ECOPA Summer Party!

ECOPA Summer Party!

It’s time for the annual ECOPA Summer Party with live music by Ken Dravis!  Join us at Akron Fulton Airport (AKR) Saturday, 7/14. ECOPA will be providing the entree and have the margarita machine going (BYOB), and we would love it if you brought a side dish to share! We’ll be entertained by Ken Dravis (aka the “singing pilot”). He worked for John Denver, who influenced him to become a pilot and to pursue his musical career. He’ll sing his flying songs as well as some John Denver favorites! We will kick things off at 4:00 and serve dinner at 5:00, with entertainment to follow. Cost is $10. Drive in, fly in, bring the family! Cost is $10pp. You can pay at the door, but please RSVP to ecopa.rsvp@gmail.com by July 10 so we can get a head count. See you there!   About Ken Dravis: Ken Dravis “The Singing Pilot.” Ken has performed for audiences all across the country in a variety of settings. His songs are original and his insight of aviation is unique. With three aviation albums to his credit, (12 in all) Ken is the only professional entertainer/songwriter/ professional  pilot in the world! Ken’s love of aviation is obvious. As for his musical talents, you’ll agree that he’s a natural. Some favorite songs are “Don’t Take Chances With Your Life”, “Go Around” (With nearly 2,000,000 Facebook views). These are the songs you’ll find yourself singing after listening to them! Ken plays guitar and has back up music and harmony on high-tech equipment. This gives him the flexibility to change the line-up of songs and take requests. He is a...
ECOPA Scholarship Awards Dinner May 23rd at Prestwick Country Club

ECOPA Scholarship Awards Dinner May 23rd at Prestwick Country Club

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. Social time begins at 6:30, with dinner served at 7:00.  The scholarships will be presented at 8:00 and our program will begin after the awards are presented. The buffet dinner includes chicken marsala, pork loin, salad, potato, pasta, and dessert, and the cost is $29. Reservations due by May 19th. Make your reservation by clicking the “Pay Now” button below or by check to ECOPA, PO Box 3130, Alliance, Ohio, 44601....

Announcing the New ECOPA Safety and Education Meetups!

Greetings all member and friends of ECOPA! 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. You can find and sign up for the announcements at https://www.meetup.com/Easy-Central-Pilots-Association-ECOPA/ The purpose is to select topics we are interested in learning more about. The first one is on airspace. Bring your knowledge, questions, learning aids whatever you want to share. Give value, get value. There is no cost –  just laughter, friendship and learning! We will be changing the topics and moving the locations.  Do you have a topic you want covered or a great location? Let us know we are delighted to add it into the schedule. Also, this is open to ALL, so bring a friend. Click the link above for more information and to sign...

ECOPA Annual Banquet featuring “The NEW Edge of Aviation” with Jack Waters

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. The NEW Edge of Aviation: The bounds of aviation are far from being found.  Emerging technologies are creating new opportunities that are both exciting and scary.  These technologies are impacting how, where, and when we fly, how we learn to fly, and most importantly how we stay safe in the very real world of weather, terrain, and increasingly congested airspace.  Perhaps most importantly, as we rush toward the promises of new technologies, we are challenged to remain in touch with the fundamental essence of flying. Dinner choices: Steak, Baked scrod, Parmesan-crusted chicken, or vegetarian pasta. Includes sides, dessert, and beverage. Cost: $30/each person ECOPA member/guest, $35/person non-members Social 6 PM, Dinner 7 PM, Program 8 PM Skyland Pines, 3550 Columbus Rd NE, Canton, Ohio Reservations and payment due Wednesday, March 21st. Mail Reservations/Payment to ECOPA, P.O.Box 3130, Alliance, OH 44601, or pay online below. Inquiries to ecopa.rsvp@gmail.com.   Online reservation instructions: Each different dinner choice must be made separately. After selecting choice from drop-down below, the item will be placed in your...
ECOPA Safety Seminar: Understanding ADS-B and In/Out Solutions, 2/24/18 at MAPS Aviation Museum

ECOPA Safety Seminar: Understanding ADS-B and In/Out Solutions, 2/24/18 at MAPS Aviation Museum

Join us for an informative ADS-B seminar led by Brian Babik from Appareo. Learn more about ADS-B and understand what’s important when choosing the right ADS-B option to comply with the 2020 mandate. Brian will provide tips on how to get the most out of ADS-B information, important features to look for, and in/out solutions. This seminar will be held at MAPS Air Museum at 10:00 on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Fly in or drive in. Refreshments will be served. MAPS Air Museum 2260 International Pkwy North Canton, OH 44720 The safety seminar is eligible for WINGS credit. Click here to sign up at www.faasafety.gov...