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.
COPA FLIGHT 45
HELD AT GODERICH TERMINAL
ON WEDNESDAY MAY 9, 2018
Quincy Bridge & Liz, Fred & Marilyn Bruinsma, John Edwards, Taylor Lambert, Don
Matheson, Chris McCullough, Pat Pattison, Mike Scott, Dan Stringer, Matt & Richt
Guests – Jim Lyons, Mark Woodward, Don Martin, Pat O’Cain, Michelle Lapointe.
Guest Speakers- Maria and Burt Hodgins
Captain Mike welcomed everyone to the meeting.
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.
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
Burt, as pilots we all need to stretch our skills to make us better and more
EVENTS FOR 2018
COPA convention – June 21-23 – St John NB
Porter Airlines offering 10% discount (COPA18)
Wed July 11 –
Wed Aug. 8-
Moved by Pat Pattison and seconded by Fred Bruinsma that the meeting be