On the last weekend of June, 2009, COPA and Cirrus Aircraft held
their seventh annual “Migration,” a yearly invitation
to all Cirrus owners and associates to travel to the company
headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota. Over 100 Cirrus aircraft
and over 300 registered attendees partook in the event’s
presentations, seminars, and social gatherings.
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In one such presentation, Alan Klapmeier offered his unique
perspective on the general aviation industry as a whole, as well as
the current economic climate affecting the marketplace. After
his prepared speech, Klapmeier opened the floor to crowd
participants in a riveting question-and-answer session.
One of the most significant questions asked related to general
aviation’s continued struggle to bring new pilots into the
field. Join Aero-TV as we profile Alan Klapmeier’s
response detailing the issues he feels currently remain, as well as
his solution to encouraging new pilot interest.