CANADIAN OWNER'S AND PILOT'S ASOCIATION - FLIGHT 70
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.
We are a group of about 60 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 primary purpose is to share the camaraderie of flying. We are also interested in promoting aviation and aviation safety.
COPA FLIGHT 70 MEMBERSHIP FEES
Guests are always welcome ! Our flight membership fee is $35.00 for a 12 month period. For a new member who is currently training at a flight school, the first 12 month period is free.
Except July, August and December, meetings are generally held on the first Thursday of each month, beginning at 19:15 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. There is a $5 admission fee for visitors and guests to help cover the cost of the Wing rental.
We are the organizers of the North Port Fly-In, annually the third weekend of August at the North Port airport at Seagrave.
We organize informal fly-outs to aviation events, BBQs, weekend outings, etc. or just fly somewhere for lunch.
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 Announcement List, since there is often news of interest to area aviators, in additional to COPA Flight 70 information.
Some members meet at the Oshawa Airport Cafe in the Terminal building at 12:00 Tuesdays and Fridays for lunch. Everyone is welcome.
WE ENCOURAGE COPA NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP AS WELL
As the recognized voice of general aviation in Canada, the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association, a non-profit organization, is in its 8th decade of 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.
For a new member who is currently training at a flight school, the first 12 month period is free.