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Variety the spice of life at Carleton Place fly-in

By Adam Hunt

 

The COPA Flight 121 annual Fly-in Barbecue (see story on page 8) is an invitational event hosted by the Carleton Place Flying Club (Flight 121) and focuses on ultralights, especially Quad City Challengers.

The event brought in several Challengers, including a rare (at least in Canada) single seat Challenger I. Many of the Challengers seem to be sporting “nose art” these days, in an informal competition to out-do each other. Most Challengers were on wheels, with a few equipped with amphibious floats. One Challenger arrived with wheel-skis on. Guess he can’t wait for winter to arrive!

There were also an equal number of non-Challengers, including an unusual American Aerolights Falcon XP canard, two helicopters, a few amateur-builts and even some certified aircraft.