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Meetings & Minutes


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 MAY 9
, 2018

PRESENT

Quincy Bridge & Liz, Fred & Marilyn Bruinsma, John Edwards, Taylor Lambert, Don Matheson, Chris McCullough, Pat Pattison, Mike Scott, Dan Stringer, Matt & Richt Ueckeman.
Guests – Jim Lyons, Mark Woodward, Don Martin, Pat O’Cain, Michelle Lapointe.
Guest Speakers- Maria and Burt Hodgins

WELCOME

Captain Mike welcomed everyone to the meeting.

MINUTES

Moved to June meeting
FINANCES AND MEMBERSHIPS

Moved to June meeting

JOURNEY INTO AVIATION

Jim Farrell was to share his 50 years of flying but due a mechanical issue with a garage door, Jim and Jane were unable to attend.

GUEST SPEAKERS

COPA 45 members and friends had the opportunity to hear Burt and Maria Hodgins speak on their experiences from the International Air Tour where 15 aircraft flew a designated route around the Carribean Islands, Brazil and the northern area of South America. This group of pilots and friends have planned and flown various air tours around the lower USA states, Mexico, Cuba and other warm destinations usually every other year.

Flying into these countries demands hours of paperwork ready to be produced at a moment’s notice. Copies and copies of documents that can be handed over quickly and efficiently need to in a binder. Preparation and calmness prevails in these countries where corruption is widely accepted. Gas prices are whatever the traffic will bear. Burt made a good point when asked about gas prices. You do not mix vacation with money.

A very ambitious undertaking when weather in those countries can be unpredictable as well as the runways challenging.

A gift basket was presented to Burt and Maria for their educational and inspirational speech.
Burt, as pilots we all need to stretch our skills to make us better and more experienced aviators.

EVENTS FOR 2018

COPA convention – June 21-23 – St John NB
Porter Airlines offering 10% discount (COPA18)

NEXT MEETINGS

Wed July 11 –
Wed Aug. 8-

ADJOURNMENT

Moved by Pat Pattison and seconded by Fred Bruinsma that the meeting be adjourned.
Carried.