Bringing New People into Aviation – Alan Klapmeier

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{youtube popup=”true” divid=”pop1″ width=”560″ height=”340″}S8CoQUIJRTI{/youtube}{avrpopup type=”lightbox” id=”pop1″}klap{/avrpopup}On the last weekend of June, 2009, COPA and Cirrus Aircraft held their seventh annual “ Migration,” a yearly invitation to all Cirrus owners and associates to travel to the company headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota. Over 100 Cirrus aircraft and over 300 registered attendees partook in the event’s presentations, seminars, and social gatherings . In one such presentation, Alan Klapmeier offered his unique perspective on the general aviation industry as a whole, as well as the current economic climate affecting the marketplace.  After his prepared speech, Klapmeier opened the floor to crowd participants in a riveting question-and-answer session. One of the most significant questions asked related to general aviation’s continued struggle to bring new pilots into the field. Watch Aero-TV as they profile Alan Klapmeier’s response detailing the issues he feels currently remain, as well as his solution to encouraging new pilot interest (click picture to play)

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