COPA will be conducting a survey of its members in January 2007.
The survey is to make sure that the association serves its members as best as possible. This is done by asking members for their opinions about aviation issues, the services COPA provides and also by collecting demographic data which enables COPA to better understand who its members are.
The last COPA membership survey was carried out in 2002 and the plan at that time was to follow up with another one five years later to see what has changed and to get new information on what members think about COPA and aviation issues.
The 2007 COPA survey will be conducted by an experienced consultant, Dr. Keith Christopher, from KC Surveys. Once all the completed surveys are returned he will analyze the data received and prepare a report highlighting recommendations for COPA.
The 2007 survey will be done by two methods. A selected sample of COPA members will receive the survey questionnaire by mail with a stamped self-addressed return envelope. Any COPA members who do not receive a paper survey in the mail will be invited to complete the survey on-line on the COPA website.
All COPA members who complete a paper or on-line survey will be automatically entered in a draw for an ICOM A24Li handheld VHF navcom radio valued at $395, provided courtesy of ICOM Canada and VIP Pilot Centre.
Additional prizes include a Bose Music System personal CD player and COPA Collection clothing items courtesy of VIP Pilot Centre. If you don’t complete the survey, you can’t win!
COPA will publish a report of the survey results along with regular updates summarizing our progress in implementing what the survey tells us. This information will be published in COPA Flight and posted on the COPA website. All individual responses will be kept confidential and only summary results will be published.
The COPA 2007 survey will be mailed out near the end of January. At the same time the COPA website will allow members who do not receive a paper survey to complete it on line.