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WHAT IS COAP ONLINE?

A membership to the best resource for entertainment, information, community, education & training in the aviation photography world…

COAP Online will enable you to improve your skillsets and increase the enjoyment of your craft, especially during this hard time for aviation, by providing a brand-new online experience of community, entertainment, information, education and training.

It will go live on Saturday 27th February at 1600hrs GMT at www.coaponline.com (and remains locked until that time).

WHAT ARE ALL THE DIVISIONS?

• FLIGHT LEVEL 900 (FL900): A showcase of all that is cool. A view on all that happening in aviation from FL900 - the quickest, easiest and most convenient way to stay bang up to date & consume aviation content. "It's like the Time Out magazine for Aviation!"

• HANGAR 75: A way of life… An incredible array of new merchandise lines for leisure and quality assignment wear with an all-new branding for aviation photographers to belong to.

• COAP TV: "It’s like the Netflix of aviation photography…!" A brand-new way to enjoy entertaining content - delivered in fresh, innovative ways - specifically for the pursuit of aviation and photography.

• G-FORCE & GIGABYTES: This Aviation Photography TV Show is an all-new dynamic, multi-media, interactive magazine platform for a total immersion in the aviation photography world. It is delivered under COAP TV.

• HIGH ROLLERS: Become an award-winning aviation photographer! Prestigious, high quality, high-prized Members Only photography competitions to up your game and get noticed.

• LOCKED ON: Get engaged in the ultimate acceleration for your aviation photography results. A personal and collective journey of development and refinement. Tutorials delivered under COAP TV, with further training platforms under separate release.

•   THE MERGE: A Members Only community, where it all comes together. The first purposeful, active community dedicated to aviation photographers & the development of skillsets and community.

WHY SHOULD I JOIN?

Membership to COAP Online provides you with all that is missing in the aviation community. A fun, forward-thinking, educational community that has the coolest identity and a unique entertainment experience that will grow your aviation photography skillsets, as well as saving time, effort and energy.

It will be global, the only one of its kind, and bring a strong sense of belonging and identity.

We are already professionals in the field, with a worldwide network and an existing structure. We have a a reputation and following and decades of experience as professional aviation photographers. We have industry knowledge, the ability to teach, and there is nothing like this in the market.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Photographers of all skill levels and experience are welcome, from all over the world.

Pro? Come on in, it will challenge and inspire you. Maybe even relight your fire.

Serious shooter? You’re gonna love it. It’s what you’ve been missing.

Just starting out? Oh man, get ready to FLY!

DO I NEED TO SIGN UP TO COAP ONLINE IF I AM ALREADY ON THE COAP TRAVEL/EVENTS MAILING LIST?

For now, yes. The travel/events website and the COAP Online website will merge together in the future, but the development of the new set-up has taken priority for a number of technical reasons.

- Already signed up to the travel and events (www.centreofaviationphotography.com)?

You will need to create a membership to COAP Online as it is a separate entity and delivery system.

- Want both? Great!

You will receive e-mails about the travel and events as normal. COAP Online is an extra tool in your camera bag!

Conversely, if you are signed up to COAP Online (and never heard of COAP travel and events), you will not need to sign up to the events/travel page as updates will be also sent as part of your COAP Online membership (with discount!).

WHEN DOES MEMBERSHIP OPEN?

Saturday 6th March, 1600hrs GMT. The site will remain locked until that time, and when the doors open you will be able to look around, then hit the 'JOIN NOW' buttons. This will take you to the membership details and payment page. It will all be very obvious when you see it!

WHAT’S THE MEMBERSHIP PLAN?

You can sign up for Monthly or Annual membership. The Monthly allows you to dip in and out if you desire, whilst the Annual is a year’s contract and has extra cost and bonus benefits.

WHAT’S THE FULL DETAILS OF THE MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP DEAL?

• Launch offer = £10 a month.

• Launch offer period = Three months from the launch of COAP Online.

• Membership fee if you join after the launch = £15 a month.

DETAILS…

A Monthly membership is renewable each month.

The launch offer of £10 a month remains in place for three months. After that three month period, the membership rate is £15 a month.

If you sign up in the first three months from opening, that special launch rate of £10 is locked in for 12 months. When you renew after 12 months, or at any stage (eg take a break, then renew), the rate of Monthly membership that is current at that time will be applied.

Membership goes to £15 a month if sign up occurs outside the launch offer period.

We’ve added some cool bonuses for monthly members as well! Here you go…

1) Access to everything

2) Discount Lens Hire in the UK and US (more coming soon)

3) Discount on all future Locked On aviation photography workshops, bootcamps and courses for the duration of your membership

4) Discount on selected Hangar 75 merch

5) Discount on COAP travel operations for the duration of your membership. Your monthly membership fee will be taken off each and every time you travel with us. It's like free membership!

6) Launch rate (£10 a month) locked in for 12 months if you sign up in the first three months after launch

WHAT’S THE FULL DETAILS OF THE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DEAL?

• Launch offer = Discounted rate of £108, covering 12 months.

• Launch offer period = Three months from the launch of COAP Online.

Details…

An Annual membership is a 12-month contract, renewable every year.

If you sign up in the first three months from opening, then you will be on the special £10 a month launch deal, but further discounted and containing a shed load of bonuses (see below).

This means that you receive 10% discount on the launch rate, for a one-off total payment of £108 for the 12-month period (non-refundable).

If you join after the three month launch offer, you still qualify for the annual rate discount of 10% off the monthly total. However, the monthly total after the launch offer will be £15 a month, for an annual cost of £180, less 10% annual membership discount to £162.

When you renew after 12 months, the rate of Annual membership that is current at that time will be applied.

Here’s those cool annual membership bonuses…

1) Access to everything

2) Discount Lens Hire in the K and US (more coming soon)

3) Discount on all future Locked On aviation photography workshops, bootcamps and courses for the duration of your membership

4) Discount on selected Hangar 75 merch

5) Discount on COAP travel operations for the duration of your membership. Your monthly membership fee will be taken off each and every time you travel with us. It's like free membership!

6) ANNUAL ONLY: Further discounted launch rate. If you sign up for a year within the first three months of launch, you lock in 10% off the special launch offer of £10 a month, for a total of £10 x 12 = £120, less 10% = £108.

7) ANNUAL ONLY: If you sign up after the first three months, your discount still applies to the new rate. Membership will be £15 x 12 = £180, less 10% = £162.

8) ANNUAL ONLY: First 50x members (Nos 1-50) to sign up for an annual membership receive a free merch gift  - a special edition Locked On patch, exclusively designed by Bomber Patches, worth £15.

9) ANNUAL ONLY: The second 50 members (Nos 51-100) to sign up for an annual membership will receive a free merch gift - a special edition COAP Online flight tag, exclusively designed by Runway 25, worth £7.

10) ANNUAL ONLY: All annual members will receive a download of the exclusive, hot property, ‘Light, Camera, Action: How I use Adobe LR for Aviation Photography”. The hard copy is on sale at £67, but a digital version is yours for free.

** HOW LONG WILL THE SPECIAL LAUNCH OFFER BE IN PLACE?

Three months from the official launch date of COAP Online. Anyone signing up in the first three months is locked in at the membership fee of £10 a month for an entire year (unless you cancel and rejoin again. The normal membership cost is £15 a month and this starts for anyone joining from late May.

WHY IS IT SO CHEAP?

There is a ton of value being delivered here. Each division has been created to the highest professional quality and every element has been painstakingly developed over an an entire year of concentrated effort... Impossible if COVID had not struck, so there's an awesome silver lining to this difficult time. We want this to work for you. It is a service, to provide the best resource for information, entertainment, community, learning and education in the aviation photography world. Aviation, and anyone linked to it, has had a tough time - this is a chance to enjoy aviation and we want you to be involved. Having had our travel business suffer disastrously since February 2020, we want this to work for us too. The launch offer is crazy low (and the bonuses are epic) and will never be that low again. Our hope is that membership to COAP Online becomes an intrinsic part of your pursuit of aviation, forever.

WHAT IS THE PRICE TO RENEW AFTER 12 MONTHS?

Whenever you renew, the membership fee will be at the applicable rate at the time of the renewal. In other words, if you sign up during launch at £10 then you are locked in at £10 a month for a year, regardless of any price increases. Then, if you renew in March 2022, the renewal fee will be at the applicable rate the membership in place in March 2022. If you sign up after the launch offer ends (£15 a month), that fee remains in place until you renew and any new rate will be applicable at the time of that renewal.

IS THIS MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE, EVEN OVERSEAS?

110% YES!

We think this is a really important factor - it is a truly international movement for all ability and skill levels (rookie to ace!) - and we will be doing our best to make that as convenient as possible for everyone.

For example, a large majority of the Hangar 75 stock is shipped from different world regions, we will vary the timings of such things as Live engagement and mindful of any entry deadlines. Furthermore, the content will be delivered in different ways to ensure worldwide coverage.

Your membership fee is simply be the membership subscription rate converted to your local currency at checkout by Stripe/Paypal/Visa.

The bonus of discounted lens hire is currently only applicable in the UK but we are working with international providers to expand this ASAP.

We will be staggering any content (such as Lives) to different time zones. Furthermore, we will be shipping a batch of the Locked On patches to Australia for a draw with ASO to assist in the launch date bonuses.

WHAT ABOUT OVERSEAS POSTAGE?

On the membership free gift bonuses, we'll take care of it.

On Hangar 75 online retail items, it's all calculated on the site as you checkout like any online retail set-up would. A large majority of the Hangar 75 stock has worldwide fulfilment centres and your address will determine where the product is fulfilled and shipped in order to keep it as low as possible.

WILL THE COURSES ONLY BE AVAILABLE LIVE, OR WILL THEY BE OFF-LINE AS WELL FOR THOSE WHO LIVE IN DIFFERENT HEMISPHERES?

We view this as quite important. We will do our best to mix up any live events on different time zones, and make the recordings available afterwards to help that too.

We have ensured that there is a cross-section of delivery methods to cater for this important factor too. No matter what time zone you are in - you are included. For example, here's a breakdown of the Locked On content (now and in the future)

• Tutorials/Top 5 Tips = Pre-recorded and included in your membership as short and sharp videos, available on COAP TV and delivered into The Merge Private Facebook Group.

• Workshops = Pre-recorded (later in 2021), available as separate purchase with member discount.

• Bootcamps = Delivered Live (later in 2021) and each session recorded. Available as separate purchase with member discount.

•   Courses = Pre-recorded and Live delivery and each Live session recorded (later in 2021). Available as separate purchase with member discount.

WHERE CAN I BUY A COPY OF THE LIGHTROOM BOOK?

The “LIGHT. CAMERA ACTION... How I Use Adobe Lightroom for Aviation Photography by Rich Cooper” will be available on the Hangar 75 online shop from Day 1, with a link to the publishing site to purchase.

SPECIFICATION: 10x sections, 80x images, 13,500 words, Hardback, Dust Jacket, Print to order, 64 pages, 10x8in, £67.

IMPORTANT: All annual members will receive a digital version of this FREE and the secret URL will be communicated to you after launch.you when you join.

WILL THE COAP PATCHES BE AVAILABLE?

Once the delivery is complete to the first 50 annual members, we will have a limited number of patches to purchase online via the Hangar 75 shop. (Note: A batch of 10 will be sent to Australia to assist in the launch bonus time-zone dynamic).

WILL EVERYTHING BE AVAILABLE FROM DAY 1?

There is a TON of content, products and excitement on the site from Day 1.

There are some developments that have taken a little longer to put in place, so will come online over the course of development (see below).

The Squadron Snacko department on Hangar 75 for example has been delayed by key military personnel deployments.

Divisions like High Rollers (competitions) and part of Locked On (online education) have separate delivery patterns that do not fall into Day 1.

There will be new COAP TV Channels launched in the course of the year.

WILL EVERYTHING WORK LIKE CLOCKWORK?

Well... There are bound to be some mistakes and gremlins. We have done our absolute best but recognise there is no such thing as perfection. Please be patient with any errors and such. Thank you.

HOW WILL YOU DO THIS AND TRAVEL?

We are pretty confident that we will not be going anywhere major until after the summer, by which stage we hope any bugs in the new set-up will be ironed out and a pattern will be in place. We have some solid systems in place, and we will be expanding the team to assist in travel and online delivery.

WHAT'S THE CONTENT DELIVERY PLAN?

We endeavor to deliver a minimum of one piece of fresh, new content delivered per week on top of the community interaction and information flow.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE LOCKED ON TUTORIALS, BOOTCAMPS, WORKSHOPS & COURSES

TUTORIALS: Delivered through COAP TV & The Merge schedule, with a minimum of once a month, and included as short, sharp 'Top 5-style' videos as part of your membership.

WORKSHOPS: Launched at set times of the year and will consist of 1-3 pre-recorded sessions on specific subjects to view at your pace.

BOOTCAMPS: Delivered quarterly mostly through Live daily sessions, and lasting five days as a 'hands on' community learning.

COURSES: High ticket, super in-depth, limited number, online education that will be open for bi-annual enrolment, with Live sessions (and sometimes in-person shoots too).

I AM ALREADY ON THE COAP E-MAIL LIST FOR TRAVEL & EVENTS, DO I STILL NEED TO SIGN UP TO THE MEMBERSHIP?

Yes, if you want COAP Online membership and content you will need to sign up to it separately.

The membership to COAP Online is a paid sign-up process and the content is available to members only. The COAP Travel list is separate, free to sign up to and travel and events are open to all.

I HAVE JUST SIGNED UP TO COAP ONLINE MEMBERSHIP... DO I ALSO NEED TO SIGN UP TO THE COAP TRAVEL & EVENTS E-MAIL LIST TOO?

No, if you are a member, you will also get e-mails relating to COAP Online and COAP travel and events.

HOW DO I CANCEL MY MEMBERSHIP?

You can't 😉

In all seriousness, we want you to enjoy this for a long time to come, but we do understand that circumstances change and we will work with you personally to achieve a positive outcome.

If you are a Monthly member, you can cancel anytime. There are no refunds for part-months. If you choose to renew again after your cancellation, the membership rate will be applicable at the time of renewal.

If you are an annual member, you can cancel after your 12 months is up. There are no refunds once you have signed up for a year. You can of course choose to withdraw from receiving any further updates, news, content from the site if you desire. 

** HOW DO I REPORT ANY TECHNICAL ISSUES?

The site has been developed to be as device agnostic as possible. However, it is new and there will be bugs. If you spot one, let us know and we'll work as quickly as we possibly can to fix it where possible and practical to do so.

We are very responsive and want to help. To begin, please e-mail contact@coaponline.com (from 6th March onwards)