Is your fly-in legal?
from By Patrick Gilligan, COPA v-p operations
COPA provides Air Meet liability insurance for events organized by our Flights, including monthly meetings, COPA For Kids flights and fly-ins.
During the summer of 2012, I attended a number of fly-ins and took notes about how they were run in preparation for an upcoming review of our insurance with our new broker, Magnes. A few things stood out and got me thinking: "Does COPA Air Meet insurance really cover that?" and "Does this part of the fly-in require a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) from Transport Canada?" and "What if an accident occurs and a SFOC has not been issued? Can insurance companies refuse to pay because the fly-in was illegal?"
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