One of the goals of the Airdrie Flying Club is to promote aviation within our community. One of the most successful ways is to promote
flying amongst the youth; they gain an understanding of what makes an airplane fly, what's involved with becoming a pilot, and most
importantly, experiencing a flight in a small airplane first hand.
The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) have created a new program to introduce kids between the ages of 8-17 the opportunity to have a flight in a typical light general aviation aircraft. In previous years, the AFC, and its predecessor, ACCOTA participated in the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)'s Young Eagles
program. Founded by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in 1992 as a means to introduce young people, ages 8-17 to the joy of
flight with the opportunity to fly a real plane. Offered free of charge, the success of the Young Eagles program is due to the
generosity of pilots around the world. The lofty goal of flying 1-million Young Eagles before celebrating the 100 years of manned
powered flight on December 3, 2003 was met with huge success.
FOR THE PARENTS: COPA For Kids aviation program provides - free of charge - a motivational aviation experience, initiating young people to the science of flight. Kids between the ages of 8 and 17 years can join us in Airdrie for a free first flight. The age restriction is put in place for the saftey and comfort of both the children and the pilots. It is also an insurance requirement. Please remember to check for a rain delay before you head to the airport. As of May 28 there is a good possibility that it may rain June 1st.
This self-registration link will take you to an external page where some information will be collected to reserve a seat for Junior Aviator day. Please arrive at the event 20 minutes before your reserved flight.
Want to save some time? Please read through the brochure and complete the 2013 waiver and registration form for EACH Junior Aviator accompanying you. You must have BOTH pages filled in for every participant.
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