COPA For Kids
Ninth annual Copa for Kids Day
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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.
(See Airdrie Airpark for map and directions.)
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 page.