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COPA chair visits newest Flight

By Bob Kirkby

 

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Alberta Director Bob Kirkby presents the COPA Flight 157
Certificate to Captain Bob Baker (centre) while members
look on.
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Bob Kirkby’s Cherokee on the apron of the beautifully
manicured Kilam-Sedgewick airport.

On June 23, I had the pleasure of visiting Alberta’s newest COPA Flight, number 157. Based at the Kilam-Sedgewick airport (CEK6) the Iron Creek Flying Club became a COPA Flight in May and I was there to present their Flight certificate.

I flew into CEK6 at 6:30 for a 7:30 p.m. meeting. The first thing that caught my attention was the newly paved runway and apron. It couldn’t have been more than a few days old. I had some time to look around and was impressed by the well cared for airport, nicely appointed terminal building and relatively new hangars. A pretty little airport in east-central Alberta.

Club President and Flight Captain, Bob Baker, started the meeting sharp a 7:30 with about 10 of their 20 members present. We had a great discussion of a number of current issues such as 406 ELTs and Young Eagles, then I proceeded to present the group with their Flight 157 certificate. It was an enjoyable get-together topped off with chocolate cake made by Bob’s wife.

The Kilam-Sedgewick airport, half way between Kilam and Sedgwick, and the flying club are both well supported by these two towns. There is a bunch of friendly and enthusiastic fliers in the area so if you are flying their way make contact and stop by.

The airport is listed in the Places-to-Fly section of the COPA website and in the COPA Flights contact list there is a link to the club’s own website.

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all the members of COPA Flight 157.