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  • 15/06/2022 9:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


  • 04/06/2022 11:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    COPA APPRECIATION AWARD 2022 – CHRIS HANSEN

    The Board of Directors of the Courtenay Airpark Association is pleased to announce that Mr. Chris Hansen, who has been a member of the Airpark since the late 1980s and a former member of the Airpark Board of Directors, has been selected for a 2022 COPA Appreciation Award.  This prestigious award is conferred annually to a group or aviator who has made a significant contribution to the support and promotion of flying in Canada. 

    Chris was nominated for this year’s award in recognition of the unwavering dedication, commitment and support that he has provided to the Airpark over many years, both as a former member of the Board and as a volunteer for a wide range of Airpark activities.  He volunteers his time year-round to ensure good grounds and facilities maintenance and spares no effort to keep the Airpark looking its best. He also provides continual management and coordination of the Airpark’s computer and surveillance camera systems, helps local businesses when they need to access or operate around the Airpark, and represents the Airpark annually at the Comox Valley Exhibition. In addition, he promotes aviation to aspiring pilots in the local area through fundraising and familiarization flights, and willingly shares his vast experience as a military, commercial and private aviator. Moreover, as many of you know, he is always the first to lend a helping hand to any of our members in need.      

    The Appreciation Awards will be a highlight of the banquet to be held on 25 June at the COPA Fly-In and Aviation Exhibition being hosted this year in St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. Please join the Board of Directors in congratulating Chris for his selection for the COPA Appreciation Award and for bringing great credit to himself and to the Courtenay Airpark.

    Ray Henault

    President

    On behalf of the Airpark Board of Directors

  • 17/04/2022 4:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please note that the Park Cafe will close on Friday 22 April 2022, until further notice.

  • 13/04/2022 8:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The BC Floatplane Association offers a scholarship towards a seaplane rating each year.

    For details and information on how to apply, click on link below.

    BCFA Scholarship






  • 13/04/2022 8:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A new (April 2022) PowerPoint Presentation on revised VPTC  information for the Nanaimo airport, has been provided by NavCanada/PrepAIR. The file (requires .pptx viewer) can be accessed on the 'Links' page or here.

  • 16/03/2022 3:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    RCMP RESCUE TRAINING AT THE COURTENAY AIRPARK


    The Courtenay Airpark was the site of some very specialized training during the week of 21 to 25 February 2022.

    Over the course of the week, Emergco Aerospace, a Canadian company based in Vancouver, BC, provided Human External Cargo (HEC) rescue training for the RCMP Comox Air Section and the Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team (ERT). The training, conducted at the Airpark and at Smits Field, provided the RCMP pilots and ERT members from across Vancouver Island with the skills necessary to conduct external helicopter-borne rescue and evacuation operations in difficult and often inaccessible environments.

    The training included classroom work, static harness training and specialized external long-line training, using the Comox Air Section’s Airbus H-125 helicopter flown by RCMP pilots. The HEC training, which certified seven members of the Vancouver Island ERT and the local RCMP pilots, was successfully completed on 25 February.

    The Courtenay Airpark was delighted to host the training in their facilities, and is proud to have contributed to a skills-building undertaking that will benefit those who may find themselves in distress across Vancouver Island (and elsewhere, if needed).


    Ray Henault

    President


    For,

    The Board of Directors

    Courtenay Airpark Association

    100 – 20thStreet

    Courtenay, BC V9N 8B1



  • 28/02/2022 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Due to issues with the pipes that connect the Airpark fuel station with the dock, 100LL fuel is no longer available at the dock. As of now, the pipes are not planned to be replaced. A notam has been posted and the CFS (Water) will be amended in due course.

  • 14/01/2022 5:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AIRPARK ASSOCIATION

    NOTICE TO MEMBERS 

    TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF FLOATPLANE RAMP

     

     

    Dear Airpark Members.

     

    1. Please be advised that the recent rain & snow stormsKing Tides and 

     

    heavy water flow in the Airpark waterway have damaged the floatplane 

     

    ramp and rendered it unusable until repairs can be done. Work is currently

     

    underway to fully assess the damage and develop a repair plan with an  

     

    appropriate contractor.  In the meantime, the floatplane ramp has been 

     

    NOTAM’d closed.  All floatplane operators are advised not to use the 

     

    floatplane ramp until further notice.

     

     

    2. Also, please be aware that the access gate to the floatplane ramp was 

     

    damaged by a City of Courtenay vehicle in the course of the most recent 

     

    snowstorm.  City workers advised the President of the Airpark Association 

     

    today that repairs to the gate will be done by the City as soon as the

     

    contractor (Tower Fence) is available.

     

     

    3. Members will be advised when the repairs to the access gate and 

     

    floatplane ramp have been completed.

     

     

    Board of Directors

    Courtenay Airpark Association

    14 January 2022

     

  • 29/06/2021 6:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Texada Fly-in, Texada Aeropsace Camp as well as other island events are cancelled again this year. Excerpt from website:

    It has been decided to cancel all TACT 2021 summer events. This includes Texada Aerospace Camp, Texada Fly-In and Fly-In Fling, Texada Blues and Roots Festival, Texada Artist Studio Tour, and Run the Rock. Sandcastle Weekend has also been cancelled this year. We plan to return with all summer events in 2022, see you then!

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Courtenay Airpark Assn.
1-110 20th St.
Courtenay, BC   V9N 8B1

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