The COPA For Kids program is sponsored by AIG. It has been created as a Canada-only program for COPA Flights. The COPA For Kids program is similar to and has been inspired by an equivalent program in the United States and around the world called Young Eagles, which was created by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Aviation Foundation in 1992. The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association are not associated with the EAA Young Eagles Program. Both EAA and COPA applaud each other’s efforts to involve young people in aviation, and each organization offers their members their own way to demonstrate the wonders of flight to young people.