Prince Edward Flying Club (CNT7)

“Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute.” – Gil Stern

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News, Events, Other Happenings

2023 events and activities 

Check our Home Page for details on our 70th anniversary platinum celebrations. Seven decades of aviation history is a significant milestone, and we look forward to having the aviation community and our members join us in marking our special birthday. Stay tuned! 

2020 Picton Santa Claus Parade - Where spectators came to us!

With COVID-19 dominating the world in 2020, this year's night time Santa Claus Parade had something of a different twist. Instead of having floats parade in downtown Picton, organizers had participants set up displays at Loch Sloy. Spectators were then able to tour the various displays from the warm (and safely distanced) comfort of their vehicles. 

Below are pictures of:

- Club members Jackie and Jeff Douglass posing in front of our Club members' hangar

-  Beautiful night shot of the hangar, all decked out in Christmas style. Great job everyone and thanks to all who helped set up the display.


Air Cadets enjoy lunch on us

Members of the Mountain View Air Cadet Program were served up hot dogs, chips and delicious home-made cookies on July 22, 2019. This always-enthusiastic group listen attentively to Flying Club member, Mary Rae Main, who provided the group with some history and background on PEFC.

Video of presentation to the Air Cadets.


Father's Day Fly-in 2019

Our Father's Day Fly-in, always well attended, was another successful event this year, with 136 breakfasts served and 31 visiting airplanes.


Perfect formation!

Can't beat our hearty bacon & egg breakfasts

Will that be "cash or cash?"


MotoSocial wheels in for September 2018 breakfast

A group of Motocross bikers members stopped by our September Fly-in breakfast, all part of their cross-country travels. We were happy to have them join us for a hot breakfast on the unseasonably cool, late-summer morning!   

The MotoSocial is a friendly, welcoming monthly community event that offers motorcycle enthusiasts a host of activities in which to meet and socialize. Picton Airport was one of their destinations in early September.

Bike and Airplane - great pic!

Dave chats with two MotoSocial guests.


Tent City at the Picton Airport. 

Engines perfect formation.


Air Cadet BBQs ...always a crowd pleaser

2018:  Highlights of our ever-popular Air Cadet lunch.


2017: Who would think that feeding hot dogs, chips, pop and cookies to hungry cadets could be such a winning combination! It certainly was a big hit as the Club and Loch Sloy hosted the 2017 crew of budding pilots. A fun event to a very appreciative group of young aviation enthusiasts.

COPA 53 Father's Day Fly-in

Here's a few shots of our 2017 event. While this year's fly-in served up some fairly breezy conditions, and a chancy forecast for the afternoon, we were more than happy to welcome 100+ members and visitors


In 2016, the ever-popular COPA 53 Father's Day Breakfast Fly-in drew a great crowd, and we served 200+ breakfasts to pilots, passengers, other guests, and Club members. Here are few photos of the June 19th event!


Cooks are hard at work  


Tarmac begins to fill up

A happy Jeff Douglass on his quad! Click here for more snapshots of the 2016 Fly-in.


Stirring the Pot...Luck

You can't beat good friends and good food on a cool fall evening. That's exactly what was on the menu when 17 Club members got together on November 14, 2015 for a Pot Luck dinner in the Clubhouse.

From meatballs, chicken and chili, to desserts of all kinds to tempt both the palette and our stomachs, it was a wonderful way to celebrate the end of a great season of flying. Many Club members have made plans to head south for the winter and we wish them safe travels. In the meantime, here are a few pics to share.

Thanks go to Jackie and Jeff Douglass for their help in organizing the dinner, and setting up the tables and chairs. Thank you to Lorraine Willson for  the mini Christmas-themed table decorations.

Vintage Wings Stopover at Flying Club

A great day of looking at history, with members and visitors alike enjoying a summer visit by Vintage Wings Canada and their WWII aircraft. Check out the coverage from  


Getting the Jump on 2015 Father's Day Fly-in 

There was a slight twist to this year's COPA 53 Father's Day Breakfast Fly-in. It was held a week early!

Due to some scheduling challenges and runway closures, our Father's Day event was pushed up to June 14th. However, the weather was clearly on our side as we served up more than 100 breakfasts. Thank you to all pilots and passengers for attending, and a special shout-out to our members for your help and support. 

Social Activities

Other events such as monthly Fly-in Breakfasts give Club members and guests a chance to regularly socialize and meet other pilots. Our annual June COPA Flight 53 Fly-in is always a well-attended event. Same goes for the Canada Day pot luck dinner.

Our Flying Club's COPA 53 Fly-in Breakfasts are held the second Sunday of every month from 8 to 10:30 a.m from April through to November. For more details on Club activities, contact Jackie Douglass:


Club News:  COPA for Kids 

Check out our COPA for Kids page for highlights of this annual event. The program is designed to help encourage young people to explore the wonderful world of aviation.