COPA hires new manager



President and CEO, Kevin Psutka, is pleased to announce that John Quarterman begins his duties as Manager, Member Assistance and Programs on September 4.
John will help provide assistance to members who have technical, regulatory or other aviation questions. He will also provide liaison for the COPA Flights chapters as well as represent COPA at certain government and industry committees, conferences and trade shows.

John earned his Private license soon after his 16th birthday and holds a commercial license, with IFR, float and multi-engine endorsements, and a U.S. license. He currently flies single-engine rental aircraft.

John is a graduate of the Algonquin College Electronics Technologist program and through courses at Carleton University and his former employer’s upgrade program, became a Software Engineer. Until coming to COPA, John worked as a Military-Airborne-Products Software Test Engineer.

A COPA member for 13 years, John is well known to local Ottawa members as the organizer of many aviation events, a COPA volunteer and a passionate defender of GA and is probably best known to COPA members nationally as an occasional contributor of articles to COPA Flight.

John looks forward to the opportunity to work with and for COPA members to help enhance their freedom to fly. You can contact him at 613-236-4901 or at