A Pitts S-1S at the Les Faucheurs de Marguerites Fly-in 2006

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Greenville Splash-In

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COPA Flight 8 member André Durocher took his Seabee to the Greenville Splash-In over the 06-07 September weekend in Greenville, Maine. André sent these photos and a video, too!

The spash-in includes an "engine failure" spot landing contest, where the pilot who lands closest to the big red balloons wins!

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André Durocher landing his Seabee at the engine failure spot landing contest. André Durocher landing his Seabee at the engine failure spot landing contest. The closest to the big red balloons wins! André Durocher landing his Seabee at the engine failure spot landing contest. André Durocher landing his Seabee at the engine failure spot landing contest. André Durocher taxiing his Seabee.


Rockcliffe Canada Day Fly-in

COPA Flight 8 Webmaster Adam Hunt was at the edition of the Rockcliffe Flying Club's annual Canada Day event. As in past years the fly-in only attracted about half a dozen aircraft, despite the nice weather, although hundreds of people drove in for breakfast.

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Table sign at the Rockcliffe Fly-in Cessna 185 on amphib floats at the Rockcliffe Fly-in Zenair CH300 at the Rockcliffe Fly-in Piper PA-28-180 at the Rockcliffe Fly-in Stinson 108-1 at the Rockcliffe Fly-in Hummelbird at the Rockcliffe Fly-in Nanchang CJ6A at the Rockcliffe Fly-in


Maurice Prudhomme's Ottawa River Fly-in

COPA Flight 8's photographers, Michael Dixon and Nathalie Huard, were at Maurice Prudhomme's Ottawa River Fly-in, despite the warm weather. Michael reported:

Mo pulled his 25th fly-in off with a splash!! Actually, the runway was in good shape considering the previous day's weather. Mo had entertainment, his famous chili, a cake for the 25th and, as usual, many friendly pilots and friends. Nathalie preserved the day’s events with a variety of pictures for us to enjoy.

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Ice taxiway at Maurice Prudhomme's Ottawa River Fly-in 2014 Marshalling crew at Maurice Prudhomme's Ottawa River Fly-in 2014 Marshalling crew at Maurice Prudhomme's Ottawa River Fly-in 2014 Marshalling crew at Maurice Prudhomme's Ottawa River Fly-in 2014 Mooney M20 at Maurice Prudhomme's Ottawa River Fly-in 2014 Mooney M20 at Maurice Prudhomme's Ottawa River Fly-in 2014 Cessna 172 at Maurice Prudhomme's Ottawa River Fly-in 2014 Marshalling crew at Maurice Prudhomme's Ottawa River Fly-in 2014 Maurice Prudhomme's Ottawa River Fly-in 2014 Antique snowmobile at Maurice Prudhomme's Ottawa River Fly-in 2014 RV-8 at Maurice Prudhomme's Ottawa River Fly-in 2014 Fleet Canuck at Maurice Prudhomme's Ottawa River Fly-in 2014 Cessna 185 at Maurice Prudhomme's Ottawa River Fly-in 2014 Maurice Prudhomme's Ottawa River Fly-in 2014 Maurice Prudhomme and Maurice Baril Robinson R44 at Maurice Prudhomme's Ottawa River Fly-in 2014 Giant Tiger mascot at Maurice Prudhomme's Ottawa River Fly-in 2014 Cake at Maurice Prudhomme's Ottawa River Fly-in 2014 Robinson R44 at Maurice Prudhomme's Ottawa River Fly-in 2014


Ski Flying Practice

COPA Flight 8's Michael Dixon and Nathalie Huard have not been to any ski fly-ins yet this winter, but they have had their Piper PA-22-160 out for some practice on skis and Nathalie took some photos.

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Piper PA-22-160  in the hangar Piper PA-22-160 ski flying Piper PA-22-160 ski flying Piper PA-22-160 ski flying Piper PA-22-160 ski flying Piper PA-22-160 ski flying Piper PA-22-160 sunset



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