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Meetings & Minutes


The regular COPA Flight 45 meetings are scheduled for the second Wednesday of every month. The meetings are usually held at our Clubhouse across from the Goderich Airport Terminal building, and start promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Anyone interested in attending one of our meetings is always welcome.


MINUTES OF COPA FLIGHT 45 -  WEDNESDAY JUNE 11, 2018

PRESENT

Quincy Bridge & Liz, Fred & Marilyn Bruinsma, Wes Dignan, Don Matheson, Chris McCullough & Anne Rock Pat Pattison, Jack Searson, Mike Scott, Dan Stringer, Matt & Richt Ueckeman.
Guest- Linda Sicoli, Goderich’s economic development officer


WELCOME

Captain Mike welcomed everyone to the meeting.

MINUTES

Moved by Dan Stringer and seconded by Pat Pattison that the minutes of April 11, 2018 and May 9, 2018 be accepted. Carried.

FINANCES AND MEMBERSHIPS

No outstanding bills.

JOURNEY INTO AVIATION

Jack Searson told us about his route into becoming a pilot. After graduation he interviewed for a job with Western Air Services but it did not enough for a car and/or room and board. Jack and Ella had several friends who took them for sightseeing rides. Finally in Sept 1977Jack was able to enrol in ground school and begin in flight training. He received his pilot’s license Sept 1978.
He purchased a few planes before building a Christavia which he flew for almost 800 hours.
He sold that plane and hopes to build another.

FAVOURITE APPS/WEBSITES

All the members shared their favourite apps/websites with other at the meeting. There was a good list of many choices. Some of the pilots use more than one media site.
Here’s the list-
flightplango windfinder(website)
CanadasAirspaceViewer www3. telus.net
weather (pilor.com)webcam foreflight.com
Exeter radar flightaware
MeTV Heroes and Icons
Flight23 Intellecast- current winds,satelite
Avare-latestcharts,update free OFFLINE
myflightbook.com – logbook flight vector
flight radar

CANADA DAY PARADE

It was decided not to participate in the Canada Parade as many of us were involved with other parades and returning from the COPA Convention.

HOMETOWN HEROES HOCKEY GAME

Dan Stringer updated us on the Hometown Heroes Hockey game held Thurs July 19 at the Maitland Rec Centre. COPA 45 will donate 2 items for the silent auction. Dan had tickets to sell for the game.

WINGS AND WHEELS

Fred Bruinsma won 3rd place as People’s choice for the Cavalier in the Wiarton Wings and Wheels Extraganza. It is certainly a nice looking aircraft after all these years of flying in it.

EVENTS FOR 2018

COPA convention – June 21-23 – St John NB
Porter Airlines offering 10% discount (COPA18)

NEXT MEETINGS

Wed July 11 –Award Reception
Wed Aug. 8-

ADJOURNMENT

Moved by Pat Pattison and seconded by Fred Bruinsma that the meeting be adjourned.