Over 70 planes arrive at Goderich Sky Harbor Airport

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Seventy-three Trillium Aviators aircraft touched down at Sky Harbor Airport in Goderich on Thursday, August 5.

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The Trillium Aviators are a group of pilots who flew to various airports for lunch, but when COVID-19 hit, unfortunately all the restaurants at the airport closed.

Ivan Kristensen from Guelph came up with the idea of ​​packing a lunch, a lounge chair and flying to a chosen airport. The group started with a few friends in the Kitchener area and now numbers over 100 pilots.

The group flew to Gore Bay, Stratford, Chatham, Stanhope, Hanover, Midland, Lindsay and other places. With the lifting of restrictions, Goderich became the second fly-in held this year.

Gustavo (Gus) Corujo.

The invitation to Goderich went out on Monday and Wednesday night there were 56 planes and 80 confirmed people. With sunny weather, more and more pilots took advantage of a beautiful day to fly with Goderich as their destination.

Before lunch, Taylor Lambert, Chairman of the Airport Task Force, greeted the Trillium Airmen at Sky Harbor Airport.

Goderich Mayor John Grace praised the town and said it was a very successful event at the local airport.

Huron County Reeve Glen McNeil, also mayor of ACW, told the audience the turnout had been fantastic and he wanted everyone to enjoy what the area has to offer.

Visitors received Goderich gift bags with Huron County vouchers to pilots; many are sure to return.

In addition, the COPA 45 presented a variety of aircraft including a Cessna 140, 170 and some 172, a Cavalier, a Lancair II, a Pietenpol, a Cub, a Mooney, an ultralight Zenith 701, a Piper Archer and a Cherokee.

COPA 45, the Town of Goderich, the Municipality of ACW and the County of Huron took advantage of such an event to showcase Sky Harbor Airport.

Aerial view of Goderich Airport.  Gustavo (Gus) Corujo.
Aerial view of Goderich Airport. Gustavo (Gus) Corujo.

The next Trillium Aviators flight will be at Hanover Airport on August 15th.

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