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Douglas World Cruisers

The Roaring Twenties is a time of peace and prosperity in North America and one event was front-page news everywhere. In 1924, the U.S. Army Air Service announced that it was determined to – fly around the world. The thought of circling the globe in an “aeroplane” was considered impossible by many, but the Army Air Service said: “We can do that.”

Advocacy
Aircraft Marshall at Rockcliffe Airport in Ottawa (CYRO)

The recent trend of municipalities in Ontario seeking to divest their local airports is a serious concern as these points of infrastructure face rezoning and development for commercial purposes other than aviation.

Advocacy
Industry
CH-750 take off at Red Deer Forestry Strip. Feb 2022

The mayors of Red Deer and Red Deer County are heading to the United States to showcase economic opportunities in Central Alberta. This excursion is facilitated by the Government of Alberta and being done in collaboration with Red Deer Regional Airport. Aviation Week runs from April 9-11.

Inspiration
Travel & Lifestyle
Kevin Coleman and Pete McLeod fly in tandem a mere four feet apart, 1,500 feet in the sky, while renowned photographers Mason Mashon and Dustin Snipes photographed them from the ground. (Photo Credit: Red Bull Pool)

Two pilots and a pair of photographers teamed up to create what they are describing as a “once-in-a-lifetime” set of photos featuring two planes passing through the last solar eclipse in North America for 20 years.

Aviation Safety
Flight Training
Industry

COPA member Al Hepburn provides insight to users of NAV CANADA's CFPS for how to navigate the system now that AWWS has been decommissioned.

Flight Training
Inspiration
Build team students Leah Spence and Adrian James-Stagg work together on the cockpit frame.

A flying school in Manitoba has recently launched a unique new program that has local Indigenous high school students teaming up to build an airplane!

Inspiration
Pictured is a group of women who met at a COPA Flight 97 event in St. John's, NL. Often at these types of gathering, you'll find women excited to meet other women! From left to right: Sharon Cheung, COPA National, Meghan Rooney, St. John's International Airport Authority, Megan Russell, COPA/CASARA/Provincial Airlines, Minette LeDrew, COPA/CASARA, Sheri Ford, COPA/CASARA, Bev Williams, CASARA National and Verna Wirth, CASARA National.

Originally posted on March 8, 2024 for International Women's Day, this written piece identifies ways that COPA, its members, and the general flying community can help inspire more girls and women to become pilots.

Travel & Lifestyle

Experience the magic of Québec City during the winter months. Here, the streets covered in snow create a whimsical opportunity for the perfect seasonal adventure. Fly in and out of the Neuville Airport and take advantage of COPA Flight 198’s courtesy car to get to and from your accommodations

Advocacy
Flight Training

Originally posted on the Insistute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide website iWOAW.org on January 31, 2024.

Industry

After 10 years of growing AOPA, keeping it the world’s largest civil aviation organization, and protecting general aviation pilots’ freedom to fly, AOPA President Mark Baker announced that he is working with the AOPA board of trustees to search for his successor.