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Our Next COPA 45 Meeting is March. 13, 2019 - 6:30 PM  at the  Goderich Airport
 Clubhouse across the tiedown ramp from the terminal.
 (Winter meetings are in the terminal building)

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COPA 45 Plans for 2019
Jan. 24, 2019

COPA 45 can look forward to a busy year of planned meetings, events and socials. January is a month of reflecting back and then looking ahead. COPA 45 will be hosting events with other groups along with the Sky Harbour Modellers. The two groups renovated and share the former weather station into a clubhouse for BBQ’s, meetings and happenings.

On a blustery January night, Flight 45 hosted a former airport manager as their guest speaker. Jerry Sabo brought his scrapbooks of memories. He also told us how he came to live near Goderich stating that Sky Harbour Airport is one of the beautiful in all of Ontario and possibly Canada. It certainly supports the town’s motto of the “prettiest town in Canada”. Then the airport was busy with Sky Harbour aircraft Refinishing, B and B Aircraft (maintenance business), and 2 flight schools. All of those companies are no longer there. Times change and our manager is a town employee who has secured cardlock fuel and other updates.

February is heart month. Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health personnel will be presenting COPA 45 with information on rural health in Huron County. Rural lifestyle and health is different from that of the city. Physicians and other health professionals adapt for small town hospitals with fewer on-site specialists. The county is fortunate to have several specialists set up clinics in the hospital to save long drives to an urban hospital. We now have a kidney dialysis unit at Alexander and Marine Hospital.

Spring meetings include our group to host both the Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh and the Goderich town councils. Others will include what makes an aviation family? A night with a local historian should be very informative. Two COPA members will present their project on ADBS- out system, a GPS system which tracks the location of other aircraft within a pilot’s close proximity.

When warm weather arrives, COPA 45 members and friends move from the terminal to the clubhouse where BBQ’s and other socials are held. Another car show is being planned for Civic weekend in August with a local car club.

In Jun e the Sky Harbour Modellers host a jet fly in for the RC aircraft. Late August the club hosts a weekend fly in with participants from all over Canada and the United States. It is fascinating to see the speed and agility with which these small aircraft can manoeuvre through the skies.
As always there is the annual trek to the COPA Convention and Oshkosh. This year COPA is holding two conventions, one in the west at Innisfail AB and one in the east at Cornwall ON. Oshkosh is the show for all things aviation. New aircraft designs, products and other items are there for a pilot’ paradise of shopping. These shows always make for a good cross country flight with local aircraft flying in a group.

Anyone interested in our groups can come to the airport. COPA 45 meets the second Wednesday of the month. Check out our website for updated information, copa45.com.The Sky Harbour Modellers meet the last Wednesday of the month. During the winter months, the club meets at St. Mary’s School. Check out their facebook page for more information.

Now for some good flying weather to enjoy Huron County landscape and beyond.

 Larry Fred Nelson Waldie,
Jan. 21, 2019

Passed away peacefully on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Stratford General Hospital, Stratford in his 60th year. Larry was born in Stratford Ontario, a son of the late Karl & Mae (Mogk) Waldie.

Larry will be missed by his beloved wife Sandy Waldie whom he married on April 10, 1982. Larry will be fondly remembered by his mother in law Flo and Steve Sired, brothers and sisters-in-law; Glenn (Cheryl) Bristow, Kathy (Shawn) Bonte, Andy (Brenda) Bristow, Laura Melton, Eric (Sheila) Sired, Steven (Angie) Sired, Catherine (Scott) Grant and by their extended families. Predeceased by his father-in-law Ray Bristow.

Larry was a longtime Member of the Ontario Flying Farmers, the International Flying Farmers and a member of COPA 45 in Goderich. Larry was a member of Zion United Church, Rostock.

Friends and relatives are invited to the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 7 Spencer Street, Milverton on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 11 – 1 p.m. The funeral service will follow in the chapel of the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. A spring interment to take place in the Rostock United Cemetery, Rostock.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Victoria Hospital or the Stratford General Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
Online condolences and donation information available at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca

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Thank You Clare Martin

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Sky Harbour Airport Goderich

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