Photo courtesy of Eric Dumigan
Coin toss averted - Brian Pound wins Maritimes By-election.
The tie at the close of the election period in April for one of two Director positions was resolved in a by-election, held April 18 to May 16. Scrutineers Michael Shaw, Claude Roy and Kevin Psutka certified the results.
Brian Pound of PEI received 88 votes (59%) and John Navaux of NB 61 votes (41%).
COPA wishes to thank everyone who took the time to read the revised bios and vote again.
COPA is excited to announce that as of April 25th, we are partnering with Canadian Aviation Publishing (CAP). Starting with the next July issue, COPA Flight will become a full colour magazine format (8 1/2" X 11") and sent to all COPA members.
As of today, the contacts are now:
Editing: Russ Niles, email@example.com
Advertising: Katherine Kjaer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Any other questions or enquiries can be directed to Bernard Gervais, COPA Pres & CEO, 613-236-4901 x.102
COPA est fière d’annoncer qu’à compter de 25 avril, elle s’associe à Canadian Aviation Publishing (CAP). À compter de juillet prochain COPA Flight sera en format magazine (8 ½" X 11"), tout en couleur et distribué à tous les membres COPA.
À compter d’aujourd’hui, les contacts sont (en anglais seulement pour l’instant):
Édition: Russ Niles, email@example.com
Publicité: Katherine Kjaer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Toute autre question ou commentaire peuvent être adressés à Bernard Gervais, Prés. 613 236-4901 p. 102
Petition - Halt the Collingwood Airport Turbines
COPA members, family, friends - register your vote and share your thoughts at
For more than seven years, citing public health, area economic, pilot and public safety and other reasons, residents in the community of Clearview Township have voiced opposition to WPD Canada’s proposed eight 500’ high wind turbines. Two of the turbines will be 2.1 NM (2.5miles) from Collingwood airport and all eight impact the Stayner aerodrome. Already in 2014, South Dakota, US, an aircraft collided with a blade of a turbine, resulting in 4 fatalities. Click here for more information.
The COPA Flight that recruits the most COPA members (new or membership expired before July 31 2015) will win the “bragging rights” and will have their name published in COPA Flight newspaper. Form must be received at COPA office by June 15, 2016.
This Grand Prize will be drawn between all participating COPA Flights!
The winning COPA Flight will then draw this Grand Prize amongst its members!
Grand Prize includes:
-Helicopter flight for two over Air Venture
-Two VIP passes to the Airshow Pavilion
-Two adult weekly passes
-USD $50 EAA gift certificate at Gift Shop
-Access to a golf cart for one day
Total Value “Priceless” -Valid for Oshkosh 2016-
COPA's and partners' work has come through. Amended NOTAMS are now public. Things are back as they were before, please contact COPA if you have questions.
Le travail de COPA et ses partenaires a porté fruit. Les NOTAMS amendés sont maintenant publics. Contactez COPA si vous avez des question.
Click here to read an interesting article from CBC News "FAA banned Canadian private planes from US airspace for 1 month"
Donate to the Freedom to Fly Fund today
Given the considerable challenges we continue to face against our freedom to fly, we urge everyone to consider donating to the Freedom to Fly Fund.
Click here for examples of how the Freedom to Fly Fund has been applied to date.
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