Flight Fest returns July 5

Annual event at FVRD Regional Airpark provides education and adventure

The FVRD Regional Airpark will once again be hosting Hope Flight Fest next weekend.

Organized by the Hope Adventure Flight Society, the annual event on July 5 aims to educate the public about aviation history, while providing families with an entertaining and affordable day that celebrates all aspects of flight.

Registration is currently underway for the COPA for Kids event, which offers pre-registered children in the Hope area, between the ages of eight and 17, a chance to fly in a fixed wing aircraft.

“Flight Fest and COPA for Kids offers children a unique opportunity, one that they do not often get the chance to experience,” said Reg Hunchuk, Captain of COPA Flight 127 and one of the pilots that will be taking children flying this year.

Following the flight, children receive a certificate with their name, the pilots name and the type of aircraft they flew in. They also have their name listed in the COPA log book.

“COPA provides children with a motivational experience, while generating an interest in aviation,” said Hunchuk.

Registration for the COPA for Kids flights is available at Hope recreation centre. Deadline for registration is July 1.

For more information about the upcoming event, visit the Hope Flight Fest Facebook page.