Are you a COPA member with a friend interested in becoming a pilot-for-the-day? Provide an individual discovery flight for this pilot-in-the-making. Volunteer pilots can enjoy peace of mind with top-up insurance on top of existing aircraft insurance policies at no extra cost through COPA’s Discover Aviation program.

To qualify for the top-up insurance, participating pilots must be a current member of COPA, and the flight must be pre-registered using the form below. Pre-registration can be done at any time, right up until takeoff time.

Note: if you are a member of the public interested in a personal discovery flight and do not know a COPA member in your area, please contact programs@copanational.org. We will aim to connect you with a pilot who will volunteer their time!

Background screening
As COPA’s Discover Aviation events welcome young people (18 and under) into the world of aviation, all volunteer pilots must complete a background screening. The background check takes less than minutes to complete online and costs for COPA members are covered by COPA and our program sponsor, Magnes. Vulnerable sector checks may be completed in substitution of a background screening, however, the volunteer will be responsible for all associated costs. To receive a free background screening, please include in the form below that you require one.

Consent Waivers
All participants in the Discover Aviation program must complete the following liability waivers. See below for a variety of waiver forms your COPA Flight can use:

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  • Note: Pilots flying minors without a background screening will not qualify for the liability insurance top-up incentive, available through this program. COPA will cover the expense of the background screening and it takes between 5-15 minutes to complete. Please contact programs@copanational.org to add yourself to the application list.
  • We'll need a unique email for each passenger that wishes to enrol in Hangaaar's Free PPL ground school or to gain access to Infinite Flight Pro's 90-Day free trial
  • Discover Aviation discovery flights come with free online ground school through Hangaaar as well as access to Infinite Flight Pro, the most comprehensive flight simulator experience on mobile devices, whether you are a curious novice or a decorated pilot. (conditions apply).
  • We'll need a unique email for each passenger that wishes to enrol in Hangaaar's Free PPL ground school or to gain access to Infinite Flight Pro's 90-Day free trial
  • Discover Aviation discovery flights come with free online ground school through Hangaaar as well as access to Infinite Flight Pro, the most comprehensive flight simulator experience on mobile devices, whether you are a curious novice or a decorated pilot. (conditions apply).
  • We'll need a unique email for each passenger that wishes to enrol in Hangaaar's Free PPL ground school or to gain access to Infinite Flight Pro's 90-Day free trial
  • Discover Aviation discovery flights come with free online ground school through Hangaaar as well as access to Infinite Flight Pro, the most comprehensive flight simulator experience on mobile devices, whether you are a curious novice or a decorated pilot. (conditions apply).
  • We'll need a unique email for each passenger that wishes to enrol in Hangaaar's Free PPL ground school or to gain access to Infinite Flight Pro's 90-Day free trial
  • Discover Aviation discovery flights come with free online ground school through Hangaaar as well as access to Infinite Flight Pro, the most comprehensive flight simulator experience on mobile devices, whether you are a curious novice or a decorated pilot. (conditions apply).