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Updated information: cross-border flying – Following our recent eFlight notice on cross-border flying, members suggested some corrections to the wording and information in the guide. This has now been amended and the updated guide can be found here. COPA aims to provide updated information; however, it is always subject to change and is not a substitute for official sources. The official CBP Private Air APIS Guide can be found here.

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.

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 Oct 31, 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.

Sun n’ Fun Promo Code – Planning to attend next year’s Sun n’ Fun event in Lakeland, Florida? We have a special promo code for our members (COPA986) to receive $5 off a daily ticket purchase and $30 off a weekly ticket purchase. Proof of membership may be required when redeeming an online ticket or purchasing onsite at the ticket window. Please do not share this code with non-COPA members.


COPA Scholarships open doors for members and aspiring pilots

Meet the eight recipients of this year’s COPA scholarship program, which has grown significantly over the past few years to reach nearly $30,000 in awards in an effort to help support the freedom to fly. » 

Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association open house

Scenes from the CHAA's final open house and public fly day for the season. » 

Flight Academy awarded collegiate status

South Alberta Flight Academy collaborates with Super T to help it reach new levels of flight training. » 

Bombardier ramps up EcoJet flight tests

New details of an 18-foot-wide demonstrator that has been flying since late 2022. » 


Hangars for rent at CYEE

Based in ON – Located at Midland/Huronia Airport, private full-size hangars for rent, 40 x 50 feet and 45 x 60 feet, new construction, concrete floors, electrical, LED lights, heating available. » 


Federal A1500 Skis, $1,100

Based in ON – Federal Skis in good condition top and bottom. Price is firm. Located in La Salle, Manitoba, just outside of Winnipeg, but can be shipped. » 


1979 Cessna 185 A185F, $288,500

Based in QC – TTAF 6500, SMOH 800 (new crank, bearings and Seaplane-West engine mount), EDO 3430 floats (tight), Long Range fuel tanks 88 gals, original gear with 8.5 inch tires. » 


Northern Lights Aero Foundation 14th annual Elsie MacGill Awards Gala

Date: Oct. 21
Location: Pearson Convention Centre, Brampton, ON
Description: COPA is a proud sponsor of this event where eight inspiring women in aviation and aerospace will be recognized.
Contact : Click here for more information and tickets.

COPA Flight 169 “Mo’s 34th” Fly-in (CPC7)

Date: Oct. 28-29
Location: Pontiac Flying Club, 7531 River Road, Pontiac, QC (CPC7)
Description: Join COPA flight 169 and host Maurice Prud’homme at Mo’s 34th fly-in and enjoy the fall colours of the Pontiac. 2500′ hard surface runway for those flying in. Food will be served.
Contact: Call (819) 682-5273 for more details

Black Aviation Professionals Network Stargaze Gala (BAPN)

Date: Dec. 09 from 5 pm
Location: Centennial Event Centre, Toronto, ON
Description: Annual fundraising gala organized by BAPN. Meet like-minded professionals, students & recent graduates in the industry across Canada and beyond. COPA is a proud sponsor of the event.
Contact: Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.