FLIGHTS FOR KIDS
Every year at the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu airport we hold a celebration dedicated to all things aviation. In 2019 more than 270 local youth signed up to discover the world of flight and were given the chance to take to the air.
This initiative of the APPH, in partnership with the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) allows youth between the ages of 8 and 17 years old to be initiated into the mysteries of aviation, giving them the opportunity to take their place in the cockpit of an aircraft in flight. This is undoubtedly a memorable experience.
Participants also gain a better understanding of the technology and the science of flight, and get to see that perseverance and hard work can lead to achieving a pilots license. Many of the youth taking part will remember the experience for the rest of their lives.
Participation in this event is always free of charge, offered through the support of the APPH, COPA, and a team of volunteers.