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May/June 2016

4 President’s Column
Letter from COPA                  President Andy Niemyer

6 Regional News                             GIL WILLIAMSON
COPA Adventures and Flying across Borders

13 Cirrus Perspective                      Brad DeGusseme
Learning Center, Training for your Lifestyle

16 Member Spotlight                          KIM BLONIGEN
From Computer to the Real Thing, Bryan Heitman Loves Flying

24 Migration 14                              CRAIG ALBRIGHT
Migration 14- Homeward Bound

31 Tech Talk                                          MIKE BUSCH
Why I Hate Pulling Jugs

34 First Person                              JOHN GRESSETT
COPA Goes to Cuba

42 Safety Talk                                  KARL FISHBACH
A Kick to the Stomach

48 The Vanishing Jewel: Flying to and Touring
Glacier National Park, Part 2
                                                MATTHEW McDANIEL

56 Medical Musings           DR. JERROLD SECKLER
If it’s not Hypoxia, what is it?

58 Training                                           TRIP TAYLOR
The Importance of Training

60 COPA Technical Liaison Activity
                                                       TIM TIMMERMAN
The Rigors of Testing Software on Aircraft

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March/April 2016

4 President’s Column
Letter from COPA President Andy Niemyer
7 COPA News GIL WILLIAMSON
Together, we can grow COPA
8 Regional News GIL WILLIAMSON
Special Add-Ons to Popular Fly-in
10 Cirrus Perspective
Carrie Oakland, Executive Director, Service & Support, Cirrus Aircraft
12 Member Spotlight KIM BLONIGEN
Living the American Dream COPA Member Max Pineiro’s
Life Comes Full Circle
18 Migration 14 BILL MYERS
Why Migration?
21 Tech Talk MIKE BUSCH
Blame the Hardware
24 Formation Flight: Exploring a Unique Opportunity
for COPA Members CRAIG ALBRIGHT
32 First Person AMIR and TAMRA HYSTER
Our World Mission – The Final Legs
44 Safety Talk RICK BEACH
COPA University, College of Aviation Safety
50 The Vanishing Jewel: Flying to and Touring
Glacier National Park MATTHEW McDANIEL
56 Medical Musings DR. JERROLD SECKLER
Time to Cover Up
58 Training BILL FRANK
Managing the Missed Approach Procedure
63 COPA Technical Liaison Activity ROGER WHITTIER
TBO, just what is that?

 

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January/February 2016

4 President’s Column

Letter from COPA President Andy Niemyer

6 COPA News
COPA On-Ramp Now Live
8 Jeppesen
The Story Behind Your Charts
10 Regional News GIL WILLIAMSON
Great Traveling with COPA in 2015 and More to Come in 2016
16 Cirrus Perspective
Pat Waddick, President, Innovation & Operations, Cirrus Aircraft
20 Member Spotlight KIM BLONIGEN
Pilot Partners: New COPA Couple Learning to Fly Together
24 Migration 14 CRAIG ALBRIGHT
Homeward Bound! September 8-11, 2016, Duluth, Minnesota
27 Tech Talk MIKE BUSCH
Tectonic Shifts
32 European Migration (E14)
A date to note in your diary TIMM PREUSSER
May 25-29, 2016
38 First Person AMIR and TAMRA HYSTER
Our World Mission, Part 4
46 Safety Talk RICK BEACH
COPA/Cirrus Aircraft Examine Loss of Control Accidents
51 Baby, It’s Cold Outside MATTHEW McDANIEL
Complying with Mandatory Cold Temperature Altitude Corrections
56 Medical Musings DR. JERROLD SECKLER
Pilots and Skin Cancer
58 Training TRIP TAYLOR
Training the Pilot Within
60 COPA Technical Liaison Activity TIM TIMMERMAN
Alternators

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November/December 2015

4 President’s Column
Letter from COPA President Andy Niemyer
6 COPA News
Safety Stand Down and COPA University
12 Regional News GIL WILLIAMSON
COPA Churchill Adventure
18 Cirrus Perspective
Pat Waddick, President, Innovation & Operations, Cirrus Aircraft
20 Member Spotlight KIM BLONIGEN
For the Love of COPA … and Cirrus
27 Migration 13 CRAIG ALBRIGHT
Texas-style Hospitality at its Finest
33 Tech Talk MIKE BUSCH
Alterations
38 First Person AMIR and TAMRA HYSTER
Our World Mission, Part 3
46 Safety Talk RICK BEACH
Continued Vigilance Needed after Uptick in Fatal Cirrus Accidents
52 Medical Musings DR. JERROLD SECKLER
The Silent Killer?
56 Training TOM CLOSE
What Goes Up, Must Come Down
62 COPA Technical Liaison Activity TIM TIMMERMAN
Legacy Aircraft Trends, Issues and Upgrade Paths

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September/October 2015

4 President’s Column
Letter from COPA President Andy Niemyer
5 Correspondence
A Note from the Editor
6 Regional News GIL WILLIAMSON
COPA Regional Events Just Keep Growing
10 Cirrus Perspective
Pat Waddick, President, Innovation & Operations, Cirrus Aircraft
14 Member Spotlight KIM BLONIGEN
Brad Martin Discovers the Power of the COPA Organization
23 Migration 13 CRAIG ALBRIGHT
Deep in the Heart of Texas!
27 Tech Talk MIKE BUSCH
Discrepancy Discretion
32 First Person AMIR and TAMRA HYSTER
Our World Mission, Part 2
38 Safety Talk RICK BEACH
COPA Safety: 2015 Mid-Year Review of Cirrus Accident Statistics
44 The Step-Down Fix MATTHEW McDANIEL
52 Medical Musings DR. JERROLD SECKLER
FAA’s View on Seizures
55 Training TRIP TAYLOR
The Importance of Training
58 COPA Technical Liaison Activity TIM TIMMERMAN
and ROGER WHITTIER
How did I do? From the Engine’s Point of View

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July/August 2015

4 President’s Column
Letter from COPA President Andy Niemyer
8 Cirrus Perspective
Pat Waddick, President & COO, Cirrus Aircraft
12 Member Spotlight KIM BLONIGEN
Pro Pilot: Bill Myers Credits COPA for His Renewed Dedication
to Flying like a Professional
18 Migration 13 CRAIG ALBRIGHT
Deep in the Heart of Texas!
24 E13 – The 2015 European Migration DR. TIMM PREUSSER
28 My Other Plane is a Daytona Cub MATTHEW McDANIEL
36 First Person AMIR and TAMRA HYSTER
Our World Mission, Part 1
46 Safety Talk RICK BEACH
CAPS: How Low Can You Go? Or How High Do You Need to Be?
52 Medical Musings DR. JERROLD SECKLER
Chronic Alcoholism
54 Training TRIP TAYLOR
Reviewing Your Landing Technique
59 COPA Technical Liaison Activity TIM TIMMERMAN
and ROGER WHITTIER
Reliability and Continuous Improvement

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May/June 2015

4 President’s Column
Letter from COPA President Andy Niemyer
6 COPA News
“Founders 2015” Campaign
Cirrus to AirVenture Planned
8 Regional News GIL WILLIAMSON
The Anatomy of a Great COPA Adventure
14 Cirrus Perspective
Pat Waddick, President & COO, Cirrus Aircraft
18 Member Spotlight KIM BLONIGEN
German Thomas Borchert is Living his Dream with the Perfect Job
27 Tech Talk MIKE BUSCH
Fix It Now… Or Fix It Later?
34 My Other Plane is an Eclipse Jet MATTHEW McDANIEL
44 Migration 13 CRAIG ALBRIGHT
Deep in the Heart of Texas!
46 First Person TOM CLOSE
North by Northwest
52 Safety Talk RICK BEACH
COPA Safety: Do not confuse a clear view for a short distance!
56 Medical Musings DR. JERROLD SECKLER
Under the Influence
58 Training TRIP TAYLOR
Embarking on a Quest for Cirrus Knowledge
60 COPA Technical Liaison Activity tim timmerman
and Roger Whittier
Parts Support for Your Cirrus

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March/April 2015

4 President’s Column
Letter from COPA President Andy Niemyer
6 COPA News
COPA/Starr Aircraft Insurance Program Launched
8 Regional News GIL WILLIAMSON
Events Continue to Evolve
12 Cirrus Perspective
Pat Waddick, President & COO, Cirrus Aircraft
16 Member Spotlight KIM BLONIGEN
Tim Valentine: Giving Back in the Greatest Way
25 Migration 13 CRAIG ALBRIGHT
Deep in the Heart of Texas!
29 Tech Talk MIKE BUSCH
Ferry Permits
36 First Person BEVAN ANDERSON
An Australian Perspective
40 Safety Talk RICK BEACH
NTSB Most Wanted List Focuses on General Aviation Safety
44 Medical Musings DR. JERROLD SECKLER
Which Way is Up?
48 Training TRIP TAYLOR
Command and Control
52 COPA Technical Liaison Activity tim timmerman
and Roger Whittier
ADS-B Solutions

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 January/February 2015

President’s Column Letter from COPA President Andy Niemyer*COPA

* News COPA Introduces New Visual Identity

* Regional News GIL WILLIAMSON Upcoming Events for 2015
* Cirrus Perspective Pat Waddick, President & COO, Cirrus Aircraft
* Member Spotlight KIM BLONIGEN Getting to Know Dedicated COPA Member John Ylinen
* Fly Africa – Part Two Amir Hyster Continuation of an African adventure
* Safety Talk RICK BEACH COPA Safety: Approach to Landings Still Causing Trouble
* Safety Feature RICK BEACH N715CD Anomalous Parachute Deployment
* Medical Musings DR. JERROLD SECKLER Flying on the Brain
* Training TRIP TAYLOR COPA Training
* COPA Technical Liaison Activity Roger Whittier Cylinder Replacement

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 November/December 2014

* President’s Column
Letter from COPA President Andy Niemyer
* Regional News – Gil Williamson
* Cirrus Perspective
Pat Waddick, President & COO, Cirrus Aircraft
* Member Spotlight – Kim Blonigen
* Migration 12 – It’s a Wrap! – Craig Albright
The “Via” Virus: Have You Had Your
* Knowledge Injection? – Matthew McDaniel
* Tech Talk – Mike Busch
Cylinder Work: Be Afraid
* Fly Africa, Part 1 – Amir Hyster
* Safety Talk – Rick Beach
M12 Safety Stand Down: Calm on the Surface,
but Still Paddling Hard
* Medical Musings – Dr. Jerrold Seckler
You Gotta Have Heart
*COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Tim Timmerman
and Roger Whittier

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 September/October 2014

* COPA News – Gil Williamson
The Copa Store is Open!
*Regional News – Gil Williamson
*Cirrus Perspective
Pat Waddick, President & COO, Cirrus Aircraft
*The Racing Aces – Dianna Stanger
*Migration 12 – Viva Las Vegas – Craig Albright
October 9-12, 2014
*Tech Talk – Mike Busch
Not-So-Plain Bearings
*Operation Costa Rica, Part 2 – John Gressett
*Safety Talk – Rick Beach
COPA Safety: Avoiding the Rush to Judgement
*Medical Musings – Dr. Jerrold Seckler
Wa’did He Say?
*Insurance IQ – Jenny Estes and Kelly Shillito
Training and Insurance – What You Need to Know
*COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Tim Timmerman
and Roger Whittier

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July/August 2014

  • COPA News – Gil Williamson
Regions Have Geared Up with Activities
  • Cirrus Perspective
Pat Waddick, President & COO, Cirrus Aircraft
  • Member Spotlight – Kim Blonigen
The Birthday Gift that Keeps on Giving
  • Migration 12 – Viva Las Vegas – Craig Albright
October 9-12, 2014
  • Tech Talk – Mike Busch
Mini or Maxi?
  • Diversion Diagnosis – Matthew McDaniel
  • Operation Costa Rica, Part 1 – John Gressett
  • Safety Talk – Rick Beach
COPA Safety: Flight Reviews within COPA Culture of Safety
  • Medical Musings – Dr. Jerrold Seckler
Flying with Glaucoma
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Tim Timmerman
and Roger Whittier
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May/Jun 2014

  • COPA News – Gil Williamson
Regions Ha
  • ech Talk – Mike Busch
High Oil Consumption
  • T
ve Geared Up with Activities
    • Cirrus Perspective
    Pat Waddick, President & COO, Cirrus Aircraft

    • Member Spotlight – Kim Blonigen
Love at First Sight
  • Migration 12 – Viva Las Vegas – Craig Albright
October 9-12, 2014
  • My Cirrus Turns 10 – Mike Radomsky
  • Tech Talk – Mike Busch
High Oil Consumption
  • The Aviation “Name Game” – Dennis R. Haber Esq
  • COPA Flies to Mexico – Thomas Daniels
  • Safety Talk – Rick Beach
Yearly Cirrus Accidents versus CAPS Saves
  • Medical Musings – Dr. Jerrold Seckler
I Can See Clearly…

 

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May/Jun 2014

  • COPA News – Gil Williamson
Regions Have Geared Up with Activities
    • Cirrus Perspective
    Pat Waddick, President & COO, Cirrus Aircraft

    • Member Spotlight – Kim Blonigen
Love at First Sight
  • Migration 12 – Viva Las Vegas – Craig Albright
October 9-12, 2014
  • My Cirrus Turns 10 – Mike Radomsky
  • Tech Talk – Mike Busch
High Oil Consumption
  • The Aviation “Name Game” – Dennis R. Haber Esq
  • COPA Flies to Mexico – Thomas Daniels
  • Safety Talk – Rick Beach
Yearly Cirrus Accidents versus CAPS Saves
  • Medical Musings – Dr. Jerrold Seckler
I Can See Clearly…

 

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Mar/Apr 2014

  • COPA News – Gil Williamson
COPA U.S. Regions and Canadian Provinces merge
  • Cirrus Perspective – Pat Waddick, President & COO,
Cirrus Aircraft
  • Member Spotlight – Kim Blonigen
Maximum Advantage – Mike Forster uses aviation to 
make the most of his life
  • Migration 12 – Craig Albright
Viva Las Vegas, October 9-12, 2014
  • Tech Talk – Mike Busch
A Little Dab’ll Do Ya… In
  • A Look at Cirrus Simulator Training
Options – Judy Rice
  • New European Cockpit Weather Solutions
– Timm Preusser and Sebastian Golze
  • Safety Talk – Rick Beach
Something is Different with Reduced Cirrus Accident Rates
  • Medical Musings – Dr. Jerrold Seckler
FAA’s Medical Division Changing with the Times
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Jan/Feb 2014

  • COPA News – Gil Williamson
“Events Supermarket” and Plenty on the Shelves
  • Cirrus Perspective
Pat Waddick, President & COO, Cirrus Aircraft
  • Member Spotlight – Kim Blonigen
Fate Leads to Fortune for Germany’s Alexis von Croy
  • Migration 12 – Craig Albright
Viva Las Vegas, October 9-12, 2014
  • European Migration (E12) to be Held at
Dubrovnik, Croatia – Timm Preusser and Dieter Kistler
  • Tech Talk – Mike Busch
Rough Engine
  • Safety Talk – Rick Beach
Something is Different with Reduced Cirrus Accident Rates
  • Medical Musings – Dr. Jerrold Seckler
How Serious is Sleep Apnea to Aviation?
  • Insurance IQ – Jenny Estes
Making a Claim: When You Have to Use Your Insurance
  • Instruction – Matthew McDaniel
Conformity Confusion
Cirrus Pilot November/December 2013Read Issue »

Nov/Dec 2013

  • COPA 2.5 Software Upgrade Team Progress Report: Getting Ready for Introduction and Vastly Improved Capabilities– Curt Sanford
  • COPA News: COPA Regions are Creating Flying Opportunities– Gil Williamson
  • Cirrus Perspective– Pat Waddick
  • Member Spotlight: For the love of Aviation - Jim Winner Joins the Force as a COPA Lieutenant Governor– Kim Blonigen
  • Tech Talk: Teardown– Mike Busch
  • Query ATC - Part 2– Matthew McDaniel
  • The Big Triangle of the Great Recession– Juan B. Plaza
  • Safety Talk: COPA Participates in NTSB Safety Culture Forum– Rick Beach
  • Medical Musings: Breathing Easy – Dr. Jerrold Seckler
  • Service Center Spotlight
Cirrus Pilot September/October 2013Read Issue »

Sep/Oct 2013

  • COPA News: The Advanced Flight Training and Safety Advisory Board– Cliff Izer
  • Member Spotlight: Noah Wood: A longtime Member That We're Just Getting to Know– Kim Blonigen
  • Tech Talk: The Decision Point– Mike Busch
  • Query ATC - Part 1– Matthew McDaniel
  • Fun Had by All at Migration 11– Kim Blonigen
  • Wings of Hope - A Mission to Haiti – John Fiscus
  • Safety Talk: COPA Safety: M11 Safety Keynote Highlights Human Factors– Rick Beach
  • Medical Musings: Treatments for Obesity – Dr. Jerrold Seckler
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot July/August 2013Read Issue »

Jul/Aug 2013

  • Member Spotlight: Luck and Hard Work Equal a Happy Life– Kim Blonigen
  • Tech Talk: Trust, But Verify– Mike Busch
  • Tech Review: Aviation Weight and Balance Calculator App– Matthew McDaniel
  • Flying the Four Corners – Tom Close
  • Safety Talk: First CPPP Brazil and CAPS Training Resources– Rick Beach
  • Medical Musings: Your Weight and Medical Certification – Dr. Jerrold Seckler
  • Insurance IQ: Building Partnerships for Insurance and Risk Management– Jenny Estes
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot May/June2013 Read Issue »

May/Jun 2013

  • Member Spotlight: Father and Son Share Dream of Flying with the Cirrus– Kim Blonigen
  • Join Us for Migration 11– Craig Albright
  • Tech Talk: Flying Efficiently– Mike Busch
  • WAAS New? – Matthew McDaniel
  • A Growing Dream– Judith A. Rice
  • Safety Talk: Mountain Flying in a Cirrus– Bill Frank
  • Medical Musings: You've Got Rhythm – Dr. Jerrold Seckler
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot March/April 2013Read Issue »

Mar/Apr 2013

  • Member Spotlight: Living the Dream– Kim Blonigen
  • Migration 11 - Full of Gulf Coast Activities: Mobile, Alabama June 26-30, 2013– Kim Blonigen
  • Tech Talk: How Much is Too Much?– Mike Busch
  • Regional Programs - Moving the COPA Regions to the Next Level– Gil Williamson
  • The TouchTrainer Team– Neil Paton
  • Flying Across Australia– Marcel and Ingrid Hendriksen
  • Safety Talk: The Need for Speed Doesn't Always Mean Full Throttle– John Fiscus
  • Medical Musings: Medication Matters – Dr. Jerrold Seckler
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
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Jan/Feb 2013

  • Member Spotlight: Outdoorsman Pilot Returns to COPA – Kim Blonigen
  • Bringing More Cirrus Pilots into COPA – Andy Niemeyer, COPA President
  • Tech Talk: Diagnostic Tales from the War Zone – Mike Busch
  • Announcing: Migration 11 - Gulf Coast Adventure - Mobile, Alabama - June 26-30, 2013 – Kim Blonigen
  • An Asian Adventure: Ten Days, Two Pilots, and 10,000 Miles to Fly Across the Pacific (Part 3) – Luke Lysen
  • Cirrus Market Update – Jaime L. Steel-Potter
  • Safety Talk: COPA Safety: Pull Often! – Rick Beach
  • Medical Musings: Flying in Color – Dr. Jerrold Seckler
  • Briefings Expanded: The importance of pilot briefings and how to make them more effective – Matthew McDaniel
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot November/December 2012Read Issue »

Nov/Dec 2012

  • Member Spotlight: Getting to Know Brian Turrisi - The Guy Behind the Forum Posts – Kim Blonigen
  • Accomplishing the Ultimate Mission: My Quest in Finding, Purchasing, and "Pimping Out" My Airplane – Alex Di Sessa
  • Tech Talk: Breakdown! A mechanical problem away from home is every aircraft owner's worst nightmare. Here are some thoughts about how best to deal with one. – Mike Busch
  • A Life-Changing Trip – Patti Bassett
  • An Asian Adventure: Ten Days, Two Pilots, and 10,000 Miles to Fly Across the Pacific (Part 2) – Luke Lysen
  • Medical Musings: The Dreaded Diagnosis – Dr. Jerrold Seckler
  • Safety Talk: It is HARD for a Pilot to Say "NO!" Breaking the Chain to Focus on Safety – Cliff Izer
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot September/October 2012Read Issue »

Sep/Oct 2012

  • Member Spotlight: Goals to Meet and Meals to Eat - T. J. Shembekar Takes Full Advantage of His Cirrus – Kim Blonigen
  • Tech Talk: Spark Plug Wars – Mike Busch
  • Good to be Home: Migration 10 - Homecoming Brings COPA Members Back to Duluth – Kim Blonigen
  • Cooperative Control - Getting the Most from ATC – Matt McDaniel
  • An Asian Adventure: Ten Days, Two Pilots, and 10,000 Miles to Fly Across the Pacific (Part 1) – Luke Lysen
  • Safety Talk: M10 Safety Review – Kim Blonigen
  • Medical Musings: The Role of the AME – Dr. Jerrold Seckler
  • Emergencies and the Mind: Preparation for the Unexpected – John Fiscus
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot July/August 2012Read Issue »

Jul/Aug 2012

  • Member Spotlight: "Semper Paratus Describes David Lemon and His SR20 – Kim Blonigen
  • Unable - The Clearance Quandary – Dennis R. Haber, Esq.
  • Tech Talk: Intervals – Mike Busch
  • A German Adventure: Flying the U.S. Airspace in Cirrus Aircraft – Thomas Borchert
  • Flying Safe Requires Flexibility – Lynn Kennedy
  • Safety Talk: Secondary Indications – Matthew McDaniel
  • Medical Musings: Kidney Stones and their Effect on your Medical Certificate – Dr. Jerrold Seckler
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot May/June 2012Read Issue »

May/Jun 2012

  • Member Spotlight: From Tech to Migration Chair, Craig Albright Can Draw on His Successful Past – Kim Blonigen
  • Instrument Currency: Proficiency versus Incompetence – Matt McDaniel
  • Tech Talk: Damage History – Mike Busch
  • Register NOW for Migration 10 - Homecoming – Kim Blonigen
  • Be a Voice When it Comes to Aircraft Issues – J. Rice
  • Hawaii Mokulele – Helen Cernik
  • Safety Talk: Be Weather-wise for Spring and Summer – Bill Frank
  • Medical Musings: Diabetes and Flying – Dr. Jerrold Seckler
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot March/April 2012Read Issue »

Mar/Apr 2012

  • Member Spotlight: Bill King: A Man of Many Roles – Kim Blonigen
  • Pull Early! One COPA Member Did! – Rick Beach
  • Migration 10 Homecoming: Seminar Speakers and Registration Date Announced – Kim Blonigen
  • The Rise Above Traveling Exhibit – Robyn Feld
  • Tech Talk: Flight Test Profiles – Mike Busch
  • Alaska Adventures – Dennis R. Haber
  • Medical Musings: Hypertension and Your Medical – Dr. Jerrold Seckler
  • Safety Talk: The Root of the Problem – John Fiscus
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot January/February 2012Read Issue »

Jan/Feb 2012

  • Member Spotlight: Walt Gontowski Resurects the SWRFI – Kim Blonigen
  • Tech Talk: Exhaust Valve Failures - Part 2 – Mike Busch
  • Migration 10 Homecoming: Mark Your Calendars for July 2012 – Kim Blonigen
  • Pierre's Great Kitfox Adventure – Pierre Redmond
  • Different Kinds of Hypoxia – A.J. Parmet, M.D.
  • A.T.P. (Avidyne's Terrific Panel): Using Avidyne's R9 Flightdeck on an ATP Checkride – Matthew McDaniel
  • Oz at Last: Part Three of the Cross-Pacific Adventure – Luke Lysen
  • Safety Talk: Landings; The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Part 2) – Bill Frank
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot November/December 2011Read Issue »

Nov/Dec 2011

  • Member Spotlight: Committed to Safety – Kim Blonigen
  • PIREP: M9 – Matthew McDaniel
  • Tech Talk: Exhaust Valve Failures - Part 1 – Mike Busch
  • An SR20 in Uniform: The Selection, Mission and Future of the USAF Cirrus T-53A – Matthew McDaniel
  • Making a Difference with your Cirrus – Scott Garrison
  • The Yellow Brick Road to Oz Has a Lot of Blue in it: Part Two of the Cross-Pacific Adventure – Luke Lysen
  • Safety Talk: Landings; The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Part 1) – Bill Frank
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot September/October 2011Read Issue »

Sep/Oct 2011

  • Member Spotlight: Blood, Sweat and ... Cirrus – Kim Blonigen
  • COPA How It All Began – Mike Radomsky
  • Tech Talk: About Oil - Part 2 – Mike Busch
  • Flying Across the Pacific... to Get Down Under - Part 1: Two Pilots, Two Airplanes and an Ocean to Cross – Luke Lysen
  • Safety Talk: Maneuvering with Confidence – Cliff Izer
  • Pilot Issues: Accident or Incident - That is the question – Dennis R. Haber
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot July/August 2011Read Issue »

Jul/Aug 2011

  • Member Spotlight: New to the Cirrus, But Not to Flying – Kim Blonigen
  • Father-Daughter Perimeter Flight Creates Lasting Memories – Kim Blonigen
  • Tech Talk: About Oil - Part 1 – Mike Busch
  • The Latest on Migration 9 - Colorado Springs, August 11-14 – Kim Blonigen
  • Flying Cirrus Aircraft to the World's End – Andre Castellini
  • Safety Talk: Turf Wars, Part 2 – Matthew McDaniel
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot May/June 2011Read Issue »

May/Jun 2011

  • Member Spotlight: Early Cirrus Owner Still Commited to the Airplane – Kim Blonigen
  • CAPS Replacement: You are Next! – Juan B Plaza
  • Tech Talk: Sensitive and fragile compared to their automotive brethren, aircraft batteries need TLC if you don't want to be left stranded – Mike Busch
  • Migration 9 - Head to the Rockies: Colorado Springs, August 11-14 – Kim Blonigen
  • Tannkosh: The European Oshkosh – Thomas Borchert
  • Destination Costa Rica: Nine Degrees Above the Equator – Myron Garfinkle
  • Safety Talk: Turf Wars, Part 1 –Matthew McDaniel
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot March/April 2011Read Issue »

Mar/Apr 2011

  • Member Spotlight: Flying Frenchman – Denis Pariente Flies All Over Europe in his SR22 – Kim Blonigen
  • Fuel of the Future for High Performance Piston Aircraft (part 2) – George W. Braly
  • Pilot Issues: Non-Towered or Uncontrolled? – Matthew McDaniel
  • Tech Talk: Know before you say "GO" – Mike Busch
  • Migration 9 - Rockies: Set for Colorado Springs – Kim Blonigen
  • To Sun 'n Fun and Back – Karl V. Leaverton
  • A Look at Cirrus Insurance and Training Requirements – David McCoy
  • Safety Talk: "Remembering" the Importance of Safety– Cliff Izer
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot January/February 2011Read Issue »

Jan/Feb 2011

  • Regional News – Myron Garfinkle
  • Member Spotlight: Aviation Rewards - Roger Whittier is Proving You Get Out of Life What You Put In – Kim Blonigen
  • Fuel of the Future for High Performance Piston Aircraft (part 1) – George W. Braly
  • Tech Talk: How to Flunk an Annual Inspection – Mike Busch
  • Mark your Calendars! Migration 9 Location and Date Set for August 2011 – Kim Blonigen
  • Flying into a Dust Storm in Australia – Geoffrey Hamilton
  • Pilot Issues: What's in a Number – Matthew McDaniel
  • Using an Excel Spreadsheet to Calculate Takeoff and Landing Distances – Heron, Rifkin, and Farley
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot November/December 2010Read Issue »

Nov/Dec 2010

  • Regional News – Myron Garfinkle
  • Member Spotlight: Owning a Cirrus in the South Pacific – Kim Blonigen
  • Tech Talk: The Prebuy – Mike Busch
  • Flying to Alaska – Gil Williamson
  • Pilot Issues: To Forgive is Devine – Dennis R. Haber
  • Instruction: Energy Management for the VFR Pilot – John Fiscus
  • Holiday Gifts for your Cirrus...or Your Favorite Cirrus Pilot – Mike Radomsky
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot September/October 2010Read Issue »

Sep/Oct 2010

  • Regional Initiative Update – Myron Garfinkle
  • Member Spotlight: Getting to Know Veteran Cirrus Instructor John Fiscus – Luke Lysen
  • Tech Talk: Mag Check – Mike Busch
  • My Other Plane is a Globe “Super” Swift – Matthew McDaniel
  • Dayton, Ohio Was the “Wright” Place for Migration 8 – Kim Blonigen & Stuart Rosenberg
  • Another Look at Upgrading – Andy Groth
  • Safety Alert
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot July/August 2010Read Issue »

Jul/Aug 2010

  • Regional News: The Key – Myron Garfinkle
  • Member Spotlight: Stuart Rosenberg Uses Skills He Learned in his Corporate Life to Teach the Leaders of Tomorrow – Kim Blonigen
  • Tech Talk: EGT Myths Debunked – Mike Busch
  • My Other Plane is a Stearman – Matthew McDaniel
  • Crossing the Outback for an SR22 – Scott Hutchison
  • Return to Flight: Getting your Medical Recertified After Being Diagnosed with a Serious Illness – A. J. Parmet, M.D.
  • Unique Gifts & Gadgets for Pilots – Dianne White
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot May/June 2010 Read Issue »

May/Jun 2010

  • Member Spotlight: Gil Williamson - Add Migration 8 Planning to His List of Accomplishments – Kim Blonigen
  • Tech Talk: Time to Overhaul? – Mike Busch
  • A Closer Look at Migration 8 – Kim Blonigen
  • Adventure: Duluth to Santiago, Chile (part 3) – Luke Lysen
  • Instruction: The High Speed Approach – Bill Frank
  • Flying Airplanes and Tasting BBQ: Can it get any better? – T. Michael Garrison
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot March/April 2010 Read Issue »

Mar/Apr 2010

  • Member Spotlight: A Passion for Flying and Volunteerism Make Tom Ahonen a Perfect Fit for the COPA Board – Kim Blonigen
  • Re-energizing COPA with a New Regional Initiative – Myron Garfinkle
  • Tech Talk: Why Mechanics Make Mistakes – Mike Busch
  • Migration 8: The "Wright" Place to Be! – Andy Niemyer
  • My Other Plane is a King AIr 200XP – Matthew McDaniel
  • Adventure: Duluth to Santiago, Chile (part 2) – Luke Lysen
  • Instruction: TAAs for TAAs – Matthew McDaniel
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot January/February 2010 Read Issue »

Jan/Feb 2010

  • Member Spotlight: Doug and Carrie Woods Have Cirrus Connections to Oshkosh – Kim Blonigen
  • Doing Time in a Simulator – Brian Johnson
  • Tech Talk: When to Say "No" – Mike Busch
  • My Other Plane is a Eurcoupe – Matthew McDaniel
  • Adventure: Duluth to Santiago, Chile (part 1) – Luke Lysen
  • Fly Like the Pros – Bill Frank
  • Red Tail Project: It Made the Difference! – Doug Rozendaal
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot November/December 2009 Read Issue »

Nov/Dec 2009 - Special Safety Issue

  • Member Spotlight: Rick Beach – Taking a Trip Flying – Kim Blonigen
  • How Safe is a Cirrus? –Rick Beach
  • Sidebar: COPA Works With Accident Investigators
  • Lessons Learned from Cirrus Accident History – Rick Beach
  • CAPS Works! 35 Survivors in 17 Activations – Rick Beach
  • Visualizing a CAPS pull – Rick Beach
  • Sidebar: NTSB Vehicle Recorder Laboratory
  • CAPS Works! 35 Survivors in 17 Activations – Rick Beach
  • 2009 Baden-Baden CPPP Hits All Records – Tim Preusser
  • Brace for Impact: Ditching Demystified – Matthew McDaniel
  • Tech Talk: How to Destroy Your Engine – Mike Busch
Cirrus Pilot September/October 2009 Read Issue »

Sep/Oct 2009

  • Member Spotlight: Don and Clara Milligan are Literally Living with Aviation – Kim Blonigen
  • Tech Talk: Tribology – Mike Busch
  • My Other Plane is a Pilatus PC-12 – Matthew McDaniel
  • Sidebar: Twister of Fate
  • A Wonderful Weekend at Migration 7 – Kim Blonigen
  • Was it Fate or Extraordinary Effort? – Kim Blonigen
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot July/August 2009 Read Issue »

Jul/Aug 2009

  • Member Spotlight: Timm Preusser – Keeping Cirrus Thriving in Europe – Kim Blonigen
  • Tech Talk: Return to Service – Mike Busch
  • Flight Instruction in the Cirrus Perspective – T. Michael Garrison
  • My Other Plane is a Cessna 185 Amphibian – Matthew McDaniel
  • BELLA ITALIA! E7 - The European Cirrus Migration to Elba, Italy – Tim Preusser
  • Pilot Issues: The Dreaded 709 Ride: AIrcraft Accident, Incident, or Just Another Disney Attraction – Dennis Haber
  • Instruction: Dealing with Thunderstorms – Bill Frank
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot May/June 2009 Read Issue »

May/June 2009

  • Member Spotlight: Family and Flying: A Perfect Fit for Sherri Platt – Kim Blonigen
  • The Mysterious D: Dumbfounding Data or Dangerous Disregard? – Matthew McDaniel
  • M7: A Migration Vacation – Andy Niemyer
  • Duluth: Not Just Home to Cirrus Design – Kim Blonigen
  • Tech Talk: What’s Your Fuel Flow at Takeoff? – Mike Busch
  • Instruction: CANPA for the General Aviation Pilot – Cliff Izer
  • SuperCirrus: Another Choice to Go Faster in Your Cirrus – Les Ruthven
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot March/April 2009 Read Issue »

Mar/Apr 2009

  • Member Spotlight: Rich Karlgaard: A Unique Cirrus Pilot Who Sheds New Light on the Benefits of COPA– Kim Blonigen
  • Cirrus Perspective Is Here – T. Michael Garrison
  • Tech Talk: Engine Failure For Unknown Reasons? – Mike Busch
  • Food for Flight – Jack Gershfeld
  • My Other Plane is a J-3 Cub – Matthew McDaniel
  • Pilot Issues: New Medical Certificate Forms – A. J. Parmet, M.D.
  • Instruction: What's the Big Deal with Flight Directors? – Bill Frank
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot January/February 2009 Read Issue »

Jan/Feb 2009

  • Member Spotlight: Jerry Seckler is Still Living the Dream – Kim Blonigen
  • Making the Most of Your Fuel Dollars – Matthew McDaniel
  • Tech Talk: Recommended or Required? – Mike Busch
  • My Other Plane is a V-Tail Bonanza – Matthew McDaniel
  • What Happens AFTER an Accident – Ted Fox
  • Tornado Alley's Turbo for the SR22 – Kelly Rudy
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot November/December 2008 Read Issue »

Nov/Dec 2008 – Safety Issue

  • Member Spotlight: Cirrus is Sweet to Candy King Pierre Redmond - Rick Beach
  • How Safe is a Cirrus? – Rick Beach
  • Lessons Learned from Cirrus Accident History – Rick Beach
  • Why Not More CAPS Saves? – Rick Beach
  • They had time. They had altitude. But they crashed without using CAPS. – Rick Beach
  • Top 10 Fundamentals of Safe Flying – Luke Lysen
  • It Isn't The Tough Stuff – What to work on during simulator training. – John Fiscus
  • Tech Talk: Misfueled! When piston airplanes are fueled with Jet A, people can die. –Mike Busch
Cirrus Pilot September/October 2008 Read Issue »

Sept/Oct 2008

  • Member Spotlight: Bob Anderson; Second-guessing a lifetime decision - Kim Blonigen
  • Migration 6 Review – Gil Williamson
  • Tech Talk: Five Rules for Cost Effective Maintenance – Mike Busch
  • COPA's Northeast Fly-In at Prestegious Nemacolin Woodlands Resort - John Ylinen
  • My Other Plane is a Globe "Super" Swift – Matt McDaniel
  • A Day in the Life of a WAAS-equipped Cirrus– Thomas W. Close
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity – Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot July/August 2008 Read Issue »

July/Aug 2008

  • Member Spotlight: Andy Niemyer: A Humble Guy with a Great Story - Kim Blonigen
  • Favorite Stops – Places to Hit on the way to Migration and Oshkosh - Kim Blonigen
  • Tech Talk: A Mechanic's Liability - Mike Busch
  • Pilot Maintenance: Recurrency in a Cirrus - Gil Williamson
  • Instruction: Storm Dodging - John Fiscus
  • COPA Bahamas Invasion 2008 - Mason Holland
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity - Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot May/June 2008 Read Issue »

May/June 2008

  • Member Spotlight: Dennis Haber: A Man of Many Faces - Kim Blonigen
  • Cross-Country Critical Decision Making - Gil Williamson
  • Tech Talk: Is This Engine Airworthy? - Mike Busch
  • Migration: Something for Everyone, Year after Year - Kim Blonigen
  • Instruction: Perpetual Training - Bill Frank
  • WAAS Upgrades to the Cirrus - Tom Close
  • Pilot Issues: The Benefits of Good Sleep - A. J. Parmet, M.D.
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity - Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot March/April 2008 Read Issue »

March/April 2008

  • Member Spotlight: Rick Beach: Passionate about technology, Aviation and Safety - Kim Blonigen
  • Instruction: The Circle of Confusion, Part III - Matt McDaniel
  • Tech Talk: The Lost Art of Repair - Mike Busch
  • 1100 Hours in Two Years - Geoffrey Hamilton
  • FLOW Your Way to Emergency Procedures Proficiency - Hugh Gommel
  • Turbo-Normalize Your Brain - Jeff Callahan
  • Gadget Review: Help for High Altitude Flying and Hypoxia
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity - Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot January/February 2008 Read Issue »

Jan/Feb 2008 – Buyer's Guide Issue

  • The Joys (or Not) of Buying or Selling Your Cirrus:
  • The Ups and Down of Finding the Right Cirrus - Sherri Platt
  • The Slow Selling of Our Fast SR22 - Arlen Stauffer
  • Calling All Invisible Cirrus Owners There's more than one way to own an airplane. The trick is finding the right one.
  • (Europe) Putting the Strong Euro to Work: Getting Your Pre-loved Cirrus Now! - Timm Preusser
  • The SR20 and SR22 Model History and Market - Tim Gieseler
  • Assessing the Value of Your Cirrus and the Used Market - Kim Blonigen
  • Tech Talk: The Pre-Purchase Inspection - Mike Busch
  • Instruction: Cirrus Transition Training, A New Owner's Preparation Guide - John Fiscus
  • Insuring Your Bird - David M. McCoy
  • Avoiding the Tax Sting - Daniel Cheung
Cirrus Pilot November/December 2007 Read Issue »

Nov/Dec 2007 – Safety Issue

  • Member Spotlight: Bill Graham - Foremost A Pilot, Yet also a COPA member, Cirrus owner, CAPS survivor, CSIP and CPPP instructor, and safety advocate - Rick Beach
  • How Safe is a Cirrus? Cirrus Accident Statistics - Rick Beach
  • Lessons Learned from Cirrus Accident History Accidents happen. Chute happens. But what can we learn from history? - Rick Beach
  • Tech Talk: The Dark Side of Maintenance - Mike Busch
  • Consider This Yet another article on aeronautical decision making - Bill Frank
  • To Prepare or Not - That's the Question - Doug Ritter
  • Cirrus Safety and the TAA Safety Study - Bruce Landsberg
  • Editing the Nall Report - Neil Krey
  • Inventory of COPA Safety Assets
  • BRS Perspective on the CAPS Parachute - John Gilmore
  • Cirrus Design Wants to Make You a Better-informed and Safer Pilot - Ian Bentley
Cirrus Pilot September/October 2007 Read Issue »

Sept/Oct 2007

  • Member Spotlight: Flying Leads to a New Journey for Ken Brown - Kim Blonigen
  • When the Chips are Down, Let George Do It - Bill Frank
  • Catching the "Flying Bug" - Brett Taylor
  • Tech Talk: The Dreaded Compression Test - Mike Busch
  • Refilling TKS Fluid - Casey Jones
  • Decision Time - Dennis Spence
  • Personalizing your Cirrus - Bob Miller
  • Instruction: The Circle of Confusion, Part II - Matt McDaniel
  • New Products: A First Look at "The-Jet" - Kim Blonigen
Cirrus Pilot July/August 2007 Read Issue »

July/Aug 2007

  • Member Spotlight: Clyde Stubbs Bought His Cirrus "Sight Unseen" and Has Never Looked Back - Kim Blonigen
  • A Ferry Tale - Arnim Stief and Timm Preusser
  • Dealing With In-Flight Emergencies - Bill Frank
  • Tech Talk: Reliability-Centered Maintenance (Part II) - Mike Busch
  • What You Don't Know Can Hurt You - Darlene Gidley
  • Instruction: The Circle of Confusion, Part I - Matt McDaniel
  • America the Beautiful A trip to Maine confirms it - Fred Wolf
  • COPApedia - A new approach to sharing and finding Cirrus information - Tom Ahonen
  • Introducing COPA's New Regional Program - Roger Whittier
  • COPA Code of Conduct - Rick Beach
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity - Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot May/June 2007 Read Issue »

May/June 2007

  • From the Webmaster - Blaine Iller
  • Member Spotlight The Passion of Flying Cirrus Airplanes - Ian Valentine Shares with Many in Europe - Kim Blonigen
  • Getting Ready for Migration 5 - Jack Gershfeld
  • The European Migration - Timm Preusser
  • An Unforgettable Delivery Experience - Alan Grose
  • A Controller's Words Don Brown's elegant solution for the perfect equation - Todd Caroll
  • Tech Talk: Reliability-Centered Maintenance (Part 1)- Mike Busch
  • What Happened to Needle-Ball-Airspeed Flight? - Mike Garrison
  • A Cockpit Voice Recorder for under $100 - Mike Radomsky
  • COPA's Technical Liaison Activity - Marty Weinhous
  • COPA Code of Conduct: Advancement and Promotion of General Aviation- Rick Beach
  • Liability "Tips and Traps" for Aircraft - Phil Kolczynski
Cirrus Pilot March/April 2007 Read Issue »

March/April 2007

  • Member Spotlight: Change is Good for COPA Member Scott Prinz - Kim Blonigen
  • Should I Train for my License in a Cirrus? - John Fiscus
  • Weather in the Cockpit - European Style - Timm Pruesser
  • Tech Talk: Carbon monoxide poisoning is a greater safety hazard than most pilots think. - Mike Busch
  • Premium Cookies for Premium People
  • Making Premium Airplanes - Tom Morrison
  • Getting to Know the Cirrus Family
  • Over Water? YES - Lorne Direnfeld
  • First Looks
  • Sun 'n MORE Fun - It's Bettter in the Bahamas - John Purner
  • COPA Code of Conduct: Use of Technology - Rick Beach
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity - Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot January/February 2007 Read Issue »

Jan/Feb 2007

  • Member Spotlight: For Carol Jensen, It's All About the Journey - Kim Blonigen
  • Media Play: The plane is falling ... The plane is falling - Tom Martino
  • Why Good Pilots Sometimes Make Bad Decisions - Tony Shields
  • Tech Talk: Oh My ... There's Oil On My Belly! - Mike Busch
  • Restaurant Odyssey The only way to visit Europe's finest restaurants is by Cirrus - Matthew Stibbe
  • North to Alaska - Neil Paton
  • Beyond your Dreams, Within your Reach - Gailmarie Hanna
  • First Looks
  • New Products
  • Getting 0% Interest On Your Aircraft Loan - Rick McClanahan
  • COPA Code of Conduct: Environmental Issues - Rick Beach
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity - Marty Weinhous
  • Fly the Airplane - Chuck Lerman
Cirrus Pilot November/December 2006 Read Issue »

Nov/Dec 2006

  • Member Spotlight: From Workaholic to Aviation Enthusiast - Curt Sanford is Now Enjoying a More-Balanced Life - Kim Blonigen
  • Tech Talk: A Step-by-Step Guide to Changing an SR22's Oil - Mike Radomsky
  • Cirrus on Ice - Gad Barnea
  • Perimeter Flying - The Other Kind of Go-Around - Matt McDaniel
  • Meet the 2007 COPA Board of Directors
  • Instruction: The Fundamentals of TCAS - John Fiscus
  • One Day, One State, 104 Airports - Matt McDaniel
  • COPA Code of Conduct: Security - Rick Beach
  • Use Your User Waypoints - Part II - Neil Singer
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity - Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot September/October 2006 Read Issue »

Sept/Oct 2006

  • Member Spotlight: A Long Journey to Fulfill a Passion for Flying - COPA President, Mike Radomsky Shares His Story - Neil Myers
  • So You're Ready To Upgrade? - Andy Groth
  • Sidebars: Steppin' on Up - Kenneth L. Reed
  • Stepping Up: Cirrus SR-22 to Socata TBM 850 - Bruce Ravenel
  • Stepping Up ... Back Down ... and Still Upgrading - Mark Woglom
  • Very Light Jet Transition - Neil C. Krey
  • Cessna 414 Upgrade - Neil Myers
  • Cirrus's New European Center - Matthew Stibbe
  • Built-in Oxygen from Aerox - Kara Dodge
  • S-Tec - Dedicated to its Products, Customers and Future - Kim Blonigen
  • A Trip to The Rock - Clyde Stubbs
  • COPA Code of Conduct (CCC): Training and Proficiency - Rick Beach
  • Top Ten List for VFR Flight Following with SoCal ATC - Neil Myers and Rick Beach

Cirrus Pilot July/August 2006 Read Issue »

July/Aug 2006

  • Member Spotlight: After Winning Flying Lessons, Stuart Ungar Makes Aviation Part of His Life - Matthew Stibbe
  • Tech Talk: How To Fix Your Audio Volume - Marc Alexander
  • Landing the Cirrus - Kevin W. Moore
  • Sidebars: Landing with Full Flaps, Roy Helsing • Short Field Landings, Bob Bowen • Where to Look on Landing, Ed Benson • Conquering the Grass Airstrip, Clyde Stubbs
  • Flying the Grand Canyon - Tom Close
  • Virtual Cirrus - Matthew Stibbe
  • A Case for Alternative Headsets - Tony Fiorillo
  • Getting The Most From Your Engine - Neil Myers
  • A Discussion with Advanced Pilot Seminars
  • Instruction: Being a Responsible Pilot in Command - Cliff Izer
  • Victor Charlie Conquers Europe - Anthony Clinch
  • COPA Code of Conduct (CCC): Passengers and People on the Surface - Rick Beach
  • Use Your User Waypoints, Part I - Neil Singer
  • COPA Technical Liaison Activity - Marty Weinhous
Cirrus Pilot May/June 2006 Read Issue »

May/June 2006

  • Member Spotlight: From Boyhood to Retirement; Stuart Clumpas Perseveres to Fly - Neil Myers
  • Surviving a Forced Landing (Part Three) Signaling for Help - Martin Kent
  • Using the Cirrus Flight Simulator as a Recurrent Training Tool - Gil Williamson
  • Round Trip Sao Paulo to Miami - With Stops - André Castellini
  • Flying in Europe - Matthew Stibbe
  • Garmin - Staying True to its Goals - Neil Myers
  • Instruction: Staying Centered - Matt McDaniel
  • Instruction: Takeoff Alternates - J. Robert Moss
  • COPA Programs: Cirrus Pilot Proficiency Program - Robert D. Miller
  • Deciphering the Nall Report - Neil C. Krey
  • The Truth about the Condition of the Used Market - Jaime L. Steel
  • COPA Code of Conduct: General Responsibilities of Aviators - Rick Beach
  • Activating Legs - Neil Singer
Cirrus Pilot March/April 2006 Read Issue »

March/April 2006

  • Member Spotlight: From Sailplanes to Cirrus; Charles Boles Now Soars in his SR22 - Neil Myers
  • Surviving a Forced Landing: After the Landing; Tending to Immediate Needs - Marty Kent
  • Involving Non-Pilots In Our Flight Planning - Mason Holland
  • Cirrus Swap - Nick Crane
  • A Conversation with Cirrus Founder & CEO Alan Klapmeier - Neil Myers
  • COPA's Technical Liaisons - Marty Weinhous
  • Instruction: A Dark, Stormy Night - Matt McDaniel
  • Insurance 101: Shop for a Broker, Not for a Quote - John "JT" Helms
  • First Trip - Coast to Coast - Heather Rose
  • Migration - Formula for Excitement - Jack Gershfield
  • New Products
  • COPA Code of Conduct (CCC): Tally Ho - Traffic in Sight; Simple Technique Helps You Spot Traffic More Quickly - Rick Beach
Cirrus Pilot January/February 2006 Read Issue »

Jan/Feb 2006

  • Member Spotlight: Clif Simonson Enjoys a Lifelong Love Affair with Aviation ­- Neil Myers
  • Tech Talk: Trust But Verify - Flying Your Aircraft After Maintenance - Chris Jewell
  • Surviving a Forced Landing: Preparation is Key to the Safety - Marty Kent
  • Diary of Ferry Pilot: Flying from California to New Zealand Is Not For the Faint of Heart - Robin Leach
  • A Bright Future for Chutes; A Conversation with BRS CEO Larry E. Williams
  • Study for Your Medical Exam - Dr. Al Parmet, AME