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Aviation is exciting and vital to our nation’s future. The COPA For Kids Aviation Program is a – free of charge – aviation program that puts COPA member pilots together with young people between 8 and 17 years of age to show them what aviation is all about and to give them an experience of being in the cockpit of an aircraft in flight.

Participants in the COPA For Kids Aviation Program will get the opportunity to learn the technology and science of flight and be shown the advantages of the hard work required to achieve a pilot’s license. Being in the cockpit of a working aircraft in flight will help to de-mystify the art and science of aviation. Many people remember this experience for the rest of their lives. This demonstration flight is completely free.


Participants will experience:

  • A chance to examine a working aircraft close up on the ground (static display).
  • A short ground school session conducted by a pilot who will explain what the various parts of an aircraft are, what they do and will answer questions about aviation and flying.
  • A walk around, preferably conducted on a static display aircraft, to show them how pilots prepare for each flight and to brief them on the safety aspects of their flight.
  •  A flight in an aircraft where they will be able to observe all the facets of flight from start-up to take-off to cruising to landing and shut-down.


Aviation Program Duration:

  • Ground School: about 20 minutes.
  • Flight: approximately 20 minutes depending on the number of young people to fly, the weather and age of the participant.
  • Total experience: 2 to 3 hours, including ground time, registration, and wait time for aircraft and pilots


Kids will be assigned to a flight after completing registration, on a first come basis. Flights may be limited depending upon the number of registrants. We make an effort to get everyone a flight in an airplane!

Download the COPA for Kids brochure using the link below for more detailed information, and bring the completed forms to the registration desk at the AFC clubhouse.

COPA Brochure 2017

CFK Poster

On-line registration for our “COPA For Kids 2017 Event” is now live. The link is https://copaflight134.eventsmart.com/events/copa-kids-airdrie/.


  1. Sara Perrin September 28, 2017 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    The flights are all sold out but I was wondering if my son could still get a tour on the ground and watch what’s going on?

    • AFC Admin September 29, 2017 at 10:19 pm - Reply

      Please come on out. There’s always the chance of no shows or the addition of flights.

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