27 May 2016

Fredericton Flying Club 50th Celebration

From the Fredericton Flying Club

The Fredericton Flying Club is having our 50th anniversary celebration and BBQ fly in. It is our intention to hold this event on 18 June 2016 at our new club hangar in the Fredericton Airport General Aviation Area. The times are to be from 1000-1500 hrs.

The event will be "weather permitting", with no rain date.

For more info contact Club President, Manfred Knapp, at 506- 447-2913 or by email.

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19 May 2016

General Aviation has finally found its place in Mirabel International Airport

From Mirajet

General Aviation will finally land at Mirabel Airport once and for all.

Marc-André Théorêt, an aircraft owner/pilot, president of Mirajet inc. successfully negotiated with Aéroports de Montreal the right to develop a piece of land directly at the base of the control tower, only steps away from the huge runways of this airport.

The Mirajet Airpark will allow in its first phase, two hangars sizes, with bi-fold doors of 42 and 58 feet wide, all planned to accommodate a wide range of planes from single engine aircraft to corporate twins and small jets.


The new COPA Flight — Coming up next!

By Bernard Gervais, COPA President & CEO

The last COPA Flight in newsprint format. The July issue of COPA Flight will be a full colour magazine format, our first in collaboration with our partner Canadian Aviator Publishing (CAP). Why change? To save a whole lot of money and allocate the membership dues on aviation services, not printing. We are not in the newspaper business and believe it or not, printing on newspaper costs almost double than printing a magazine. When we switched from magazine to newsprint many years ago, it was to save on printing costs of those days. How ironic.

As we move along, this outsourcing deal will leverage CAP's experience of just-in-time aviation news delivery, improving your online experience on the website and complemented by a regular newsletter. Rest assured COPA Flight will be a different publication than the well-respected Canadian Aviator. It will still be the association's magazine and COPA will maintain editorial control and content management. COPA Flight will still be COPA Flight. But in a better, revamped, more pertinent format with perhaps a few surprises once in a while. You will like it as much as we are excited to see these changes. But don't just take my word for it. See you next month in a glossy colour magazine.

16 May 2016

Westport Rideau Lakes Fly-in 2016

By Mike Miles, COPA Flight 56, Westport

This is just a quick reminder that the Westport - Rideau Lakes fly-in is this upcoming weekend, 21 May 2016. The event happens on Saturday from 0800-1300 hrs. Come on down on this upcoming great long weekend flying, have a great breakfast and join the 30 or so planes who plan to be there.

Join us for a great introduction to the summer near the fabulous town of Westport, Ontario. View the planes in the morning and enjoy the Westport in the afternoon. Fun for the whole family.


  • What: Annual Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast
  • Hosted by: The Rideau Lakes Flying Club, COPA Flight 56
  • When: 0800-1300 hrs 21 May 2016
  • Where: Westport ON (CRL2), (N) 43 39 93 (W) 76 23 92
  • Meal: Breakfast served from 0800-1100 hrs for a donation to the club.
  • Runway: 07/25, 3118', grass
  • Comunication: 123.2 MHz
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15 May 2016

Ottawa Flying Club Fly Day 2016

The Ottawa Flying Club has announced that they will hold their charity fundraiser Fly Day on Saturday 1 October 2016 and planning is already underway.

This annual event offers light airplane rides to the public in exchange for a donation and uses local pilots who are club members to carry out the flying on a volunteer basis.

To volunteer as a pilot or as ground support staff contact the club.

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Ottawa Flying Club's 88th Annual Wings Dinner

From The Ottawa Flying Club

The 2016 Wings Dinner, the Ottawa Flying Club's annual celebration to mark the achievements of our student pilots in achieving their Private, Commercial, Multi, IFR and other ratings, will be held on Friday, 27 May 2016.

The dinner will be held at RCAF Officers' Mess, 158 Gloucester Street, Ottawa.

As well as the awarding of the Wings for those who have achieved their private license since 05 June 2015 to the time of this year's dinner, various licenses and ratings, and other awards, the evening will include a guest speaker Emma Telford, who graduated from the Aviation Management class in the fall of 2011, worked hard as line staff at the Ottawa Flying Club and now flies as Captain with Jazz Airlines.

Cash Bar opens at 18:00 and Supper will be served at 18:30.

Tickets available at Dispatch at the Ottawa Flying Club or reserving by email to Dispatch@ofc.ca or calling 613-523-2142.


  • Students and Instructors $45
  • Members and Guests $50

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05 May 2016

Buttonville to stay open another year

Creative Commons licensed photo by Blake Crosby


Buttonville Airport in Toronto will stay open until at least October 31, 2017. Directors of the facility met Wednesday, April 27, and agreed to extend the life of one of the GTA's busiest GA facilities. The airport was slated to close by Oct. 31, 2016, to make way for a massive residential and commercial development.

There's no word on the rationale for the extension but many of the tenants of the airport have moved or announced plans to do so. Transport Canada announced it was closing its offices at Buttonville by the end of June of this year. But meanwhile the facility will remain available.

"All, it is now official," said Buttonville Flying Club President Dave Sprague in an email to members. "Buttonville Airport will stay open until at least Oct. 31, 2017."

03 May 2016

Invitation to a ForeFlight webinar for COPA members

by Angela Anderson, Director of Marketing, Personal Aviation, ForeFlight, LLC

This live webinar (web seminar) event is an advanced, scenario-based course on flying with ForeFlight Mobile. Dominik will focus on VFR features of the app from a Canadian perspective. You will learn how to use the app to its fullest from planning to inflight navigation. Pilots at any level are welcomed, however this course is beyond beginner level and is geared towards pilots who have at least some working knowledge of the app.

Your presenter is Dominik Ochmanek. Dominik is a Transport Canada certified Multi IFR flight instructor, and a graduate of Western University’s Commercial Aviation Management program. He has worked for two of Canada’s major airlines and is now actively instructing in the Greater Toronto Area. Dominik is a member of ForeFlight’s Pilot Support Team specializing in Canadian content.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


  • What: Flying with ForeFlight Mobile Web Seminar
  • When: 1500 hrs CDT, 05 May 2016
  • Where: On the internet!
  • Register here

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