COPA 2013 M11 Cirrus Owners & Pilots Association Migration, Fly-In & Expo

Mobile, AL
Thursday, June 27, 2013
When:
June 24-26 for unique, pre-Migration vacation activities
June 27-29 for traditional Migration events
Where:
Mobile, Alabama (KBFM)

COPA 2013 M11 Cirrus Owners & Pilots Association Migration, Fly-In & Expo
Thursday, June 27, 2013 - Saturday, June 29, 2013

Mobile, AL

You don't have to be a COPA member to attend!

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COPA’s annual “migration” event is the largest event of the year for Cirrus pilots! This year, our annual flying adventure takes us to Mobile, Alabama, a wonderful Gulf Coast location with outstanding opportunities for leisure activities of all types. Because of this year’s location, we’re embarking on something new and have added pre-Migration vacation events to our traditional Migration mix of meetings, seminars, trade-show, and dinners.

Here’s a quick view from 10,000 feet:

Pre-Migration Vacation Activities

Monday, June 24 through Wednesday, June 26

If your past-time tends to the aquatic, arrive early and enjoy some unique Gulf Coast possibilities: SCUBA dive on a sunken aircraft carrier, enjoy a day at the seashore, head out on a deep-sea fishing trip, or tour the lower Delta by kayak. For those who prefer dry-land activities, there is plenty to see and do! Enjoy a golf outing/tournament on the famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove. Visit Battleship Memorial Park and tour Battleship Alabama as well as the park’s 36,000 square-foot aircraft pavilion. And, don’t forget the USS Drum, an on-site submarine! If that’s not enough, join us for an all-day trip to the Pensacola Naval Air Station, including the Navy’s largest aviation museum as well as the training facilities that produce some of our nation’s finest military aviators. These are optional pre-Migration events selected to pique the interests of both pilots and non-pilots. For more information, select the “M11-Pre-migration Information” link located on the COPA home page under “Announcements”.

Traditional Migration Events

Wednesday evening, June 26 through Saturday, June 29

If “traditional” implies “been there, done that”, then we’re using the wrong terminology! If your busy schedule causes you to miss the first half of the week, be sure and arrive in time for COPA Cabana on Wednesday evening, June 26. Then, on Thursday, enjoy an all-day tour of Continental Motors, the factory that manufactures the engines powering our aircraft. After that, two great dinner events, our annual COPA meeting, a trade-show featuring all-things aviation, and a fabulous seminar program will easily consume the remainder of your week. You can expect to see a few changes here, as well. This year, we’ve enhanced our aviation seminar program to include things of interest to both pilot and non-pilot alike. The “technical” thread consists primarily of seminars that will interest our pilot cadre. However, the “adventure” seminar thread expresses some of the incredible potential of general aviation – where we can go and what can we do! In this thread, our speakers share ideas and dreams that have taken shape to become their own personal adventures.

Suggested fly-in arrival:

For pre-Migration activities, as early as Sunday, June 23, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
For traditional Migration events, Wednesday, June 26, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Suggested fly-in departure: Sunday, June 30

If you register June 1 (or later), we cannot guarantee that you will receive items such as clothing in the sizes you requested or meal menu selections.

REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Adult/main:

Admission to all tours, conferences, seminars, and trade-show, including Wednesday evening COPA Cabana event, Thursday tour of Continental Motors facility (with lunch), Thursday & Friday dinners, as well as lunch Friday and Saturday at the trade-show in the Mobile Convention Center.

Adult/spouse (or Domestic Partner):

This registration is valid only for a spouse or domestic partner (residing in the same household and registering together using a single payment) accompanying another registrant who is paying the full Adult event fee. Admission to all tours, conferences, seminars, and trade-show, including Wednesday evening COPA Cabana event, Thursday tour of Continental Motors facility (with lunch), Thursday & Friday dinners, as well as lunch Friday and Saturday at the trade-show in the Mobile Convention Center.

Junior/student (age 16-22):

This registration type is valid only for a junior accompanying an adult registrant who is paying the full Adult event fee. Admission to all tours, conferences, seminars, and trade-show, including Wednesday evening COPA Cabana event, Thursday tour of Continental Motors facility (with lunch), Thursday & Friday dinners, as well as lunch Friday and Saturday at the trade-show in the Mobile Convention Center.

Child/youth (age 5-15):

This registration type is valid only for a child/youth accompanying an adult registrant who is paying the full Adult event fee. Admission to all pre-Migration activities and tours, including COPA Cabana on Wednesday night and the Thursday tour of Continental Motors facility (with lunch). (Other than COPA Cabana, evening events are not included.) As in the past, we are offering activities for youth in a camp-based setting, but this year there will be a new spin on Camp COPA. The Gulf Coast Exploreum is offering one of their summer camp programs (with age-appropriate activities) specifically for the COPA kids – Principles of Flight will explore the scientific principles of flight and uncover the engineering secrets of modern aircraft. Offered June 27-29 from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., the Exploreum is within walking distance from The Battle House Hotel. In addition to Migration registration, the daily cost is $40/camper payable to the Gulf Coast Exploreum; reservations are required. Each camper must provide their own sack lunch. For more information, contact Don Comeaux (Associate Director of Education, Gulf Coast Exploreum) via email dcomeaux@exploreum.com or by phone at (251) 208-6855.

One-day Registration:

Includes Friday dinner & Saturday trade-show & seminars.

Registration Fees

Type Early
(by 6/1/13)
Late
(after 6/1/13)
4-plus days: pre-Migration activities + all traditional Migration events
Adult/main $390 $445
Adult/spouse $350 $400
Junior/student (age 16-22) $340 $390
Child/youth (age 5-15) $75 $125
3 days: Migration events (Thursday – Saturday)
Adult/main $340 $390
Adult/spouse $295 $345
Junior/student (age 16-22) $285 $335
Child/youth (age 5-15) $30 $80
One day: Migration events (Friday dinner & Saturday trade-show & seminars)
Adult/main $225 $250
Adult/spouse $225 $250
Junior/student (age 16-22) $200 $225

PAYMENT & REFUNDS

Migration Cancellation Protection:

Participants are strongly encouraged to purchase the Optional Cancellation Protection. Experience has shown that cancellations occur for a variety of unforeseen personal, professional, and other reasons. Migration Cancellation Protection is offered for all participants for a fee equal to 17% of the total attendance fee paid. (Note: All registrations cancelled prior to 14 days before Migration will receive a full refund of all Migration registration fees regardless of whether Cancellation Protection has been purchased. Once inside the 14-day “window” prior to Migration, COPA will be committed to the cost of the facilities, meals, and other fixed expenses. Only those registrations that have purchased Cancellation Protection will receive a refund.) Migration Cancellation Protection does not include the hotel, which you will book separately and has its own cancellation policy.

Migration Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel or alter your Migration reservation prior to 14 days before Migration, the following shall apply:

  • If Migration Cancellation Protection has been purchased, it is nonrefundable.
  • If the participant cancels the entire reservation, the M11 registration fee shall be refunded in full.
  • If the participant reduces the reservation (e.g., your spouse/partner cannot attend, the kids stay home, etc.), that portion of your registration fee shall be refunded in full.
  • Cancellation of any hotel, car, or pre-Migration activity reservation will be the sole responsibility of the participant.

If you cancel or alter your Migration reservation within 14 days of Migration, the following shall apply:

  • If Migration Cancellation Protection has been purchased, it is nonrefundable.
  • If the participant cancels the entire reservation and has purchased Cancellation Protection, the M11 registration fee shall be refunded in full.
  • If the participant reduces the reservation and has purchased Cancellation Protection, that portion of your registration fee shall be refunded in full
  • If the participant reduces or cancels the reservation and has not purchased Cancellation Protection, there will be no refund.
  • Cancellation of any hotel, car, or pre-Migration activity reservation will be the sole responsibility of the participant.

Payment methods accepted:

During your registration, payment via our secure server is required using Master Card, Visa, Discover, or American Express.

Attendee Directory

See how many of your COPA friends have already signed up!

Migration Attendee Directory

MIGRATION 11 – A GULF COAST ADVENTURE: AT-A-GLANCE

More detailed schedule to come later.

Migration 11 – A Gulf Coast Adventure

Monday, June 24:

Time Location Event
TBD Dauphin Island
(Wild Native)
Beach Time
TBD USS Oriskany
(H2O Below)
SCUBA diving
TBD Various locations
(Captain Mike)
Fishing
TBD Lower Delta
(Wild Native)
Kayaking

Tuesday, June 25:

Time Location Event
10:00 a.m. check-in
11:00 a.m. tee-off
Magnolia Grove
(Eclipse)
Golf tournament
TBD - Morning Dauphin Island
(Wild Native)
Beach Time
TBD - Morning Various locations
(Captain Mike)
Fishing
TBD - Morning Lower Delta
(Wild Native)
Kayaking
1:00 p.m. + Battleship Memorial Park (COPA) Tour Battleship Alabama

Wednesday, June 26:

Time Location Event
All Day Pensacola, FL
(COPA)
NAS Pensacola Tour
6:30 p.m. Battle House Hotel
(Cirrus Aircraft)
Cirrus Aircraft Cabana

Thursday, June 27:

Time Location Event
All Day Mobile
(Continental)
Continental Factory Tour
(lunch provided by Continental)
6:30 p.m. Convention Center
(Eclipse)
Buffet dinner
Sponsored by Eclipse Aerospace

Friday, June 28:

Time Location Event
8:30 a.m. Convention Center Annual COPA Meeting and Safety Review, Seminars and Trade Show
Local attractions for those not attending seminars
6:00 p.m. cocktails
7:00 p.m. dinner
Battle House Hotel (COPA) Migration Banquet Dinner

Saturday, June 29:

Time Location Event
All Day Convention Center Seminars and Trade Show
Local attractions for those not attending seminars
TBD - Evening Participants' choice Dinner at local restaurants

Sunday, June 30:

Official Migration Departure Day
Extended vacation opportunities for others (arrangements based upon interest level)
 

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Payment methods accepted: Master Card, Visa, Discover, or American Express using our secure payment server is required during your registration.


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