COPA Flight 149

Fuel kiosk and hangar number one.

Card-lock Fuel Kiosk: a project of COPA 149 and the NCDRA Commission

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About COPA Flight 149

Captain: Adrian Verburg 905-733-0542

Email: copa149atcnq3@gmail.com

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Got a question about COPA 149 or the NCDRA? Drop us an email at copa149atcnq3@gmail.com

What is COPA?

What is COPA 149?

COPA 149 is the local chapter of COPA National

  • located at Niagara Central Airport

  • supports and promotes general aviation in the Niagara Region a++nd southern Ontario

  • serves the communities of Welland, Port Colborne, Pelham and Wainfleet

  • COPA 149 members are not required to belong to COPA National, but are encouraged to do so

  • Visit COPA National here

  • Captain: Adrian Verburg Co-Captain: Roland Meisel Navigator: Sharon Spurgeon

  • Contact the Captain: 905-733-0542

  • Send email to: copa149atcnq3@gmail.com

  • Send snail mail to:

  • COPA 149 c/o V-Wing Venture

  • 4-435 River Rd. Fenwick, ON L0S 1C0

Who belongs to COPA 149?

  • persons interested in aviation and the Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport

  • members come from all walks of life including business, industry, farming, education, professionals, retirees, and others.

Do I need to be a pilot? May I come to a meeting without joining?

  • not all of our members are pilots; non-pilots are welcome

  • you are welcome to attend one or two meetings without joining

  • you may join COPA 149 at any time at a meeting or by calling Captain Adrian Verburg at 905-733-0542

  • individual COPA 149 membership dues are $25 per year or $30 per couple

  • dues are used to support the many initiatives of COPA 149 that benefit the operations and users of the NCDRA

What does COPA 149 do?

  • hold monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of most months

  • host special social events such as BBQs and Christmas dinners

  • share aviation knowledge and safety practices to our members and the public

  • support and promote Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport

  • host Transport Canada safety seminars

  • attend Airport Commission meetings

  • host a Fly-in every summer

  • participate in airport improvement projects such as line-painting, signage, infrastructure maintenance

  • seek private donations to help maintain and improve infrastructure at CNQ3

  • seek private donations to establish a flight training bursary

  • offer free aircraft rides to young people as part of the COPA for Kids program ( Discover Aviation )

  • arrange group Fly-outs to other airports

  • provide a collective voice for airport-related issues

Winter at the Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport

Winter at the Niagara Central Dorothy Rungeling Airport