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Migration 10 Duluth

by on Jul.16, 2012, under Happenings

On Thursday July 5th. Joyce and I launched early from Hilton Head Island for Dayton. Three hours later we touched down in Dayton and Joyce headed to our Dayton home. I refueled N426GW and was joined by my flying buddy Bill McNabb for the four plus hour flight to Duluth. We bucked head winds the whole way, but safely arrived for the Cirrus Owners and Pilots annual get together. I must admit, I was one tired puppy since I woke up at 5:00 AM to start the trip. After meeting some fellow COPA board member and a shower I was energized for the evening event, the COPA Cabana, where everyone gets together. I had lots of conversation with old friends and a chance to meet new ones. The next day opened with the annual meeting, then seminars and the day ended with the COPA gala dinner at Duluth’s train depot museum. We had a delightful evening with great dinner partners, then it was off to bed. Saturday morning we attended Rick Beach’s annual safety presentation which was great. Bill and I had to leave early to return to Dayton for the Dayton Air show, but even cut short, it was a great event. Andy Niemyer, with whom I’ve worked the last three years, again did a incredible job of organizing a great event that brought together 140 airplanes and over 350 participants.This was the tenth Migration event and the theme was home coming. Each class going back to M1 had a class picture and I was proud to be with the class of M3.

The flight gods smiled on us on our way back with a nice tail wind that got us back to Dayton in less than four hours.

But when we landed it was HOT!

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