The Nanaimo Flying Club Supports:
COPA for Kids
The COPA For Kids Program is a -free of charge- aviation program for putting COPA member pilots together one-on-one 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.
The participant will experience an enjoyable flight that will give them new perspectives on the world and life in general.
Participation in the COPA For Kids Aviation Program will help young people understand that a pilot is simply an ordinary individual with very special skills developed through training and practice. The participant will learn the technology and science of flight and be shown the advantages of the study and 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.
Girl Guides of Canada
The Nanaimo Flying Club regularly hosts an evening specifically designed to introduce aviation to members of the Girl Guides of Canada. A mini ground school plus a trip to YCD’s NavCan Flight Service Station and a hands on tour of various aircraft. more…
The Nanaimo Flying Club offers it’s facilities to the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, who operate a glider base at the Nanaimo Airport during the summer months.
Women in Aviation
A group of young women, mostly pre-high schoolers from the Nanaimo School District and intrepid parents braved the weather to see what aviation has to offer women. more…
Ray Erhart Memorial Award
I am fairly certain that given a cape and a flight suit with a logo on the chest, I could save the world..