For decades, COPA has presented an award at its convention for the “best story” written for COPA Flight. In the flurry to transform and modernize the publication, the award was missed for the past couple of years but it has been revived with a more relevant twist. Gord Mahaffy, of Flight 70 in Oshawa was our hands-down pick for Contributor of the Year. His concise, well written and informative stories are alway supported by good photos and he rarely misses an issue. The essence of COPA Flight is member involvement and Mahaffy’s vivid accounts of the activities in Oshawa give the rest of us valuable insight into how a well run COPA Flight engages with its members and the rest of the community.