Olds-Didsbury Flying Association

COPA Discover Aviation

All Aviators

COPA Discover Aviation is an aviation program that is free to anyone age 8 or older. It brings together people who are interested in the science of flight with licensed pilots where the pilots will provide you with an aviation informative introduction and then take you up for a flight.

For Parents

The COPA Discover Aviation program provides a - Free of Charge - motivational aviation experience introducing young people to the science of flight. Anyone age 8 or older is welcome to join us at the Olds-Didsbury aerodrome for a free flight. Some additional information can be found on the COPA Discover Aviation website.

REGISTRATION is now CLOSED for 2022. Please watch for our program in 2023. It is usually held in June.

To help save some time, prior to your arrival for your flight, please complete the Flight Waiver and Registration form and bring it with you. It is required for all participants in the Discover Aviation program. You MUST have BOTH pages filled in for every participant.

How To Find Us

The Olds-Didsbury aerodrome is registered and located at Latitude N51° 42' 39" Longitude W114° 06' 22" and its ICAO aerodrome identification is CEA3. It is located between the town of Olds and the town of Didsbury.

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COPA Discover Aviation Flight Crew From Previous Flights

COPA Discover Aviation Flight Crew


Pilots wanting to fly COPA Discover Aviation flights with the Olds-Didsbury Flying Association please forward the following pilot and aircraft information to Ed Shaw.


  1. Vulnerable Sector Check - form for RCMP. Must not be expired at the time of the COPA flights.
  2. Pilot's License
  3. Pilot's Medical
  4. Insurance
  5. Current Annual From Log Book
  6. Copy from log book of 5 Take-Offs and Landings in previous 6 months
  7. Pilot's/COPA membership number