Please note, COPA’s office hours are between Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm ET. Please contact us via email at with a detailed description of your inquiry or give us a call at (613) 236-4901 ext. 100.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Methods of payment for membership transactions

Effective October 1, 2023, the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) will no longer accept any form of payment other than credit cards for new memberships and for the renewal of memberships. Additionally, members are encouraged to select the “automatic renewal” option to ensure that your membership remains in good standing.

Please note that COPA does not have access to credit card information. Your card details are held and protected by our payment system Stripe. This change will improve efficiency and reduce costs for the association and will ultimately help to fulfil our mission and better serve our members. Please note that COPA will still accept cheques for donations of $100 or more to the Freedom to Fly Fund and to the Flight Safety Foundation.

Membership refunds policy
COPA does not provide membership refunds, however, we do offer a free 90-day trial to new members.

Please note, memberships of any type are not transferable


  • Refund requests made after 30 days of purchase are not offered.
  • Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.
  • COPA will not, under any circumstances, issue a refund to a different card or account than the one the item(s) was purchased with.

Help with student memberships

Although student memberships are submitted online, there is an approval process to accept them. Please ensure that your student proof provided includes your name, date and that you are currently enrolled in flight training.

Accepted proof is either a letter from your Flight Training Unit or Flight Instructor. Flight logbooks, receipts of payment, or Government issued forms will not be accepted.

If after four business days, you still have not received confirmation, we encourage you to follow up by sending an email to

Digital membership card
COPA issues an annual digital membership card that is available for  download under your members-only profile. Save the PDF and print it if you wish to add to your wallet. This card displays your name, membership ID, expiry date, and can be used the same way you would use your physical card.

Physical membership card
COPA will issue a one-time physical card to members. Expiry dates are not listed on these cards.

Physical cards with an expiry date are available for at a fee. Please contact COPA at should you wish to purchase a membership card.

Inaccurate profile information
Please visit your account page to ensure your membership information is up-to-date. If your digital membership card displays inaccurate information, please contact us at A simple change to your profile will correct any inaccurate information.

Replacement membership cards
If you lose your new card, which does not have an expiry date, please contact A replacement card will be issued and a $25 replacement charge will apply.  Payment can be made at the time of the call.

Members-only portal
Log in to your members-only profile with your member ID first and then try your email. If you click on the “eye” icon, you will be able to view your password and ensure it is entered correctly.  

Having issues with the members-only portal?
Your browser may be preventing you from logging in. Try switching browsers and clearing your browsing data (Ctrl+Shift+Del).

Resetting password for the members-only portal
You may wish to reset your password. Under the login boxes, click on “Lost your password?” and try resetting your password.

If you are still unable to log in after making the above changes, please send us an email at to let us know.  

Is VREF still available for COPA members?

As of January 2022, COPA is no longer partnered with the US-based VREF Aircraft Valuation and we are currently exploring our options. We highly encourage our members to use the newly improved Canadian Plane Trade website to view the market value of their aircraft and aviationrelated items.  

Receiving a physical copy of the Flight magazine
Not receiving COPA’s Flight magazine? Please verify that your membership is active and that your address is
up-to-date in
your profile. Please note that the delivery date has changed since December 2020 to the first week of each month. Members should receive their magazine during the second week of the month.

Please keep in mind that there are some postal delays while the pandemic is still in effect. You may view the digital copy of the magazine online here.

Advertising/corporate member logo placements
Please contact us at to place an ad in the Flight magazine or if you’re a corporate member and your branding materials have changed. 

Flight magazine story contributions
We highly encourage all members to submit their articles by the 1
0th of the current month to have them in the upcoming magazine. Please send it to Jon Robinson, Editor, Annex Business Media at 


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