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Our Next COPA 45 Meeting is August 8, 2018 - 7:30 PM at the  Goderich Airport
 In our  Clubhouse across the tiedown ramp from the terminal.
 (Winter meetings are in the terminal building)

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Continued Success for the Flippin' Eggs
Nov.1, 2017

As part of a Member Choice Award within COPA, local restaurant Flippin’ Eggs was nominated and selected as the Best Airport Restaurant. Read more...


Ken Bogie's Retirement Party
July 12, 2017


2017 Interprovincial Air Tour
a.k.a. the Crosswind Tour - June 2017

40 aircraft were registered for this year’s IPAT and so when Thursday June 1 dawned with sunny skies, all pilots headed to Elmhirst Resort CPS2 for the 10th annual air tour. Some landed at Peterborough (10 miles north) – to clear customs, to have lunch, or to get fuel. As the afternoon wore on, the wind increased to such an extent that 4 aircraft opted to tie down overnite at Peterborough rather than face the strong crosswind at Elmhirst. There are some interesting pictures of the aircraft landing on the beautifully manicured grass strip at Elmhirst.  The staff and owners of Elmhirst were really welcoming and excited to see the aircraft arrive. Read more....

Honouring Three Goderich Aviators
Sept. 14, 2016

Early last spring we were notified by Jack Dueck, from High River Alberta. He is the Chair of EAA-Canada. EAA wanted to honour posthumously Keith Hopkinson and Gus Chisholm for their efforts in establishing the homebuilt movement here in Goderich. Goderich, in the early fifties, was the centre of homebuilding activity outside of the United States. Marilyn and I went to Oshkosh this year to accept these 2 awards on behalf of their families. Read more....

COPA 26 Flies into Goderich Airport
July 16, 2016

The weather on Saturday July 16 was sunny with clear skies. A perfect day for COPA 26 to fly to Goderich for their weekly fly out. Every weekend, weather permitting, members of COPA 26 conduct flights to different destinations. Read more...

'It's a wonderful way to see Canada', IPAT , June, 2016
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Windfarm proposed near the Collingwood Airport
March 2016

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Our Very First Garage Sale - July 2, 2016

COPA 45 and the Sky Harbour Modellers held their first ever garage sale on the Canada Day weekend in our new clubhouse. The weather was perfect. Several aircraft flew in not only for the breakfast at Flippin’ Eggs but also to attend our garage sale and BBQ. Members brought lots of excellent donations already priced or priced them with available stickers and labels at the clubhouse. The table were loaded with items both townsfolk and cottagers alike would want to purchase. Read more...

COPA Convention 2016 - June 24-25, 2016

COPA members look forward to attending their annual convention the last weekend of June somewhere in Canada. This year it was in Yarmouth NS. It is one event to attend the convention but another to fly there and home. Pilots left on varying days depending on weather and schedules for the Thursday Kitchen Party or Friday BBQ. Read more...

Way Up North, North to Moosonee  - June 9, 2016

The lyrics, ‘Way up North’ from Johnny Horton’s song must have been on the minds of organizers Mike Geoffroy and Lloyd Richards. As Lloyd says, “This tour is a chance to showcase Northern Ontario, its’ towns and cities, and landscapes. It is not wilderness, log cabins and animals.” To us southerners we say, “Flying in this area is mainly trees, rocks and water and more trees, rocks and water”. The Northern Air Tour was created to allow the overflow of aircraft that could not be accommodated on the original Interprovincial Air Tour an opportunity to fly with a group of aircraft to new airports...Read more...

A Great Way to See Canada - IPAT - May 26, 2016

Pilots know that a mile of highway will take you a mile but a mile of runway will take you anywhere. “It is a wonderful way to see Canada”, says Carole Cook, organizer of the Interprovincial Air Tour (IPAT). She along with husband Ron has organized all nine Air Tours... Read more...

COPA 45 Clubhouse Dedication May 11, 2016

It was a very successful evening on May 11th 2016 when COPA Flight 45 and Sky Harbour Modellers dedicated their new clubhouse. The building was the former weather station at the Goderich airport.We planned to showcase our winter’s work. Local politicians, town staff and COPA Director Cheryl Marek were invited. Over 50 sat down for an evening of presentations and dinner.

Aviation Pioneer Passes- Gus Chisholm - Jan 2016

Known as Gus, Robert Angus Chisholm passed on January 27 at 89. His initials, RAC, was also the tail letters of his beloved Corben Baby Ace which he built and called ‘Bits and Pieces’. The aircraft was literally built from pieces Gus found or scronced. Gus spent 2 years 8 months and 15 days building the Baby Ace in his basement. But first, Gus helped his friend Keith Hopkinson build the Stits Playboy CF –RAD, which now is home in Canada’s Aviation Museum. Read more...

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