COPA E18 - European Migration, May 2022
Pre-Migration, May 25, Wednesday:

Pre-Migration overnight stop in Avignon, France, LFMV.

There are many Hotels in Avignon, one is direct at the airport (often used by the CPPPs).

This is Hôtel Le Paradou Avignon Sud, 85, Avenue Clément Adler, 84140 Montfavet Avignon Sud, Tel.: +33 (0)4 90 84 18 30,,

Please book your own hotel.
We will reserve a table in a nice restaurant at town.

Avignon Airport LFMV

Hôtel Le Paradou Avignon Sud
Thursday, May 26

Arrival in Le Castellet, LFMQ 

Landing at aéroport international du Castellet 

Our host airport LFMQ (Aéroport International Du Castellet) sits right next to the French Formula 1 racetrack and is an international VIP airport with premier facilities. It has 5,069 feet (1545 meters) by 98 feet (30 meters) runway and as the racetrack it is privately owned by the Paul Ricard Group. If you need to refuel, you can take advantage of a more than 10 percent discount on the regular fuel price during the Migration.

2,500 sqm (27,000 sqft) of hangar space for the event are available for you to rent. 

Our parking space at Le Castellet airport

Upon arrival you can recharge with food and drinks right on the hangar. Then the door on the back side of the hangar will open and the bus is right there, ready to take you to the hotel. Our Hotel, the Dolce Frégate Provence is embedded in rolling hills with the deep blue Mediterranean Sea in the background.

After reuniting with old and new friends, a relaxed dinner with some wine, and a good night’s sleep, the beautiful French Riviera is waiting for you to be explored. 
The dinner in the hotel as well as wine, beer and softdrinks are included in the registration fee. 
Friday, May 27 
Meeting at 09:00 h after breakfast.

Departure of the bus 09:15 h

The bus with English and German speaking guides will take you to scenic Cassis harbor where our privately chartered boat is waiting.
Our boat for the Calanque Tour
On the cruise you will enjoy the coast from the sea and discover the famous “Calanques de Cassis”, spectacular limestone cliff-edged inlets, from the deck of our private boat.
After the cruise and all the fresh sea air you will be hungry for the three-course lunch including wine, water, and coffee at the Grand Large Restaurant. This restaurant is located in the heart of Cassis close to the port. From its terrace you can overlook the Mediterranean Sea and the beach. After lunch you can either rest or join us for a tour of Cassis. Needless to say, that you will also have time to shop for that little special thing to bring home.
Cassis Harbour
Back in the hotel it is almost time to get dressed for our gala evening. We will start the evening with a reception on the red-carpet terrace of our hotel. Enjoy chatting with friends, think about the next European Migration location and simply enjoy the view over the hotel premises and of course the Mediterranean Sea. Then, there is our famous gala dinner. If you want to get rid of some of the calories just gained, the dance floor and our private open bar will be waiting for you.
Saturday, May 28 
 Of course, it is not all entertainment. The next day will start with education sessions for the pilots and for non-pilots. Timm Preusser will again teach the pilots how to fly safer and Gerda Preusser will give her famous Partner in Command class. Cirrus representatives will round out the morning with a presentation about the latest developments at Cirrus.
COPA Road Show
Partner in Command 
After another Mediterranean lunch (already included in the registration fee) it is time for the second tour. You will first hop on a bus and explore Le Castellet. This beautiful little medieval village perched on top of a hill will charm you with its picturesque Provencal atmosphere and carefully restored old streets and houses.
Le Castellet 
Then you will visit the winery next door to the hotel. Here you will learn everything about wine making, and will conclude with a tasting of their white, rosé, and red wines. (AOC Bandol).
wine tasting 
After another Mediterranean dinner at the hotel (already included in the Registration fee) it is already time to rest and get ready for your flight home and to say goodbye to your friends until next year. Unless you decide to stay a bit longer at this beautiful place.

 Sunday, May 29

 Departure day. Bus transfer to the airport