Aviation Event Listings

Submitting Events

COPA regularly shares upcoming aviation-related events with our flying community. When reviewing events submitted to COPA, we prioritize promoting events that meet the following criteria:

  • The event is organized by one of our COPA Flight chapters
  • The event promotes and/or advances the interests of General Aviation
  • The event encourages a new generation of pilots and aviators

To list your upcoming aviation event, please fill out the following form. We kindly ask that submissions are provided at least 2-3 weeks in advance of your event.

Information for COPA Flights submitting an event:

  • All active COPA Flights must update their information yearly. Please click here if you need to update your status prior to planning an event.
  • If your COPA Flight status is up-to-date, and you are planning on hosting an event, you need to request your Air Meet Insurance Certificate. Please make sure to fill out the insurance request section in the event submission form. If you require any assistance with submitting your event, please contact copa@copanational.org.

 

Upcoming General Aviation Events

WESTERN CANADA

British Columbia

  • COPA Flight 65 - Vernon:  Rust Remover
    Date: May 03-04, 2024 (May 03: dinner at 6 pm, May 04: registration starting at 8 am)
    Location: Vernon Airport (CYVK), 6210 Tronson Road, Vernon, BC V1H 1N5
    Description: The Vernon Flying Club, in conjunction with COPA Flight 65, is hosting a Rust Remover at the Vernon Airport (CYVK). The program has been approved by TC to meet two-year recurrent training requirements, and costs $35 including lunch. For those traveling, the Vernon Flying Club will host a dinner at 6 pm on Friday, May 3rd. Renew old friendships and make new ones! The charge for the dinner will be $10 per person.
    Contact: for more information, please contact Doug MacKinnon at (250) 306-6259 and cdmack74@gmail.com, or visit www.vernonflyingclub.org for more details
     
  • The Ninety-Nines International Conference & Career Expo
    Date: Jul. 3-7, 2024
    Location: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, 1133 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3
    Description: Join the 99's at the International Conference and Career Expo, organized and hosted by the West Canada Section of the Ninety-Nines. Register here by May 31.
    Contact: For more information please contact AKA Travel at 99s@akatravelteam.com or Cathy Prudhomme at cgprudhomme@gmail.com
     
  • Wings ‘n’ Wheels 2024 at Campbell River Airport (CYBL)
    Date: Jul. 14, 2024, 8 am – 3 pm
    Location: 2300 Airport Drive, Campbell River, British Columbia V9H 1T5
    Description: Static aircraft displays, classic cars (thank you North Island Cruisers!), entertainment, food trucks and meet the TeenFlight Campbell River students. Fly in or take the shuttle and make a day of it.Aircraft are welcome to arrive the day before and “camp under the wing”. Registration required for camping space by emailing hr@sealandaviation.com.
    Contact: For more information please email hr@sealandaviation.com or call 250-203-8045

Alberta

  • COPA Flight 171 - Medicine Hat: 2nd Saturday Fly-In Breakfast at Medicine Hat Airport (CYXH)
    Date: Apr. 13, 8:30am – 11:30am
    Location: COPA 171 Hangar at Medicine Hat Airport (CYXH), Medicine Hat Airport, Alberta T1A 5G4
    Description: Gas City Aviators hosts a Fly-in Breakfast on the 2nd Saturday of every month at Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH). 08:30-11:30hrs at the Gas City Aviators COPA 171 Hangar. Pancakes, eggs, sausage and coffee or juice for $10. FUEL DISCOUNTS for fly-in attendees.
    Contact: for more information, please contact Melvin Reister at (403) 952-7888 or melvin.reister@telus.net

  • Iron Creek Flying Club (COPA Flight 157) Coffee & Goodies Fly-In at Flagstaff Regional Airport (CEK6
    Date: Apr. 20, 9am – 1pm
    Location: Flagstaff Regional Airport (CEK6), 44271 Range Rd 131, Killam, AB, T0B 4C0
    Description: Join the Iron Creek Flying Club (COPA Flight 157) for an amazing get together. Everyone is welcome to share coffee, cookies, and goodies. Cardlock fuel and courtesy car available available.
    Contact: for more information, please contact Shelley Wakefield at shelley@cciwireless.ca

  • “That Night in the Woods” Pilot Survival Camp
    Date: UPDATED Apr. 20, 2024, 8am – Apr. 21, 2024, 3pm
    Location: Red Deer Forestry Strip CFR7 / Sundre Airport CFN7, Mountain Veiw County, Alberta, T0M 1X0
    Description: Join COPA Flights 130 (Innisfail) and 146 (Sundre) for an overnight pilot survival camp. Event registration information to be determined closer to the event date.
    Contact: for more information, please contact Rob Jaap at (403) 396-5720 or robjaap@telus.net

  • Red Deer (COPA Flight 92) Drive-in and Fly-in Breakfast
    Date: May 5, 2024 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Location: Red Deer Regional Airport (CYQF), 3801 Airport Drive, Springbrook, AB, T4S 2E8
    Description: Red Deer Alberta Flying Club will be hosting a pancake breakfast, rain or shine. Everyone is welcome to drive in, fly in and join for this annual event. Tickets are for $20 (adults), $10 (kids under 12), and $40 for families. Expect to see the famous Buffalo Airways DC3 on display and to possibly see them perform an engine run-up on it during the breakfast. ATC - 118.5 ATIS 124.0 GND 121.9
    Contact: for more information, please contact Abe Derksen at theplanecompany182@gmail.com or (403) 872-1782

  • COPA Flight 171 - Medicine Hat: 2nd Saturday Fly-In Breakfast at Medicine Hat Airport (CYXH)
    Date: May 11, 8:30am – 11:30am
    Location: COPA 171 Hangar at Medicine Hat Airport (CYXH), Medicine Hat Airport, Alberta T1A 5G4
    Description: Gas City Aviators hosts a Fly-in Breakfast on the 2nd Saturday of every month at Medicine Hat, AB (CYXH). 08:30-11:30hrs at the Gas City Aviators COPA 171 Hangar. Pancakes, eggs, sausage and coffee or juice for $10. FUEL DISCOUNTS for fly-in attendees.
    Contact: for more information, please visit GasCityAviators.ca or contact Melvin Reister at (403) 952-7888 and melvin.reister@telus.net

  • Camrose Flying Club (COPA Flight 137) 65th Annual Fly-in Breakfast
    Date: May 26, 2024 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Camrose Airport (CEQ3), Camrose, AB., T4V 1X4
    Description: Hearty Western Breakfast served from 0700h to 1200h. All you can eat for $15.00 per person. Free picture of your aircraft on short final will be sent to all pilots.
    Contact: for more information, please contact Barry Graham at grahamb@cable-lynx.net or (780) 608-7004

Saskatchewan

  • No upcoming events at this time

Manitoba

  • No upcoming events at this time

CENTRAL CANADA

Ontario

  • Apex Aircraft Seminar - Electric Evolution of Flight
    Date: Apr. 20, 9:30am
    Location: CYKF Flite Line Hangar, 4881 Fountain St N #1, Breslau, ON N0B 1M0
    Description: Join Apex Aircraft for a day filled with seminars and discussion on the electric evolution of flight. Keynote speakers Dave Williams and Suzanne Kearns. Ticket price for this event is $50, and all proceeds go to support Hope Air's mission.
    Contact: for more information and to register, please visit the event registration page.
     
  • Hawkesbury (COPA Flight 131) Safety Seminar
    Date: Apr. 23, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
    Location: Royal Canadian Legion BR 472, 152 Nelson Street East, Hawkesbury, ON, K6A 1L8
    Description: The Hawkesbury Flying Club (COPA Flight 131) is hosting a pilot flight safety seminar on Tuesday, April 23rd. This seminar will feature a presentation by an Aviation Safety Inspector from Transport Canada. It is open to all pilots and aircraft owners and will provide credit for the bi-annual recurrent training requirement. No advance registration required.
    Contact: for more information, contact Steve Farnworth at hawkesburyflyingclub@gmail.com or (613) 678-0325.
     
  • COPA Flight 53’s Fly-in BBQ
    Date: May 04, 2024, 9am-3pm (Rain Date: May 05, 2024)
    Location: Stirling Airport (CPJ5), 1092 Airport Road, Stirling, Ontario K0K 3E0
    Description: please join COPA Flight 53 and the Oak Hills Flying Club for our annual fly-in and BBQ at CPJ5. Local BBQ food trailer “Buckeye BBQ” will be on site serving up amazing Ribs and other great meals!
    Contact: for more information, contact Rich MacEwen at ohfc1964@gmail.com
    Linkstirlingairport.ca/events-news
     
  • 2024 Careers in Aviation Expo
    Date: May 04, 2024, 9am – 3:30pm
    Location: Porter Hanger, Ottawa Airport, 280 Convair Private, Ottawa, ON, K1V2E5
    Description: Access to dozens of exhibiting companies and organizations focused on hiring and inspiring a new generation of aviation professionals. COPA members can use promo code FLYER10 for 10% off registration. 
    Contact: for more information and to register for the expo, visit the Careers in Aviation event page.
     
  • COPA Flight 23 (North Bay) CPE6 Spring Fly-In
    Date: May 11, 9am-4pm 
    Location: Sundridge/South River Airport (CPE6), 521 Airport Rd., South River, ON P0A1X0
    Description: Join COPA Flight 23 (North Bay) for the CPE6 (Sundridge/South River) Spring Fly-In. Fly, Drive, Bike, or Walk. Complimentary pancakes and coffee for all attendees from 9am till noon.
    Contact: for more information, contact Gary Blanchett at srsflyingclub@gmail.com
     
  • COPA Flight 203 (Chatham-Kent YCK) BBQ Fundraiser for Hope Air
    Date: May 11, 9am-1pm
    Location: Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport (CYCK), 8528 Fourteenth Line, Merlin, Ontario N0P 1W0
    Description: COPA 203 (CYCK) will be hosting a BBQ and their annual Safety Seminar on May 11, 2024 to raise funds for Hope Air.
    Contact: for more information, contact Marion Smith at msmith@Z3Aviation.com
     
  • Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre “Girls CAN Fly” event
    Date: May 25, 2024, 10am – 4pm
    Location: Region of Waterloo International Airport, Breslau, ON, N0B 1M0
    Description: This free educational event, supported by COPA Flight 26 BRESLAU FLYERS KITCHENER WATERLOO promotes women in aviation and offers free flights for girls aged 8 to 18 years. The event also features exhibitors from the industry who provide an interactive and engaging experience for attendees of all ages. Flight registration will open in April.
    Contact: for more information, please visit the event page on WWFC website.
     
  • A Great Day To Fly A Poker Run
    Date: Jun 8, 2024 8:30AM - 2:00PM
    Location: Edenvale Airport (CNV8), 5195 Highway 26E, RR#2, Stayner ON, ON, L0M 1S0 (check www.firstcanadian99s.com for further details and airport listings)
    Description: Check-in at 5 different designated airports and earn a new card at each check-in for a chance to win awesome prize packages! After registering at the first designated airport, fly to another four listed in no particular order. The dealer at each airport will either deal you a card, or you may choose a card, and then the dealer will stamp and initial your official Poker Hand sheet. Each airport has a different stamp. Return to the final destination (Terminus) airport by the specified time. Participants can play more than one hand, and can fly hands for someone else. Play hands for friends, they do not have to be with you in the plane! NO LIMIT to the number of hands you can play!
    Contact: visit www.firstcanadian99s.com for further details and airport listings. Listing will be posted by end of April. For more information, contact Robin Hadfield at robin@firstcanadian99s.com 
     
  • Iroquois Airport (CNP7) 56th Fly-in Breakfast
    Date: July 21, 2024 7:30AM - 11:30AM
    Location: Iroquois Airport (CNP7), 42 Adair Drive, Iroquois, ON, K0E 1K0
    Description: Free aircraft camping sites available for those arriving the day before. Breakfast served for $12 (free for children under 10). 2000 ft. paved runway 24 – 06, floatplane dock near the airport. All circuits over the river: right-hand 06, left-hand 24. Unicom on 122.8 MHz.
    Contact: for more information, contact John Ross at jdross35@aol.com or (613) 657-1646.
     

Quebec

  • No upcoming events at this time

Ongoing:

  • Monday Night BBQ’s (CYCK) with COPA Flight 203 
    Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/copayck.
    Location: The BBQ’s are held at CYCK, 8528 14th line, Merlin, ON
    Registration in advance is not necessary.
  • COPA Flight 70’s Monthly Meetings at CYOO
    Link: Presenter’s detail found at COPA70.com.
    Location: 420 Wing RCAFA, Oshawa 1000 Stevenson Rd. N., Oshawa, On L1J5P5.

ATLANTIC CANADA

New Brunswick

  • No upcoming events at this time

Nova Scotia

  • No upcoming events at this time

Prince Edward Island

  • No upcoming events at this time

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • No upcoming events at this time

DISCOVER AVIATION EVENTS

  • Russell Flying Club (COPA Flight 138) Discover Aviation Day
    Date: Apr 20, 2024 8:00AM - 12:00PM
    Location: Russell Regional Airport (CJW5), Russell, Manitoba, R0J 1W0
    Description: Join the Russell Flying Club and be "pilot for a day"! Offering flights to youths aged 8-17.
    Registration: Preferred prior to the day of the event. Please see contact information below.
    Contact: For more information, contact Richard Wileman at wrwile@gmail.com or (204) 773-6634

 

  • Iron Creek Flying Club (COPA Flight 157) Discover Aviation Day
    Date: Apr 27, 2024 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    Location: Killam/Sedgewick Airport (CEK6), 44271 Range Rd 131, Killam, AB, T0B 4C0
    Description: Kids aged 8-17 have the opportunity to experience flight in a small aircraft on April 27, 2024.
    Registration: Registration required and spots are limited. Please click here to register
    Contact: For more information, contact Doug Lindseth at icflyingclub@gmail.com or (780) 608-5413

 

  • Innisfail Flying Club (COPA Flight 130) Discover Aviation Day
    Date: May 25, 2024 8:00AM - 3:00PM (Rain Date: May 26, 2024)
    Location: Innisfail/Big Bend Airport (CEM4), 1041 HWY 54 Red Deer County, AB, T4G 0H6
    Description: Kids aged 8-17 have the opportunity to experience flight. Registration required
    Registration: Registration required and spots are limited. Please click here to register
    Contact: For more information, contact Rob Jaap at president@innisfailflyingclub.ca or (403) 396-5720

 

  • PEI Flying Association - Charlottetown (COPA Flight 57) Discover Aviation Day
    Date: June 08, 2024 9:30AM - 2:30PM
    Location: Charlottetown Airport (CYYG), 254 Brackley Pt Rd, Charlottetown, PEI, C1B 1W3
    Registration: Registration required. Link to be shared soon
    Contact: For more information, contact Barry Martin at bmartin@islandtelecom.com or (902) 626-5882

 

  • Breslau Flyers Association Kitchener Waterloo (COPA Flight 26) Discover Aviation Day
    Date: September 7, 2024 10:00AM - 4:00PM (Rain Date: September 08, 2024)
    Location: Region of Waterloo International Airport (CYKF), 4881 Fountain St N #1, Breslau, ON, N0B 1M0​​​​​​​
    Registration: Registration required. Link to be shared soon. Visit copaflight26.com for updates.
    Contact: For more information, contact Derek Hammond at derek@fliteline.ca or (226) 535-3061

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

  • Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo
    Date: April 9-14, 2024
    Location: Lakeland, Florida
    Details: Save the date for one of one of the world’s best aviation events in the world as it prepares to celebrate its 49th anniversary. Please contact COPA member services for special deals for COPA attendees at Sun ‘n Fun 2024
    Link: for tickets and more information, please visit https://flysnf.org
  • EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024
    Date: July 22-28, 2024
    Location: EAA AirVenture Grounds & Expo Hangers, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    Details: One of the world’s largest aviation exhibitions. More details to follow
    Link: https://www.eaa.org/airventure