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CHANGES TO COPA’S PAYMENT PROCESSES – Effective October 1, 2023, the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) will no longer accept any form of payment other than credit cards for new memberships and for the renewal of memberships. Additionally, members are encouraged to select the “automatic renewal” option to ensure that your membership remains in good standing. Please note that COPA does not have access to credit card information. Your card details are held and protected by our payment system Stripe. This change will improve efficiency and reduce costs for the association and will ultimately help to fulfil our mission and better serve our members. Please note that COPA will still accept cheques for donations of $100 or more to the Freedom to Fly Fund and to the Flight Safety Foundation.

ADVOCACY UPDATES – August 10 the Canadian ADS-B mandate comes into effect in Class A airspace. COPA continues to engage with NAV CANADA and Transport Canada to promote the need to accommodate GA in future implementations of the mandate in other classes of airspace. Other advocacy efforts also continue to focus on BasicMed in Canada; 406 ELTs; Luxury Tax; NPA 2023-005; and other key issues. Keep following this section of our bi-weekly eFlight for updates as they happen.

EVENTS – Many General Aviation events are taking place this summer. Scroll down to find the closest event to you!

COPA FLIGHT SPOTLIGHT – COPA Flight 65’s Discover Aviation Vernon event was a no-go due to visibility issues brought on by forest fire smoke in the valley this past July 15. While disappointed, they have decided to reschedule for August 19. Thank you to all the volunteers and planning team members for your ongoing efforts to promote aviation within the Vernon surrounding area! Some of these volunteers include Rob McDicken, Marion Ross, Charles Ross, Melissa Hewson, Stuart McLean, Mike Hewson, Kensie Hewson, and Phillip Symanns.


Canadians at Oshkosh

More than 320 industry partners and members of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association gathered at a BBQ, hosted by Canada's largest aviation association, at AirVenture 2023. » 

Casey set to host AeroVenture in early September

Quebec’s CSQ4 aerodrome and water base on Lake Wet help provide access to unique event. » 

Scenes from Guelph Airpark BBQ bash

Aviation enthusiasts gather in Guelph for some sky-high fun. » 

Million Air Toronto Summer BBQ

Million Air at Buttonville Municipal Airport hosts tenants, student pilots, itinerant pilots and airport staff. » 


1946 Fleet Canuck, $70,000

Based in BC – TTSN 13,224, TT Since Complete overhaul in 2004: 824 hours. Prop TTSN: 1153 hrs last annual 15 April 2023. Engine: Continental C85-12J. Fleet Canuck Skis included. » 


Auster A-61, $37,500

Based in SK – Museum owned aircraft with valid C of A. Last flown May 20, 2023. Very good ceconite fabric condition and low time on engine. Engine alone is worth $30,000. » 


1998 Aeronca Champ, $64,500

Based in ON – Amateur built ( CAR STD 549), registered Coucou MR-01, Lycoming 0320 A1A, 335.8 TT, airframe 391.8 TT, PK 1800 floats good condition, wheels and skiis. » 


COPA Flight 7 Sarnia's SOAR 2023 (CYZR), Aug 11-13, 9am-4pm

Initially held as the Save Our Airport Rally in 2021, this fly-in (cruise-in, aerocamping) event has highlighted the need for ongoing awareness and support of local municipal airports. Members of COPA Flight 7 are actively preparing for another successful event renamed the Sarnia Ontario Airport Rally (SOAR). The purpose of SOAR is to showcase CYZR to southwestern communities, businesses and a potential commercial airline that would schedule flights to and from Sarnia Airport. Attendees will also get the chance to meet Cmdr. Chris Hadfield. » 

Ontario Helicopter Fly In (CNF4), Aug 12, 10am-3pm

First Ontario fly-in for the aviators of all brands and types of non-welded wing aircraft. Transport Canada to be presenting a safety seminar focused exclusively on rotary wing aviation. Will fulfill the 24-month recurrency requirement. » 

RVA Neuville (CNV9), Aug 12, 9am-3pm

All are welcome – door prizes and free hot dogs to those who fly-in! Contact rene.boisvert61@gmail.com if you would like more information. » 

COPA 162 Fly-out to Pierce Fly-in Picnic, Aug 12, 10am-2pm

Everyone welcome to join COPA 162 (Shoal Lake Flying Club) as they fly-out to the 16th annual Pierce fly-in picnic on Aug 12 .10am-2pm. The air strip is 1/2 mile SW of Beulah Manitoba, coordinates N50.15 W 101.03 , or #258 on the Mb grass airstrip map. There is no charge, just pack a lunch and come and join in. For more information: 204-568-4651 or email pierceken@icloud.com. » 

COPA Flight 27 – Havelock Flying Club Annual Fly-in (CCS5), Aug 12, 8am-7pm

The fly-in at Havelock, NB includes breakfast (8-10am); lunch (12pm) and steak BBQ (5pm). Location of the airport is at 1790 Rte 885, New Brunswick Havelock. For more information contact Steve Eastwick at 506-386-4120 or sdeastw@nbnet.nb.ca. » 

Gathering of the Classics (CNV8), Aug 12, 9am-3pm

Canadas largest classic wings and wheels. Edenvale Aerodrome,CNV8. August 12,2023 with August 13 as a rain date. Visit www.classicaircraft.ca for updates and arrival and parking protocols. Open to the public. Food and vendors at the show. » 

Lemberg Flying Club Fly-In Breakfast (CKJP), Aug 13, 7:30am-10:30am

This fly-in breakfast at Lemberg Airport (CKJ9) in Saskatchewan is being held in memory of Arnold Wolf who was a longtime COPA member. The event will include a car show held in town following breakfast. The price for breakfast is $10. Free admission to the Car Show. In case of rain, breakfast will be at the town hall. » 

COPA Flight 210's Wings and Wheels Fly-In, Aug 19, 10-4pm

Everyone is welcome to this walk-in, fly-in, drive-in! Discovery flights will be offered by COPA Flight 210/Portage La Prairie Flying Club. Location for the event is 901 8th St. NW, Portage La Prairie. Event will include static aircraft displays, classic car displays, 3CFFTSHelicopter Display, kids' activity and BBQ for purchase! »