About Us


COPA is the abbreviation for the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association. You do not need to be a pilot to join. Aviation enthusiasts are welcome !

We are the Durham Region chapter, called COPA Flight 70. We include members in the area around Oshawa, from Pickering to Coburg, and north past Port Perry.

Our primary purpose is to share the camaraderie of flying. We are also interested in promoting aviation and aviation safety.

We are a group of about 40 pilots who meet monthly, to hear interesting speakers, discuss local aviation issues and share information and education. We also assist other groups such as the Ninety-Nines and the RAA, in aviation activities.

Our flight membership fee is $35.00 for a 12 month period.


Except July and August, meetings are generally held on the first Thursday of each month, beginning at 19:30 at the RCAFA 420 Wing, 1000 Stevenson Road North, north of Rossland, on the south side of the airfield. Check the Schedule Of Events page for meeting dates and guest speakers.


We organize informal fly-outs to aviation events, BBQs, weekend outings, etc. or just fly somewhere for lunch.
Check the Yahoo Forum, since informal fly-outs are casually organized, often only a day or two before the weekend.
Post a message if you would like to go, so we know to include you.
The Schedule Of Events page lists major fly-outs and events most likely of interest to our group.
Meetings and fly-outs are open to anyone, pilots or not. Guests are always welcome.
Everyone is welcome to sign up to the Yahoo Forum, since there is often news of interest to area aviators, in additional to COPA Flight 70 information.

Some members often meet at the Oshawa Airport Cafe in the Terminal building at 12:00 Tuesdays and Fridays for lunch. Everyone is welcome.


As the recognized voice of general aviation in Canada, the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association, a non-profit organization, has spent five decades supporting and defending the right of Canadians to enjoy the freedom of Canadian Airspace.

Since its founding in 1952, COPA has been dedicated to opening doors and removing barriers to the growth of aviation. COPA raises the awareness of important issues facing the flying community, promotes air safety through education and works to lower the cost of flying.

The COPA Freedom To Fly Fund has been used to successfully defend our right to build and operate aerodromes. Our membership fees and donations make this possible.

As a COPA National member you have access to a number of valuable resources, including our monthly magazine, reduced cost aviation insurance and other discounts.

In addition to a COPA Flight 70 membership, a COPA National membership is strongly recommended.