My name is Dave Hirschman, and I’m a senior editor for AOPA Pilot magazine and manager of the 2009 AOPA Sweepstakes airplane, a 2005 SR22 G2.
Last week fellow AOPA staff member J.J. Greenway and I got CSIP certifications in preparation for giving flight demos in the airplane during the upcoming flying season. I enjoyed the rigorous SR22 CSIP checkout and look forward to showing people the unique features and vast capabilities of this extraordinary aircraft. I’ll also be relying on COPA members for advice and guidance during the next 11 months as we do our utmost to highlight both the excitement and utility of general aviation.
I’ve been lurking on COPA for some time now and enjoy the lively exchanges and great resources. I look forward to checking in regularly and participating actively throughout the year.