YouÂ’ve asked for it. Well, now itÂ’s hereÂ… almost!
Beginning September 1, 2001 the Cirrus Owners & Pilots Association will be in existence to enhance your Cirrus experience. Whether you have taken ownership of your aircraft, are waiting for delivery, or you are just in the dreaming stage, we have something to offer you.
We will offer:
Â· Regional social gatherings
Â· At least two annual national events.
Â· A quarterly newsletter
Â· A web site featuring:
— Â§ A Public and a separate Â‘Members-OnlyÂ’ Discussion Forums;
— Â§ A database of the current software version for your avionics with links for downloads, if available from the vendors;
— Â§ Technical reference database of ADs, SBs, and other service issues;
— Â§ The ability to submit service squawks for compilation and COPA recommended fixes;
— Â§ On-line access to newsletters and all other COPA publications;
— Â§ Links to Cirrus vendors;
— Â§ A database of owner and service manuals;
— Â§ Voluntary list of members, their aircraft and locations.
For those 220 or so lucky enough to be owners and all contract holders, we will provide the additional services and benefits:
Â· Access to a recurrent safety training program (available in 2002);
Â· E-mailed notification of important maintenance and safety issues including ADÂ’s and SBÂ’s;
Â· Liaison with Cirrus Design, other vendors to Cirrus and the FAA to represent the ownersÂ’ interests.
We are continuing to refine our current benefits and work on new features. The most exciting coming attraction is discounted group insurance, but we have a few others up our sleeves.
Until September while our web site is under construction, it will be open to all, but with limited functionality. We invite all of you to stop by, put on a hard hat, look around and learn a bit more about us at: http://www.cirruspilots.orgwww.cirruspilots.org
- The COPA team