COPA’s New Crew is an initiative serving COPA’s next generation of pilots. Our mission is to bring together pilots aged 16-35 to foster a sense of community and advance projects that benefit members in this demographic.

We have three main initiatives thus far:

“GROUNDED” a web series that discusses aviation topics of interest with experts in the field. Sessions occur bi-weekly. You can learn more and register to participate below.

Youth Campouts. Pilots are invited to arrive in advance to COPA Conventions and camp under wing, enjoying free food and great company.

Social Media Community. Join our online community and even have your content featured on our social media pages. Join our Facebook group, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and send your aviation photos, videos, and other content to for a potential feature.

If you are interested in getting more involved or have ideas about how COPA can better serve our members 35 and under, send us an email.


Welcome to GROUNDED, a new web series brought to you by COPA’s New Crew 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 9: Aerobatic Display Pilot – Mike Tryggvason
Monday August 24
, 2020 at 8pm ET

Mike has a long history as a member of the aviation community. From his flight training days in both Burlington, Ontario, and Boundary Bay, BC. He has towed gliders, operated as a jump pilot, run a variety of float planes out of Red Lake, as well as flying for regional and international airlines. In his spare time Mike prefers flying international level competitions and performs as an aerobatic display pilot.

Join us as we learn more about the exciting world of aerobatic flying. What can we learn from it as general aviation pilots? Mike is bringing his perspectives on getting started with aerobatics, how it can improve your non-aerobatic flying, and how to best mentally prepare for high stress and training flights. This promises to be a fantastic evening of learning, and fun, for all.

This series takes place on Zoom. 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 by 7:00pm ET the day of the event. Register here!

Thank you,