Flight 10 Saskatoon
Advancing General Aviation through Cooperation
Our club is the local Saskatoon chapter of COPA National. COPA Flight 10 includes aviation enthusiasts of all ages and abilities! Members range from seasoned pilots who have logged thousands of hours to those with zero hours and who are just interested in flying. By bringing together aviators with varying levels of experience, we strive to improve knowledge, skill and safety in the greater Saskatoon aviation community and beyond.
We share a keen interest in the preservation, maintenance, promotion, and accessibility of general aviation to all.
We offer a platform for GA enthusiasts to experience Flying by Learning in Social settings and Sharing our freedom to fly. We host guest speakers the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from Spring to Fall we organize at least one fly out a month and offer a blog platform for members to share their adventures.
Saskatchewan Aviation Museum 5 Hanger Road on the east side of Saskatoon John G Diefenbaker airport CYXE
Coordinates: N52°10.25′ W106°42.00′
2nd Tuesday of the month at the Saskatchewan Aviation Museum and learning Center, 5 Hanger Road
The annual membership fees for the upcoming year are collected upon renewal or joining. Membership fees for the upcoming year are due by January 1 of the new calendar year.
New members may join at any time during the year and invoices will be prepared accordingly when you join.
The membership fees are as follows:
COPA Flight 10 Student – $20
students may be high school or post-secondary
students include those working towards a pilot’s license
COPA Flight 10 Individual – $40
COPA Flight 10 Family – $60
If you are not yet a member but you are ready to take that next step, here are some options . . .
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Come out to one of our events.
Join us as a guest at one of our meetings.
Complete the online registration form below and Connie (co-navigator) will make arrangements with you to complete your membership. Your membership becomes active when you pay your club fees.
$20 – COPA Flight 10 student
Our members are a diverse group who are interested in flying with friends to interesting destinations and sharing our flying experiences.
You do not need to own a plane or be a licensed pilot to join COPA Flight 10 but you may find that joining opens a whole new world of possibilities in the sky!
Examples of some of our group flights include Churchill Manitoba, Golden BC, Mount Rushmore South Dakota, Wetaskiwin Reynolds Museum and more.
Our club organizes regular aviation-related activities like:
- guest speakers
- group toursSTARS tour Feb 16 2013 026
- breakfast and lunch fly ins and fly outs
- “COPA for Kids” and “Young Eagles” fly days
- Big Brothers/Little Brothers, Big Sisters/Little Sisters of Saskatoon fly day
- annual northern fishing fly out excursion
- annual get togethers for members and families
These events are all opportunities for members to get together to fly, tell “tall tales,” problem solve and enjoy the camaraderie of people drawn together by a common interest.
- Be part of an active flying club – you do not need to own an aircraft or be a licensed pilot to join COPA Flight 10!
- Learn more about flying by being among a community of enthusiastic and inspiring aviators!
- Club events – guest speakers, aviation-related tours, refreshments
- Invitation to take part in all club events and excursions
- Invitation to take part in all fly outs (as pilot or passenger)
- Meet knowledgeable people with similar interests and enjoy great company!
- access to PPAC membership directory
- invitation to participate in our collective history by becoming an author on this blog
$60 Family | $40 Single | $20 Students Annually
Harold Fast, Spiritwood Sask. Founder of Fast Genetics www.fastgenetics.com. Most flying has been the three prairie provinces. Have made several trips to Mexico, one to Chile another to Alaska. As well a flying safari in a rented C172 in Australia and counter clockwise England, Scotland and Ireland www.airsafarisint.com. In 2018 joined a fund raising effort for Hope Air by circumnavigating Central and South America.
Len Sharp, owner of a small trucking company in Saskatoon, SK.. First time in an airplane was in 1985, a Cessna 170, was hooked but it took 23 years to get back into an airplane again. After getting a PPL in 2008 purchased a Cessna 182 and has flown it across Canada and some northern U.S. states on wheels and around central and northern Saskatchewan on floats. Enjoys participating in aviation events like COPA for kids, Fly a friend, or flying to the COPA National AGM.
Connie married Doug in 1986 and have two wonderful boys. Their family has always been very active with camping, fishing, snowmobiling and anything outdoors. It is through Doug that Connie has become involved in the flying community. Doug was the one with the pilot’s license, however Connie is his favourite navigator. They owned a Taylorcraft for a few years when they were first married and lived in Nipawin, however the move back to Saskatoon and two young boys forced them to sell the plane and give up flying for a few years. By 2008 it was time to think about getting back in the air. Living on an acreage enabled Doug to build a runway on the back 40 acres, shortly after they built a hanger. All they needed now was an airplane. Connie kept saying they were building their field of dreams, “build it and they shall come”. In 2011 it finally happened, they took a two week vacation of sorts and together they built their airplane through the 2 week to taxi program, and were now the proud owners of a shiny red Glasair Sportsman. They have never looked back, having made numerous trips to the mountains, a couple to Vancouver Island and lots of trips to northern Saskatchewan especially in the winter on skis for ice fishing. In 2018 Connie decided it was time for her to learn to fly and started working on her PPL. Connie had a big year in 2019, completing her PPL, retiring after 38 years and becoming a very proud grandma.