Introduction to NWTFA
The Northwest Territories Floatplane Association (NWTFA) was formed in 2004 by local aviation enthusiasts who envisioned an organization which would support general aviation and safety, showcase the rich aviation history of the Northwest Territories, and promote the region as an “aviation friendly” destination. NWTFA has become a prominent voice for private pilots, aircraft owners and supporters of general aviation and regularly engages in consultation and advocacy on matters impacting general aviation in the Northwest Territories.
NWTFA merged with Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) local flight 108 in 2012. Affiliation with COPA provides valuable benefits including access to insurance coverage and networking with other COPA flights across Canada. Since merging with the local COPA flight, NWTFA has hosted a COPA for Kids event each summer, introducing many youth to both general aviation and float flying. NWTFA also supports the Midnight Sun Fly In Association which hosts a bi-annual fly-in attended by visitors from across North America.
NWTFA welcomes new members, enquiries about float flying and general aviation, and collaboration with organizations sharing common interests. The Northwest Territories offers spectacular opportunities for aviation adventure and this website is dedicated to those who share its spirit.