Not sure if the COPA convention is for you? These 25 reasons might convince you otherwise…

1) Most of your aviation friends from Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan will be there
2) You can camp under the wing of your own airplane
3) It is at the beginning of June before the summer gets too busy, and too hot
4) You can listen to a presentation from Foreflight staff directly
5) There’s a beer tent with live music… need we say more?
6) You can learn all about how the Calgary Mosquito Society is Saving and Restoring Calgary’s de Havilland Mosquito and Hawker Hurricane
7) There are four hotels with discounted room rates available for you to chose from
8) You can wake up to the sound of engines rolling, and bacon and eggs cooking without ever having to leave the airport
9) Bring your spouse along and have them attend the always sold-out, Co Pilot Course
10) Plus, bring your kids under 15 and they get in for free!
11) Attend fabric covering expert, Gary Hillman’s hands on workshop: An Introduction to Aircraft Fabric Covering
12) Tell your best, and hear the best, flying stories around, under the Alberta stars and over a pint of local craft beer
13) Check your 24 month recurrency rust remover off your list of things to do for the year
14) Where else can you get 3 hot breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners all for under $95
15) If a hotel bed is more up your alley, you can hop a free shuttle from the hotel of your choice over to the airport and not miss out on any of the action
16) You can spend your morning taking in the local scenery on a guided raft tour of the Red Deer River, or having lunch at Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park
17) Innisfail is only a one hour drive from Calgary and Edmonton
18) The Kerry Wood Nature Centre will have an epic Telescope Display set up
19) You can take in workshops on Declaring Emergencies, Risk Management, Mountain Flying and more
20) For the younger crowd, there will be a youth social, along with discounted youth registration rates
21) Learn how to work with Transport Canada on ways to save your medical
22) The newly re-done Red Canoe / COPA collection will be available for sale
23) Air Canada and West Jet have offered discount codes for commercial travel into both Calgary and Edmonton airports
24) You will be able to interact with nearly 30 exhibitors from the aviation industry
25) There will be a Remote Control demonstration put on by the Rocky Barnstormers not to be missed