April 16, 2020

Communications, Convention and More (Attn: non-members)


For the last two weeks, I’ve held Facebook Live presentations trying to answer your questions and concerns, which have generated over a thousand views. This is our way of reaching out to you and staying in contact during these times. Your questions and comments are extremely important to us. You can see the previous presentations on our Facebook page.

I’m glad to say that with the feedback and comments we are getting, we will continue doing this even after COVID-19 confinement restrictions are lifted. Stay tuned.

COPA 2020 Convention:
Due to the nasty virus, we are postponing our 2020 convention to 2021. It will be held from June 24 to 26, 2021, still in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (CYJN). More details to come.

COPA and AirVenture (Oshkosh) 2020:
Nothing official yet on EAA’s part, but we are confirming that neither COPA nor any of our partners will be there. We will just make it bigger and better in 2021. Again, stay tuned.

More, and about being a member:
During our Facebook Live sessions, I have noticed many non-members aware of the benefits of being a COPA member but taking unfair advantage of our being there without wanting to be members.

Did you know that when ANYTHING happens or a question is raised about general aviation in the country, Transport Canada turns to us, COPA? When a change is proposed or something serious is to be validated, they turn to COPA. When issues have to be debated and brought to court, our members’ funds are there to defend our members and ultimately, all aviators in the country. I could go on and on.

Our intention is to reduce the eFlight subscriber list to only those who are members of COPA. For non-members who obviously see the benefits of COPA being here in the country, why not join us?