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Come see the display of classic autos too on Saturday, as we’re joined by a group from the Mile Zero Car Cruisers.

Molson’s on site this weekend, come sample their latest products while watching the aircraft movements, or after visiting our trade show.

See our lovely folks at the registration desk to see about transportation in and around town.  Many options, including horse drawn wagons, shuttle bus, and volunteers with private vehicles

We spent Thursday evening with three US Military Blackhawk helicopters!  What other surprises might be in store?  Come join us and find out.

Check the weather forecast – its excellent!, come and join the festivities this weekend in CYDQ!!!!

In recognition of our first arrivals from Ottawa and Peterborough Ontario on Wednesday, the Airport has dropped the price of fuel to $1.91! All taxes, including the BC carbon tax, included!

Floatplanes – see CYDQ INFO page, for parking info at Swan Lake

FUEL PRICE DROP!  For the COPA AGM and Fly-in, the airport manger advises he’s dropping the posted price/discounting fuel by $0.20 per liter!

See the CYDQ INFO PAGE FOR UPDATED MAP and arrival procedures. 
Final Preparations are underway, the field is nearly ready for all parking areas, the logistics of all the equipment needed for the event are taken care of, and we’re hopeful the weather will co-operate to make this AGM and Fly-in a success.   Please note, RV Parking will be made available adjacent the field for those so inclined.  Swan Lake is ready to accept all those in floatplanes who wish to join us too!

Get Paid for Attending!  Aerotec Engines is sponsoring a prize for the aviator whose logbook shows they travelled the farthest to attend COPA 2013! 

Come see our COPA 2013 sponsor, Pipistrel Aircraft, and their amazing airplanes, check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xopFS1AzCJk for a preview!

FLOATPLANES!  The favored mode of transportation to remote areas in the north – don’t think you can’t attend!  We will have a fully functional base established on SWAN LAKE, approx 13nm S/SE of CYDQ, with fuel, docks, and free transportation to and from Dawson Creek.  Contract rfolster@pris.ca for more info!

COPA 2013 is pleased to announce Buffalo Air Wear and Buffalo Airways as a featured exhibitor!  Come see one of the airplane stars of the internationally seen TV Show, “ICE PILOTS”, the historic DC-3 CF-CUE and get your fan merchandise at the show!  www.buffaloairwear.com

Sealand Aviation, a company known worldwide for its innovative modifications to Beaver aircraft and others joins COPA 2013 as an exhibitor and sponsor, check out their displays, and capabilites at our rapidly growing event!

COPA 2013 is very pleased to announce Calgary Pilot Supply as one of the sponsors of this years event!  Calgary Pilot Supply is giving away prizes with a retail value of $4245 to lucky registrants of this years event, including 4 of the most desired makes of headsets!  Need a reason to register?, this may be it!

Speaking of givaways, note that registrants also have the opportunity to win a prized watched from Hamiliton watches, feel the “need for speed” in a raffled ride in an L-39 Jet from Jet Pro Associates,  or a luxury ride in a corporate Lear Jet.   Plenty to see and do this year!  Our booked static display aircraft will be sure to impress as well.  Be sure to see the amazing aircraft from Pipistrel, and learn how your AME is trained at the Northern Lights College booths.

A Number of COPA Flights and Flying clubs are offering special rates and fuel discounts for attendees of this years AGM.  Watch your COPA flight newpaper, and our twitter feed for updates and plan yor route accordingly to take advantage of these special incentives!

COPA 2013 is pleased to announce our platnum sponsor this year is Magnes, administrator of COPA’s VIP Insurance Program.  Visit their booth in Building A of the exhibitors area to meet the tallented professionals behind Magnes and the programs available exclusively to COPA members

See our Sponsors and Exhibitors page for our other sponsors, including Aircraft Spruce, Northern Lights College, Pipistrel

Check back frequently to this page and others for many more exciting announcements!

WELCOME!

On behalf of the Mile Zero Flying Club COPA Flight #183, and our community, welcome to Dawson Creek, BC, and our Airport, CYDQ.  We are pleased to welcome and host all COPA members, the aviation community of North America, and the general public to one of the most anticipated exhibitions of flight in 2013.

Dawson Creek has been renown as the start, “mile zero”, of the famous engineering feat known as the Alaska Highway, and is fast assuming a new role as a centre of resource development, agriculture and industry.  Our aviation history is rich and diverse, from a WWII emergency airstrip on the Lend-Lease route that supplied over 5000 aircraft to Russia, to the base of aircraft used in maintaining the Mid Canada Radar Line during the cold war, and our current role as home of one of Canada’s premier Aviation Maintenance Engineer training programs.

We invite all aviators and aviation enthusiasts to experience the unequalled hospitality of the community, our local attractions, and the spectacular blend of aerial scenery that combines the prairie landscape with a Rocky Mountain backdrop.   At the conclusion of this year’s convention, we hope many of you will be enticed to join in the once in a lifetime opportunity to make the epic journey to Alaska with our experienced guides leading groups of aircraft to pre-arranged fuel, meal, and accommodation stops.  Our intent is to allow all to experience one of aviation’s greatest journeys in comfort and safety.

There will be many special exhibitors, seminars, and aviation related events throughout the duration of the convention, and we invite you to check back to these pages, and our Twitter feed for the latest in event news and updates as the event date draws near.

Download our invitation, and post on your local notice boards please! POSTERCOPA1