Kids take flight for free.
On Saturday, youth between eight and 17 can fly for free during the COPA For Kids aviation program at the Vernon Flying Club from 8 a.m. until noon.
The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association sponsors the event, which starts with the kids spending two hours learning about airplanes, flying, and the Vernon Airport and ends with a flight in a small airplane.
With the permission from their parents, kids are greeted by Vernon Flying Club members at the airport before attending a short course for safety and a close up tour of a plane.
After, they are given a log book and a signed record of their flight that is suitable for framing, and to end the day, hot dogs and soda will be provided.
Walk-ins are permitted, but pre-registration is highly recommended due to limited space. To register, call or text 250-306-0526, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.