March 2007 Issue

Cirrus Training

Many Cirrus crashes involve pilots lacking Cirrus Owner and Pilots Association (COPA) training. What does COPA teach, and is it related to accident causes?

In November 2006, Alan Klapmeier, CEO of Cirrus Design, sent an almost-unprecedented letter to all owners of Cirrus SR20 and SR22 aircraft. The letter came on the heels of a string of fatal accidents in Cirrus aircraft in adverse weather conditions.

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