Rust Removers for 2007


Plan to attend a Rust Remover near you this year and stay current.

CAR 401.05 (2) (a) requires all pilots must have successfully completed a recurrent training program within the 24 months preceding any flight.

Of course one of the easiest ways to meet that requirement and stay legal is to attend a regional COPA Rust Remover fly-in and complete your recurrency training there.

This year COPA is offering six spring Rust Removers, from B.C. to the Maritimes. The locations this year are as follows:


Pitt Meadows

COPA Flight 72 B.C. Floatplane Association Rust Remover

Date: Saturday April 28. Times: All day. Location: Pitt Meadows Airport - Pacific Rim Aviation. Presented by Transport Canada, BCFA, more to be announced.

Contact Information:,; Tel: 604-649-6320.


Vernon, B.C.

COPA Flight 65 Rust Remover

Held Friday and Saturday April 13-14, with potluck dinner Friday evening.

Saturday doors open at 8:30 a.m.; seminars begin at 9: 30 a.m. and finish at about 3 p.m. Location: Vernon Airport - meet at the Vernon Flying Club.

Topics include The Ideal Check Ride. Flight Filing, Weather Briefings, and more.

Current VFR Flight Plan requirements from Hope west to Boundary Bay and The Aging Pilot. Contact Marion and Chuck at or phone 250-542-1740.


Red Deer, Alberta

COPA Flight 92 Rust Remover 

Held Sunday May 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at SkyWings Aviation, Red Deer Regional Airport. Contact: Wes Cooke 403-782-5853


Regina, Sask.

COPA Flight 4 Rust Remover             

Held Saturday April 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Regina Flying Club Lounge. Program  features seminar by Fred Johnson of Transport Canada. Pre-registration requested.

Contact: Rem Walker, 2348 Garnet Ave. Regina, SK S4T 3A2 Tel: 306 352-6442.


Hanover, Ont.

Flight 54 COPA Rust Remover

Held Sunday, April 29, from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. starting with a fly-in breakfast at the airport restaurant. This year’s two programs will take place in two different hangars at the Saugeen Municipal Airport, featuring The Aging Pilot, and Flying in Southern Ontario Airspace. Contact: Phil Englishman, Box 323, Walkerton, ON, N0G 2V0 Tel: 519-881-3775;


Charlottetown, P.E.I.

COPA Flight 57 Rust Remover

Held Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Skyplex, Charlottetown Airport.

Program features Simulator demonstration, Presentation on Homebuilts, COPA Convention in Moncton and Round Table safety discussion.

Contact Barry Martin Tel: 902-569-3130; fax: 902-569-1930;