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 SEPT 12, 2018
Mike Beatty, Keith & Greta Brautigam, Quincy Bridge, Fred & Marilyn Bruinsma,
Jim & Jane Farrell, Don & Glynda Matheson, Pat Pattison, Jack Searson, Mike
Scott, Matt & Richt Ueckeman.
Guest Speakers – Tyler and summer Papple, Papple Aviation
Captain Mike welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Moved by Jack Searson and seconded by Pat Pattison that the minutes of August 8,
be accepted. Carried.
FINANCES AND MEMBERSHIPS
Fred Bruinsma received a thank you letter and COPA 45 received a thank you note
from Aerotrike Aviation from Peterborough. This couple, Peter and Cathy, flew
their trike ultralights into Goderich’s Sky Harbour Airport on Sunday planning
to camp under the wings of their planes. Monday night we experienced a rain
storm. While Fred was at the airport he met them and started talking to them
about their planes, their plans and themselves. Fred moved them into the
clubhouse, gave them a ride to town and back, and invited them to our place for
showers and a bed. But they were meeting friends from Wingham for dinner as well
as they had bought groceries in town. Good hospitality was shown to them during
their stay until early thurs morning they flew back home in good weather.
JOURNEY INTO AVIATION
Matt Ueckerman will tell his journey into aviation next month.
Some of the pilots use more than one media site.
Here’s the list-
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
Tyler and Summer Papple of Papple Aviation were our guest speakers. Their
business, Papple Air Services, offers daylight sightseeing trips from Goderich,
Wingham, Centralia year round and from their farm strip from spring until fall.
They also provide aerial photography, air taxi, crop scouting and more. The
family plane is a Cessna 172 with a large 180 hp engine. They have many hours of
experience and a high regard for safety.
Summer Papple started from CSX7 Sexsmith Airport, northwest of Exeter. Son
Oliver started flight training in 2012at age 12 from money he earned on the
family farm. Tyler and Summer figured at their ages they could justify the cost
of learning to fly.
That changed in May 2015 when we were asked to fly to a fly in breakfast in
Stratford. It was Summer’s first time in s small aircraft and she LOVED it.
Immediately they signed up for ground school and right after that started flight
training from Stratford Air Services. She admits that she has thrown herself
into aviation earning her PPL, night rating, CPL, tail dragger, instrument
rating and now multi engine (she now knows how thirsty those 2 engines are).
While completing all those ratings, she completed the long, tedious application
process for her Air Operator Certificate from Transport Canada and has just
received to operate Papple Aviation.
She has flown tail draggers, a Fleet Canuck, a Cessna 150 and 172 and has been a
passenger in a Decathalon. She says picking one aircraft is hard to do.
Thank you Tyler and Summer for an interesting presentation that gives us the
realization that the sky really is the limit.
EVENTS FOR 2018
COPA 172 – Tues Sept 18 – COPA director Kevin Elwood guest speaker
importance of a municipal airport –
5:30 social and lasagna dinner with meeting to follow
If attending dinner let Chris and Anne know at email@example.com
COPA 54 – Autumn Poker Run- date??
Paincourt (chatham/kent) IPM - Sept. 18-22
Wed Oct. 10-guest speaker
Wed Nov. 14- ACW Council members
Moved by Fred Bruinsma and seconded by Pat Pattison that the meeting be