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Ski-equipped planes flying into Huronia Airport Saturday

While weather dependent, COPA event gives residents a chance to check out airport and various planes that will be on the tarmac and in the sky
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Huronia Airport in Tiny Township ready to welcome residents for Saturday fly-in. Andrew Philips/MidlandToday

While the newly fallen snow will help area residents enjoy winter activities this weekend, the white stuff is even being welcome by the Midland area's Huronia Airport.

That’s because the local Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) is holding a fly-in event Saturday with a varied twist.

“We do have fly-ins throughout the year, this one is a little different because we slant it towards ski-equipped aircraft,” says COPA president William Snelgrove, adding the event is obviously heavily dependent on adequate snow.

Snelgrove says they usually get between 15 and 20 aircraft at events such as this one.

“We are bolstering that number with local airplanes parked on the ramp this year, so we could have 30,” he said.

“Keep in mind this is weather dependent. That means for our out-of-town friends we need visibility and cloud clearances.”

Snelgrove says events such as this one are just just a small part of what happens throughout the year at the airport, which is owned by the towns of Midland and Penetanguishene and Tiny Township.

“It’s a chance for locals to come see a part of what the airport is about,” Snelgrove says. “As well, it’s good exposure for a career path that is in high demand.”

And even without a plane, there’s a chance for attendees to get a birds-eye view.

“Usually our local aviation school participates in this event, and they usually offer first flights at a great rate,” Snelgrove adds.

Admission is free for the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also peameal on a bun, chili and hot coffee available to purchase.

Huronia Airport is located in Tiny Township at 20 Ed Connelly Dr.

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