Porter family World Tour stops at Sexsmith

July 22, 2022. Reported by your Webmaster and Past-Captain Tom Mike:
In addition to providing a once in lifetime familty experience, this tour's goal is to raise money for SOS Children's Villages, a world-wide organization to support orphaned and disadvantaged children. When informed about this worthy cause by Captain Rob Essery, COPA 177 and individual members agreed to donate $440. The timing was perfect, as the Porters just happened to be flying through Southern Ontario, and agreed to stop at Sexsmith to acknowledge our gift and give us an opportunity to meet them. A very positive experience.

A very incredible day yesterday at our little local Airfield just north of Exeter. This family flight of 5 called "5 In The Sky" made a stop on their worldwide tour. In typical Canadian fashion there was no fanfare, no fireworks no BIG SHOW. Just kind humble people trying to do some good in this world.

They are from Victoria B.C. and are circumnavigating the globe in their Australian built GA 8 Airvan to raise money for SOS Children's Villages which is an international organization helping orphaned and abandoned children.

I'm proud to say our local COPA Flight 177 made a donation and you can too by visiting the SOS website. You can also track their progress around the world on their website. Three of the family of 5 are pilots!

They are heading to Wiarton, Sault Ste Marie , Oshkosh Airventure, then making their way down through South America and back up the Eastern coast of the U.S., from Newfoundland across the Atlantic through Europe, Africa across Russia to Alaska and back home to BC.

WOW... That's what I call a 14 month flying adventure. Incredible. And it's so awesome that we were able to have them drop in and make a donation to them.

Safe travels. Wishing them clear skies and calm winds.

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The Porters at Sexsmith
The Porters left to right: Michelle, Chris, Sydney, our Captain Rob (not a Porter), Samantha and Ian

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