COPA chair visits newest Flight

By Bob Kirkby



Alberta Director Bob Kirkby presents the COPA Flight 157
Certificate to Captain Bob Baker (centre) while members
look on.

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.