COPA for Kids
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COPA for Kids Events
COPA for Kids is a national program to promote aviation to Canada’s youth. The mission of the COPA For Kids Aviation Program is to provide a motivational aviation experience, focusing on a flight in an airplane.
These flights are provided free of charge to all youth ages 8-18 through the cooperation and courtesy of local pilots as well as support from the national COPA organization.
COPA for Kids is part of the Discover Aviation program. For additional information about the Discover Aviation program in general, please visit COPA National.
Slide Show: 2017-08-12 COPA for Kids
02-COPA 149 Volunteer Pilots Provided a Eclectic Selection of Light Aircraft
03-The Welcome Desk Matches Pilots with Kids and Prepares the Necessary Paperwork
04-The Fun Starts with a Pilot Briefing to Explain the Basics of Light Aviation
05-Saddle Up! The First Junior Aviators Don Headsets and Cinch Seatbelts Aboard a Cessna 172
06-The 200 hp Lycoming Spins the Prop and the Rockwell Commander Taxies Towards the Active Runway
07-The Wheels Leave the Ground and the Stinson is Airborne
08-The Cessna 150 On Final Approach With Flaps Set for Landing
09-Taxiing Back to the Apron After an Exciting Flight Around Niagara
10-Smiles All Around
11-We Want to Do This Again!
12-So Do We!
16-COPA For Kids Will Return to the Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport
Slide Show: 2016-08-20 COPA for Kids
01-Flight Certificates Await the Junior Aviators
02-Briefing the Volunteer Pilots
03-The First Plane Loads
04-Taxiing Starts the Fun
08-Ready to Fly
09-On Final Approach
11-We're not up very high...oh...we're still on the ground...
12-Open Cockpit Flying
13-Interview With the Media
Slide Show: 2015-08-15 COPA for Kids
02-Briefing the Reception Committee
01-Getting the Important Facilities Ready.
04-Eager Flyers Begin to Arrive
05-COPA 4 Kids Paperwork
06-All Flyers Need a Ground Briefing
07-Yes, I'd Like the Front Seat
08-Do These Come in Any Other Colours
09-Time to Saddle Up
10-Seat Belts Cinched
11-I Hear You Five Square...What Does That Mean, Again
13-Pilots and Kids are Ready to Fly
14-Taxi to the Runway
17-Touching Down After an Exciting Ride
18-Taxi Back to the Apron
19-Did You Enjoy the Ride
25-Another Successful COPA 4 Kids... Time to Put the Planes Back in the Hangar
26-Thank-you Card Front
27-Thank-you Card Inside