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Adrian Tegler

ForeFlight

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Allan Chaulk

Standards Coordinator, Airworthiness, Civil Aviation
Transport Canada
Allan began his aviation career after graduating from Gander District Vocational school in the mid-eighties with an Aircraft Maintenance Engineering diploma in hand. Most of his industry experience was gained at Provincial Airlines Ltd. where he helped maintain a diversified fleet of aircraft and highly modified special mission aircraft. After 10 years in the hangar he decided to accept a position as an Aircraft Maintenance Instructor with a local school. Two years later the instructor skills and knowledge of the regulations helped lead the way to becoming a Regional Aviation Safety Officer at Transport Canada. Allan enjoyed every aspect of the work since it involved aviation safety promotion at all levels and on a wide range of topics applicable to both pilots and AMEs. He was one of the key players in promoting the importance of Human Factors in Maintenance and had delivered numerous workshops throughout Canada. Five years later Allan fulfilled a career-long goal and began work as a Senior Regional Investigator for the TSB in the Atlantic Region Office. He worked on many high profile investigations and his knack for instilling cooperation amongst all team members helped produce successful investigation results. In 2012 Allan received the TSB Leadership Award; this was of high significance to Allan because the nomination was put forth by the technical team he led during the Cougar 491 investigation. Just as important to Allan were all of the GA investigations he had completed during his 11 years at the TSB because in his opinion every accident is of high profile….to someone. Allan returned to Transport Canada as Standards Coordinator – Airworthiness about five years ago. He is grateful to have any opportunity to promote aviation safety on a face to face basis.
Allan has a private pilot license with most of his experience on Piper and Cessna single engine aircraft.
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Anna Pangrazzi

Apex Aircraft

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Belinda Bryce

Partner
Magnes
Belinda Bryce, aviation insurance expert and Partner at The Magnes Group Inc., is a highly regarded insurance advisor to many different sectors of the Canadian aviation industry.She works with Airports, FBOs, Schools, Charter companies and aircraft owners to lower their total cost of risk through risk management and customized insurance placements.Her goal is to simplify the complexity of the insurance buying process by becoming your in-house risk manager.She has published several articles in the field of Aviation Insurance, including a monthly column in COPA Flight.Magnes is the endorsed broker for COPA’s Aircraft Insurance Program.

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Bernard Gervais

President/CEO
Canadian Owners and Pilots Association

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Carter Mann

Government Affairs and Communications
Canadian Owners and Pilots Association
Carter Mann is the Manager of Government Affairs for COPA.
He has extensive knowledge and experience with general aviation in Canada, and deep understanding of past, current, and ongoing issues facing the industry.

He also has extensive knowledge of machinery of government and government/legislative process at all levels of government, and developing Ministerial-level briefing materials on emerging policy developments.

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David Cooke

Chief Pilot
CANDA (Cooke & Associates Inc)
Over 25 years military and civilian flying experience
Combat Flying Instructor, Flight Safety Officer RCAF (retired)
Commercial Pilot's Lic. Fixed, Multi-Engine and Rotary Wing (piston & turbine)
3650 hrs TT + >400 UAV missions. Over 3000hrs low level reconnaissance operations.
Standing SFOC (Special Flight Operations Certificate) Approved. Day, Night, All weather, Controlled or Restricted airspace. Specializing in drone regulations & Flight Safety, surveillance and security, environmental, construction and agriculture software applications.

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David McElroy

President
Kelowna Flying Club/COPA Flight 36
Dave McElroy was recently elected COPA Director for BC-Yukon. In 2014 he flew a single-engine Comanche around the world, and earlier this year circumnavigated South America as Flight Leader of Give Hope Wings – a project which has raised well over $500,000 for Hope Air. A native of British Columbia, Dave lived in Toronto between 1983 and 2000, after which he moved to the United Kingdom to lead the European Operations of Norbord Inc, an international Wood Products manufacturer. In 2015 he returned to BC and is now President of Kelowna Flying Club / COPA Flight 36. He flies his own RV6 out of YLW.

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Glenn Grenier

Co-Chair Construction/Co-Chair Aviation
McMillan LLP

22 June

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Greg Sterling

Global Product Line Manage - Light Aviation
AIG Aerospace
Mr. Sterling leads AIG Aerospace’s global light aviation risk portfolio which includes private aircraft, aerial applicators, general aviation airports, fixed based operators and flying clubs.His aviation insurance experience spans more than thirty years in various capacities He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as well as an MBA from DeSales University.He is an instrument-rated, private pilot with over 1,500 hours experience in numerous aircraft types.

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Harold E. Wright

Harold E. Wright has written extensively on Saint John’s heritage, including over 10 books. He is currently finishing a manuscript called ‘Wings in the Fog, the Saint John Aviation Story’.

He is a frequent speaker in the City and surrounding communities to schools, veterans and service clubs about the City’s history.

His work has been recognized with various awards at the local, national and international levels.

He is a Director and founding member of the Turnbull (NB) Chapter, of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society.

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Heather Schacker

Technical Programs, Evaluation and Coordination (TPEC) Division, Standards Branch, Civil Aviation Directorate
Transport Canada | Transports Canada
After graduating from Carleton University with two Bachelor of Arts degrees, Heather joined Transport Canada as an Aviation Inspector. In this position, she played a key role in the advancement of standards and regulations for airports; which included various levels of national stakeholder consultation.

With a specialization in Quality Management Systems (ISO 9000 series), Heather moved to Management Services to develop and implement theCivil Aviation Integrated Management System (IMS) Standardwhich sets out the requirements for Civil Aviation's management activities. Heather then delivered management system training and conducted quality evaluations of the overall Civil Aviation program.

Heather joined theCivil Aviation Standards Branch in 2015, where she assumed her current role as Program Manager of Safety Promotion and Education. In this role she seeks out to promote compliance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations and educate on best industry practices through a wide range of media including seminars, workshops, videos and publications. Two of the publications she manages are the Transport Canada Aeronautical Information Manual (TC AIM) and the Aviation Safety Letter (ASL). Heather’s aim is to continually raise the safety bar through engagement and collaboration with Canada’s aviation community.

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Jean-Claude (JC) Audet

Director of Operations
COPA

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Jean Messier

Chairman of the Board
Canadian Owners and Pilots Association

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Jeannie Stewart-Smith

Senior Policy Advisor
Transport Canada | Transports Canada
Jeannie Stewart-Smith is a Senior Policy Advisor with Transport Canada’s drone team. She works with her colleagues, industry members, and drone enthusiasts to safely integrate drones into Canadian airspace. Jeannie’s work focuses on continuous improvement in drone safety education and outreach.

Jeannie has been providing policy advice on transportation issues to the federal government since 2010, and has recently discovered the wonderful world of drones. Over the years, she has found herself on small fishing boats, visiting international bridges, working on environmental issues, and in drone ground school.

Jeannie obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Public Policy from Concordia University in Montreal, Québec.

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Jeff Phipps

Chief, Operational Airworthiness
Transport Canada | Transports Canada
Jeff Phipps started his aviation career at a very young age flying with his father, Colin, who was a Commercial Pilot and Aircraft Maintenance Engineer.
Jeff holds an E and M2 rated AME licence as well as an FAA A&P Certificate.
After working for several years as an AME, Shop Foreman, and Production Manager, Jeff joined the Airworthiness Branch of Transport Canada Civil Aviation as an Airworthiness Inspector in 1995. In 2001 Jeff was promoted to Chief, AME Licensing & Training within the Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing Branch and then held various Chief positions within that Branch. In 2010 Jeff was transferred to his current position, Chief, Operational Airworthiness, within the Standards Branch

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Kathy Fox

Chair
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Kathy Fox selected air traffic control as a career in 1974, and worked at Transport Canada control towers in Baie- Comeau, Sept-Îles, Saint-Hubert and Montréal-Dorval, as well as at the Montréal Area Control Centre. From 1982 until 1986 she was in charge of air traffic control training at the CEGEP Saint-Jean-sur- Richelieu, a cooperative training program coordinated by Transport Canada and the Quebec Ministry of Education. Ms. Fox left operational controlling in 1992 to accept a developmental assignment with Air Traffic Services Headquarters in Ottawa, assuming progressively senior positions. She transferred to NAV CANADA in 1996 and became Director, Safety & Quality, in 1997; then Director, Air Traffic Services, in 1999. In 2000, she was appointed Assistant Vice-President, Air Traffic Services. She became Vice-President, Operations, on April 1, 2003. As Vice- President, Operations, Ms. Fox was responsible for providing executive leadership and direction throughout NAV CANADA’s Operations Group. She retired from NAV CANADA in June 2007. Ms. Fox received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from McGill University. She also completed a Master of Science in Human Factors and System Safety with Lund University in Sweden. She has been extensively involved in other aviation activities for over 40 years, including sport parachuting and commercial aviation. She holds an airline transport pilot licence and flight instructor rating and has flown over 5000 hours. Ms. Fox is a recipient of the Fédération aéronautique internationale Paul Tissandier Diploma and the Queen Elizabeth II Anniversary Medal for her contributions to sport parachuting in Canada. She received the Transport Canada Aviation Safety Award in 1999. In November 2004, she was inducted into the Quebec Air and Space Hall of Fame. Ms. Fox received the Elsie MacGill Northern Lights Award in 2010 and the David Charles Abramson Flight Instructor Safety Award in 2011. She was also inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame on June 9, 2016.

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En 1974, Mme Fox entame une carrière de contrôleure de la circulation aérienne au sein de Transports Canada et travaille successivement aux tours de contrôle de Baie- Comeau, Sept-Îles, Saint-Hubert et Montréal-Dorval ainsi qu’au centre de contrôle régional de Montréal. De 1982 à 1986, elle dirige le programme de formation en contrôle de la circulation aérienne au Cégep de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, un programme d’enseignement coopératif coordonné par Transports Canada et le ministère de l’Éducation du Québec. En 1992, Mme Fox quitte le contrôle des opérations aériennes pour accepter une affectation de perfectionnement à l’administration centrale des Services de la circulation aérienne à Ottawa, ce qui l’amène à assumer graduellement des fonctions de cadre supérieure. En 1996, elle se joint à NAV CANADA où elle est nommée directrice, Sécurité et qualité en 1997. Elle est ensuite nommée directrice des Services de la circulation aérienne en 1999, vice-présidente adjointe des Services de la circulation aérienne en 2000, et finalement vice-présidente, Exploitation le 1er avril 2003. À ce titre, elle a pour tâche de diriger tout le Groupe de l’exploitation de NAV CANADA. En juin 2007, elle prend sa retraite de NAV CANADA. Mme Fox est titulaire d’un baccalauréat en sciences et d’une maîtrise en administration des affaires (MBA) de l’Université McGill. Elle a également terminé une maîtrise ès sciences en facteurs humains et sécurité des systèmes de l’Université Lund de Suède. Elle participe activement dans d’autres domaines de l’aviation depuis plus de 40 ans, dont le parachutisme sportif et l’aviation commerciale. Elle est titulaire d’une licence de pilote de ligne et d’une qualification d’instructeur de vol, et a plus de 5000 heures de vol à son actif. Mme Fox a reçu le Diplôme Paul Tissandier octroyé par la Fédération aéronautique internationale ainsi que la médaille d’anniversaire de la Reine Elizabeth II pour services rendus au parachutisme sportif au Canada. En 1999, elle a reçu le prix de la sécurité aérienne décerné par Transports Canada. En novembre 2004, elle a été intronisée au Panthéon de l’Air et de l’Espace du Québec. Mme Fox a reçu le prix Elsie MacGill Northern Lights en 2010 et le prix commémoratif David Charles Abramson pour l’instructeur de vol — sécurité aérienne en 2011. En outre, le 9 juin 2016, elle a été intronisée au Panthéon de l’aviation du Canada.



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Mark McIntyre

Deputy Director of Maintenance / AME
Irving Oil Transport Inc

22 June

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Peter Fullarton

Regional Director, Civil Aviation - Atlantic Region
Transport Canada | Transports Canada

22 June

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Phil Burchinshaw

Director of Sales and Marketing
Aerotec Engines Ltd.

22 June

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Pierre Ruel

Chief, Flight Standards, Standards Branch
Transport Canada | Transports Canada

23 June

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Radek Wyrzykowski

Manager of Flight Proficiency, CFI, CFII, MEI
EAA
Born in Poland in 1960, Radek Wyrzykowski came to the US as a political refugee. Radek obtained his Professional Pilot degree under the SUNY Albany program. He is an Instrument and Multi-Engine Instructor. Radek was a Chief Flight Instructor from 2005 to 2009 and has more than 6000 hours dual given. He was a contributor to a Polish general aviation magazine PILOT Club where he published many of his articles. In 2010 he founded the IMC Club International and served as a President of that organization. He serves now as a Manager of Flight Proficiency at the Experimental Aircraft Association.

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Simon Garrett

Transport Canada | Transports Canada
Simon started flying in 1972 and holds an ATPL with over 8000 hours. Having a passion for flying and a desire to teach, Simon chose instructing as his aviation career. As a Class 1 Instructor, Pilot Examiner and CFI/Operations Manager of the Rockcliffe Flying Club in Ottawa, Simon was instrumental in guiding many students through flight training and their aviation careers. Recognized for his safety consciousness , dedication and contribution to the aviation industry, Simon was the recipient of the Ken Chatfield Memorial Award in 2004, the David Charles Abramson Memorial Award in 2006 , the Rockcliffe Flying Club President's Trophy in 2007, the Magnes Safety Award in 2012 and a CASARA Recognition Award in 2015. As a member of the Canadian Precision Flying Association, Simon won silver in 1998 and bronze in 1999 at the National Championships and represented Canada as a member of the Canadian National Team at the World Championships in Sweden in 2000. Simon retired from the Rockcliffe Flying Club in 2015 and accepted a job with Transport Canada in 2017. As a General Flight Standards Inspector based at National Headquarters in Ottawa, Simon is heavily involved in the General Aviation Safety Campaign (GASC) and is extremely excited that he is in a position where he can continue to contribute to GA. Simon continues to volunteer his time to industry as a Flight Judge and MC at the annual Webster Memorial Trophy Competition and will officially launch the new GASC National Safety Seminar at this year's COPA Convention.

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Steven Dengler

Organizer and Pilot
C150 Global Odyssey
Steven was an organizer and pilot for the C150 Global Odyssey, which in 2017 completed the first Canadian helicopter circumnavigation of the world. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation, the team flew a Canadian-made Bell 429 helicopter 37,000 km around the world in 92 legs through 14 countries. C150 Global Odyssey raised funds for True Patriot Love Foundation and Southlake Foundation. Co-Founder of XE.com in 1993, Steven Dengler is a Canadian entrepreneur, investor, business advisor, and mentor. He is also an accomplished airplane and helicopter pilot. Steven is a dual Italian-Canadian citizen and resides in King, Ontario.

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Trent Gervais

President/CEO
The Loomex Group
Trent Gervais is a Certified Municipal Manager III and Emergency Management Professional with 30 years experience in Emergency Response, Training, and Exercise delivery. His career path includes positions that led to Fire Chief, Emergency Management Coordinator, and Airport Manager roles.
Currently President and CEO of The Loomex Group, Trent leads his team in aviation operations, emergency management training, and consulting. The Loomex Group manages the Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, and Municipality of Greenstone Airports.
Trent is a member of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority Executive Committee, and Board of Directors of the Canadian International Association of Airport Executives.

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Atlantic Flight Centre

Diamond
The Atlantic Flight Centre welcomes all travelers to our professional full service FBO. Located at the Saint John Airport (CYSJ) close to the shores of the famous Bay of Fundy in Saint John, New Brunswick, we take pride in our warm hospitality and professional staff who are here to assist you with all of your aviation needs.

As the heart of aviation activity in Saint John from the days of the Fundy Flying Club to today’s Saint John Flying Club, hundreds of local aviation enthusiasts have been gathering at the Atlantic Flight Centre to train as pilots or to just sit and enjoy a cup of coffee to watch and talk about aviation.

Whether you are looking for a private corporate charter or a scenic tour of the historic Uptown or crystal blue waters of the St. John River and down through the famous Reversing Falls to the magnitude of the tides of the Bay of Fundy – flying above the skies of Saint John is a visual paradise.
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Saint John Airport

Diamond

ABOUT THE AIRPORT

Here for you since ’52, your Saint John Airport serves passengers throughout southwestern New Brunswick – from Sussex to St. Stephen. We love being part of your adventures.
Being a true part of our community means supporting and hosting events, giving back where we can, profiling our region and being an advocate for innovation and advancement. Read more about our community involvement.
We are also a major employer and contributor to our local economy. Click here to read our most recent economic impact report or click here to read our annual reports.
So like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check out our CEO’s blog and give us feedback. Stay connected with your local airport.
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The Magnes Group Inc.

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As a member of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association you have access to preferred rates, enhanced coverages, and exceptional service through our partners at The Magnes Group Inc. The VIP Aviation Insurance Product offers flexibility to meet your needs through three different plans; VIP Gold for full in-motion coverage, VIP Silver for liability and not-in-motion coverage and VIP Bronze for aircraft renters and borrowers. Click here for more information.
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Air Traffic Specialists Association of Canada

Platinum/Platine
Welcome to the Air Traffic Specialists Association of Canada Web site. This Union Local represents approximately 700 Flight Service Specialists who work at 56 Airport Advisory Stations, 8 Flight Information Centres, one International Flight Service Station and various regional and national head offices throughout Canada.
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NAV Canada

Platinum/Platine

Guiding the world’s aircraft in Canadian airspace

NAV CANADA is the company that owns and operates Canada’s civil air navigation service (ANS).
We manage 18 million square kilometres of Canadian and oceanic airspace. With 40,000 customers and 12 million aircraft movements a year, we are the world’s second-largest air navigation service by traffic volume.
As a private company, our revenues come from our aviation customers, not government. By investing in technology and controlling costs, we have kept customer rates stable while improving safety and flight efficiency.
Our dedicated employees provide services to commercial and general aviation from facilities throughout Canada. These services include air traffic control, flight information, weather briefings, aeronautical information services, airport advisory services and electronic aids to navigation.
Our facilities include area control centres (ACC), airport control towers, flight service stations (FSS), flight information centres (FIC), and Community Aerodrome Radio Stations (CARS). We maintain a network of more than 1,000 ground-based navigation aids across the country.
With three IATA Eagle Awards since 2001 as world’s best air navigation services provider, we continue to pursue our vision: to be the world's most respected Air Navigation Service.
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Prairie Aircraft Sales Ltd.

Platinum/Platine

Who We Are


Prairie Aircraft Sales Ltd., operated by Kathy Wrobel, has been in business for over 50 years. We were the Exclusive Cessna Dealer for both New Caravan and New Piston Aircraft for all of Western and Northern Canada. We recently were awarded the Beechcraft Piston Dealership for Western Northern Canada as well. Currently we are no longer a Textron Dealer, but are working on other opportunities.
Used aircraft sales of all makes and models including Cessna, Beechcraft, Mooney, Piper, Diamond, every other type of aircraft that may be of interest to you. We also do leasing, appraisals, aircraft consulting, plus assistance with importing and exporting – we can meet all of your aviation needs.
Prairie Aircraft specializes in aircraft ranging in all sizes for pre-owned aircraft for sale. If you looking for your first small single, or moving up to the Piston Twin. Perhaps you are ready for a Jet or a Turbo Prop, we are here to provide you with the guidance you will need to make the right choice.
Our pre-purchase inspections are all performed by outside contractors to ensure the results are unbiased.
Our customers are a who’s who list of Canadian corporate, commercial, and private aviation operators, including the federal and provincial governments, private and public corporations and individual pilots.
Prairie Aircraft is a distributor of Aero Twin parts, Blackhawk Modifications, as well as other after-market modifications.
We look forward to working with you very soon!
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Aircraft Spruce

Gold/Or
The Aviation Superstore for All Your Aircraft & Pilot Needs.
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MCMILLAN LLP.

Gold/Or
The way we see it, selling cloud services just isn’t the same as selling cologne. It demands a certain skill set. A certain depth. A certain—some would say obsessive—curiosity.
That’s why ambitious global B2B brands seek us out to help them articulate their unique and authentic voice, tell their most compelling stories, and engage their customers and influencers at every touchpoint in the purchasing journey.

In the world of business-to-business selling, there will always be those who strive to rise above the rest.
At McMillan, we call them our clients.
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The Personal Insurance Group

Gold/Or

FOR YOUR HOME AND AUTO INSURANCE, THE PERSONAL IS AN EXCEPTIONAL INSURER

Partnered with over 700 organizations, The Personal provides home and auto group insurance to members and employees of participating organizations. It now also offers recreational vehicle and pet insurance products.
Participating professions include the Canadian military community, engineers, firefighters, accountants, health care professionals and many others.

WHY CHOOSE GROUP INSURANCE?

The Personal negotiates directly with major businesses; unions; and associations to ensure you have access to exceptional offers when it comes to your home and auto insurance needs. This includes:

  • Competitive rates - usually lower than those available to the general public
  • Personalized coverage
  • First-class service
  • The ability to share your group privileges with your spouse or dependants1.
  • A claims department that is open for service 24/7 and the option to file a claim online
The numbers speak for themselves: 80% of our auto claims are managed with our one call resolution process.2
And that's not all! The Personal offers Online Services and exclusive programs with Ajusto3 and Alert, which are both available in its new mobile app.
Are you part of a group that recognizes the advantages of being insured with The Personal? Now it's up to you to make the most of it! Get your personal connection to exclusive group rates and savings!
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Aerotec Engines

Silver/Argent
Aerotec Engines Limited is located near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and is one of Canada's leading aircraft piston engine overhaul shops. Certified by Transport Canada (AMO #6-96) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA #7102), Aerotec Engines now maintains engines for an ever-growing fleet of aircraft worldwide.
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VIP Pilot Centre

Silver/Argent
Home of the COPA Collection
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Apex Aircraft

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Our Services Include
  • New Cessna Aircraft Sales
  • Aircraft Brokerage
  • Aircraft Importations Expedited

Aircraft Appraisal

Our affiliate, Aviation Business Support Inc. is a member of the National Aircraft Appraisers Association (NAAA) & can provide you with a Certified Aircraft Appraisal.
For more information, go to: Aviation Business Support Inc.
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Flight Design Canada

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Flight Design Canada (FDC) is the exclusive distributor/dealer of the Flight Design Advanced Ultralight Aircraft in Canada. In partnership to Flight Design USA and Skyview Ultralights Flight School, FDC is committed to bringing and supporting the Flight Design line of aircraft into Canada under the Advanced Ultralight classification. The first demo is slated to arrive Spring of 2018 so stay tuned!

The CTLS and CTSL Super Series models are available with various options to suit your personal mission and still allowing practical useful loads. All aircraft purchases will include 5 hour transition training for licenced pilots.

Our partner flight school can also provide training in your own CT at a discounted package price for your licence!
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ForeFlight

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ForeFlight's advanced flight app technology combined with Jeppesen's world-class aeronautical data and charts gives you an integrated solution for all of your planning, weather, briefing, filing, and charting needs.
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Hammond Aviation Ltd.

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Full service pilot shop located at the region of Waterloo International Airport in Southern Ontario. We support flying schools and aviation businesses coast to coast.
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Puhl Employee Benefits

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Puhl Employee Benefits is a PHSP & Benefits Management Company. Providing Financial Services in Insurance, Wealth Management, Financial Planning, Health Spending Accounts & Group Benefits.
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Rockcliffe Flying Club

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he year was 1918 and, while the Great War was nearing its end in Europe, the Royal Air Force had other, more domestic issues on its plate.
In August and September of that year, it flew four experimental round-trip mail flights using Curtiss JN-4 Canuck aircraft out of what is now known as the Rockcliffe airport site. These flights were the first in a long and proud history of aviation activity at Rockcliffe, now home to the Rockcliffe Flying Club.
Originally incorporated in 1954, the Rockcliffe Flying Club lasted just two years. In 1961, however, a dedicated group of senior Air Force officers revived the idea of a flying club. On August 28th, 1961, the Department of Transport licensed the RFC to both conducts a Department of Transport Flying Training Course for club members and provide aircraft to club members for recreational flying.
Today, more than 350 members enjoy the camaraderie, fun, and excitement of the Ottawa-area flying club where we offer everything from aircraft rentals, pilot supplies and fuel sales to tie-down services, maintenance, and sightseeing.
And yes, we still offer training courses. The Rockcliffe Flying Clubis a Transport Canada approved Flight Training School. Our ground and air instruction syllabus include training towards the Recreational Pilot Permit and Private Pilot Licenses, the Night Rating, VFR OTT as well as the Instrument Ratings. We also offer training for the Commercial Pilot License, the Instructor Rating as well as the Aerobatic Certificate. The size of our school ensures that a flight training program can be tailored to meet the requirements of the individual student. We also offer a variety of other services, such as sightseeing, aircraft rentals, pilot supplies, fuel sales, tiedown, and maintenance.
Whether you are finally fulfilling the dream of a lifetime, you are looking for a career flying commercial aircraft or you just need to fill ‘er up before you’re on your way, Ottawa’s Rockcliffe Flying Club is exactly where you want to be.
Why not give us a call at 613 746 4425 or stop in and say hello? We are conveniently located right beside the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.
The Rockcliffe Flying Club is co-located with the Canada Aviation Museum at the Ottawa-Rockcliffe Airport. Access is available via Airport-Marina Road, off the Sir George-Etienne Cartier Parkway (previously known as the Rockcliffe Parkway.) Here is a sketch of the roads leading to the Rockcliffe Airport, the Canada Aviation Museum and the Rockcliffe Flying Club.
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Summerside Airport

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Imagine your business having year-round access to a private airport with all the supporting features you’d expect. Sound good? Well, at Slemon Park, this is a reality. The Summerside Airport is located in Atlantic Canada’s premiere aerospace and business park. Businesses based here have full use of the airport in a hospitable, tax-free zone, and they benefit from the synergy of a focussed aerospace community.
The fact that there is no scheduled commercial traffic means readily available air space for training exercises, testing, and shipping. Low landing and facility fees make the Summerside Airport an attractive, affordable asset for your business.
Summerside Airport is an excellant location for general aviation groups to fly into. We offer full FBO services and a large ramp area to park your planes. For your stay in Summerside, walk up to our on site hotel, Slemon Park Hotel offering affordable and comfortable hotel rooms. Dine at our on site restaurant, Anson’s Restaurant for all your dining needs.
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All Seniors Care Living Centres

Friends/Amis
All Seniors Care is an established company in the world of seniors care, from one of the oldest, most respected and accomplished family names in the retirement residences field. The visionaries behind All Seniors Care – the Kuhl family, George Kuhl and sons Joshua and Michael, and their longtime partner Lily Goodman – are men and women who, between them, bring over 80 years of leadership and achievement in providing the highest quality seniors’ services to over 20,000 Canadians.
The creation of All Seniors Care has come through dedication of an executive team experienced in managing the largest seniors company in Canada. Based on our industry leading experience, strong family values and commitment to superior facilities we are steadfast in proving everyday: “Where Caring Is Our Number One Concern.”
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Porter Airlines

Travel Sponsors/Commanditaires de voyage
Porter Airlines is offering a 10 percent discount off most fares for delegates traveling by commercial carrier to the COPA 2018 Convention and Trade Show in Saint John, NB. The fare is available by filling in the promo code “COPA 18” in the online reservation or with a travel agent. The special fare is specifically for delegates attending the convention and not intended for any other travel.
The bookings opened on March 13 and will be valid for flights to Saint John from anywhere in Porter’s network from June 18-23 and return to anywhere in Porter’s network from June 21 to June 26. The full text of Porter’s offer is copied below.
Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the COPA 2018 Convention and Trade Show. The discounted fares are available for booking from March 13, 2018 to June 26, 2018 and available for travel:
Location: Dates of Travel:
From: Anywhere in Canada or USTo: Saint JohnFrom: 18/06/2018To: 23/06/2018
From: Saint JohnTo: Anywhere in Canada or USFrom: 21/06/2018To: 26/06/2018

Please book online at https://flyporter.com/Flight?culture=en-CA&promocode=COPA18 or through your travel agent using promo code “COPA18”.
Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), GatePorter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.
The promo code is intended for use by conference attendees and organizers and is not meant for distribution outside of authorized channels. Porter’s fare rules and conditions apply. For any questions regarding Porter’s services or any pre-travel concerns, contact us at 1-888-619-8622.
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VIA Rail

Travel Sponsors/Commanditaires de voyage
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Hilton Saint John

Accomodations

HILTON SAINT JOHN

1 MARKET SQUARE,
SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK
E2L 4Z6
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Delta Saint John

Accomodations

Delta Hotels Saint John

39 King Street
Saint John, New Brunswick
E2L 4W3 
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Uncorked Tours

Spousal Program
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Aerotec Engines Ltd.

Aerotec Engines Limited is located near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and is one of Canada's leading aircraft piston engine overhaul shops. Certified by Transport Canada (AMO #6-96) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA #7102), Aerotec Engines now maintains engines for an ever-growing fleet of aircraft worldwide
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Aircraft Spruce

The Aviation Superstore for All Your Aircraft & Pilot Needs.
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Air Traffic Specialists Association of Canada

WHO ARE WE? WHAT DO WE DO?

Every decision a pilot makes has consequences—for themselves, for their passengers and crew, and for everyone else in the skies. From the fliers of single-engine Cessnas to the specialized Medevac flight crews, what they need first and foremost is reliable, dependable, up-to-the-minute information. That’s where you could come in. As a NAV CANADA Flight Service Specialist, you:
• Provide pre-flight weather briefings after interpreting charts, reports and satellite imagery.
• Assist with flight plan filing.
• Provide information to help pilots to safely land and take-off from uncontrolled airports.
• Stay in contact with pilots during their flights.
• Communicate safety updates.
• Provide hourly weather reports to Environment Canada forecasters for their predictions.
• Trigger search and rescue activities for missing or overdue aircraft.
Flight Service Specialists work in Flight Service Stations (FSS) and Flight Information Centres (FIC). Flight Service Stations provide local weather information and airport advisory services; while the country’s eight FICs deliver flight planning, in-depth interpretive weather information and en route advisories to aircraft operating in Canadian airspace.
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Apex Aircraft

Our Services Include
  • New Cessna Aircraft Sales
  • Aircraft Brokerage
  • Aircraft Importations Expedited

Aircraft Appraisal

Our affiliate, Aviation Business Support Inc. is a member of the National Aircraft Appraisers Association (NAAA) & can provide you with a Certified Aircraft Appraisal.
For more information, go to: Aviation Business Support Inc.
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Atlantic Avionics

Atlantic Avionics Inc. is located at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Atlantic Avionics focuses on providing services to fixed-base operators (FBOs) and maintenance operations in support of commercial and corporate aircraft, flight schools, charter and cargo operators, private fixed wing, helicopters and regional airlines in Atlantic Canada.


Atlantic Avionics has a reputation for providing high quality work and timely service delivery to its customers. This attention to customer service has resulted in repeat business for field support in remote locations such as Goose Bay, Newfoundland; Norman Wells, Northwest Territories; Montreal, Quebec and various cities in Ontario. We also service international customers and have sent our employees to Montana, Bermuda and South Africa.
Atlantic Avionics operates at 549 Barnes Drive in the Innotech-Execaire Hanger (Shell Aerocentre), with 1,900 square feet of air-conditioned office and shop space and access to additional hanger space as required.
In 1994 Atlantic Avionics received Transport Canada Approval #02-94. The scope of approval includes Avionics, Instruments and Components for either bench repairs or aircraft certification. Atlantic Avionics has also received European approval with EASA approval certificate #145.7129 and Brazilian approval certificate #1310-35.
Currently Atlantic Avionics works on various aircraft ranging from homebuilt, small 2 seat aircraft to Boeing 757 and 767. We also work on various light, medium and heavy helicopters. We have shop capabilities for most Avionics Components, Lead Acid Batteries Ni Cad Batteries, ELT’s and ULB’s.
Atlantic Avionics has membership with the Aircraft Electronics Association, Atlantic AME Association and the AMARC Association.
The Avionics Maintenance Engineer (AME) –E License performs all the tasks of an Avionics Technician in addition to being authorized to train and supervise apprentices and perform final inspection to certify the airworthiness of an aircraft after maintenance or repair.
Technical staff consists of 4 licensed technicians (AME-E), 2 technicians (apprentice) and 1 support staff who attend to maintenance and support issues that arise.
Regular hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday to Friday with 24-hour on-call service that provides a customer base with around the clock service for those AOG (aircraft on ground) situations our customers may experience.
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Canadian Aviator

Russ owns Edge of the Earth Vineyard in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley and is also Editor-in-Chief of AVweb.
Canada has a vibrant aviation industry and we cover it from coast to coast featuring the people, businesses and aircraft that make our country a world leader in aviation. Every story that appears in our magazine has a Canadian connection and with that focus our readership is steadily growing. Canadian Aviators clearly want a truly Canadian aviation magazine.
We are heavily involved in the Canadian aviation industry and sponsor various events and educational opportunities. We recently started our I’m a Canadian Aviator initiative to encourage and recognize pilots who have achieved their first solo. We have also created Canada’s most comprehensive Flight Training Guide which we publish every January and send to every high school career centre in Canada.

We’ve significantly boosted our online presence and have begun issuing a weekly newsletter that contains only stories about Canadian aviation. We’re looking for reader submissions of videos and aerial photos of airports as we build a comprehensive illustrated guide to Canadian airports.
We carry about a dozen columns in each issue of the magazine written by Canada’s top experts in everything from meteorology to flight training. Be sure to follow Sam Daigle, a 21-year-old King Air first officer on his journey through a flying career.
We wouldn’t be able to do any of this without the generous support of our advertisers and the continued patronage by our thousands of readers. Stay in touch with us as we build a truly Canadian community of aviators.
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Flight Design Canada

Flight Design Canada (FDC) is the exclusive distributor/dealer of the Flight Design Advanced Ultralight Aircraft in Canada. In partnership to Flight Design USA and Skyview Ultralights Flight School, FDC is committed to bringing and supporting the Flight Design line of aircraft into Canada under the Advanced Ultralight classification. The first demo is slated to arrive Spring of 2018 so stay tuned!

The CTLS and CTSL Super Series models are available with various options to suit your personal mission and still allowing practical useful loads. All aircraft purchases will include 5 hour transition training for licenced pilots.

Our partner flight school can also provide training in your own CT at a discounted package price for your licence!
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ForeFlight

ForeFlight formed in 2007 with one guiding mission: Create software that makes flight planning easier.
Since then, ForeFlight has not only revolutionized the pilot’s flight bag but also laid the groundwork to make mobile flight planning apps essential to flight operations. Continued strong growth has positioned ForeFlight as a leader in the aviation industry. We serve the needs of pilots and flight departments all over the world, and across all segments of aviation including personal, business, military, commercial, and education.
ForeFlight Mobile, the company’s flagship product, is used by individual pilots and professional flight crews to gather weather and destination information efficiently. It is has become the go-to app to route, plan and file, access and manage electronic charts and maps, organize flight publications, and used as a reference for enroute navigation aid.
The passion of our pilot co-founders drives our company culture to build elegant, high-performing products, and we practice our core values in our daily work. We take ownership of everything we build, we obsess over creating the best user experience, we pour creativity into every solution, we ship new features regularly, and we do it all with the aviator spirit - a sense of calculated risk-taking and adventure.
If you ever meet a ForeFlighter, it will be apparent: we’re passionate about what we do.
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Hammond Aviation Ltd.

Full service pilot shop located at the region of Waterloo International Airport in Southern Ontario. We support flying schools and aviation businesses coast to coast.
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ICOM Canada

ABOUT ICOM CANADA

Since our first radio was produced in 1954 in Osaka, Japan, we have been dedicated to quality, innovation, performance and simplicity of operation. It is our commitment to excellence in design and the quality of components that go into each and every product which sets us apart from the crowd. We are proud to say that all of our radios are produced in Japan adhering strictly to ISO9001/ISO9002 and ISO14001 quality procedures.
No matter what your need, our range of radios is as diverse as the colors on an artist’s pallet. Whether you are an avid Amateur enthusiast, a sailor taking on the oceans of the world, trekking into Canada’s wilderness or improving your business efficiency, we have the right radios for you.
At Icom Canada we are committed to providing our customers with the very best products in each class. It is our goal to deliver the highest levels of customer service, support and care of anyone in the industry.
Thank you for your interest in our products. We know you will be excited about the performance, reliability and overall value you receive from each Icom product you purchase.
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NAV Canada

Guiding the world’s aircraft in Canadian airspace

NAV CANADA is the company that owns and operates Canada’s civil air navigation service (ANS).
We manage 18 million square kilometres of Canadian and oceanic airspace. With 40,000 customers and 12 million aircraft movements a year, we are the world’s second-largest air navigation service by traffic volume.
As a private company, our revenues come from our aviation customers, not government. By investing in technology and controlling costs, we have kept customer rates stable while improving safety and flight efficiency.
Our dedicated employees provide services to commercial and general aviation from facilities throughout Canada. These services include air traffic control, flight information, weather briefings, aeronautical information services, airport advisory services and electronic aids to navigation.
Our facilities include area control centres (ACC), airport control towers, flight service stations (FSS), flight information centres (FIC), and Community Aerodrome Radio Stations (CARS). We maintain a network of more than 1,000 ground-based navigation aids across the country.
With three IATA Eagle Awards since 2001 as world’s best air navigation services provider, we continue to pursue our vision: to be the world's most respected Air Navigation Service.
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New Brunswick Casara

We are a Canada-wide volunteer non-profit aviation association dedicated to the promotion of Search and Rescue awareness, and to the provision of trained and effective air search support services to supplement our National Search and Rescue program. CASARA operates in all 13 provinces and territories. Search and rescue responsibilities in each of these Member Organizations is broken down into Zones.
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Prairie Aircraft Sales Ltd.

Who We Are

Prairie Aircraft Sales Ltd., operated by Kathy Wrobel, has been in business for over 50 years. We were the Exclusive Cessna Dealer for both New Caravan and New Piston Aircraft for all of Western and Northern Canada. We recently were awarded the Beechcraft Piston Dealership for Western Northern Canada as well. Currently we are no longer a Textron Dealer, but are working on other opportunities.
Used aircraft sales of all makes and models including Cessna, Beechcraft, Mooney, Piper, Diamond, every other type of aircraft that may be of interest to you. We also do leasing, appraisals, aircraft consulting, plus assistance with importing and exporting – we can meet all of your aviation needs.
Prairie Aircraft specializes in aircraft ranging in all sizes for pre-owned aircraft for sale. If you looking for your first small single, or moving up to the Piston Twin. Perhaps you are ready for a Jet or a Turbo Prop, we are here to provide you with the guidance you will need to make the right choice.
Our pre-purchase inspections are all performed by outside contractors to ensure the results are unbiased.
Our customers are a who’s who list of Canadian corporate, commercial, and private aviation operators, including the federal and provincial governments, private and public corporations and individual pilots.
Prairie Aircraft is a distributor of Aero Twin parts, Blackhawk Modifications, as well as other after-market modifications.
We look forward to working with you very soon!
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Q1 Aviation Ltd.

Q1 AVIATION is a Transport Canada approved AMO (AMO 47-11, EASA 145.7296) in Ontario. We are conveniently based next to Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). Q1 AVIATION is owned, managed and also staffed by a team of highly experienced aircraft maintenance professionals.
Formed in 2010, we began by using our experience to provide unique maintenance solutions to Airlines.
Today we continue this philosophy and also have grown into a full-service MRO providing unique solutions for some of the largest corporations.
Q1 Aviation specializes in NDT (Non Destructive Testing), Aircraft Composite Structural Repair, Aircraft Sheet Metal Repair, Component Overhaul and Repair, Manpower Support, Tools Sales and Rental and as well as Aircraft Parts Distribution.
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Rockcliffe Flying Club

The year was 1918 and, while the Great War was nearing its end in Europe, the Royal Air Force had other, more domestic issues on its plate.
In August and September of that year, it flew four experimental round-trip mail flights using Curtiss JN-4 Canuck aircraft out of what is now known as the Rockcliffe airport site. These flights were the first in a long and proud history of aviation activity at Rockcliffe, now home to the Rockcliffe Flying Club.
Originally incorporated in 1954, the Rockcliffe Flying Club lasted just two years. In 1961, however, a dedicated group of senior Air Force officers revived the idea of a flying club. On August 28th, 1961, the Department of Transport licensed the RFC to both conducts a Department of Transport Flying Training Course for club members and provide aircraft to club members for recreational flying.
Today, more than 350 members enjoy the camaraderie, fun, and excitement of the Ottawa-area flying club where we offer everything from aircraft rentals, pilot supplies and fuel sales to tie-down services, maintenance, and sightseeing.
And yes, we still offer training courses. The Rockcliffe Flying Clubis a Transport Canada approved Flight Training School. Our ground and air instruction syllabus include training towards the Recreational Pilot Permit and Private Pilot Licenses, the Night Rating, VFR OTT as well as the Instrument Ratings. We also offer training for the Commercial Pilot License, the Instructor Rating as well as the Aerobatic Certificate. The size of our school ensures that a flight training program can be tailored to meet the requirements of the individual student. We also offer a variety of other services, such as sightseeing, aircraft rentals, pilot supplies, fuel sales, tiedown, and maintenance.
Whether you are finally fulfilling the dream of a lifetime, you are looking for a career flying commercial aircraft or you just need to fill ‘er up before you’re on your way, Ottawa’s Rockcliffe Flying Club is exactly where you want to be.
Why not give us a call at 613 746 4425 or stop in and say hello? We are conveniently located right beside the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.
The Rockcliffe Flying Club is co-located with the Canada Aviation Museum at the Ottawa-Rockcliffe Airport. Access is available via Airport-Marina Road, off the Sir George-Etienne Cartier Parkway (previously known as the Rockcliffe Parkway.) Here is a sketch of the roads leading to the Rockcliffe Airport, the Canada Aviation Museum and the Rockcliffe Flying Club.
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Student Aviation Financial Enterprises Corp.

OUR GOAL IS TO GET YOU IN THE AIR SOONER!


We are an Alberta registered Corporation. Our office is located in Calgary AB.
We lend all across Canada.
Contact your professional flight school about us and for more details review this web site.
We are a small lending company, who's principal owners live, breathe and love flying and want to help all who seek the same passion.
Providing financial assistance to students who want to obtain their Aviation licenses or endorsements, PPL, CPL, night, IFR and multi engine.
Started training already? Require a loan to complete? We can help with this as well! 
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Summerside Airport

Imagine your business having year-round access to a private airport with all the supporting features you’d expect. Sound good? Well, at Slemon Park, this is a reality. The Summerside Airport is located in Atlantic Canada’s premiere aerospace and business park. Businesses based here have full use of the airport in a hospitable, tax-free zone, and they benefit from the synergy of a focussed aerospace community.
The fact that there is no scheduled commercial traffic means readily available air space for training exercises, testing, and shipping. Low landing and facility fees make the Summerside Airport an attractive, affordable asset for your business.
Summerside Airport is an excellant location for general aviation groups to fly into. We offer full FBO services and a large ramp area to park your planes. For your stay in Summerside, walk up to our on site hotel, Slemon Park Hotel offering affordable and comfortable hotel rooms. Dine at our on site restaurant, Anson’s Restaurant for all your dining needs.
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The Magnes Group Inc.

As a member of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association you have access to preferred rates, enhanced coverages, and exceptional service through our partners at The Magnes Group Inc. The VIP Aviation Insurance Product offers flexibility to meet your needs through three different plans; VIP Gold for full in-motion coverage, VIP Silver for liability and not-in-motion coverage and VIP Bronze for aircraft renters and borrowers. Click here for more information.
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Transport Canada - General Aviation Safety Campaign

At the recent COPA Convention and Tradeshow in Kelowna, B.C., COPA and Transport Canada announced the launch of a new campaign aimed at educating pilots, passengers, and the general public on key areas related to safety in general aviation. Through an investment by Transport Canada over the next three years, the General Aviation Safety Campaign will highlight important topics in several areas of general aviation. Aimed at both pilots, industry stakeholders, and the public, the campaign will address: promoting compliance with safety regulations, building awareness of safety hazards and risks, enhancing collaboration on safety strategies, promoting Canada’s State Safety Program and safety objectives, and increasing public confidence in civil aviation. The safety campaign represents a partnership between Transport Canada and COPA, supported by an advisory committee comprised of partner associations from across Canada.“COPA is proud to partner with Transport Canada in launching this exciting initiative to not only inform members of the general aviation community, but also the public on some of the important safety topics relevant to general aviation. As general aviation pilots, we take pride every day in committing ourselves to the highest standards of safety both for our passengers and ourselves. COPA is pleased that Transport Canada has chosen to work with us in this educational context in order to avoid imposing costly and unnecessary regulatory burdens on Canadian pilots,”said Bernard Gervais, President and CEO, of COPA.
Aaron McCrorie, Director General of Civil Aviation for Transport Canada said “the safety of the aviation community is a priority for Transport Canada. Through this campaign, the department is taking a proactive approach to safety by collaborating with key stakeholders to promote regulations, build awareness of risks and educate passengers, aircraft owners and maintenance providers on safe aviation practices.”
General aviation describes all civil aviation operations that are not scheduled air services, or unscheduled air services for hire. The most common general aviation activities include private aviation, business aviation, agricultural aviation and flight training. It is estimated that nationally, general aviation contributes $9.3B to the Canadian economy and accounts for almost 36,000 direct and indirect jobs. According to recent estimates by the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA),there are more than 350,000 aircraft and 700,000 pilots worldwide who participate in the global general aviation community on an annual basis. In comparison, commercial aviation accounts for only 60,000 aircraft and 400,000 pilots. This demonstrates the vast size and significance of the general aviation sector, worldwide.
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VIP Pilot Centre

Home of the COPA Collection
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Exhibit Hall Set up

10:00 AM 05:00 PM Loyalist Room

The Exhibit Hall will be closed to the general public as the exhibitors will be setting up for the convention.
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Registration

12:00 PM 05:00 PM Trade & Convention Centre

Registration Table Open at the Trade & Convention Centre
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Welcome Reception

04:30 PM 07:00 PM Italian By Night - 97 Germain St, Saint John, NB E2L 2E9

Doors Open at 4:30PM
Event Begins at 5:00PM

Come grab a bite and a drink at our Welcome Reception. The Reception will be at Italian By Night (97 Germain Street). This amazing restaurant is walking distance from the Hilton Hotel! 

Welcome speech from the Mayor of Saint John, Don Darling, and the President/CEO of COPA, Bernard Gervais.

Note that all food and drink items will be for purchase.

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Exhibitor Hall

09:00 AM 05:00 PM Loyalist Room

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Aircraft Crash - First On Scene

09:00 AM 09:45 AM Montagu 1

After the session, participants should have a good understanding of what to do if they are involved in an aircraft incident, or if they witness one.
Emergency responders and airport operators play a vital role in providing first-aid, and securing the scene to ensure it is safe. A responder’s priorities are life, property, and the environment. How can you assist with the priorities: from providing first-aid and preserving the crash site, to assisting responders with aviation experience.

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Aircraft Maintenance Requirements

09:00 AM 09:45 AM Montagu 2&3

Maintenance Requirements Associated With Privately Operated Aircraft. Regulatory information session followed by Q and A. Discussion on Prop Overhaul.

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Co-Pilot Course

09:00 AM 03:00 PM Spencer 3

Course developed by Rockcliffe Flying Club

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ADS-B and NavAids Modernization

10:00 AM 10:45 AM Montagu 1

What is ADS-B, how does it work, what are the benefits of ADS-B, how does ADS-B benefit General Aviation operators, what does a GA aircraft require to be compliant, what are the costs associated to ADS-B for General Aviation.

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The Give Hope Wings Story

10:00 AM 10:45 AM Montagu 2&3

This presentation, complete will stunning photos and video clips, will describe the Give Hope Wings 21,500 nm flight around the Americas.

The objectives of the Give Hope Wings project include raising awareness and money for Hope Air, promoting General Aviation and inspiring young people of all ages. Dave’s presentation will fascinate aviators and non-pilots alike.

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Co-Pilot Course Continued

10:00 AM 04:00 PM Spencer 3

Course developed by Rockcliffe Flying Club

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Building my Snoshoo SR-1 Formula 1 Race Aircraft

11:00 AM 11:45 AM Montagu 1

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Aviation Insurance - What Every Pilot Needs To Know

11:00 AM 11:45 AM Montagu 2&3

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Co-Pilot Course Continued

11:00 AM 04:00 PM Spencer 3

Course developed by Rockcliffe Flying Club

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LUNCH BREAK (on your own)

12:00 PM 01:30 PM

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C150 Global Odyssey

01:30 PM 02:15 PM Montagu 1

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"CONTACT" -Respinning the Turnbull Propeller Story!

01:30 PM 02:15 PM Montagu 2&3

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Co-Pilot Course Continued

01:30 PM 04:00 PM Spencer 3

Course developed by Rockcliffe Flying Club

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Windmills and Windbags - An Update of the Legal Turbulence Affecting Aerodromes

02:30 PM 03:15 PM Montagu 1

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Minor Mods, Targeted Inspections, NavAids Modernization, NOTAMs and Airspace Incursions, Other Topics of Interest

02:30 PM 03:15 PM Montagu 2&3

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Co-Pilot Course Continued

02:30 PM 03:30 PM Spencer 3

Course developed by Rockcliffe Flying Club

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What's Involved In An Engine Overhaul

03:30 PM 04:15 PM Montagu 1

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Targeted Inspections - Q&A with Transport Canada

03:30 PM 04:15 PM Montagu 2&3

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Exhibitor Hall

09:00 AM 05:00 PM Loyalist Room

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COPA Update

09:00 AM 10:00 AM Marco Polo

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Annual General Meeting

10:00 AM 11:00 AM Marco Polo Room

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Awards (following AGM)

11:00 AM 11:30 AM Marco Polo

The recipients for the following awards will be announced:
- President's Award
- Merit Award(s)
- Appreciation Award(s)
- Magazine Award
- Outgoing Board Member Recognition Awards
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LUNCH BREAK (on your own)

11:30 AM 12:30 PM

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Airport Family Day Hosted by Saint John Airport (shuttle service available 12PM-4PM)

12:00 PM 04:00 PM Saint John Airport

Saint John Airport will be hosting their Family Day from 1PM-4PM. Convention shuttles will be running between the Hilton and the Atlantic Flight Centre from 12PM to 4PM.

L'aéroport de Saint John tiendra sa Journée familiale de 13h à 16h. Notre service de navette sera disponible de 12h à 16h du Hilton au Atlantic Flight Centre.
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Airport Static Display Hosted by AFC (shuttle service available 12PM-4PM)

12:00 PM 04:00 PM Saint John Airport

Come visit our static display at the Atlantic Flight Center. We will have a CH-146 Giffon helicopter, PA18 Experimental, DA40STAR, Skyreach Bushcat, SEARY, RV8, Nachang CJ-6A, and much much more...
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What’s New - ForeFlight

12:30 PM 01:15 PM Montagu 1

Learn about what is new at Foreflight.

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Drones and GA: What you need to know.

12:30 PM 01:15 PM Montagu 2&3

Join us for "Drones and GA: What you need to know." Experts from government and the drone industry will discuss some of the things pilots can expect.

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From CF-18s to Citabrias

12:30 PM 01:15 PM Spencer 3

Many lessons from military flying are applicable to GA. Enjoy a discussion on aircraft performance (slow flight, energy management, etc.)as well as situational awareness and how it not only applies to military flying but to any kind of flying.

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General Aviation Safety Campaign Update

01:30 PM 02:15 PM Montagu 2&3

At the recent COPA Convention and Tradeshow in Kelowna, B.C., COPA and Transport Canada announced the launch of a new campaign aimed at educating pilots, passengers, and the general public on key areas related to safety in general aviation. Through an investment by Transport Canada over the next three years, the General Aviation Safety Campaign will highlight important topics in several areas of general aviation. Aimed at both pilots, industry stakeholders, and the public, the campaign will address: promoting compliance with safety regulations, building awareness of safety hazards and risks, enhancing collaboration on safety strategies, promoting Canada’s State Safety Program and safety objectives, and increasing public confidence in civil aviation. The safety campaign represents a partnership between Transport Canada and COPA, supported by an advisory committee comprised of partner associations from across Canada.“COPA is proud to partner with Transport Canada in launching this exciting initiative to not only inform members of the general aviation community, but also the public on some of the important safety topics relevant to general aviation. As general aviation pilots, we take pride every day in committing ourselves to the highest standards of safety both for our passengers and ourselves. COPA is pleased that Transport Canada has chosen to work with us in this educational context in order to avoid imposing costly and unnecessary regulatory burdens on Canadian pilots,”said Bernard Gervais, President and CEO, of COPA.
Aaron McCrorie, Director General of Civil Aviation for Transport Canada said “the safety of the aviation community is a priority for Transport Canada. Through this campaign, the department is taking a proactive approach to safety by collaborating with key stakeholders to promote regulations, build awareness of risks and educate passengers, aircraft owners and maintenance providers on safe aviation practices.”
General aviation describes all civil aviation operations that are not scheduled air services, or unscheduled air services for hire. The most common general aviation activities include private aviation, business aviation, agricultural aviation and flight training. It is estimated that nationally, general aviation contributes $9.3B to the Canadian economy and accounts for almost 36,000 direct and indirect jobs. According to recent estimates by the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA), there are more than 350,000 aircraft and 700,000 pilots worldwide who participate in the global general aviation community on an annual basis. In comparison, commercial aviation accounts for only 60,000 aircraft and 400,000 pilots. This demonstrates the vast size and significance of the general aviation sector, worldwide.

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Introduction to the EAA/IMC and VMC Club

01:30 PM 02:15 PM Spencer 3

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What's New - ForeFlight (REPEATED)

02:30 PM 03:15 PM Montagu 1

Learn about what is new at Foreflight.

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Rust Remover

02:30 PM 04:30 PM Montagu 2&3

Approved Transport Canada currency requirement.

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Cocktail Reception

05:00 PM 06:00 PM Great Hall Foyer

No ticket necessary.

Cash Bar.

You may purchase last minute banquet tickets at this time.
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Banquet

06:00 PM 09:00 PM Marco Polo Room

Ticket cost is $65.00 per person, pre-order at https://copaconvention2018.eventbrite.ca
A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door so get yours today!


Kathy Fox will be doing her Keynote Speech “From Tower Tips to the TSB”

TSB Chair Kathy Fox reflects on her own career and looks at some of the ways safety could be improved in today’s GA community.