By Eric Dumigan
The Kawartha Lakes Flying Club, COPA Flight 101, operate out of the Kawartha Lakes (Lindsay) Municipal Airport. News of the first Kawartha Klassics Fly-in & Antique Car Show, to be held on Saturday, June 9, sparked an interest so we arranged to spend an afternoon with the flying club in early April.
We were greeted by an enthusiastic group of aircraft owners and pilots who love to fly and promote aviation. With all the lakes, scenic towns and beautiful cottages in the region Lindsay is a great place to visit.
Along with the flying club the Kawartha Lakes airport features several businesses: The Airport View Restaurant features some great home style cooking and like the name states has a great view of the flightline.
The Eric B. Robinson V-8 Seabee Company is well-known for their Republic RC-3 Seabee conversions but also offers many other services and there is The Canadian Flight Academy which offers flight training and scenic flights over the region. This year will see several upgrades at the airport. A larger ramp and additional hangars will be built. They also offer the best prices in the region for 100LL and Jet fuel.
The Kawartha Klassics Fly-in & Antique Car Show will be a first for Lindsay and promises to be exciting with classic aircraft and cars attending from all over Ontario.
Brian Robinson is also holding a gathering of Seabees so we should see several examples of the type on site.
For the fly-in on June 9, fuel will be discounted an extra 15 cents a litre.