April 2, 2020

Bill Woods


I would like to be a COPA Director because I love flying and I want to share the joy and knowledge I have gathered over the years. I feel I would be a strong asset to the COPA Board. 

Flying Hours – 8500 PIC 

5900 Cardinal, 1800 Spray planes, 800 in various other models
130 hours last 12 months 

 Pilot Licensing 

1977 – Private – Eston, SK
1978 – Night – Eston, SK
1983 – IFR – Saskatoon, SK
1994 – Commercial – Calgary, AB
1996 – Multi – Calgary, AB
1997 – ATPL – Calgary, AB
2000 – Pesticide Applicator License – Regina, SK 

Formal Education 

High School Matriculation – Eston, SK
Architectural Technology – Calgary, AB
Bachelor of Education – Saskatoon, SK 

Work Experience 

Grain farmer – 44 years – Eston, SK
High School Teacher – 20 years – Eston, SK
Chief Pilot – Anderson Aviation Kindersley, SK – 1997 (PPC PA34)
Chief Pilot – Airstream Aviation Kindersley, SK – 1998 (PPC C-401)
Chief Pilot – Brettan Ag Aviation Lucky Lake, SK – 2002 (AT 301, PA36, C-188) 

Business Experience 

Owner/Operator – Oilfield servicing business (1980’s)
Owner/Operator – Aerial application business (2016 – ) 

Board Experience 

Board of Directors – Sask Amateur Wrestling Assn 1991
Elected Director – Canadian Wheat Board 2010
Directors College – Niagara 2011   
Founding Director/Secretary – West Central Road and Rail 1998
Founding Director – Producer Car Shippers of Canada 2001 

Community Volunteer Experience 

Founded and coached Eston Wrestling Program for 18 years
Produced numerous provincial, national, and international champions
Named coach of the year by Sask Amateur Wrestling Assn – 1990 and 1992
Played a key role in fundraising  to purchase a short line railway in West Central SK
Eston Flying Club – past secretary                             

Pleasure Flying 

The majority of my flying has been for personal pleasure.  My wife Cindy and I have crisscrossed North America several times in our Cardinal.  We have viewed the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Beaufort, the Gulf, and many Bahamas Islands through our Cardinal windscreen. I love the flights, Cindy loves the destinations.