Read and learn. These safety resources published and assembled by COPA volunteers provide you with materials that can help answer your questions, reinforce your commitment to safety, and enhance your safe flying.
Study these resources to learn about flying your Cirrus aircraft more safely. Cirrus Aircraft designed a host of features that enhance the safety of your airplane. Unfortunately people can (and do) die in a safe airplane. Why? Many lessons can be learned from these resources.
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Participate in these COPA programs and events designed to help pilots of Cirrus aircraft operate in a safe and effective manner. COPA programs are held at locations across the continental USA and several locations in Europe. These are events no Cirrus pilot should miss.
Find on-line copies of training resources in the COPA Safety Gallery. Recent additions include the updated Flight Operations Manual (FOM), training syllabi for transition, recurrent and integrated private pilot and instrument rating training, the Cirrus advisory guide for first responders, and various safety presentations.
How safe is the Cirrus? These history pages list all of the known fatal accidents and CAPS parachute pulls.
Each bi-monthly issue of Cirrus Pilot magazine contains a safety column that touches on key safety insights that help Cirrus pilots fly more safely.
The June 2017 Special Safety Issue revives a tradition that began about 10 years ago. This issue tells the story of how the Cirrus culture of safety impacted the decline in fatal accidents.
The most intense and up-to-date information about Cirrus safety discussions are on the COPA forums. When something happens, many COPA members provide updates, news stories, photographs, weather information, flight track data, and insightful commentary on things that have they have learned. Join the discussions, read what others have to offer and then ask your questions. When COPA members focus on learning from the experiences of others and avoid judging their mistakes, we make a contribution to flight safety.
Safety insights and lessons learned from accident investigation reports, compiled and presented as interesting stories about Cirrus safety.
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.