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Hey Kids! Have you ever wanted to go for a flight in a WACO Biplane? Have you ever wondered what makes an airplane “go”? Now’s your chance to find out…for FREE!

The Chatham-Kent chapter of the Canadian Owner and Pilots Association (COPA) 203 is giving away a free ride in a WACO Biplane. We are looking for children ages 12-17 to sign up at www.copayck.com, entries will be accepted until Labour Day.   One lucky person will be selected at random from the list of entries and will be able to bring a friend, parent, or guardian with them on the flight.

Historically COPA 203 has run a COPA for Kids Program in September.  In previous years we have been able to have as many as 200 kids fly in a single day.   Unfortunately, we are not able to host the event and are offering this unique flying experience instead.

  • Who Can Participate?  Any person between the ages of 12-17…
  • What can you Expect on Flight Day?  One of our professional COPA Pilots will arrange a date and time to meet at the Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport located at 8528 14th Line, RR 2 Merlin, Ontario.
  • Prior to Flying What Will Happen? You will attend a short “ground school” course for a safety and orientation briefing, take a close-up tour of the airplane, and then fly with your aircraft and pilot.   Parental/Guardian consent will be required on the day of the flight.

Chatham-Kent COPA President Aaron McPhail says “We understand many children are disappointed that we cannot run our COPA for Kids program this year, but we are excited to offer a very special flight in this amazing aircraft.

The flight recipient will also receive a gift certificate from Mikes Place Restaurant, 564 Queen St, Chatham, Ontario to enjoy some post-flight food, courtesy of Mikes Place Restaurant.

August 24 2021


Start: August 24, 2021
End: October 4, 2021
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