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How to stay current as a pilot – Winter imposes additional challenges to recreational flying with adverse weather and shorter days, and during this time all pilots should make a strategy to remain current and proficient. Transport Canada have published a brief, 5 minute read on ensuring currency as a pilot, and more information on maintaining currency and proficiency can be found here.

Call for volunteers for the COPA Scholarship Selection Committee – Want to give back to general aviation? We’re looking for leaders – like you – to volunteer as a selection committee member for our upcoming scholarship cycle. COPA scholarships help Canadians pursue their PPL’s, advanced flight training, and big flying goals. If you are a COPA member with an interest in serving our community, willing to get trained on our scholarship management tool, can remain impartial, and are available for the early spring period to evaluate applications, please reach out to us at communications@copanational.org by November 13, 2023.

Share your flying stories and expertise – COPA is seeking contributing writers for our Flight magazine on areas related to aviation safety and knowledge, adventures and fun, regional activities and events, specialty flying, aircraft maintenance, and current general aviation affairs. Consider sharing your flying stories and expertise – email communications@copanational.org to get started.

New Member Benefit: Pilot Life 3-month free trial – COPA is happy to announce the latest addition to its member benefits, a 3-month free trial for digital logbook Pilot Life, proudly developed by a COPA member! Free trial includes access to Pilot Life PRO, with features including automatic nighttime tracking, logbook audit notifications and more. To claim your free trial, download Pilot Life here, create your account and profile, and e-mail hello@pilotlife.com with your name, email address, and COPA membership number.


Buttonville’s last days

A look at some of the winding down activities of both the management and tenants of Buttonville Municipal Airport, which is scheduled to close its doors forever on November 30, with tenants asked to vacate by November 15. » 

Business at Lake Simcoe Regional Airport continues to elevate

As air traffic volume continues to grow at Canada’s largest airport, local officials say the value of LSRA rises with it. » 

Northern Lights Aero Foundation Awards Gala

Scenes from the 14th annual Elsie MacGill awards gala at the Pearson Convention Centre. » 

Canadian pilot completes solo flight around world

Callum Wallace touches down at Burlington Executive Airport to complete Flight for Hope journey. » 


Hangar for Rent at CNY3, $675 monthly

Based in ON – Renovated hangar for rent at CNY3, Collingwood. 40-foot door width. New electric winch door system, new concrete floor, new electrical panel with independent service. » 


1942 DeHaviland DH82C, $130,000

Based in AB – Canadian Tiger Moth with 2010.5 TT, 680.1 SMOH, 183.2 SPOH, 1 hour since complete restoration in 2007 with range of work done, many spares including one good engine. » 


2011 Avsport Super Pacer, $75,000

Based in NS – Experimental float plane with 325 TTSN, Lycoming 0-320 160 HP, engine just completed a top overhaul, tricycle and tail wheel gear included, as well as floats. » 


Girls in Aviation Day

Date: Nov. 25, 10am-2:30pm
Location: Porter Hangar at Pearson International Airport, 6085 Midfield Road
Description: GIAD promotes various career paths and recreational pursuits within aviation to girls and young women through various crafts and activities. Registration required.

Ontario Aircraft Maintenance Conference

Date: Nov. 29-30
Location: Delta Hotel and Conference Centre, 655 Dixon Rd., Mississauga, ON M9W 1J3
Description: Join industry colleagues to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities facing the Ontario aircraft maintenance industry and explore ways to strengthen the industry. Join the 50th anniversary of the conference for industry exhibitions, training programs, professional development, and soft skills seminars.
Contact : cara@precisionaerocomponents.com.