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COPA for Kids Junior Aviator Event

Kelowna, BC

Starts: Jun 15, 2019 at 12:00am
Ends: Jun 15, 2019 at 11:59pm
May 10, 2019

(Source: Castanet) (Photo Courtesy: Kelowna Flying Club)

Kids will again get to experience the freedom of flying during the COPA for Kids Junior Aviator event at Kelowna Airport on June 15.

“We are very proud to be a part of this program which allows students to gain new perspectives into the world of flying,” says YLW Airport Director Sam Samaddar. “This program gives young people the opportunity to learn first-hand what it means to be a pilot or to simply discover the art of aviation.”

Participants will experience a close-up examination of an aircraft, a short ground school and safety session, and a flight. Pre-register your child on the Kelowna Flying Club website. Airport equipment such as fire trucks and static aircraft will be on hand for kids of all ages to check out. Family, and friends are encouraged to attend, but must bring their own folding chairs and outdoor attire. A pancake breakfast and barbecue lunch will be on sale by members of the Mission Lions Club. The event is put on by the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) and Kelowna Flying Club.

For more information, please contact Rupert Gruen, Kelowna Flying Club COPA for Kids Coordinator at 250.801.2818 or email