Flight 70 hosts open doors event

By Gord Mahaffy


On the weekend of September 22 & 23 the city of Oshawa held an "Open Doors Oshawa" promotional weekend. To support the city, COPA Flight-70 provided volunteers who set up a greeting station for visiting pilots in the Enterprise Airlines lounge. This facility was generously donated by Manny, the owner of Enterprise Airlines, . The greeting station consisted of a video display of previous COPA-70 events such as Young Eagles flights and coverage of the recent Oshkosh fly-in and free coffee and donuts.

A shuttle van was provided by Steve Wilcox, the new manager of the Oshawa airport so that pilots could visit other displays. These included the War Museum, The Bob Stuart Aviation Collection and the RCAF 420 Wing all located on the south side of the airport. On request the shuttle van took visiting pilots to Intrepid Park for a visit to Camp-X. (The home of the real James Bond).

The RCAF 420 Wing provided a chilli lunch for $3.00 and a cold beer for the non-flying visitors.

While many people participated in this event, COPA Flight-70 would like to thank the following volunteers. Wayne Ellis, Bob Wood, Doug Anderson and Gord Mahaffy. Special thanks must go to Doug Raine and Cheryl Marek, who worked both shifts for the two days.

Submitted by Gord Mahaffy