By Steve Eastwick
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COPA Flight 27 is pleased to announce the winner of our 2009 Cross Country Cup.
Roy Collins, of Salisbury N.B., flying a Jodel F-11, traveled to the most airports as noted in COPA's Places to Fly section and has won the 2009 competition.
Roy had his first airplane ride at age five with a Dr. Coates of Amherst N.S.
Years later in the early 1970's he learned to fly in Barrie, Ontario. In the 1980's he moved back to the Maritimes, where he met his wife, Peggy. Daughter Clair was born in January, 1987 and on the same day he sold his Cessna172.
Roy has owned several aircraft over the years. A Fike Model E, several Cessna 150's and 2 Jodel F-11's along with the172. He joined the Havelock Flying Club in 1988 where he built a hangar and has held several positions on the Board of Directors.
In the Photo Roy accepts the Cross Country Cup from COPA Flight 27 Captain, Lee Alward and COPA Navigator Peter Haines. He also wins a One Year Membership renewal in COPA, which was donated by COPA National, and a steak breakfast supplied by Flight 27.
The Havelock Flying Club/ COPA Flight 27 would like to remind all pilots that the 2010 Cross Country Cup Competition officially begins right now. Gentlemen and Ladies "Start your Engines."