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Flight 8 represents Canadian pilots in Canada-U.S. bonspiel

By Michael Shaw, Flight 8

 

Captain and Skip Flight 8’s curling team joined Air Traffic Controllers from Toronto and Cleveland Centres and some local airports in ATC’s annual bonspiel organized by Brad Hiscock of Toronto Centre (North side) and his wife Brenda. Flight 8’s team did amazingly well, winning three games and losing only two games.

The team consisted of Michael Shaw, captain of Flight 8 as skip, lead: Gail Shaw, second: Jean-Pierre Seguin and our third: Dennis Pharoah.

Hats off to the Hiscocks for arranging the super fun event — well done Brad and Brenda!

The Cleveland controllers were as gracious in person as on the radio, although they are better air traffic controller than curlers. There were two non-ATC

teams at the event held in Niagara Falls Curling Club, namely Flight 8’s team and the Brant Aero Curlers from the Brantford based maintenance and avionics shop of the same name.

Included in the registration fee were three meals, evening pizza and a live band.

Six teams were in a competitive division and play six end games. The rest of us were in the social division and played four end games. The venue was excellent. We had a great time and highly recommend other COPA Flights joining the fun next year, on April 13-14, again in Niagara Falls.

Thank you Nav Canada for paying for the Curling Club and thanks again to Brad and Brenda for an excellent event.

For information on next year’s curling event contact Dennis Pharoah at dennis.pharoah@tsb.gc.ca or Michael Shaw at airmail@rogers.com.