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Three of the North Bay Slobirds in Mattawa.

June 15 was a beautiful day for a flight and a COPA social! Aviation enthusiasts and members of the North Bay community gathered for a delightful COPA social event at Ron Miller's hangar.

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Award ceremony

COPA member Doug Chisholm is a bush pilot who found his purpose honouring Canadians who lost their lives in World War II. On March 21, 2024, Chisholm was proud to receive the Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division), presented by Governor General Mary Simon at the Rideau Hall in Ottawa. The Citation acknowledges his work as a heritage researcher and bush pilot, commemorating the Saskatchewanian ...

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Discover Aviation Melfort

Melfort COPA Flight 182 has held another successful Discover Aviation event to introduce children to the wonder of flying on June 9 by taking them up on 15-minute flights.

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Thinking of selling your aircraft without a broker? With aircraft resale prices at an all-time high, it might be the perfect time to maximize your profit. Follow our step-by-step guide to navigate the process and keep more money in your pocket!

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Skydive Toronto

Meet the Chows, the First Family of Skydiving at Skydive Toronto as they celebrate their 50th anniversary at the Cookstown Aerodrome just 30 minutes north of Toronto.

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Campside activities

COPA's participation at "That Night in the Woods", an annual interactive exercise that is designed to demonstrate what it would be like to rely on your survival kit overnight in a remote area. The briefing for the event was held at Sundre Airport (CFN7) and the camp itself at Red Deer Forestry Strip (CFR7) in Alberta.

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Ivan Kristensen, founder of Trillium Aviators

In 2019, Ivan Kristensen came back from a Florida vacation with the idea to organize retired pilots around common goals: fly-outs and food. To date, Trillium Aviators has had 58 flyouts. Over the past five years Ivan’s email list of interested pilots has grown to over 325 names.

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EAA AirVenture 2024 NOTAM

According to EAA officials, there are several important FAA-approved changes in the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024 Notice, commonly referred to as the Oshkosh NOTAM), which spells out arrival and departure procedures for July 22-28 event at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) in Oshkosh.

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The SkyVoice Alert 500.

Frank Kunnumpurath was a struggling student pilot, unable to judge the height to flare. He then went on to start a company, Holy Micro!, to produce the alert device that is now on the air show circuit, exhibiting at the 2024 SUN ’n FUN Aerospace Expo, the Alaska Airmen Association’s Great Alaska Aviation Gathering, and plans to be at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024.

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Pipistrel Velis Electro over BC landscape

Campbell River is quickly growing into a Canadian forefront of zero emissions aviation. Having received Transport Canada approval to fly the airplane, Sealand is currently limited to electric aircraft differences training for licensed pilots. The flight school is awaiting authorization for full commercial operations, when they will then train new student pilots in the electric airplane.