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Havelock Aviator Wins Cross Country Cup Again

Steve Eastwick

 

Flying a Jodel D-11, Roy Collins of Salisbury, New Brunswick landed at the most locations on COPA’s “Places to Fly” list and, for the second year in a row captures the Havelock Flying Club/COPA Flight 27 Cross Country Cup.

Along with the hardware comes a one year COPA membership, sponsored by COPA National and a steak breakfast, sponsored by the Havelock Flying Club/COPA Flight 27.

Recreational Flying in the Maritimes “took off” in 2010 with a weekend event happening “somewhere” almost all summer long.

May 2010 saw fly-in breakfasts in Stanley, Nova Scotia and Waterville, Nova Scotia - COPA Flight 147. In June we were happy to have COPA’s AGM Fly-in in Summerside PEI - COPA Flight 125.

July’s schedule gave us another breakfast event in Fredericton, N.B. - COPA Flight 2, followed by Havelock - COPA Flight 27’s weekend early in August. Woodstock, N.B. - COPA Flight 86’s Saturday breakfasts and a great weekend flyin at Miramichi, N.B. -COPA Flight 39 followed. St. Stephen, N.B. capped off August with their annual Blueberry Pie/Clam Chowder event.

After a beautiful summer for flying the weather Gods turned against us and the “big one,” Stanley Sport Aviation’s 40th Annual was washed out “big time” by Hurricane Earl. This being the first occasion since it’s beginning in 1970 that weather cancelled Stanley. A good call by the executive kept most flyers safely at home when Earl struck.