The COPA Migration is an annual fly-in event with as many as 500 in attendance and close to 200 airplanes. It is COPA's biggest event and although primarily social, it includes the annual meeting, education seminars, and a trade show. The event was initially conducted only in Duluth, site of the Cirrus factory, but now has been held in cities such as Dayton, OH, Colorado Springs, CO, Mobile, AL, Las Vegas, NV and Dallas, TX as well as Duluth,MN. The European Migrations are purely social and have been conducted in great locations throughout Europe.
A typical Migration, starts Thursday evening with the "COPA Cabana" a reception with cocktails and heavy horsd'oeuvres, Friday, starts with the annual meeting and report on COPA safety. After lunch seminars and the trade show starts, in the evening there is a reception and dinner. Saturday seminars and the trade show continues, with the Gala reception and dinner, usually with a guest speaker and/or entertainment ending the day. Sunday, participants fly home. During the Migration at breakfast, lunch, breaks and while participating in all activities you have an opportunity to meet and get to know other members. There are programs for the spouses both Friday and Saturday. Tours are included at most Migrations, Examples are, Duluth-Cirrus Factory, Las Vegas-Red Bull Air Race, Mobile-Naval Air Station Pensacola Blue Angles and Navy Museum, Dayton-USAF and Wright Brothers Museum, Colorado Springs-Pikes Peak.
The Migration Trade Show gives members the opportunity to talk directly to senior people of all the key vendors, such as Cirrus, Avidyne, Garmin, Continental as well usually close to 40 other suppliers or potential suppliers. The Migration Seminars cover a broad spectrum of Cirrus flying subjects. A sample of a past Migration seminars included, Ask Cirrus, ADS-B upgrade path, Cirrus training, Legal and Tax considerations of ownership, Members flying adventures in North and Central America, Flying in Europe, FAA on maintaining medical, Engine management, Owner aircraft super pre-flight inspection, Internet weather information, Flying the B-24 and B-29, How to get the most out of Jeppesen data, Flying Jets and Partners in Command.
Recent Regional Events: Long weekend in the Bahamas, The Albuquerque Balloon Festival, Texas Wine Country weekend, Pima Arizona Museum weekend, Mackinac Island weekend, Central America adventure (Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica), Niagara Falls weekend, Savannah Georgia weekend, Pella, Iowa Tulip Festival weekend, Kennedy Space Center weekend, Milwaukee weekend, Sun and Fun COPA lunch, Charleston South Carolina weekend, Key West valentines day weekend, Mexico Adventure trip, Hilton Head, South Carolina weekend, Hudson Bay adventure trip, Yellowstone Park adventure trip, Maine Lobster fly-in, COPA Oak Ridge Tennessee weekend, Florida Keys weekend fly-in, Miami TRACON fly-in, Spring on the Mississippi weekend, New Orleans Crayfish boil fly-in, Prince Edward Island weekend, Oshkosh, Airventure COPA dinner,and lots of one day Critical Decision Making one day seminar fly-ins.
The Cirrus Owners & Pilots Association (aka, “COPA”) is a 501(c)7 non-profit corporation dedicated to serving its members.
COPA® is not in any way affiliated with Cirrus Aircraft, the manufacturer.