COPA for Kids was so successful adults said there should be a day for adults who may have ridden in big planes but not in small ones.
On September 28, 2013, at the Beaverlodge Airport COPA Flight #184 introduced 59 kids to small airplane flight. It was a total success graded on safety and fun.
Credit goes to:
- Parents for bringing their young people to the airport to let them share the excitement of flying. Oh, and for reading the rules and procedures and following all needed protocols.
- The kids for sharing their joy, coping with anxiety (a very few) and turning it to excitement and like their guardians, listing to the instructors and responding to the pilots.
- The pilots who donated the cost of the flights in exchange for the grins on everyone, including themselves.
- Volunteers who spent hours in advance, all of September 28, 2013 and clean up time later. Unsung too often, these were the folk who took a bright idea and made it happen.