Ready to launch and lunch, Galveston Texas

Aviators gather at Moody Gardens in Galveston Texas for lunch, credit wikiWings
Aviators gather at Moody Gardens in Galveston Texas for lunch, credit wikiWings

Last Saturday, a collection of airplanes and aviators flew to Galveston Texas. We then gathered at Moody Gardens Restaurant for lunch. More than fifteen pilots participated.  Good fellowship, food and fun.

We trust you’re able to organize similar flying events where you live. And, if you’re in the West Houston area, please join us on an aviation iSortie™ outing.

Blue sky,

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Happy Independence Day! 2018

Happy July 4th 1776 Independence Day celebration! We hope that you have an enjoyable and safe week. We wish you a blessed time with family and friends, good food and of course – great fireworks!

As we celebrate our nation’s two hundred forty-two years of freedom we honor those dedicated to its preservation. With respect and gratitude we thank the men and women of our armed forces, law enforcement, Homeland security, fire and rescue and many others that give us the land of the free because they are brave.

God bless The United States of America.

Normally Aspirated Avidyne SR22-G3 That was Then, This is Now

Its been more than a decade since the first normally aspirated SR22 third generation planes began shipment. Very few of these pre-owned planes are available for sale today. “That was then and this is now.” Let’s look at how the market has changed.  Continue reading “Normally Aspirated Avidyne SR22-G3 That was Then, This is Now”

What are the asking prices for Avidyne SR22-G3 normally aspirated planes?

Cirrus SR22-G3 Avidyne in Houston Texas, by wikiWings.com
Cirrus SR22-G3 Avidyne, by wikiWings.com

It’s estimated that Cirrus shipped about 250 normally aspirated Avidyne equipped SR22 generation three airplanes from 2007 into 2008. Recently, only two (2) were listed for sale, which represents less than 1% of the manufacturer production on the market (anything less than 3% is considered supply contraction). Continue reading “What are the asking prices for Avidyne SR22-G3 normally aspirated planes?”

A summary of SR22-G3 improvements 2007-2012

Cirrus Perspective by Garmin, SR22TN Turbo
Cirrus Perspective by Garmin, SR22TN Turbo

With its new wing, the third generation Cirrus became the longest and largest production run of the SR22 model turning out about 1,690 airplanes during the six years from 2007 – 2012.  And, the innovations continued.

Understanding the design milestones during this time will help you group G3 planes with similar features that affect pre-owned asking prices. Here are four significant time periods associated with the third generation SR22: Continue reading “A summary of SR22-G3 improvements 2007-2012”

How many Cirrus SR22-G3 airplanes shipped?

2008 Cirrus Perspective SR22TN Turbo and flag of United States of American, credit wikiWings
2008 Cirrus Perspective SR22TN Turbo and flag of United States of American, credit wikiWings

In the spring of 2007, Cirrus started delivery of the third generation SR22 airplane and manufacturing continued until the end of 2012. Beginning with serial number 2438, Cirrus shipped about 1,690 SR22-G3 planes during those six years.

All of these planes had a wing up on the competition. In 2007, a re-engineered wing structure was a central change to SR22-G3 models.  And, according to Cirrus, there were more than 700-plus design changes to the Generation Three airframe and systems inside (read “Introduction Cirrus SR22 Generation Three for details“).

But innovation and improvements to the airplane continued after the G3 introduction in 2007. We’ll highlight those developments next week.

In 2013, shipment of the fifth generation SR22-G5 began (Cirrus skipped the G4 designation). Continue reading “How many Cirrus SR22-G3 airplanes shipped?”

Memorial Day – 2018

EAA AirVenture 2017, P51 Mustang and two pilots discussing flight tactics, photo credit wikiWings
EAA AirVenture 2017, P51 Mustang and two pilots discussing flight tactics, photo credit wikiWings

Memorial Day is one of America’s most cherished patriotic observances.  We extend our utmost gratitude to those who died defending our nation and freedom . . .

“We thank God that such men [and women] lived.”

General George S. Patton

Introduction Cirrus SR22 Generation Three (G3)

The SR22-G3 Generation Three debuted in the spring of 2007. The plane’s appearance on the ramp was visibly different. It stood taller. And, according to Cirrus, there are more than 700-plus design changes to the Generation Three airframe and systems inside.

Robert Goyer, editor of Flying Magazine, has flown hundreds of hours in Cirrus G1 and G2 aircraft but he says, “In terms of handling . . . they never felt great until [the G3]. The new G3 handles beautifully.” “The G3 simply flies better than the G2.” Continue reading “Introduction Cirrus SR22 Generation Three (G3)”

Aviators gathering to launch and lunch – flying fun

Aviators enjoying fellowship and lunch, Houston, Texas
Aviators enjoying fellowship and lunch, Houston, Texas

Almost every Saturday in West Houston, pilots gather to talk about flying over coffee and breakfast. By noon the group launches on a local flight and then land at a nearby restaurant of choice for lunch. During a recent weekend more than a dozen aviators got together. We enjoy the fellowship and food.

The last few outings included Torchy’s Tacos in Houston and Irie’s Island Food on Mustang Beach.

You’re welcome to join us if you’re in the West Houston area.

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