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November 2015

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Call for nominations - COPA Board of Directors

Every two years half of the positions on the COPA Board of Directors are up for election.  In 2016 a total of nine positions will need to be elected. 

Click here for more information on deadlines.

Click here for the nomination form.

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 COPA's new Lifetime Membership

We have just set up a COPA Lifetime Membership for $1,000.  Never worry about your membership lapsing or having to pay dues again.  Sign up and receive a special lifetime member baseball cap, a new membership card and a special certificate.  You will also receive a new Lifetime Member pin. lifetime member pin

Call 613-236-4901 ext 105 for more information.

UAV Safety Alert / Alerte à la sécurité de UAV

Transport Canada issued a Civil Aviation Safety Alert to remind all persons operating unmanned aircraft (model aircraft and unmanned air vehicles or UAVs), for any purpose, about the safety impacts and consequences of interfering with manned aircraft operations, including firefighting aircraft.  

Transports Canada a diffusé une Alerte à la sécurité de l’Aviation civile qui vise à rappeler à toutes les personnes qui utilisent des aéronefs non habités (modèles réduits d’aéronefs et véhicules aériens non habités ou UAV), dans quelque but que ce soit, les incidences sur la sécurité et les conséquences qu’il y a à interférer avec les opérations des aéronefs habités, y compris les aéronefs de lutte contre les incendies.

COPA membership campaign 2015 

2 weeks left to get your name in the membership campaign.  

For every Member (new or membership expired before 31 December 2013) that you recruit during the 2015 membership campaign (April 1-November 30, 2015), your name will be entered into a draw for a 5 day trip for two to Whitehorse, Yukon.

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» Grand Prize details

À chaque membre (nouvelle adhésion ou renouvellement d’une adhésion expirée avant le 31 décembre 2013) que vous recrutez durant la campagne de recrutement 2015, votre nom sera entré dans un tirage pour un voyage de cinq (5) jours pour deux personnes à Whitehorse, Yukon.

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» Détails Grand Prix


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Donate to the Freedom to Fly Fund today

Given the considerable challenges we continue to face against our freedom to fly, we urge everyone to consider donating to the Freedom to Fly Fund. 

Click here for examples of how the Freedom to Fly Fund has been applied to date.

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Women of Aviation




VOR Airways disappear entirely in Southern Ontario, major changes elsewhere

Wind Farm Project raises aviation safety concerns

Private Operator Regulations Not Ready For Prime Time

NAV CANADA adopts ICAO flight plan changes

Wind turbines and aviation leads to heated debate in Ontario Legislature

COPA’s VIP Insurance Plan Discounts & Coverage Benefits

Understanding your Aircraft Insurance Policy

Airport on Pickering Lands is needed now

Watch out for new RCO locations and frequencies

Spidertracks – Product Evaluation

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