COPA Flight 8's People & Planes
Here are some photos of COPA Flight 8's members' planes. There are also photos of planes that some members used to own, too.
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2006 model Cessna T182T Turbo Skylane C-FFZQ bought by John Kenny in 2008 and based at Gatineau Airport. Flown by COPA President Kevin Psutka 2008-present.
Michael Dixon & Nathalie Huard's PA-22-160 Tri Pacer tailwheel conversion on skis at the Lac Heney Fly-in 2008
Ned Gravel flying his Mooney M20E Super 21 C-FSWR at 7500’ over the Bruce Peninsula headed to Killarney (CPT2)
Ned Gravel and his 1965 model Mooney M20E Super 21 C-FSWR refuelling
Tony Hunt with his 1977 model Beech Baron B55 C-GXOY, which he owned from 2002-2005
Tony Hunt and C-GXOY found themselves in some interesting places, like Demming New Mexico
2000 model Cessna 182S Skylane C-FBEK owned by John Kenny 2006-2008 and based at Gatineau Airport. Flown by COPA President Kevin Psutka 2006-2008.
Tony Hunt's Aviat Husky C-GTHY turns up it some interesting places!
Cessna 177B Cardinal C-GEYQ which was owned by John Quarterman, Terry Begin, Mike James and Ron Pepper until they sold it in the fall of 2005. It was seen here at the Smiths Falls Fly-in in 2004
Piper PA-28-140 C-FGJB was owned by Darin and Lisa Graham between June 2001 and May 2007
Cessna 150M C-GTLL was owned by Peter and Debra Ceravolo from 1998 to 2007
A Canadian classic - a 1946 Fleet Model 80 Canuck. CF-DQM is owned and flown by Darin and Lisa Graham. They have recently moved the aircraft to New Zealand. The aircraft has its own website
This is the Piper Colt PA-22-108, CF-NDS, that was owned by JP Seguin and Mike Shaw until 2012.
1970 model American Aviation AA-1 Yankee Clipper C-FBVQ owned by Adam Hunt and Ruth Merkis-Hunt between 2004-2007
1967 model Cessna 182K C-FVSO that was owned by COPA 2001-2006, flown by Kevin Psutka and Mark Psutka.
Jon Buchanan's 1971 model Cessna 177B Cardinal seen at Carp Airport.
The 1952 Beechcraft C35 Bonanza that used to be owned by COPA General Manager Bill Peppler.
This Aeronca Sedan 15AC was owned by Mike Masek and Mike Shaw in the late 1970s. It was unusual in that it had crosswind landing gear. The main gear castered allowing landing with several degrees of crab.
Cessna 150 C-GMIO that was owned by Adam Hunt between 1985-90. This shot was taken by now COPA Flight 35 Winnipeg Captain Harry Wiebe near Steinbach MB
A Stinson 108 that was flown by Mike Shaw a few times. He almost bought it, but the deal fell through over problems importing the aircraft from the USA
Chuck O'Dale's passion, C177B, C-GOZM (Chuck GO ZooM). Trips Chuck and his Cardinal have taken to explore meteorite craters can be viewed on the RASC Ottawa website.
Yves Gelinas' Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee C
Here is a photo of Terry Cooper's "old" plane. C-FYHU is a 1960 PA-24 Comanche 180 that he has owned since Nov. of 2000.
Terry Cooper goes flying with C-GMPH - his Comanche 180
Terry Cooper flies a new four-year-old convert to flying from Rockcliffe
Tony Hunt's Husky C-GTHY sitting on a bush-strip in Idaho during the summer of 2005
DFE Ascender III-C C-IZZZ owned and flown by Adam Hunt and Ruth Merkis-Hunt from 2001-2005.
Lazair Series II C-ICKY restored by Adam Hunt and Ruth Merkis-Hunt between 1998-2000. This is the "after" photo, when it was ready for first flight.
Just to show that Flight 8 members fly all kinds of aircraft - Adam Hunt flying his APCO Starlite 26 paraglider at Cochrane AB in 1991. Adam flew this paraglider between 1991 and 1998.
Lazair Series II C-IASW restored by Adam Hunt and Ruth Merkis-Hunt between 1998-2000. This photo shows it "before" restoration.