The Northwest Territories Floatplane Association (NWTFA) was formed in 2004 by a group of floatplane enthusiasts to support general aviation and safety, showcase the rich aviation history of the Northwest Territories, and promote the region as an “aviation friendly” destination. In June 2022, NWTFA changed its name to the Northwest Territories Flying Association, to better reflect its membership and objectives as an organization dedicated to general aviation, whether on wheels, floats or skiis.
Since its creation, NWTFA has been 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 has been recognized as COPA Flight 108 of the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) since 2012. Affiliation with COPA provides valuable benefits including access to insurance coverage and networking with other COPA flights across Canada.
Since becoming the local COPA flight, NWTFA has hosted numerous COPA for Kids events introducing youth to both general aviation and float flying. NWTFA also supports the Midnight Sun Fly In Association which hosts a biennial fly-in attended by visitors from across North America.
NWTFA welcomes new members, enquiries about general aviation and float flying, and collaboration with organizations sharing common interests. The Northwest Territories offers unsurpassed opportunities for aviation adventure and this website is dedicated to those who share its spirit.