Association) brought the COPA for Kids Aviation Program to Princeton on June 8.

The Princeton Airport Select Committee was on hand to welcome the Penticton Flying Club planes, pilots and ground crew who operate the program. Parents snap up pictures of excitement as 37 young people load up each in turn, to take their flight.

The COPA for Kids Aviation Program was developed to help young people understand that a pilot is an individual with very special skills developed through training and practice. Young flyers learn the technology and science of flight and are shown the advantages of the study and hard work required to achieve a pilot’s license.

The COPA pilots take the children for a flight over Princeton, providing them with an experience to remember.

“The Town of Princeton appreciates the Penticton Flying Club flying over to Princeton each year to offer this wonderful program free to children aged eight to 18,” states Nadine McEwen, Princeton Recreation, Culture and Tourism Coordinator. “The children are full of stories when they arrive back to the terminal after each flight. It is wonderful to see them so excited!”

 

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