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COPA at Aero Gatineau-Ottawa, Sept 15-17, 2023 – 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 to two guests.

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.

Operating near Claremont, Markham or Buttonville, Ontario? – The Air Cadet League of Canada operates 8 Gliding Centres from various small airports across Ontario each Spring and Fall. The Markham Cadet Flying Site (Markham CFS) operates from Markham Airport (6.5NM NE of Buttonville) and would like to make local pilots aware of their activities. Markham CFS operates from April through mid-June and late August through mid-November on weekends and holidays during Day VFR between 0800 and sunset, and occasional Friday afternoons during Day VFR until sunset, as advised by NOTAM. More information can be found here.

Density Altitude – With wildfires, smoke and extreme heat happening across Canada, it is always crucial that pilots consider the effects of density altitude on their aircraft. Density altitude will not only affect an aircraft’s takeoff distance and rate of climb, but also its service ceiling enroute. With a high field elevation, high pressure and a heavy aircraft, the safety margin for operating the aircraft safely decreases significantly. It is important to know the density altitude, field elevation, temperature, wind speed and direction of the airfield, along with the weight and performance limitations of your aircraft. Additionally, set your limits such as when to abort a takeoff, cooler times of day to fly and safe crossing heights for terrain.

NCR-023-2023 Aviation Documents Booklet – This exemption allows all holders of Canadian Aviation Document Booklets that were still valid on April 1, 2023, to continue exercising the privileges stated in their booklet until August 31, 2024; or beyond if the expiry date affixed in the booklet is later. This exemption reinstates the regulatory relief previously granted under similar exemption NCR-059-2021. More details can be found here.

TC Medical Consultation Response – As part of their recent modernisation process, Transport Canada issued a call for consultations on any comments, questions or statements on the current aviation medical certificate process, and in particular disruptions to flying due to suspensions. Thank you to all who submitted feedback, as COPA was copied in on many. COPA has submitted our own response to the consultation, which can be found here.

Sun n’ Fun Promo Code – Planning to attend next year’s Sun n’ Fun event? We have a special promo code for our members (COPA986) to receive $5.00 off a daily ticket purchase and $30.00 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.


RAA COPA Hawkefield Fly-in

Owner-operator Hannu Halminen hosts the 27th annual fly in at Orno/Hawkefield, CHF4, located 12 nm north east of Oshawa with a pristine laser levelled PPR field. » 

Food services reimagined at Greater Sudbury Airport

The Fly Sudbury Café & Lounge celebrates its grand opening. » 

Ultralight Pilots Association holds annual convention

Lubitz Field, 13 air miles southwest of Waterloo Wellington Regional, hosts key ultralight event. » 

COPA Flight 70 North Port Fly-In

Third annual North Port Fly-In takes place on the shores of Lake Scugog. » 


1982 Cessna C172 Cutlass RG II, US$118,000

Based in QC – Always hangared, low time, privately owned, no commercial use, straight flying, no incidents/accidents, meticulously maintained, complete logs 1982-2023. » 


1978 C177B Cardinal Classic partnership, $27,000

Based in QC – Partnership (1/6) in a well equipped and well maintained Cardinal Classic, C-GLRI, based and hangared at CYHU, Lycoming O360-A1F6D 180 hp engine. » 


1997 Sportsman, $128,500

Based in QC – Located at CSL3, aircraft 800 hours total, Lycoming O-360 engine (180 hp, optional high compression pistons will be included for 192hp), engine rebuilt in 2020 with 198 hours since. » 


Parry Sound 20th Annual Fly-In and Drive-In, Seguin, ON (CNK4)

Date: Sep. 9, 10:30am-3:30pm; Location: 97 Airport Rd., Seguin, ON P2A 2W8; Description: Live band, BBQ, aircraft rides, fun for the kids and whole family! New runway reopening! » 

COPA Flight 165’s 2nd annual seaplane splash-in, Lac La Biche, AB

Date: Sep. 09, 10 am onwards; Location: Beaver Lake, 5 NM east of CYLB, 55.76N/111.91W, elevation 1940′; Description: Join the Lac La Biche Flying Club (COPA Flight 165) for their second annual seaplane splash-in. Float planes can be parked on the sandy beach. A hot meal will be served; Contact: Ken Zachkewich at (780) 623-0673 » 

COPA Flight 111’s “Old Fashioned” Fly-in-Breakfast, Elizabethtown, ON (CNL3)

Date: Sept 10, 8-11am; Description: COPA Flight 111 and The Brockville Flying Club are hosting this fly-in breakfast on “Grandparents Day” starting at 8 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.; Location: 4620 Airport Rd., Elizabethtown, Ontario K6V 5T4. » 

Annual Fly-in and Cookout, Stanstead, QC (CTQ2)

Date: Sep. 10, 9:30am-5pm; Location: CTQ2, 4945 Stage Road, Stanstead, QC; Description: This is the 13th Annual Fly -in and Cookout at CTQ2 and there is no charge to fly in. Cookout meal of Beefalo burger, sweet corn, veggies etc. all from local farms. Ponds, trails, hangar with views to explore. Orchard, any time U-Pic, self-serve market garden and golden retriever puppies for sale. Cabin on private pond for rent. » 

COPA at SARscene 2023, St. John’s, NL

Date: Sep. 14-17, 2023; Location: St. John's, NL; Description: SARSCENE is the largest national search and rescue (SAR) conference and expo where Canadian and International SAR professionals (Air, Ground, and Marine) gather to learn about new technologies, equipment, share ideas and experiences and discuss issues facing SAR. COPA National will be present at the event to provide a presentation on the new COPA Aviation Academy. » 

COPA Flights 65 & 36 VANS RV Fly-in, Vernon, BC (CYVK)

Date: Sep. 16, 11am-4pm; Location: Vernon Airport (CYVK), 6210 Tronson Rd., Vernon, BC, V1H 1N5; Description: Join COPA Flights 65 & 36 at the VANS RV Fly-in. Participation prizes sponsored by VANS Aircraft. Pie and drinks available for sale; Contact: Stuart McLean at flyingclubvernon@gmail.com for more details. » 

EAA Chapter 154 Fly-in Breakfast, Disley, SK (CDS2)

Date: Sep. 17, 9am-12pm; Description: COPA Flight 4 is participating at the EAA Chapter 154 fly-in breakfast at the Disley Aerodrome (CDS2); Contact: George Costella at (306) 533-6380 or at g.d.costella@sasktel.net. » 

Girls in Aviation Day, Springbook, AB (CYQF)

Date: Sep. 23, 10am-5pm; Location: Red Deer Regional Airport, Scottsville Aviation Services, Hangar A, 3824 Airport Dr, Springbook, AB T4S 2E8; Description: COPA is a proud sponsor of the upcoming Alberta Girls in Aviation Day. Find our board member, Ken Zachkewich, by his aircraft on display to ask questions about COPA. »