On Tuesday September 23rd, Sarah Freemark from CTV Ottawa Morning Live aired promos for Fly Day 2014 and the Ottawa Flying Club.
The 56th Annual Fly Day is just a week away. Next Saturday, September 27th, the Ottawa Flying Club and the Ottawa Rotary Club are hosting the annual Fly Day charity event. At Fly Day, people from the Ottawa area can take 20-minute sightseeing flights over the city. The cost is $40 per person, and the flights are provided by Ottawa Flying Club, Rockcliffe Flying Club and other local pilots. Fly Day is a wonderful opportunity to see the nation’s capital from the air and is a popular event for families, with proceeds benefiting the Ottawa Rotary Home, long known for offering short-term respite care to families who have children with disabilities.
What’s Fly Day like? Click to check out this video.
(please note that Fly Day is a weather-dependent activity. No rain date is scheduled)
At Fly Day 2014, this year to be held on September 27th, people from the Ottawa community can take 20-minute sightseeing flights over the city. The cost is $40 per person, and the flights are provided by Ottawa Flying Club pilots. Fly Day raises funds for the Ottawa Rotary Home, which provides respite care to families of children with physical disabilities. Fly Day is a wonderful opportunity to see the nation’s capital from the air and is a popular event for families. Check back for more details and features as the site develops. For updates, visit this site or follow us on Twitter at ottawaflyday or, if you’re not on Twitter, you can still receive Fly Day updates via SMS by texting follow ottawaflyday to 21212 in Canada.
The fall season for the Ottawa Flying Club is also synonymous with Fly Day! Saturday September 28th to be exact was a very important date for our club. Not only does it demonstrate our flawless operations, it also showcases our club, our volunteers and The Rotary Club of Ottawa which once again was our sponsored charity.
The day broke with some fog in the outlining areas which prevented a few visiting and participating aircraft to fly-in but that did not hamper the start of Fly Day as scheduled with our first flight just after 9 AM. The sky was blue till the eye could see with a CAVOK forecast for the entire day! A total of 16 aircraft and +40 volunteers helped make Fly Day one of the best on record. As the last flight touched down at 17:15 pilots had taken up 313 people and helped raise over $11,000 for The Rotary Club of Ottawa!
Hundreds of hours were spent organizing this event but in the end it would not have been such a success without all of the volunteer pilots, marshallers and passenger escorts. Special thanks also go out to the MacDonald-Cartier International Airport Authority, Nav Canada, Ottawa Flying Club Management, OFC Dispatch, Frank Schilder (Fly Day Load Master), Rob Schwartz and team (Fly Day Air Bosses), Paul Wagner (Lead Marshall), Peter Luff (Lead Passenger Escort), Charlene Mathias who surveyed the patiently waiting public, and also the numerous Algonquin College students who participated.
Enjoy the remainder of the fall flying season. Stay tuned for news of next year’s event!
Julie Marion and Marc Desjardins
Fly Day Event Coordinators
A flight over Ottawa for only $40!!! WOW!!!!!! And all going to a great cause… weather promises to be fall spectacular..Come enjoy!!!!! http://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/on-118_metric_e.html
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Hope to see you there!
Sarah Freemark of CTV Morning Live did a great job in doing promos for Fly Day which aired on Tuesday September 23rd. Here are the YouTube links to those promos!!