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November 14, 2017 Meeting

When: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Where: The Lion’s Den, Exeter
Agenda: 19:00 – A short business meeting followed by our guest speaker.
Topic: COPA National Flight Consultation
Notes: Norm Paterson will talk about the recent consultation process that he and Jim attended in Kitchener on October 21st.  Doug will be taking minutes.


Christmas Party, Friday, December 8th, 2017

Location:  Ironwood Golf Club
70969 Morrison Line, Exeter, ON
Date:  Friday, December 8, 2017
Time:  18:00 Cash Bar, 19:00 Dinner
Agenda:  Socializing, a great meal, the year in review and the presentation of the “Fly the Dream” Scholarship for 2017, schedules permitting.
Details:  Tickets are $35/person and are available now at Tom’s store, Thomas H Fine Menswear, in Exeter. They will also be available at our meeting this Tuesday, Nov. 14, please plan to pick them up soon so that we know numbers for the caterers.

Donations for the door prize table are also needed, please bring them the night of the Christmas party, the door prizes are a fun addition to the evening.

January 9, 2018 Meeting

When: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Where: The Lion’s Den, Exeter
Agenda: 19:00 – A short business meeting followed by our guest speaker.
Topic: Dave Kirby, Fire Patrol with Discovery Air (Sudbury and Thunder Bay).
Notes: Dave will discuss the roles of Detection, Birddog and Tanker Pilots and how they function in detection and control of fires in Northern Ontario.


February 13, 2018 Meeting

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Where: The Lion’s Den, Exeter
Agenda: 19:00 – A short business meeting followed by our guest speaker.
Topic: Radek Wyrzykowski, EAA Manager of Flight Proficiency, speak about the VMC Club and run a sample VMC Club meeting.  For the VMC Club he prepares a monthly VFR flying scenario in video format, pilots then discuss what they would do if presented with the situation.  The goal is to make flying safer by sharing knowledge and experience. 
Notes: vmc-clubThe VMC Club is modeled after the popular IMC Club concept which provides organized “hangar flying” focused on building proficiency in instrument flying. The VMC Club will do the same, but for pilots who are not instrument rated and fly primarily under visual flight rules and under VMC.


October 10, 2017 Meeting – Chili experts needed!

When: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Where: Sexsmith International Airport (CSX7)
Agenda: 18:00 – Chili Cook-off
19:00 – A short business meeting followed by our guest speaker.
Topic: Meeting topic is Weather with guest speaker Geoff Coulson, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada / Government of Canada
Notes: Geoff provided some useful weather links as part of his presentation. Click HERE for the attached reference.

25 COPA 177 members were treated to an excellent assortment of 9 different chili’s at the last supper meeting of the summer season held at the Sexsmith Airport. After a short business meeting guest speaker Geoff Coulson, Warning Preparedness Meteorologist, Meteorological Service of Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada / Government of Canada gave a very interesting talk about the different types of storm events and weather. The next meeting will be held at the Lions Dens’ Exeter 19:00 hrs November 14, 2017.

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Mackinac Island Fly-out, September 16-17.

From last years plan to have a cross-border fly-out, John Beimers has taken it on to organize this event.

  • Fly to Mackinac Island on the 16th, following all the cross-boarder procedures that you have now researched.
  • Enjoy the unique experience that is Mackinac Island.
  • Stay overnight on the island.
  • More sight-seeing on Sunday and fly home at your discretion.

Please contact John if you are interested in going:  jbeasybp@tcc.on.ca, or 519-857-3216.

Island Map

 

COPA invite Flight Reps to Consultation Session

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Dear COPA Flight Captains,

In follow up to the previous emails regarding the COPA Flight Consultation session on October 21st at the Waterloo-Wellington Flight Centre, I am writing to inform you that we have secured a corporate rate at the Radisson Kitchener-Waterloo hotel.

Those wishing to have their hotel rooms reimbursed by COPA should contact the hotel to make your reservation. The phone number for the hotel is (519) 894-9500. Advise them that you are with COPA in order to get our rate.

A reminder that COPA will reimburse one hotel room night per COPA Flight.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you on the 21st. 

Carter Mann

Manager of Government Affairs and Communications

COPA