On the weekend of the 12th September, 36 Cirrus aircraft converged on Hamilton Island for the bi-annual Cirrus Life convention. The Cirrus Life event placed a big focus on training, improvement and learning. For two days, seminars were offered on engine maintenance and management, avionics, flight planning and advanced handling techniques. Specialist mentors were on hand to aid pilots with advice and support and senior American staff were present and approachable across the entire event. Saturday night’s dinner was headlined by the side-splittingly funny – and extraordinarily talented – James Morrison (former Cirrus owner, who arrived in a Piper as Dale Klapmeier, one of Cirrus Aircraft’s founders, pointed out in his intro speech, with comic derision!). Needless to say, the dinner event on Saturday night, with over 143 people in attendance, and the weekend as a whole was hailed as a great success for all that attended.