99’s All women Pilots Visited the Wiarton Keppel International AirportOn Wednesday August 5, 2015 the COPA Flight #68, Wiartonhosted a pot luck luncheon for the 99s, an all women pilots’group from several chapters in Ontario. There were 16 women 99s’ pilots who attended. Marilyn Dickson, also a 99 brought a cake for the celebration of Eileen Vollick’s birthday. COPA #68 thanks the business in Wiarton for their donation of a large container of Ice cream. There were 40 people in attendance for lunch including Georgian Bluffs Mayor Al Barfoot, Deputy Mayor Dwight Burley and Councillor Sue Carlton.The 99 were given a tour of the amenities of the Wiarton Keppel International Airport including the weather station and the marine and coast guard equipment by Brian Reis.There were 12 airplanes on the apron which had flown in from Ottawa, Cornwall, Delhi, Durham, Toronto and Hamilton.
Plus…On Saturday August 8th there were several FCC members who went as volunteers to the Gathering of the Classics at Edenvale Aerodrome. This is the largest fly-in for classic aircraft and autos in Canada.As volunteers we worked at the main admission gate, two of us took in a recurrent training seminar and two went to the tailwheel ground school by Dave Hadfield.It was nice to be visited by members Shirley Macdougall and meet her daughter, plus Diane Stewart came over to say hello.Our members Elizabeth, Denise, Wendy and soon to be a member Tia were a huge help to me taking in over $18,500 in revenue for the Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation.Events like this are only possible because of the generous support of volunteers.Thank you ladies for helping to keep these old airplanes flying!And…Don’t forget that the FCC Annual Tea is coming up on Sunday Aug 23, 11:00 – 1:30 at the Edenvale Aerodrome.It’s early, but please RSVP email@example.com if you think you are going to be joining us at the Tea.