Friday, arrival, check in, introductions and social hangar party. Saturday morning, General aviation safety, Cirrus accidents, Normal and emergency procedures. Afternoon, Flight instruction participants in two groups, alternate between flight instruction and ground school. Ground school only participants, ground school modules. Evening, dinner with member to member interaction and socializing. Sunday morning, again flight participants alternating between flight and ground modules, and ground only doing ground school modules. Ground classes for all in afternoon, departing after finishing classes.
Flight Instruction, is conducted to a standardized syllabus, by very qualified experienced Cirrus instructors who regularly instruct in all types of Cirrus aircraft.
Ground School modules: The following are examples of ground school modules presented at CPPP. General aviation safety and Cirrus SR2X accidents. Normal and emergency procedures, Avionics, Aviation Survival, Engine Management, Preflight weather briefing, In-Flight weather strategy and tactics, Aeronautical decision making, CAPS decision making, Owner familiarity with maintenance and systems.
The CPPP course modules are added to as new areas of focus appear and are constantly maintained to insure relevance.
CPPP course completion qualifies participants for FAA "Wings Program" credit.
The COPA University is expanding from the base CPPP curriculum into an advanced institution of aviation higher learning. New courses are being developed, such as the industry leading Command and Control course. In addition to added courses, COPA University is adding laboratory workshops, which will allow participants to go from knowledge courses into a practical setting before getting into their airplane. Additional flexibility for localized standardized flight training and distance learning will be offered using online and virtual course offerings. Recognition of achievement levels will tie into a continuous learning enviroment for COPA members.
The Critical Decision Making seminar looks at safety and analyzes aviation accidents including Cirrus accidents. This helps Cirrus pilots create a individualized safety routine to determine risks of each flight. This highly interactive facilitated analysis and discussion leads to the ability to recognize and quantify the factors that lead to risk in a flight and how to minimize or eliminate the risk. CDM's are conducted through out the United States and at central locations throughout the world on a periodic basis as well as part of other COPA events.
The Partners in Command course is offered as part of CPPP events, as well as the COPA Migration and as part of other COPA events. This course is designed to make "right seaters" more comfortable and to be able to be a resource to the Cirrus pilot. In addition the CAPS (Cirrus Airframe Parachute System) use is taught as well as other emergency procedures.
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.