5 Ways to Connect with COPA at EAA AirVenture

Oshkosh photo

Written by: Sharon Cheung, Director, Marketing and Communications, COPA
Photo: Warwick Patterson

COPA loves to celebrate aviation with members at events around the world! This year we'll be at EAA AirVenture and we hope you will come meet with us. Check out the many ways you can connect with the COPA community at the biggest GA event in the world!

Canadians at Oshkosh BBQ
Tuesday, July 23 from 5-7pm (CT), SOS Beer Bros Tent
Calling all Canadians! Join COPA for a BBQ, music and beverages. Please note, the vendor does not provide vegetarian options. Food options will include bratwurst sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad, and coleslaw. Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating or picnic blankets. Tickets are limited, and can be purchased by clicking here.

Snowbird Signing at COPA Booth
Thursday, July 25 from 10-11am (CT), COPA Booth (400D, Canadian Pavilion)
COPA member and CF Snowbirds 10 Captain Edward Soye will be at the COPA booth (400D) in the Canadian Pavilion from 10-11am on the Thursday. Captain Soye is a pilot with a penchant for vintage aeroplanes and tidy formation flying. For over 20 years, Edward Soye has promoted aviation heritage by supporting flying museums, academic research, writing and living history. A trained historian and pilot, his volunteerism has taken him to the Great War Flying Museum, the Canadian Harvard Aircrat Association, the Vintage Aviation Team, for which he was a founding member, and Vintage Wings of Canada.

Visit the COPA Booth
Monday, July 22-Sunday, July 28, 400D, Canadian Pavilion
Throughout the week, we welcome you to join us at the COPA booth and meet with our Member Services and Pilot Information Centre teams. We'll help you renew your membership and answer your burning advocacy questions. If you come early enough, we'll have custom 2024 Oshkosh flight bag tags available for you!

COPA Presentations
Join us at the EAA Canadian Pavilion for a packed week of presentations and panel discussions. COPA will be offering the following sessions:

  • Monday, July 22 at 12:45 p.m. CT | Identifying Barriers for Women Who Fly
  • Wednesday, July 24 at 11:30 a.m. CT | GA Leaders Panel: Personal Aviation in Canada
  • Friday, July 26 at 11:30 a.m. CT | COPA Advocacy Update

Safety Training
COPA will be offering two recurrent training safety seminars on cross country flying at this year's AirVenture. This course was developed as part of the COPA Aviation Academy, Canada's first eLearning portal dedicated to General Aviation and qualifies for the 24-month recurrent training requirements of CAR 401.05(2)(a). The sessions will be held on the following dates by Conrad Hatcher:

  • Tuesday, July 23 at 9:00 a.m. CT
  • Friday, July 26 at 12:45 a.m. CT

For a full guide on key Canadian activities at this year's EAA AirVenture, visit this guide put together by EAA Canada, the Canadian Light Sport Aircraft Association (CSLAA) and COPA: https://www.flipsnack.com/sportaircraftcanada/canadian-program-for-eaa-airventure-2024/full-view.html.