Fly-in, room dedication to honor Ron Cooper

John DeMings
Published on July 7, 2013

Pilots, friends and family of the late Ron Cooper gathered Saturday morning at a ‘memorial fly-in’ at Digby Annapolis Regional Airport.

The day, which began with a breakfast outdoors in warm sunshine, saw the dedication of the pilots’ lounge as ‘Cooper’s Cockpit’.

A plaque and photo in the lounge were unveiled by Warden Linda Gregory and Gordon Wilson, deputy chief administrative officer with the Municipality of Digby.

Cooper, a long-time pilot and Digby businessman, was a former manager of the airport, and a tireless promoter of the facility.

He was a founding member of the Civil Aviation Search and Rescue Association, but is also remembered for organizing a senior men’s softball team in Digby.

On the runway facing the airport building on the weekend was his former airplane, a Piper Cherokee 140.

He died in late January.