2018 News

What was happening at the Club.

2018-Oct-22 - COPA Flight 188 is hosting breakfast Saturday, October 27, 9:00am until 11:00am. This will hopefully be our first of several club events planned for the future! This will be at the Debert Airport (CCQ3). The club has graciously agreed to let us take it over for the morning. Bring your appitite and lucky shirt as we will have a small draw to give a lucky COPA member or two a fabulous prize - We hope to see a good turnout!

2018-Sep-21 - Want to check out the Maritimes from a vantage point that very few people have experienced? Our scenic tours will take you to some of the most photogenic areas that this part of the country has to offer! Choose from some of our more popular routes, or design your own - the sky's the limit! Click here for more details, and book a flight today!

2018-Aug-05 - Hey pilots! How does a lovely lunch of PEI mussels, steak and potatoes sound? Well, for ten bucks, COPA Flight 125 in Summerside is offering you just that! Join us out at the Debert airport between 9am and noon on the morning of September 15th for a fly-out to the Summerside Airport! You can RSVP by contacting Matt at airport@slemonpark.com. Please join us on the morning of September 15th for a Fine Food Fly-out!

2018-Aug-10 - More fly-out food for all you pilots out there! St Croix Valley Flying Club in St Stephen NB will hold it annual Seafood Chowder and Blueberry Pie Fly-In on Saturday September 8th from 1100 Hrs to 1400 Hrs (rain date Sunday the 9th). Join us at the Debert airport on the morning of September 8th btween 9am and noon for a fly-out to enjoy great food and fellowship. Contact Tony Bastow (afbastow@nb.aibn.com) for more details, and try to make it out on the morning of the 8th (Maybe cooler weather will prevail!)

2018-Aug-18 - It's that time again! Stanley will be hosting it's annual Labour Day to-do during the weekend of September 1st and 2nd, and everyone's invited. Debert pilots are encouraged to come out any time during the day on the 1st and/or the 2nd for the quick half hour flight over to Stanley for some great food, sights, and conversation. Click here for more information, and hopefully we'll see you on the Labour Day weekend for a fly-out to Stanley!

2018-May-21 - The biggest airshow in the Maritimes will be held this summer in Summerside during the weekend of August 25th and 26th - why not plan to do something really cool and attend the show as a fly-in GA aircraft? The process is simple - just contact the air show folks a week or two beforehand letting them know what day you plan to attend, and they'll send you all the info you need. Let's try and get a good showing of some of our Debert pilots at this year's airshow! Click here to find more details about how to attend.

2018-Aug-09 - Last minute announcement for all you pilots out there! Havelock airport is holding their 2018 Open House on August 11th and 12th, and it promises to be an exciting weekend. Join us out at the Debert airport essentially any time Saturday the 11th (or the morning of Sunday the 12th), top up the tanks, and head out for the approximately one-hour flight to the beautiful Havelock-Petitcodiac region! Click here for more info, and we hope to see you this weekend for the fly-out!

2018-Jul-29 - All pilots are encouraged to come out to the Debert Airport on the morning of Saturday, August 4th between 9:00am and 12:00 noon to be part of a fly-out for lunch at the Cable Head Airpark. The airpark is located on PEI and has two beautifully kept grass strips (the longest being 4200 feet), and it's an absolute joy to fly into and out of (*Remember to use 123.2 for communication!). Click here to find out more details about the airpark, and we hope to see you on the morning of August 4th!

2018-Jul-15 - Calling all pilots! Join up with us bright and early on the morning of Saturday, July 28th at CCQ3 for a fly-out to the Moncton Airport. The nice GA folks there are hosting a free coffee and muffins get together at their hangar that morning between 9am and 11am, and all are welcome. To find their hangar, taxi off onto the taxiway at the threshold of runway 29, and it's the second hangar on the left (taxi in and around the hangar - there's lots of space to park your plane). Circle the date on your calendar, and we hope to see you there!

2018-Feb-12 - All pilots (and families and friends) are invited to attend a breakfast-brunch-lunch fly-in at Scottsfield on June 24th between 8am and 2pm local time. Besides being a fun day and a "Gathering of the Clans", the organizers want to acknowledge the 40 year flying career of Ernie McLean and the valuable and tireless effort that he has contributed to the flying community in the Maritimes. For an added interest they plan to have antique and sports cars on display courtesy of the local auto clubs. They are expecting between 30-50 aircraft and ATC for the Scottsfield strip will be on 123.2. If you wish any further information you may contact Peter Forbes at peter.forbes@nb.aibn.com. Debert pilots - plan on heading out to the Debert airport bright and early on the morning of June 24th for a fly-out to the Scottsfield Airpark!

COPA 188 Meeting

2018-May-15 - The busy season for flying and upcoming flying club social commitments is approaching with Debert and Stanley events already scheduled. We are hoping to schedule a breakfast fundraiser soon for our COPA for Kids which would be the marquee event for our flight. We are going to start out with an initial meeting at the flying club on Tuesday, May 29 at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome whether they are a Flight 188 member, a COPA member, or someone considering joining in the future! Please contact Derek Shiers for more information.

Stanley fly-in breakfast

2018-Apr-15 - Stanley Sport Aviation is hosting their annual fly-in breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, May 19th and 20th from 8:00am until noon each day. There will be a Recurrency Safety Seminar on Saturday, May 19th at 13:00 hours, and the NASCAR All Star Race will be on the big screen at Stanley that evening! All Debert pilots should plan to head over to Stanley early that Saturday or Sunday (or both days for that matter - the only thing better than one pancake breakfast is two). Lets show some strong support from the Debert contingent - we hope to see you there!

2018-Feb-11 - The Truro Flying Club Annual General Meeting is DELAYED until April 3rd because the President of the Board is away for work until then. The meeting convenes at 7PM. This is a "Three Director Year", which means we should be prepared to elect 3 directors to replace the 3 that have reached the end of their 2 year terms. Please plan to attend and please consider nominating someone for the Board of Directors that you think would act in the best interest of the Club and members if elected.

2018-Mar-04 - There will be spotter training for the 2018 Fire Patrol season. It will be held here at the Club on Sunday, March 18th at 1:30pm. If you’re interested please advise Denyse or Mergim.
Are you or someone you know interested flying fire patrol (Must have 300 hours or more)? Are you a Commercial Pilot in need of an instructor rating? Contact the Truro Flying Club today - 902 662 2228.

2018-Jan-24 - Debert has an automated weather service! Effective January 19th, 2018, CCQ3 now has it's own AWOS station. When you're ready for your departure or arrival weather info for Debert, you can now dial in 122.275 to receive weather info for the field (including your altimeter setting!).