The Third Annual Cirrus Owners and Pilots
Association Migration (M3) Is Coming To Duluth, MN
Like birds returning to
the nest, members of the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association will
flock to the birthplace of their aircraft for the third annual
Migration, or M3. This has become a trendsetting aviation event,
emulated by other type groups and clocking 50% growth each year. M3
is shaping up to be bigger, better, more informative, and more fun
The themes for COPA, safety, education and the spirit of
camaraderie, resonate at the Migrations. This year there will be
ample opportunity over the course of M3 for hangar flying,
socializing, and special, M3-only educational events.
Indeed, Cirrus pilots and those who love them will find the
varied agenda at M3 a perfect balance of aviation, education and
fun. And new this year is a shift in educational seminar
scheduling. Outside of the classroom, and only at M3, members will
have the opportunity to team up with a CFI for a "rust-removal"
And the "Partner-In-Command" training course that debuted at M2
will once again be offered to non-pilot spouses and frequent
partners of Cirrus pilots as part of an extensive partner
M3 means entertainment for all. At M3's Saturday night banquet,
featured speaker Dave Gwinn will engage the audience with his
"Skytalk Humor." He'll also give a seminar on weather. And
motivational humorist and CFII Cath� Fish will present
"Flying Fun for Right-Seaters," a key element of the parallel
M3 will be another record-setting year, with over 60 vendors
exhibiting at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. This
growth reflects the expanding selection of aftermarket products
available for the ever-growing fleet of Cirrus aircraft.
The nearly 2000-member Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association
(COPA) is a not-for-profit membership organization established to
educate, promote the safety of, and support the owners and pilots
of certified aircraft manufactured by Cirrus Design Corporation.
Throughout the year, COPA organizes social activities and
educational events such as the Cirrus Pilots Proficiency Program
(CPPP) and Critical Decision Making (CDM) seminars.