Capture a sunset, Ride with the wind.
Taste freedom only the eagle has known.
For yours is the freedom of knowing you have flown.
- When: <Postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic>. Check-In times begin at 8:30 AM and end at 12:00 PM approximately. Pre-registration required.
- 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: TBD.
- Details: Click here for specific event details for those who’ve registered.
Who can Fly
- Age – Children ages 7 to 14.
- No Previous Flying Experience in a Small Airplane or Helicopter – Children who have never flown before in a small light airplane (e.g. Cessna, Piper, etc.) or helicopter 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.
- 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.
- Pictures – Pictures of the children with their pilots will be shared after the event.
- 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.
Please contact us if you have any additional questions using our e-mail address below:
- 2019 – Children, General
- 2018 – Children, General
- 2017 – Children, General
- 2016 – Children, General
- 2015 – Children, General
- 2014 – Children, General
- 2013 – Children, General
- 2012 – Children, General
- 2011 – Children, General
- 2010 – Children, General
- 2009 – “100 First Flights for Kids” – Children , General
Past Event History
- 2019-06-15 – 115 kids flown. Thanks, everyone!
- 2018-06-16 – 145 kids flown. Fantastic job, everyone!
- 2017-06-17 – 119 kids flown today. Great job, everyone!
- 2016-09-11 – 109 kids flown in the event. Well done everyone.
- 2015-06-06 – We flew 132 kids today. Awesome job, folks!
- 2014-09-06 – We gave 125 children their first flights today. It was very fun. Thanks to everyone!
- 2013-06-15 – We flew 137 children today. That makes if over 500 children flown in the last 5 years. Massive thanks to everyone involved!
- 2012-06-09 – Over 100 children flown.
- 2011-06-11 – Another 100+ children flown. Thanks to everyone involved!
- 2010-06-12 – The event was another success with over 80 children given their first flights. Thank you to the volunteers and pilots donating their time and money. Thank you to the parents/guardians for allowing us to share our love of aviation with your children. Pictures will be available soon.
- 2009-06-13 – The event was a huge success and 106 children were given their first flights. The club hopes to repeat the experience next year. Check back to the club website periodically for more.