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EAA AIRVENTURE 2023 – The COPA team is at Oshkosh representing Canadian general aviation. Come find us at our booth (IFP-8). More details on Canadians activities at Oshkosh can be found here.

COPA Photo and Video Library – COPA is creating a photo and video library to promote General Aviation across Canada. Please send your images to communications@copanational.org and provide a description of the photo/video sent in.

COPA Flight Spotlight – This past week COPA Flight 176 Edmonton and COPA Flight 220 Alberta Air Tours provided discovery flights to 21 graduates from Elevate Aviation’s Women’s Employment Skills Training (WEST) program to fly around Edmonton as part of their final week of aviation training. The WEST program is a 9-week initiative that seeks to recruit women nationally and introduce them to the vast career opportunities in the aviation industry. Well done to our COPA members, including Dina Jammaz, Janis Maxfield, Jennifer Wallace, Chris King, Michael Bellamy, Doug Kinas, Doug Bliss, Mike Nason and Eduardo Beltranena (and many more).


Opening day of AirVenture 2023

Aviation journalist and COPA member Phil Lightstone reports from Wittman Regional Airport where EAA organizers are expecting more than 10,000 aircraft and half a million enthusiasts during AirVenture 2023. » 

Meet the 2023 recipients of COPA’s Volunteer Awards

The flying community across Canada continues to thrive thanks to the generous efforts of many outstanding aviation leaders. » 

Kawartha Airport Klassics

Aviation and classic car enthusiasts on July 15 gather in Lindsay at Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport. » 

A dream to fly in the past

Jim Perry was the lone Canadian crew member for a visit to Penticton by Commemorative Air Force warbirds. » 


1979 Cessna TR 182, US$152,000

Based in ON – Fantastic x-country aircraft, cruise 150 knots 10,000’ 13 GPH or climb higher/burn more fuel for speed of 160 knots plus. 88 US gallons useable. » 


Pelican PL 914, $85,000

Based in BC – Hangared in Langley, built in 2006, Rotax 914 Turbo, 115 HP, under 4.0 G/Hr, Cruise 115 Kts, TTSN 322 hrs, duel controls, new 3 blade Warp Drive prop. » 


1973 Cessna 172M, US$112,000

Based in SK – Compliant IFR platform with Aspen E5, Garmin GNC 355 GPS/Com, and Trutrak Vizion Autopilot installed; 5960 hrs on airframe, Lycoming O320-E2D 1326 SMOH. » 


Aviation 101 Workshop for Women, Aug 11

Presented by Elevate Aviation and The Ninety-Nines at Chinook Helicopters, Abbotsford Airport, Abbotsford, BC. » 

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. » 

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. »