Tuesday night at the Partner Resource Centre on the AirVenture grounds was the place to be for Canadians at Oshkosh. Almost 300 people packed the PRC at COPA’s annual AirVenture reception sponsored by our VIP Insurance program underwriter AIG, our broker The Magnes Group, and adjusters McLarens. COPA members and Canadian friends from coast to coast gathered to swap stories and beat the heat with complimentary cold beer and air conditioning.

Several door prizes were raffled off – the highlight of the evening being the grand prize draw of a ride in EAA’s vintage Ford Trimotor.

The event built on the excitement and enthusiasm stemming from our Convention and Tradeshow in Kelowna and we are pleased to say that plans for COPA’s Oshkosh party are already in the works for next year. If you’re thinking of making the trek to general aviation’s hallowed ground, be sure to make our event one of the must-attend items on your AirVenture agenda.

This year at Oshkosh as of Thursday afternoon, over 400 Canadian delegates registered at the international tent, with our Australian cousins coming in second with over 200.