Welcome to COYAA! We are a virtual, international flight club for young aviators (pilots and Air Traffic Controllers alike). We believe that young, future aviators should have a chance to share their passion with others of their age, not only to have fun, but to help each other grow and eventually reach their goal: becoming a licensed aviator. Keep on scrolling down to learn more about our club and how you can join!
P.S.- Membership is free!
What is COYAA?
COYAA is an international flight club…you can think of it as a virtual, world-wide, 24/7, 7 days a week, aviator lounge. We are directed towards the youth (those who know how to fly and also those who don't), particularly those between the ages of 13 and 18 inclusive.
What do We Do?
COYAA is currently working on a dedicated forum, where everyone can talk about everything related to aviation. From questions, to comments, to photos, to just plain saying hello, the forums are the real COYAA lounge. Coffee not included.
COYAA also hosts several events on VATSIM each month. Being young as you and I are, we may not have the money or time real-world flight school training demands. However, that doesn’t stop us from learning as much as we can on the ground. VATSIM creates a wonderful atmosphere, simulating real-world ATC--pilot interactions through FSX, XPlane, and Prepare3D. We may not be experiencing the real thing, but the knowledge one can get from this sort of “playing” is truly priceless. COYAA takes it the extra mile by hosting these events, thus raising the density of controllers and pilots online (the sky is a pretty congested area as ironic as it may seem, so getting the “feel” for congested airspaces is pretty important in real life).
What if I'm Still Learning How to Fly?
No problem, at all! COYAA and all of its members are here to help you get started with flying. We have a page here where we outline the steps to becoming a starter pilot on VATSIM. We also give you some links to other sites who have dedicatedly put together such information for you.
Knowledge of Flight
Probably the most important goal at COYAA, is to help our members gain knowledge of flight (or ATC) through various ways...and at little to no cost.
Being able to share one's passion with another aviator is even better than just keeping it to oneself. COYAA creates an environment where friendship is a priority.
To Have Fun
From meeting your next best friend to flying across the Atlantic on your home simulator, having fun is just one of those things that comes with aviation. Why not make it even more fun?
Safety is everyone's responsibility. We want to make sure every aviator, pilot and ATC alike, are learning aviation the right way; the safe way...no unsafe shortcuts.
Joining is SUPER easy. After you've read the club rules and all that legal stuff, click on the button below to sign up.