Cirrus SR20

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Hi All, I flew a new Cirrus SR22T-G5 last week for a magazine review. It was my first encounter with a Cirrus, but I'm keen to hear the thoughts of anyone who has flown the Cirrus SR20 as I'm yet to get my hands on one. Cheers, Owen
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Was that the demo 22 based at Biggin? I had a look at it at Le Touquet a couple of weeks back. Looked very nice if that's your sort of thing. Moggy
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I sat in one for the first time at a recent event. A beautiful fully equipped demo. The large screens showed local terrain via a disc...plus it had a Low Light TV camera under the left wing. It seemed that it would be nearly impossible to kill yourself even in IFR with those systems. The price...only $850,000. I never thought I'd see a 4 seat non-pressurized piston go for almost a million, but the Cirrus seems to be worth it. It's a new world out there...if you have the money, and need for such a sophisticated GA aircraft.
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We just had a Cirrus go down at FALA in South Africa with the loss of two young lives, the cause is yet to be determined. RIP. Read more...

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I flew in a Cirrus this afternoon and took the controls for quite a while over Surrey and Kent. I'm not licensed or anything like it (taking my first trial lesson next Saturday and hope to do PPL from there) but I did enjoy both the flying and the aircraft itself very much. My overriding impression was that 310 hp is quite a bit for a four-seat aircraft. I'm not sure if this really qualifies me to comment on the Cirrus, but it was fun. :eagerness:
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I've never flown in one but it looks nice. I believe they are quite fast. Mr Totty you should have taken a couple of pics for the forum!

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Pretty sure it was a SR20 (spent a multi-day cross-country tour as a passenger)- interesting aircraft, found the seat very uncomfortable after a couple of hours- might be great in a high G landing, but you'll be in pain regardless. Thought the electronics would be good with someone who really knew how to fly before getting in the aircraft and also knew how to run them. For someone without a good grasp of the basics- the TV screens are a massive distraction (in fact a massive attraction to fly eyes-in). During the flights I was on, the best approach and landing I saw came at an airfield which was not in the GPS data base and which therefore forced the pilot to really look outside and just fly the aircraft, could not encourage him enough to do so otherwise.

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I've got a few hours in the SR20. I think it's quite good for e.g. cross-country VFR (120 KIAS cruise speed, good autopilot etc.) and instrument training in VMC or IMC outside of icing conditions. The Avidyne and Garmin gear can be useful for teaching e.g. CPL(A) students some systems management. General EFIS familiarization also comes to mind, although it might cause an issue with some pilots (both students and licensed) who fixate too much on the screens during VFR flying.