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Big events at Saugeen Municipal Airport

By Phil Englishman

 

The Saugeen Municipal Airport held two major events in April. The first was the welcoming at an open house for the new management team of brothers Kim and Philip Mullin who will look after all the operations at the airport. Kim besides attending to his duties at the airport will fly as a pilot with Corporate Air Charter. When Kim is flying his brother Phil, who is an agriculturalist, will tend to the airport. Welcome to the position gentlemen and all at the Saugeen look forward to working with you.

On April 29, COPA Flight 54 hosted the annual COPA Rust Remover. More than 300 pilots who came in more than a hundred aircraft and vehicles attended. The key speakers for the event were Transport Canada’s Dr. J. Pfaff and Nav Canada’s Kurtis Arnold. Brockton’s Mayor Charlie Bagnato, who is also the airports chairman, brought greetings from the community and welcomed all the participants

Dr Pfaff, who is Transport Canada’s Chief Medical Official, spoke on the subject of the aging pilot and fielded questions on medical issues for pilots who attended.

Kurtis Arnold spoke on the major air space changes affecting pilots that fly in Southern Ontario, stressing the changes that are associated with the Toronto airspace. Other topics included communication with ATC and commercial IFR traffic flows. These presentations were shared with Transport Canada’s safety inspector, Lindsay Cadenhead