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COPA Flight 176 formed in 2011COPA Edmonton was formed in the spring of 2011 and is based at the former Edmonton City Centre Airport [ CYXD ].COPA Flight 176 Edmonton meets first Thursday monthly except July and August. Guests are always welcome at the meetings. Meetings feature a guest speaker to discuss various aviation subjects. The group plans three events per year which is a Rust Remover, a Fly In Breakfast and a COPA for Kids at the end of summer.For more information on our meetings and our peakers, go to the [ About > Meetings ] page.For more information on becoming a member, go to the [ About > Membership ] page.For more information about Edmonton City Centre Airport (CYXD), go to the [ About > CYXD ] page.
WHERE TO FIND US ...Alberta Aviation Museum Edmonton City Centre Airport11410 Kingsway AveEdmonton, Alberta
About COPA Flight 176
Terry AllenPhil Stuffco Janis WallaceEugene Strilchuk
Our Current Board of Directors2017 / 2018 Eduardo Beltranena Janis Maxfield Bob Whitley Ray Pritlove Mike Bellamy Keith Connors
Gene Strilchuk Memorial ScholarshipIn early 2014 we lost one of our own, COPA Flight 176 founder, Gene Strilchuk. Gene was instrumental in getting COPA Flight 176 up and running and was a tireless contributor to our regular events and he was passionate about saving the City Centre Airport.In Gene’s honour, we have created the Gene Strilchuk Memorial Scholarship to be handed out to a student from one of the local flying schools. For more information, contact one of the directors.
Officers and CoordinatorsCaptain:Bob WhitleyCo-Captain:Eduardo BeltranenaSecretary/Treasurer/Navigator:Janis MaxfieldCOPA for Kids Coordinator:TBDRust Remover Coordinator:TBD
Social Presence.Check out our social presence:•on Google Groups [search for COPA Edmonton]. Subscribe to the group to get notifications.•on FaceBook and request to be added to our group [COPA Flight 176 - Edmonton]
Bram Tilroe - Alberta COPA Director.Our very own Bram Tilroe has been elected for Alberta Director of COPA National. Bram received the most votes. Please congratulate Bram the next time you see him. Full details of the election are on the COPA National website.
Canadian Owners and Pilots Association - Flight 176Edmonton, Alberta
ABOUT ME - Mike BellamyWhat got you into flying?It was a childhood dream.Why do you fly now (pleasure, business, as a profession)?I fly strictly for pleasure as I am retired now from the profession. When/Where did you get your PPL?I received my PPL in 1966 while training at the Toronto Flying Club at the King City AIrport.What ratings do you hold now?SMELS VFR/IFR fixed wing. SME VFR/IFR rotary. And endorsed on the A26 Douglas Invader and multiple rotary wing types.What kind of airplanes do you fly?I now fly a Shinn 2150/A which I own.What is the most interesting place that you have flown to?Flying for the Geological Survey of Canada n the Kluane National Park.What is your most memorable flying experience (good or bad)?Flying for the United Nations in Somalia in 1996.Is there anything else to add to your flying story?After fifty years of flying I am now an instructor at Air Cadets. I hope to stir an interest, encouraging a whole new generation of aviation minded men and women.
ABOUT ME - Bob WhitleyWhat got you into flying?My first flight was at age 5 and Air Cadets at age 14.Why do you fly now (pleasure, business, as a profession)?For profession and pleasure. When/Where did you get your PPL?At Edmonton Flying Club in 1976 on an Air Cadets scholarship.What ratings do you hold now?Commercial, Night, VFR-OTT, Instructor Class 3. I am presently doing a MER, Group 1 IFR and Class 2 Instructor Rating.What kind of airplanes do you fly?Most common singles, as well as taildraggers and homebuilts.What is the most interesting place that you have flown to?Issigua, Washington (gliding).What is your most memorable flying experience (good or bad)?The next flight.Is there anything else to add to your flying story?There are too few hours in a day to fly everything that I want to.
ABOUT ME - Janis MaxfieldWhat got you into flying?Dad and I signed up for the cross Canada Century Flight trip in 2009. I thought it would be a good idea to learn some emergency procedures, but quickly realized that I loved flying and got my license.Why do you fly now (pleasure, business, as a profession)?I fly for pleasure. When/Where did you get your PPL?I got my PPL in May 2010 at Centennial at CYXD.What ratings do you hold now?PPL.What kind of airplanes do you fly?C172 and lots of right seat time in a C205.What is the most interesting place that you have flown to?I’ve been to Tofino, BC in the West to Sydney, NS in the east, Tuktoyuktuk in the North. I’ve flown to a lot of interesting places over the past few years and enjoyed seeing Canada from the air.What is your most memorable flying experience (good or bad)?My most memorable flying experience was flying aross Canada in 2009 with my Dad in his C172.Is there anything else to add to your flying story?Pictures from my northern trips to come.