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First Flights for Kids



Capture a sunset, Ride with the wind.
Taste freedom only the eagle has known.
For yours is the freedom of knowing you have flown.

The Event

  • When:  Saturday June 6, 2015.
  • Where: The Abbotsford Flying Club (click here for a map).  Actual event will be next to the airport fence to the east of the clubhouse.
  • Cost: FREE! No charge.
  • Registration:  Registrations for the June 6th even are full and the Wait List is also full.
  • Details: Click here for specific event details for those who’ve registered.

Who can Fly

  • Age – Children ages 7 to 13
  • No Previous Flying Experience in a Small Airplane – Children who have never flown before in a small light airplane (e.g. Cessna, Piper, etc.) are eligible. Having flown in a big jet (e.g. WestJet, Air Canada) before is ok as we don’t consider their big jets small nor light.

What’s Included

  • Ground School – The children will receive a short ground school session where they will learn about flight safety and the basics of flight in a fun and easy way.
  • Flight – The children (no parents/guardians) will be flown for approximately 15 minutes locally over Abbotsford and surrounding area. The flights will be done by friendly, experienced and fully-licensed pilots in small light aircraft.
  • Certificate – The children will receive a certificate printed with their name and their pilot’s signature after their flight.

More Information

  • Event Details – more information for those who have already registered.
  • Liability Waiver – Please read prior to the event.  Parents/Guardians will be required to sign the waiver at the event before their children can fly.
  • Event Poster – please post wherever you can to help us promote our event.
  • Please bookmark this page and check back for updates to ensure you have all current information.

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any additional questions using our e-mail address below:


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Mark Thibault


Abbotsford Flying Club
30540 Approach Drive
Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5 Canada
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