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COPA Discover Aviation Background Checks – For the Discover Aviation program, we have a requirement for any volunteer flying a minor to complete a background check. Effective August 2nd, COPA has added new acceptable forms of compliance. This includes background screening completed by municipal, provincial, First Nations and federal governments, as well as private businesses authorized to conduct checks (e.g., NEXUS or RAIC passes). Please visit copanational.org for more information.

Transport Canada Medical Consultation – Transport Canada are in the process of program modernization, including a review of the current medical certification process. One of the areas highlighted by this process is the delay due to suspensions to medical certificates deemed necessary by Transport Canada. TC is seeking suggestions on how the aviation medical examination process can better accommodate individuals with health conditions, to avoid the suspension of their medical certificate. Please send all comments, suggestions or questions by email to CivAvCAMModernization-modernisationMACAvCiv@tc.gc.ca before September 1, 2023. Note this email address is specifically for the consultation, specific cases cannot be discussed, and no confidential information should be shared.

Staying Safe During Wildfire Season – As wildfires engulf several areas around the country, it is critical for pilots to remain alert and keep up to date with changing weather and wind conditions. According to the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs 601.15), there is an automatic restriction of 3000’ AGL and 5 NM around any forest fire. If you see any smoke in the forest, please stay clear so firefighting aircraft can operate safely. To check for advisory and formal (CARs 601.16) NOTAMs, please visit plan.navcanada.ca/wxrecall plan.navcanada.ca/wxrecall.

COPA at Casey AeroVenture 2023, Sept 1-4 – Join COPA Flight 217 as they host their annual Casey AeroVenture fly-in this Sept 1-4 in Casey, Quebec (CSQ4)! COPA is a proud sponsor and will have a corn roast available for attendees. For the pilot who flew the furthest to AeroVenture, COPA is rewarding them with an aerial photo shoot from Air Canada’s photographer Célian Génier. If you’re attending visit the COPA booth to learn more

COPA at Aero Gatineau-Ottawa 2023, Sept 15-17 – COPA will have a special members-only booth at the Aero Gatineau-Ottawa 2023 air show where you can get preferred seating to view the air show. There are limited seats available in our tent and depending on capacity, members can bring up two guests.

COPA Flight Spotlight – On the weekend of July 8-9, 2023, COPA Flight 23 teamed up with the South River/Sundridge Flying Club to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the operation of CPE6, the South River/Sundridge Airport. The two groups hosted a joint fundraiser, and COPA Flight 23’s proceeds of this fundraiser (just over $1,000) was donated to the COPA Flight Safety Foundation. Thank you to the South River/Sundridge Flying Club, Dave Jenkins, and members of COPA Flight 23, including Gary Blanchett, Jordan Gorlick, Bill Carswell, Luc Beauchamp, Grant Bailey, Ron Cooke, Carol Cooke, Charles Pepin, Al Rivet, Ron Miner, Donna Miner, and many more

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 $100.00 or more to the Freedom to Fly Fund and to the Flight Safety Foundation.


Giant scale model fly in

The Kingston Radio Control Modellers received its SOC from Model Aeronautics Association of Canada to host the 35th annual Giant Scale Rally over two days with more than 65 pilots and 81 model aircraft. » 

Gathering of the classics in Edenvale

Edenvale hosts Canada's largest classic aircraft and classic car event. » 

Melfort airport to see repairs to runway

CJZ3 based in northeast Saskatchewan receives funding for runway and lights upgrades. » 

Upright holds first open house

Upright Aviation Academy in Burlington opens its doors to the aviation community and general public. » 


Piper Seneca 1973, $200,000

Based in NB – 6 passengers, counter rotating props, actual owner since 2011, last annual April 1, 2023, Total Time 5533 hours, ELT new March 2023, paint 2004, new seats and interior. » 


1973 7GCBC, $75,0000

Based in ON – TT 2660, O320 TSOH 1587, STC Mogas, Constant Speed Prop OH 2017, static and hangared winter, covered Spring-Autumn; Airwolf filter, block heater, annual May 2023. » 


1994 Maule MX7-160, $99,000

Based in ON – TT 1,500 since new, Lycoming O-320-B2D (carbureted), 74 Sensenich Fixed Pitch Prop (2 blade), four seats, Airframes Alaska Tailwheel, new hydraulic hoses. » 


Discover Aviation Events

Visit the COPA website for more information on Discover Aviation events taking place across the country. Join Flight 203 at Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport on Sep. 8, Flight 90 at the Bonnyville Flying Club on Sep. 9, Flight 139 at Westlock Airport on Sep. 9, Flight 73 at Huronia Airport on Sep. 9, and many more. » 

Columbia Valley Airport Annual Fly In – Fairmont, BC (CYCZ), Aug 26, 9-5pm

An interesting event for pilots and flight enthusiasts alike! CYCZ is maintained and operated by volunteers, and serves as a central location for medivacs, aerial forest fire fighting base for helicopters and fixed wing. Check out the different aircraft at this year’s fly in. » 

Thetford Mines Annual Fly-in – Thetford Mines, QC (CSM3), Aug 26, 9-5pm

A friendly meeting place for aviation enthusiasts. Various aircraft models on display and several aviation exhibitors’ booths. Hot dogs and corn will be served during the event. » 

20th Annual Fly-In and Drive-In – Seguin, ON (CNK4), Sep. 9, 10:30-3:30 pm

Live band, BBQ, aircraft rides, fun for the kids and whole family! New runway reopening! Location: 97 Airport Rd., Seguin, Ontario P2A 2W8. » 

13th Annual Fly-in and Cookout – Stanstead, QC (CTQ2), Sep. 9, 9:30am-5pm

Cookout meal of locally sourced Beefalo burger, sweet corn, and veggies from nearby. Ponds, trails, hanger with views to explore. Event is free. Orchard, any time U-Pic, self-serve market garden and golden retriever puppies for sale. Cabin on private pond for rent. Location is CTQ2, 4945 Stage Road, Stanstead, QC. » 

COPA Flight 111’s “Old Fashioned” Fly-in-Breakfast, Sep. 10, 8-11am

COPA Flight 111 and The Brockville Flying Club are hosting this fly-in breakfast on “Grand Parents Day” starting at 8:00 am until the food runs out. Rain or Shine. KOURI’S KOPTERS will be on hand for rides. Elizabethtown Fire Department will have a static display for the younger ones. The event is located at 4620 Airport Rd., Elizabethtown, Ontario K6V 5T4. » 

COPA Flight 133’s Kindersley Goose Festival Fly-in Breakfast, Sep. 24, 9-11:30 a.m.

Location is at Kindersley Regional Airport, Kindersley, SK S0L 1S0. » 

Careers in Aviation Expo – Oct 24, 2023, Calgary, Alberta

The Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre plays host to the Western Canada leg of the annual career event hosted by Wings and Helicopters magazines, sponsored by Porter Airlines, CAE and Diamond Aircraft. »