Cirrus Owners Migrate To Dayton

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For the first time in its eight-year history, the 2010 annual meeting of Cirrus aircraft owners will not be held at the company's headquarters in Duluth, Minn. Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association President Curtis Sanford announced to members that they will meet in Dayton, Ohio June 17-20. "We have had seven very successful Migrations in Duluth, and will be back," Sanford said. No reason was given for the change of venue (other than a change of scenery) but Sanford said the move has the support of Cirrus, which plans to exhibit in Dayton.

Last year's meeting, which COPA dubs its "migration," was marked by controversy when Cirrus co-founder Alan Klapmeier announced he was bidding to buy the SF50 jet program from the company. About a month later, Klapmeier withdrew from the negotiations and a few weeks later he was removed as chairman of the board of directors of Cirrus.