Manitoba is an incredibly diverse province to see from the air! Farmland, grassland, desert, ancient beaches and dunes from Lake Agassiz, mountains - the Turtles, Ducks, Porcupines, and Riding Mountains, marshes, lakes - small and very large, rivers - small and majestic, parklands, the Canadian Shield, the Artic coastline, the tundra - the diversity of the landscape is incredible. And then there are the communities. Farms, villages, towns, First Nation reserves, cottage country, cities, remote places accessible only by air, mining communities - each with their own attractions. There is also great diversity in the airports, aerodromes, and other sites where aircraft operations might take place - an international airport, private grass strips, community airports, water aerodromes, 100,000 lakes many of which are suitable for floatplanes and amphibians, an international military training base which is also open to recreational aircraft, snow covered fields and lakes, .... Completion of the Manitoba Aviation Tour requires visiting at least 14 airports, at least one in each of the 8 tourism regions in Manitoba.
Five of the 14 visits must be at the sites of the COPA Flights organizing the Tour, each is in different tourism region.
Flight 138 in Russell is in the Parkland region,
Flight 162 in Shoal Lake is in the Western region,
Flight 145 in Morden is in the Pembina Valley region,
Flight 35 is in Winnipeg, and
Flight 103 in Lac Du Bonnet is in the Eastern region.
Each visit will require documentation of the visit itself and documentation of an event taken in or an attraction visited. There are many places to get this kind of information; your registration package, Tour events will be listed on this site, many communities and events have web sites, and Travel Manitoba and Manitoba Homecoming 2010 are rich sources of information, see the Links page. Beauty is really in the eye of the beholder, attractions are everywhere in Manitoba, they are not restricted to those listed in the Tourism Manitoba publications. Likewise with events, many small, local events occur all around the province without a lot of advertising.