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The regular COPA Flight 45 meetings are scheduled for the second Wednesday of every month. The meetings are usually held at the Goderich Airport Terminal building, and start promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Anyone interested in attending one of our meetings is always welcome.


MINUTES OF COPA FLIGHT 45
HELD AT GODERICH TERMINAL
ON WEDNESDAY  APRIL 12, 2017

PRESENT

Quincy Bridge, Fred & Marilyn Bruinsma, Chris McCullough & Anne Rock, Pat Pattison, Charles Riley, Jack Searson, Mike Scott & Arden Farrow, Dan Stringer, Matt & Rikki Ueuckerman.
Guest Speaker- Dave Campbell Huron County EMS Coordinator

WELCOME

Co-Captain Dan welcomed everyone to the meeting.

MINUTES

Minutes moved by Fred Bruinsma and seconded by Pat Pattison that the minutes of March 8, 2017 be accepted as printed. Carried.

FINANCES AND MEMBERSHIP

Bank Statement was on the agenda. The snowbirds are starting to arrive back home. It is time for some cross country flying.

GUEST SPEAKER

Captain Mike Scott introduced Dave Campbell, Huron County EMS Coordinator.
Dave listed the main weather events that happen around Southwestern Ontario.

Winter storms are significant events here Listen to media for updates.
Ice storms are treacherous for driving and down lines,
Have survival kits and extra clothing, blankets, candles, food, water etc for emergencies.
One lit candle gives enough warmth to prevent freezing.

Rain causes flooding in areas. Evacuate immediately if required. Have a plan to stay somewhere.
Move chemicals to higher levels, disconnect electrical appliances, don’t walk through moving water as depth unknown.

Extreme heat is dangerous to elderly, disabled and youth causing heat stroke, rash, cramps.
Drink water, eat lighter meals, go to basements or cooling centres. Check on neighbours.
Stay inside if possible. Outside find shade wear light, loose fitting clothing, sunscreen and hat.

Thunderstorms can cause damage and life. Avoid under bridges and trees. Put pets inside.

Tornadoes to avoid collapse move to centre wall. Listen to news for updates. Bring in outdoor furniture,etc. Mobile homes are huge targets for damage.

Geoff Coulson – Environment Canada – Geoff.coulson@canada.ca
Workshop – CANWARN- Blyth Training centre- Mon April 24- 7:00PM – free
register with Glenda at admin@estc.ca phone 226-523-9500 xt 200- weather spotter training

SURVIVAL KIT-
food- 3 days for each person, manual can opener
water- 4 bottles per person per day
medications
flashlight, radio, extra batteries
candles, matches, sanitzer
Important papers – prescriptions, contact info, ID
extra keys, cash whistle
ziplock bag- keeps stuff dry
garbage bags, foil blanket
also – pet food, baby items
extra shoes, clothing
board games, cards

5 STEPS TO ENSURE SAFETY AFTER PLANE CRASH

1. FIRST AID – stop bleeding, stay warm
2. FIRE – matches from first aid or survival kit, green brush for smoke signals
if not dangerous use fuel from aircraft
3. SHELTER – create a shelter with branches or whatever available
4. SIGNALS – smoke, fire, flashlight or mirror, cell phone
5. FOOD AND WATER- survival kit- need energy bars and water

EVENTS FOR 2017

Rust Remover – CYHS – Sun April 30 9:00 to noon
IPAT (Interprovincial Air Tour) June 1-4 – Elmhurst, Morrisburg, Brockville, Oshawa
COPA Convention – Kelowna BC. June 23-24
Airventure, Oshkosh WI- July 24-30
IPM 2017 – Sept 19-23

NEXT MEETINGS

Wed May 10- Tour of Fanshawe College Aviation Program (former JAZZ hangar)
1:00 pm 1000 Air Ontario Dr. London N5V 3S4
Wed June 10 – annual BBQ

ADJOURNMENT

Moved by Dan Stringer and seconded by Mike Scott that meeting is adjourned. Carried.