The ANN and Aero-TV crews are packing up (literally as you read
this) to head North for the First Annual Cirrus owner's and Pilot's
Association 'Migration' that will not be held in Cirrus' home town
of Duluth, MN. This time, the event is to be held in the historic
environment of Dayton, OH... with all the 'Wright' overtones adding
to what appears to be a great year for the annual gathering. ANN is
teaming with the COPA team to produce quite a bit of coverage of
this event, and will also be hosting LIVE Aero-TV streaming Friday
and Saturday of a number of the pivotal events, speeches and
meetings. Please enjoy a look back at last year's amazing event
while the ANN/Aero-TV crew works its way to Dayton, where we have
some GREAT things in store for you in the coming days!
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Aero-TV Feature Program
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. In late June of 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.