Flying Club

Ms. Della began the “Flying Club” in September of 2013. We meet some Fridays at lunch, as well as other times for specific activities. Feel free to join us if you have an interest in aviation in any way, shape or form!

See Activity Schedule for our meeting dates and see pictures of some of our adventures below that…

Scholarships:
There are many aviation scholarships available…   See: https://bccoast99s.com/scholarships/

2021-2022 Activity Schedule:

(Note: there are some flying dates scheduled, but it is very weather dependent. Those dates may end up cancelled and others, on weekends or after school, suddenly scheduled. Watch your email!)

Friday, October 1 Introductory meeting Intro to Ms. Della and each other; plans for the year
Friday, October 15 Quadcopter and Simulator Fun!
Friday, October 22 Pro-D: Activity for YOU & Food David and Janine Black – earn your Radio Operator’s License!
Friday, November 5 Aviation Lesson – How do things fly? Ms. Della
Thursday, November 11 Day off: Flights in Comanche out of Pitt Meadows Airport? Weather dependent; email Ms. Della to sign up
Friday, November 26 Guest Speaker & Food Kate Klassen – Unmanned Systems (Drones)
Friday, December 10 Christmas Party Gift Exchange and Goodies
Friday, January 7
Friday, January 21

Use simulators/quadcopters & CLUB PICTURE!

Note: YPK’s new Terminal Building is opening on Jan 26th!

Mr. Chee demo his drone?
Friday, February 11 Guest Speaker & Food Guy Miller – Pitt Meadows Airport Manager and former Military Pilot!
Friday, February 25 Pro-D: Flights in Comanche out of Pitt Meadows Airport? Weather dependent; email Ms. Della to sign up
Tuesday, March 4 Guest Speaker & Food TBA
Friday, April 1 Rocket Launches Weather dependent; email Ms. Della to sign up
Monday, April 11 to Thursday, April 14 Movie: Top Gun Popcorn provided
Friday, April 22 Field Trip on Pro-D: Pitt Meadows Airport (YPK) Pitt Meadows Tower and Terminal Building, Chris G’s Hangar with planes, Chris K’s mechanic shop, & Classic Aviation Sim?
Friday, May 6 Pro-D: Flying?
Friday, May 20 Guest Speaker & Food Fred Carey: CASARA
Friday, June 3 (evening) Movie Night? Maverick at Hollywood Three (Pitt Meadows)?
Friday, June 17 Year End Party & Food

Activity Ideas:

  • build a Magnus Effect plane (google)
  • fly drones in classroom and with Mr. Chee
  • flights in Mrs. Della’s Piper Comanche
  • Radio License Course and ground school lessons: http://www.airtimecanada.org
  • watch movies – Top Gun, Always, October Sky… others
  • field trips to aviation type locations (Pitt Meadows tower, YVR, …?)
  • simulator time (donated by flight school?)
  • fly kites; build model rockets and airplanes to fly
  • guest speakers (BCIT Aviation program, CASARA, Mission Aviation Fellowship, local RC club, ATC, military pilot, drone pilot, waterbomber pilot, aircraft mechanic, survival, navigation, …)
  • YVR to watch take-offs and landings at Flight Path Park (end of 26L)
  • Grouse Mountain: flights, airbus
  • Check out the cockpit of an airliner jet
  • Pitt Meadows pilot and youtuber: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UYCL1SgyBAVudD-3R5y3w
  • etc…
  • If you have any suggestions, feel free to email tdella@sd43.bc.ca

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