May 16 (Tuesday) 5:30 COPA for Kids –wheels - Max North Hangar – 26 grade 6 kids – pilots AND ground crew required. Please contact Carol (705-752-2223) if available to help.
June 10 (Saturday) Flt 23 Annual BBQ. BBQ free for paid up Flt 23 members and spouses. M and M meats are catering the steaks once again. Flt 23 providing baked potatoes.
Pot luck appetizers, salads and desserts. (NOTE no alcohol allowed at Freds hangar)
June 10 – Pilot Proficiency Check – Wheels – in the morning at the airport &
Floats afternoon Trout Lake
Practise your spot landing techniques - Trophies will be awarded
June 16 – Snowbirds + F18 – Airport Show
June 17 – Snowbirds + F18 – Waterfront Show
July 18, 19, 20 – (Tues. Wed, Thur) 5:30 Young Eagles – wheels & floats – Cadets (fly 2 evenings)
July 24, 25, 26 – (Mon, Tues, Wed) 5:30 Young Eagles – wheels & floats – Cadets (fly 2 evenings)
PLEASE let Carol know if you are an EAA member and available to fly YOUR certified aircraft one or more of these evenings.
July 29 (Saturday) COPA for Kids – Mattawa Voyageur Days – wheels and floats
Aug 12 (Saturday) COPA for Kids – Sunflower Festival – wheels only
North Bay will have 120 cadets from across Canada at Cadet program at Canadore College from July 10-Aug 18. These are the top cadets chosen from across the Country to participate in an “elite cadet program”. Your directors feel this is ideal group to give first flight opportunity to. It was felt that cadets particularly would be interested in taking advantage of the free ground school program, so they will be flown as Young Eagles. Because most of us have weekend plans it was decided to fly kids during the week as much as possible this summer, and so it was decided to split the 120 into 4 groups, of 30 flights each over 4 evenings. Flights will be on wheels and floats simultaneously from 5:30 – 7:30. If we allocate 6 evenings, hopefully 4 of those will be flyable.
Transport Canada Safety Seminar May 8
Our annual Spring safety seminar was really well attended with 55+ COPA members from North Bay, Mattawa, Sturgeon Falls, South River and Sudbury attending. Interesting, thought provoking questions that challenged our memories from student days, and Will Boles hoped we would take away one or more “nuggets” to enhance our flying safety this summer. Ivan was busy collecting dues and we now have 38 renewals for 2017, and 3 new Flight 23 members.