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COPA Bedford, PA Weekend Fly-In

by on May.24, 2021, under Flying

COPA region­al week­end fly-ins are back in busi­ness. Rhon­da Tom­lin­son, NE Region Gov­er­nor, assist­ed by Bethany Wardrop­per and their spous­es, orga­nized a week­end get­away at the Bed­ford PA, Omni resort. It was attend­ed by over twen­ty COPA mem­bers, who enjoyed per­fect weath­er for the event. There were all Cir­rus mod­els rep­re­sent­ed includ­ing an SF-50, with par­tic­i­pants from as far away as Flori­da as well as many from the North East.

The group flew in on Thurs­day, with two local cou­ples join­ing the group for a wel­come recep­tion that evening. On Fri­day morn­ing the group board­ed a bus and trav­eled to the Flight 93 memo­r­i­al in near­by Shanksville. The memo­r­i­al and muse­um were very inter­est­ing and extreme­ly mov­ing. After the tour, the group had lunch at a local Inn, the Lin­coln Cafe. This was fol­lowed by wine tast­ing at the Bel­la Ter­ra vine­yard tast­ing room, then shop­ping, and brows­ing in his­toric Bed­ford. That evening the group dined at the his­toric Jean Bon­net Tavern.

Sat­ur­day, we took advan­tage of the Omni Bed­ford resort, some played golf at the Don­ald Ross golf course, some enjoyed the Spa, some went back into Bed­ford for more shop­ping and lunch, some did some hik­ing, but all had a great day. That evening we had the final recep­tion and din­ner at the hotel.

Sun­day, morn­ing the group scat­tered across the coun­try either back to their home air­port or extend­ing their trip. It was anoth­er great region­al event with friends get­ting togeth­er again and new COPA friends being added. Rhon­da received a lot of ideas and vol­un­teers to orga­nize more get-togeth­ers in the near future. It was obvi­ous, that these COPA mem­bers missed the per­son­al COPA gath­er­ings and thor­ough­ly enjoyed them­selves at this one.


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