Why join COPA?

When you join the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association, you are supporting a greater cause on top of personal benefits. There is no-one-size fits all reason our community of 12,000+ pilots and aircraft owners join, however, many of the reasons include:

  • Supporting a bright future for general aviation
    Our goal is to change the way people think about general aviation and dispel myths about who flies recreationally and how.
  • Meet new, experienced, and/or aspiring pilots
    Regardless of your current status as a pilot, meet other aviation enthusiasts with similar interests through our fly-ins.
  • Access critical information for local advocacy efforts
    We support our members, and your local advocacy efforts, with powerful communication tools, economic impact studies, and general aviation reports.
  • Defend your interests
    As the voice of general aviation in Canada, COPA represents and defends your interests at government and industry committees and forums in Canada.
  • Safety and knowledge training
    Stay current through the COPA Aviation Academy, the first online learning portal dedicated to the general aviation community in Canada.
  • Cross Canada Chapter events
    Our network of 200+ chapters organize fly-ins and Discover Aviation events that welcome communities into the airport grounds.
  • Awards and scholarships
    COPA recognizes the distinct contributions of its membership through its prestigious awards program and provides nearly $32,000 in scholarship funding each year to worthy flight training recipients.