The COPA Flight 10 directors submitted personal biographies and photos in the spirit of building relationships within our aviation community. We hope that our sharing may inspire more members to add their profiles to our blog.
Harold Fast – COPA10 Captain
Harold Fast, Spiritwood Sask. Veterinarian turned pig farmer. Founder of Fast Genetics (www.fastgenetics.com). Was fortunate to be able to use my plane for some business travel. Most flying is done in the three prairie provinces and into a NWT fishing lodge. Have made several trips to Mexico, one to Chile, a flying safari in a rented C172 in Australia, another planned this May around the UK (www.airsafarisint.com). Also planned, early in 2018, to circumnavigate South America, (www.givehopewings.ca), that one will be a major fund raising effort for Hope Air.
Len Sharp -COPA10 Co-Captain
Connie Peterson – COPA10 Finance
Connie has always been very proud to have called Saskatoon home. Being born and raised in Saskatoon her roots here run deep. After obtaining her diploma in Accounting she worked for a number of years in an accounting office before starting with Gregg’s Plumbing & Heating where she has remained for 23 years. Connie married Doug in 1986 and have two wonderful boys. Their family has always been very active with camping, fishing, snowmobiling and anything outdoors. It is through Doug that Connie has become involved in the flying community. Doug is the one with the pilot’s license, however Connie is his favourite navigator. They owned a Taylorcraft for a few years when they were first married and lived in Nipawin, however the move back to Saskatoon and two young boys forced them to sell the plane and give up flying for a few years. By 2008 it was time to think about getting back in the air. Living on an acreage enabled Doug to build a runway on the back 40 acres, shortly after they built a hanger. All they needed now was an airplane. Connie kept saying they were building their field of dreams, “build it and they shall come”. In 2011 it finally happened, they took a two week vacation of sorts and together they built their airplane through the 2 week to taxi program, and were now the proud owners of a shiny red Glasair Sportsman. They have never looked back, having made numerous trips to the mountains, a couple to Vancouver Island and lots of trips to northern Saskatchewan especially in the winter on skis for ice fishing. Connie looks forward to her involvement with COPA Flight 10 and this brings with it.
Marc DeGirolamo -COPA10 Recording Secretary
Bill Garnett -COPA10 Director
Richard Smith -COPA10 Director
Cory Cox -COPA10 Director
Agnes Niyondezi -COPA10 Director