Hundreds of Birds Return To Duluth As we have noted each year, one of our favorite annual events is the yearly "Migration" hosted by owners and flyers of the Cirrus Design flock. Gathering in the shadow of the CD factory in Duluth, Minnesota, it is an event chock full of fun, fellowship, education and more than a few surprises. Exceptionally well organized, by ANY standard, the event hosts hundreds of planes, flyers and exhibitors -- and rarely leaves any attendee looking for more. That said, the annual COPA Migration is obviously THE biggest event of the year for Cirrus pilots. Just a few days ago, in late June 2009, hundreds of Cirrus aircraft flew in from all over the country (and beyond) to return to the "nest" to take advantage of an extensive and varied roster of activities for the pilots AND their families -- despite the issues associated with a down economy and the uncertain futures that go with it. Migration events include a number of unique and highly-anticipated evening social events, numerous seminars and presentations, and an extensive trade exhibition. Migration always includes exciting speakers and aviation personalities - like this year's presentation by Rod Machado. Two flight programs (for pilots and non-pilots alike) were conducted as well as lots of activities for pilots and their families. There's so much to an annual migration, but rather than hear us tell you all about it, we'll sit down for our annual chat with COPA Prez, Curt Sanford, and get a solid overview of one of the most progressive and impressive owner organizations in all GA. Aero-TV Profiles This Year's Cirrus Owner's and Pilot's Association Annual "Migration" FMI: www.cirruspilots.org
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