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February 2016

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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.

January 4

To all Canadian Pilots as of January 1st, 2016, US Notam FDC 5/6289, requiring a US TSA approval for *all* flights through US airspace. COPA is currently working with authorities to resolve this issue.

NEW COPA Membership Benefit

As a COPA member, you are entitled to a 5% discount every time you travel with VIA Rail Canada. This corporate discount applies for all destinations, and all fare categories. It also applies to the different promotions VIA Rail offers throughout the year. For example, if there is a 50% off seat sale, members of COPA receive a 55% discount. 

Click here for more information.

 COPA GPS Failure Survey results click here Click here


COPA's new Lifetime Membership

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We have just set up a COPA Lifetime Membership for $1,000.  Never worry about your membership lapsing or having to pay dues again.  Sign up and receive a special lifetime member baseball cap, a new membership card and a special certificate.  You will also receive a new Lifetime Member pin. Call 613-236-4901 ext 105 for more information.

 UAV Safety Alert / Alerte à la sécurité de UAV

Transport Canada issued a Civil Aviation Safety Alert to remind all persons operating unmanned aircraft (model aircraft and unmanned air vehicles or UAVs), for any purpose, about the safety impacts and consequences of interfering with manned aircraft operations, including firefighting aircraft.  

Transports Canada a diffusé une Alerte à la sécurité de l’Aviation civile qui vise à rappeler à toutes les personnes qui utilisent des aéronefs non habités (modèles réduits d’aéronefs et véhicules aériens non habités ou UAV), dans quelque but que ce soit, les incidences sur la sécurité et les conséquences qu’il y a à interférer avec les opérations des aéronefs habités, y compris les aéronefs de lutte contre les incendies.

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.

Downloadable COPA Freedom to Fly Fund Donation Form MS Word format / PDF Format

Automatically donate to the Freedom to Fly Fund each month. MS Word format / PDF Format

Freedom to Fly Fund Corporate Sponsor form

Women of Aviation




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Wind Farm Project raises aviation safety concerns

Private Operator Regulations Not Ready For Prime Time

NAV CANADA adopts ICAO flight plan changes

Wind turbines and aviation leads to heated debate in Ontario Legislature

COPA’s VIP Insurance Plan Discounts & Coverage Benefits

Understanding your Aircraft Insurance Policy

Airport on Pickering Lands is needed now

Watch out for new RCO locations and frequencies

Spidertracks – Product Evaluation

Delorme InReach Satellite Message System - Product Evaluation