Fly-In Breakfast a Big Success

  • June 18, 2018
  • Bob Peters

CYCC – Cornwall Regional Airport was home to another fantastic Father’s Day Fly-In Breakfast.

Cornwall Flying Club

The event, organized by the Cornwall Flying Club (local Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) Flight 59 ), ran from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday and gave fathers and their families a chance to experience flight in both fixed, and rotary-wing aircraft.

39 aircraft were on hand for the event, which was held under very clear skies and a 34 degree Celsius day. In fact the event broke records with 800 breakfasts served!

A highlight was the arrival of Canada’s newest Canadian Coast Guard helicopter piloted by Gary Ertyl.

Based in Parry Sound, Ontario, the new Bell 429 helicopter is a crucial component for delivering Canadian Coast Guard services and maintaining public safety. CCG helicopters are a workhorse of the waterways, flying to remote sites to support construction and maintenance of CCG communication sites, oil pollution response, ice monitoring and support to Government of Canada science programs.

At the breakfast Flying Club President Earle DePasse was delighted to be able to make the announcement that Cornwall will be hosting the COPA 2019 Summer Convention.

It was a most impressive day to remember in the life of COPA Flight 59!