Founded in 2001, with thousands of members worldwide, Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association is a non-profit organization established to promote the safety and enjoyment of flying Cirrus aircraftFounded in 2001, with thousands of members worldwide, Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association is a non-profit organization established to promote the safety and enjoyment of flying Cirrus aircraft. COPA is a volunteer-run organization completely independent of Cirrus Aircraft.

Who should join COPA?

All interested individuals are welcome. You don't have to own or fly a Cirrus to join!  We especially encourage everyone considering becoming a COPA Pilot or owner to join. Our membership includes pilots with a wide range of experience, and low- and high-time pilots are all well represented. Our membership also includes many Cirrus renter pilots, student pilots, and even non-pilots thinking about learning to fly.

Considering buying a Cirrus SR20 or SR22?

Don't wait to join! You will find COPA membership resources invaluable in familiarizing yourself with Cirrus aircraft, what to look for when shopping for a Cirrus...and what to avoid! The COPA membership is welcoming of newcomers and open to answering your questions on the active COPA forums.


Member Benefits & Services

COPA Online Forums

Learn more about flying a Cirrus aircraft on one of the most active online discussion forums in general aviation. Hundreds of messages are posted each day on topics you will find fascinating. The ideal place to get any question answered...often in minutes.

COPA Pilot Magazine

COPA Pilot MagazineSemi-monthly magazine chock full of articles of interest to Cirrus owners. All past issues of COPA Pilot magazine can be downloaded from the online archive - a treasure-trove of information.

COPA Member Advantage Program

This is a program to give COPA Members special discounts and unique access to companies that provide parts and services to Cirrus Aircraft.

Preferred Insurance Program

This program offers special insurance pricing to COPA members who make the commitment to participate in COPA's safety programs. Underwritten by one of the world's largest insurers.

COPApedia

The online encyclopedia and knowledge-base of all things related to Cirrus aircraft. Hundreds of useful articles to help members avoid re-inventing the wheel or learning about their aircraft the hard way.

Service Center Feedback

Read what other members are reporting about specific Cirrus Service Centers, and leave your experiences for others to share. A great way to find a shop for that special maintenance or upgrade situation.

Technical Liaison Activities

Working behind-the-scenes with aircraft, engine, and avionics suppliers, COPAs Technical Liaisons regularly forward member issues to vendors and report to members with information on critical issues affecting Cirrus aircraft, both on the COPA online forums and in COPA Pilot magazine.


Safety & Training Programs

COPA members have an astoundingly better safety record than non-members. Some of the reasons why:

COPA Pilot Proficiency Program

Going far beyond “check out” or “transition” training, CPPP is the most in-depth program for Cirrus SR20, SR22, and SR22 Turbo pilots. Held throughout the USA and in Europe, CPPP offers both ground and flight sessions with seasoned certified Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilots.   (Registration fee.)

Critical Decision Making Seminars

Free half-day seminars held throughout the USA explore real-world situations and help pilots develop effective techniques to become safer decision makers.

Annual Safety Issue

One magazine issue a year focused on safety topics, accident statistics and lessons learned.


Events

Regional Fly-In Events

Volunteer regional coordinators regularly announce one-day (and sometimes longer) events where COPA members will gather to socialize and meet face-to-face.  Venues range from casual airport lunches to formal events held at attractive locations with special talks, tours, and activities.

Annual Migration

Each summer hundreds of Cirrus aircraft come together for the event of the year.  A weekend of excellent seminars, trade show, and family-friendly socializing awaits.  A hugely successful and popular event. (Registration fee.)


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Your Membership

Includes a subscription to COPA Pilotmagazine, issued 6 times a year, access to the COPA members website and forums, and eligibility to attend other COPA events and activities. (Additional fees apply to some events.)

90 Day Money Back Guarantee

  • Individual (owner or non-owner)
  • Certified Flight Instructor (non-owner/operator)
    Special reduced rate to encourage participation by CFI/flight instructors who aren't Cirrus owners or operators.  

If you prefer to sign up offline, you may mail payment/credit card info with name, phone, email, address, & aircraft information. Or  simply call the COPA office during business hours at (702) 920-2108.


Member Comments

“Joining will give you insight into true ownership at much..."

“Joining will give you insight into true ownership at much greater depth. I joined COPA, Lancair and Diamond to get a better feel for all these new planes. This forum and the members are  - by far - light years ahead of all of them!”  

–T.J., NJ SR22GTS


“My initial investment has been more than paid back and..."

“My initial investment has been more than paid back and above all [COPA] teaches me something about critical decision management, human behavior, flight safety which is priceless as is the comradeship of so many members.”  

P.D. Switzerland SR22 Perspective


“COPA is the best thing that ever happened to my aviation..."

“COPA is the best thing that ever happened to my aviation skills. I am a better, safer, and more knowledgeable pilot than guys with 4x my total time thanks to COPA.” 

O.A., Canada


“I joined COPA right after I started my PPL training, and I..."

"I joined COPA right after I started my PPL training, and I can't even begin to gauge how much knowledge I have obtained through the forums.  My goal is learn something new about aviation every day. That's pretty easy to do on these forums."  

B.C., CA SR22.