Welcome to GROUNDED, a new web series brought to you by COPA’s NextGen Initiative in partnership with Ottawa’s COPA Flight 8.
This is a series about Canadian flying, and a spot for us to scratch our hangar flying itch during times of social distancing.

Episode 4: A Conversation with Kathy Fox, Wednesday June 3rd, 2020

It’s time for Episode 4 of GROUNDED, COPA NextGen’s answer to social distancing. June 3rd at 8PM ET, join us for a conversation with Kathy Fox.

Kathy Fox is best known as the Chair of the Transportation Safety Board, but many know her as a long standing member of the aviation community with expertise in everything from skydiving to ATC. Throughout her career she has held the posts of flight instructor and examiner, director of operations at Nav Canada, controller in the Montreal Area Control Centre, and she was the first female president of the Canadian Sport Parachuting Association. A long time advocate for safety, transparency, and education, Fox has dedicated her career to advancing and preserving Canadian aviation. Her awards and distinctions include the Transport Canada Aviation Safety Award, the David Charles Abramson Memorial Flight Instructor Safety Award, and the Elsie MacGill Northern Lights Award, and she has also been inducted into both Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame and the Women in Aviation International (WAI) Pioneer Hall of Fame.

She has graciously offered to share stories and experiences from her career and aviation pastimes, so be sure to send your questions in advance. Please email questions you have in advance to We may also take live questions as time permits.

This series will take place on the TELUS Business Connect Meetings platform. You can stream the episode from a web browser but we recommend downloading the program in order to have access to all features. Due to program limitations we ask that you reserve your spot by emailing by 7:30pm ET the day of the event. Use the Subject line GROUNDED Episode 4. Please include your name, preferred email address, COPA number, and home COPA Flight (if applicable) in your email.

Thank you,