Two sitting members of COPA’s board of directors have decided not to run for re-election, meaning there will be plenty of opportunities for those looking to help COPA in its mission to preserve Canadian pilots’ freedom to fly. B.C. and Yukon Director Joe Hessberger has decided to step aside after serving the past two years as a director. Since former director Tim Cole retired last December and his seat was not filled, there are two seats open in B.C. and Yukon. Southern Ontario director Phil Englishman is also stepping aside. New directors will join the board at the COPA Convention and Trade Show in Saint John, New Brunswick June 21-23.

Any COPA member in good standing may run for a position in the region in which they live.  If you have a passion for general aviation and feel you have something to contribute to COPA both on the Board and as a regional representative, please consider volunteering for this very important work.  The term of office for this election shall commence at the summer Board meeting in June 2018 and continue until the summer Board meeting in 2022. Nomination deadline is Feb. 8 and the elections will close April 2.