Welcome to the East Central Ohio Pilots Association
The East Central Ohio Pilots Association is one of the most established pilot groups in the nation serving our regional aviation community. Organized in 1962, the purpose of the Association is to promote General Aviation and voice an opinion on Government Legislation, Rules and Regulations that affect General Aviation. An active history includes coordinating educational events, hosting social activities, civic involvement, and providing flight scholarship funding. The Organization also provides Social and Recreational Activities for Members and Friends. Membership is comprised of both active and retired, private and commercial pilots, and others involved in aviation.
Our associated entity, the ECOPA Education & Safety Foundation, is recognized as a 501 c3 not for profit corporation.
The ECOPA Education & Safety Foundation is dedicated to providing aspiring pilots with the opportunity to receive flight training scholarships to pursue their flying dreams! The foundation is funded through your generous donations. Thank you for your generousity!
NEWS & EVENTS
This year’s Scholarships will be awarded at the ECOPA Scholarship Awards Dinner at Prestwick Country Club on Wednesday, May 23rd. Our program will feature Blane Wyckoff, on his time flying a Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan.read more
As ECOPA continues to enhance our mission we are increasing our educational opportunities. In addition to the FAA Wings programs we have started a meetup. We hope you will join us for these exiting learning and knowledge sharing opportunities!read more
Make your reservations now for our Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, March 23, at Skyland Pines. Our speaker will be Jack Waters, retired naval aviator and now an experimental test pilot for the Boeing Company.
Whether you fly jumbo jets or gliders, and no matter if you are a pilot, passenger, or frequent flier, the nature of air travel is changing. In his presentation, “The New Edge of Aviation”, Jack Waters shares his insights, lessons learned, and real life anecdotes on the factors that are driving the future of aviation, reshaping our cockpits, and enhancing our flying experience.read more
PilotPerks Discount Program
Don’t forget to use your PilotPerks discount at local businesses to receive your discount! Show the participating business your ECOPA membership card to receive your discount! Click HERE for program details and participating businesses!
Safety Pilot Database – Coming Soon!
We are working on compiling a database of pilots looking for and looking to be safety pilots. Please enter your information and we will contact you with more information and add you to our database!
FSF First Sunday Flyouts
Fly out with us the first Sunday of every month! Each month we will choose a new, fun destination to fly out and have breakfast or lunch, play golf, go hiking or fishing, tour a museum, and much more! Join our Facebook group to get notified of the FSF destination and information!
SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
Congratulations Tim Hartong, the recipient of the 2018 ECOPA Meritorious Service Award!read more
Congratulations to members Ron Siwik and Todd Fisher, who were recently awarded the FAA’s Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award!read more
Congratulations to our 2017 ECOPA Education & Safety Scholarship winners!read more
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