Members Choice Awards

The Members’ Choice Awards program originated from a suggestion by one of our members to find a way to recognize service levels and quality from businesses and organizations serving the General Aviation community in Canada.  The awards program is a way for our members to recognize businesses and organizations that directly contribute to the success of general aviation across Canada.

Nominations for these awards must be made by a proposer and must have a seconder. The proposer and the seconder must be current COPA members and not be employed or have an interest in the company being nominated. Nominees are not required to be current COPA members. You can give well-deserved recognition to your favourite business by nominating them for an award in one of the following categories:

  • Best Airport Management
  • Best Pilot Supply Store
  • Best Aircraft Maintenance
  • Best Aviation Event
  • Best FBO or Fuel Retailer
  • Best Flight Training Unit
  • Best Medical Examiner
  • Best Airport Restaurant (see below)


Voting is online through COPA’s website. Paper ballots will be made available upon request. Only current, paid members of COPA are eligible to vote. Nominations close October 1st and voting takes place from October 1 to October 31, 2018 (not including the airport restaurant contest).

The Airport Restaurant Member’s Choice contest has unique rules to encourage participation:

  • Voting is done through the COPA website ‘vote here’ page from July 1, 2018 – August 31 2018.
  • Members must login to vote and are allowed 1 vote/day.
  • Restaurant employees, in addition to COPA members, may nominate their own restaurant  – contact or use the form below to do so.
  • Nominations are open until July 31, 2018 and restaurants will be added to the voting page on a rolling basis.
  • Airport Restaurants include sit-down restaurants, chip trucks, canteens, lemonade stands, cafés, etc.


All COPA members that visit 3-5 of the restaurants listed (5 in Ontario or 3 outside of Ontario) during the contest period (July 1 – August 31, 2018) will win a FREE hat from the new COPA collection! To receive your hat, send your name, COPA membership #, and photos of 3-5 receipts from the participating restaurants (or photos at the restaurant if no receipt issued) to before the end of the contest period!

Members' Choice Nomination Form

  • Please indicate in which category you are nominating
  • Upload an image showing the place.