MAY 28, 2013
Updated COPA Kids
2013 - Our 7th annual event WEATHER updates will be posted on the REGISTRATION Page
Please join us in condolences in the sudden passing of Bjarne Westin In his honor, family will be participating in the Run for Your Dad in Edmonton on Fathers Day. Please feel free to join us June 15 (as a run/walker/advocate) in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation
Formerly known as the Airdrie Country Club of the Air (ACCOTA), the Airdrie Flying Club (AFC) continues to set its sights at
increasing awareness within the community about general aviation and the local airport. Located a short 20 kms northeast of the
busy Alberta city of Calgary, the growing city of Airdrie is home to dozens of pilots and mechanics, with an aviation heritage
dating back more than 60 years.
Founded in the 1970s by a dozen local flyers, ACCOTA quickly grew into an active group. By mid-decade membership exceeded three
dozen pilots and planes, and the club was respected throughout the province. However by the middle of the 1980s, the number of
light aircraft in the Calgary area had begun to decline and eventually ACCOTA ceased its regular, public activities.
In the spring of 2005 a small group of pilots decided to reform the club, renewed its status as an active COPA chapter (Flight 134)
and open membership to the public. Two years later the club elected to adopt the name Airdrie Flying Club (AFC) as a means to
better identify itself within the community. Today the AFC is active in local aviation events, is organizing events to promote
flying, introducing children to flight through the Young Eagles program and promoting the airport through the best means possible -
safe, continuous use.
There's only one requirement for membership. You must have an interest in aviation. Membership is open to everyone and promoted
for users of the Airdrie Airpark as we act as a unified voice for the airport tenants and as a focal point for information from the
airpark owners. Meetings are held at 7:30pm on the first Thursday of the month at the AFC club house
(click to see a map). People without airport access are asked to park outside the gates and
walk to the club house.
For more information on the Airdrie Flying Club, our activities or membership please contact us by using the links on the contact us
Check the calendar for upcoming events - the summer's packed full of them!
Bob Kirkby's talk about the 406MHz ELT issue, a copy of the briefing note and the letter of dissent can still be downloaded. As can the link to Transport Canada's website, and a list of approved ELTs can be found here.