Académie de l'aviation COPA

Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of any carelessness, incapacity or neglect. (Captain A. G. Lamplugh)

Though it has become much safer over the last thirty to forty years, general aviation is still faced with incidents and accidents that can be avoided with proper risk management and decision-making.

The importance of our free refresher training

COPA’s safety seminars play an important role in mitigating the inherent risks associated with flying. These regularly occurring online events help pilots enhance their skills and knowledge, resulting in the potential decrease of incidents and accidents.

Our seminars highlight key safety considerations for recreational pilots and are made available for free thanks to the generous support of our proud sponsors. Some of these seminars meet the 24-month pilot recurrent training program (PRTP) requirements of CAR 401.05(2)(a).

Help promote the strong safety culture within general aviation by attending our safety seminars.

COPA member incentives

Accident Forgiveness Insurance Incentive
Are you attending a COPA safety seminar? Click here to learn more about the insurance incentive available.

Annual Prizes
Being a COPA member comes with perks! The more seminars a member attends, the better their chance of winning our annual prizes (up to $2,500 in value).

How to participate

Upcoming Live Seminars
In 2023, COPA is switching the software we use to provide our online safety courses. New seminars will be offered starting in the late spring, to sign up to help pilot the new tool, please send us an email at A select number of users will be invited to test our new system and gain early access.

Past Seminars
Can’t make it to a live safety seminar event? No problem – watch past seminars on replay via our YouTube channel.

Please note, you must attend our safety seminars live to receive recurrent training credit for seminars that meet the 24-month pilot recurrent training program (PRTP) requirements of CAR 401.05(2)(a).


Working with Transport Canada

We are proud to say that Transport Canada and COPA worked together on the General Aviation Safety Campaign (GASC) which has now become a program (GASP). Visit the Transport Canada General Aviation Safety Campaign information page here.

COPA’s Flight Safety Foundation

COPA’s safety seminars are supported by the COPA Flight Safety Foundation which provides a variety of aviation safety-related educational material and training services to the Canadian general aviation community.

The Flight Safety Foundation relies exclusively on donations to fund these services. If you would like to make a donation, it’s as easy as clicking here.