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AFC’s First Flights for Kids 2017 Report

This year’s AFC’s First Flights for Kids event was held on Saturday June 17.  Our club gave 119 kids their first taste of flight in a small airplane.  The weather was excellent and everything went well.

In addition to our awesome pilots and volunteers, our partners, Coastal Pacific Aviation, Conair, 861 Silverfox Air Cadet Squadron and NavCan tower staff all contributed to the event’s success.  Thanks to everyone!

Next year will be our 10th year and we will be looking once again for club members to come together to provide this experience to lucky children from the community and surrounding areas.

The following links will take you to pictures from the event (with a few samples below):

Thanks again and see you at next year’s 10th anniversary event on June 16!


Ron Becker & Mark Thibault
AFC’s First Flights for Kids

First Flights for Kids 2016

Our First Flights for Kids event on September 10th was a success with 109 kids flown.  After having to cancel the June event due to weather, we all were very thankful for getting the weather we needed for scenic flights.

We had 7 aircraft participating which included AFC’s Cessna 172N, AFC’s Piper Archer, Ken Funk’s Mooney Ovation, Chris Hibbert’s Bellanca Super Viking, Arvid Isaak’s Cessna 182, Rene Robertson’s Pacer and Gerry Visser’s Piper Saratoga.

Everything went very smoothly and the participants all enjoyed the experience according to reports as they departed and from feedback left on our Facebook and website pages.

Massive thanks to all the many volunteers and participants for helping us make this another special day.  Thanks as well to both Conair and Coastal Pacific Aviation for their continued support in allowing us to use their ramp space and classroom facilities respectively.

Here are links to the picture galleries from the event:


AFC Winter 2016 Pool Tournament

The finals of the Friday night pool tourney were played on March 4. Eight teams of two started a month ago in the double knock out contest.  Bevan Tomm and Richard Bauch went undefeated to reach the finals.  Steve Stewart and Gerry Crapo came back after losing their first match back on Feb. 5.  Won their semi- final match vs Clark Closkey and George Elder.  Bevan and Richard defeated Steve and Gerry two games straight to take the trophy for 2016.   Thank you to all the teams for their fair play . Thank you to Barb Renkers for setting up the tournament.