The meeting convened with close to 30 pilots in attendance and another 50 attending remotely via our Facebook Live Stream. The meeting covered general business and included some updates from the Directors on what is happening in GA in the various regions of the province. The current board will remain in place by acclimation and we are an motivated as ever to continue serving our members and the GA community in BC.
After the business portion of the meeting the group was treated to an update from BC COPA Director and Chairman of COPA Dave McElroy as well as a very inspiring presentation made by Kamloops Airport Manager Heather McCarley. Heather talked about the growth in Kamloops and what she has done to encourage, support and promote general aviation at her airport.
After the presentations, members were invited to participate in a tour of the Pacific Region Flight Information Centre (Pacific Radio) and Kamloops radio. This tour was hosted by Nav Canada's Dale Maher and it was a great opportunity for some BCGA members to get a behind the scenes look at what goes into weather briefings, flight planning and providing service to a busy rural airport.
We wish to thank all the members that were able to attend and the volunteers that made this meeting a success. In particular we wish to thank Arthur Loring, BCGA Okanagan Director and Vice President of the Kamloops Flying Club for taking the bull by the horns and hosting a great event.
The time and date for next year's meeting will be announced in the summer.