Sometimes overlooked in value during transition training is the Autopilot Management task. This task is part of every transition training syllabus and equals in importance to stick and rudder skills. While flying in IMC or other high workload situations autopilot management mastery is a must in any Cirrus pilot’s toolbox. A special thanks to COPA, especially Trip Taylor, for the Command and Control presentation. The presentation focused on autopilot management strategies, levels of automation and practical applications of using autopilots effectively. During transition or recurrent training CSIPs should test their students decision making and autopilot management mastery by crafting scenarios that may force the pilot to revert to varying levels of automation.