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Fly with dad this Father’s Day

Local residents will have the opportunity to take dad to a unique event on his special day.

The Lloydminster Flying Club is putting on their annual Father’s Day pancake breakfast, with Border City Aviation offering short flights for attendees, both children and adults alike.

According to Erwin Warkentin, Chief Flight Instructor with Border City Aviation, the annual event has been going on for around 30 years now.

The breakfast will run from 8:00-11:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 19, during which people will be taken up by local pilots in several different planes, on a first come, first serve basis.

Warkentin indicated that pre-booking for the event is not available, and they can typically do about 100 flights; the planes can accommodate up to 3 additional people at a time.

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The flights are free and part of the breakfast fee of $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12, and children under the age of 6 can have breakfast for no charge.

Warkentin says that the event aims to promote aviation among the kids that attend.

The funds from the breakfast used to cover the cost of putting on the event, as well as going back into the Flying Club, and towards COPA for Kids (Canadian Owners & Pilots Association).

This year the format is changing slightly in that interested flyers will report to the hanger at the east end of the airport.

All participants must sign a waiver prior to flying.

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