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COPA 45 Plans for
Jan. 24, 2019
COPA 45 can look forward to a busy year of
planned meetings, events and socials. January is a month of reflecting
back and then looking ahead. COPA 45 will be hosting events with other
groups along with the Sky Harbour Modellers. The two groups renovated
and share the former weather station into a clubhouse for BBQ’s,
meetings and happenings.
On a blustery January night, Flight 45
hosted a former airport manager as their guest speaker. Jerry Sabo
brought his scrapbooks of memories. He also told us how he came to live
near Goderich stating that Sky Harbour Airport is one of the beautiful
in all of Ontario and possibly Canada. It certainly supports the town’s
motto of the “prettiest town in Canada”. Then the airport was busy with
Sky Harbour aircraft Refinishing, B and B Aircraft (maintenance
business), and 2 flight schools. All of those companies are no longer
there. Times change and our manager is a town employee who has secured
cardlock fuel and other updates.
February is heart month. Gateway
Centre of Excellence in Rural Health personnel will be presenting COPA
45 with information on rural health in Huron County. Rural lifestyle and
health is different from that of the city. Physicians and other health
professionals adapt for small town hospitals with fewer on-site
specialists. The county is fortunate to have several specialists set up
clinics in the hospital to save long drives to an urban hospital. We now
have a kidney dialysis unit at Alexander and Marine Hospital.
Spring meetings include our group to host both the Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh
and the Goderich town councils. Others will include what makes an
aviation family? A night with a local historian should be very
informative. Two COPA members will present their project on ADBS- out
system, a GPS system which tracks the location of other aircraft within
a pilot’s close proximity.
When warm weather arrives, COPA 45
members and friends move from the terminal to the clubhouse where BBQ’s
and other socials are held. Another car show is being planned for Civic
weekend in August with a local car club.
In Jun e the Sky
Harbour Modellers host a jet fly in for the RC aircraft. Late August the
club hosts a weekend fly in with participants from all over Canada and
the United States. It is fascinating to see the speed and agility with
which these small aircraft can manoeuvre through the skies.
there is the annual trek to the COPA Convention and Oshkosh. This year
COPA is holding two conventions, one in the west at Innisfail AB and one
in the east at Cornwall ON. Oshkosh is the show for all things aviation.
New aircraft designs, products and other items are there for a pilot’
paradise of shopping. These shows always make for a good cross country
flight with local aircraft flying in a group.
in our groups can come to the airport. COPA 45 meets the second
Wednesday of the month. Check out our website for updated information,
copa45.com.The Sky Harbour Modellers meet the last Wednesday of the
month. During the winter months, the club meets at St. Mary’s School.
Check out their facebook page for more information.
Now for some
good flying weather to enjoy Huron County landscape and beyond.
Larry Fred Nelson Waldie,
Jan. 21, 2019
away peacefully on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Stratford General Hospital,
Stratford in his 60th year. Larry was born in
Stratford Ontario, a son of the late Karl & Mae (Mogk)
Larry will be missed by his beloved wife
Sandy Waldie whom he married on April 10, 1982. Larry
will be fondly remembered by his mother in law Flo and
Steve Sired, brothers and sisters-in-law; Glenn (Cheryl)
Bristow, Kathy (Shawn) Bonte, Andy (Brenda) Bristow,
Laura Melton, Eric (Sheila) Sired, Steven (Angie) Sired,
Catherine (Scott) Grant and by their extended families.
Predeceased by his father-in-law Ray Bristow.
Larry was a longtime Member of the Ontario Flying
Farmers, the International Flying Farmers and a member
of COPA 45 in Goderich. Larry was a member of Zion
United Church, Rostock.
Friends and relatives
are invited to the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 7 Spencer
Street, Milverton on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 11
– 1 p.m. The funeral service will follow in the chapel
of the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. A spring interment to
take place in the Rostock United Cemetery, Rostock.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to Victoria
Hospital or the Stratford General Hospital would be
appreciated by the family.
Online condolences and
donation information available at
More photos here
Thank You Clare Martin
for donating a camera to
operate the webcam at
Sky Harbour Airport Goderich
for the Flippin' Eggs
As part of a
Member Choice Award within COPA, local restaurant
Flippin’ Eggs was nominated and selected as the Best