Young people can experience the freedom of flying

Those who have an aspiring pilot at home will want to take part in the COPA for Kids Junior Aviation Event on June 9.

  • May. 21, 2012 11:00 a.m.

Those who have an aspiring pilot at home or a young person longing be in the front seat of an in-flight aircraft will want to take part in the COPA for Kids Junior Aviation Event on June 9.

“We are very proud to be a part of this program which allows students to gain new perspectives into the world of flying,” said Sam Samaddar, airport director. “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.”

By participating in the program, children will experience a close-up examination of an aircraft, a short on-ground school session, and a flight in the front seat of the aircraft from take-off to landing. Those interested in taking part in the family fun Saturday, June 9, must register their children on the Kelowna Flying Club website, www.kelownaflyingclub.com.

Early registration is required for all kids who will be taking flight.

Family and friends of the participants are encouraged to attend, but must bring their own folding chairs and outdoor attire.

A pancake breakfast and barbecue lunch will be on sale courtesy of the Mission Lions Club. Airport equipment and fire trucks will be on hand for kids of all ages to check out.

Check-in is at 8:45 a.m. at the Kelowna Flying Club, 6135 Airport Way, north of the Kelowna Airport. Flights begin at 9:30 a.m. on June 9.

This annual event is put on by the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association, the non-profit association represents 18,000 pilots, aircraft owners and aviation enthusiasts across Canada.

If the weather does not cooperate, the event will be rescheduled to Sunday, June 10.

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