The Buttonville Flying Club currently hosts yearly (weather permitting) COPA for Kids events in our capacity as COPA Flight 44. The COPA for Kids Program is a free of charge aviation program that puts COPA member pilots together one-on-one with young people between 8 and 17 years of age to show them what aviation is all about and to give them an experience of being in the cockpit of an aircraft in flight.
Each hour-long experience includes a short ground lesson, a safety briefing, and a flight with a COPA member pilot! All participants will receive a certificate commemorating their flight.
In the past, the Buttonville Flying Club has also hosted EAA Young Eagles rallies, and current members are active volunteers in this program as well as the annual Girls Take Flight event at Oshawa.