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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How many Cessna 400, Corvalis, Cessna TTx airplanes shipped?

Cessna TTx
Cessna TTx

After the purchase of Columbia Aircraft company in 2007, Cessna sold a total of 323 advance high performance composite aircraft. The planes had a number of names during that time: Cessna 400, Corvalis TTx, Cessna TTX, Cessna TTx, and Cessna 350, Corvalis 350.

Only 23 planes were shipped in 2017. Slow sales stalled out cash flow.

This year, Textron confirmed production termination of the Cessna TTx turbo. The stoppage occurred after a decade long run up attempt. The normally aspirated Cessna 350 ceased production in 2013.

The dominate competitor, Cirrus Aircraft out sold Cessna’s shipments of the Columbia designed high performance composite by 12 to 1. Continue reading “How many Cessna 400, Corvalis, Cessna TTx airplanes shipped?”

A hail storm of mismanagement downs a good airplane

Cessna 400, Corvalis TTx, Cessna TTx
In flight Cessna 400, Corvalis TTx, Cessna TTx

Textron has confirmed production termination of the Cessna TTx. The stoppage occurred after a decade long run up attempt. Only 23 planes were shipped in 2017. Slow sales stalled out cash flow.

The beginning of the end struck in 2006, when a hail storm damaged 60 airplanes on the factory ramp in Bend Oregon. The weather related impairment sealed Columbia Aircraft’s departure – they filed for bankruptcy. Why were so many planes awaiting customer delivery?

Cessna purchased the design in 2007. Continue reading “A hail storm of mismanagement downs a good airplane”

How many Vision SF50 jets has Cirrus Aircraft shipped?

2018 Cirrus Vision SF50 Personal Jet, photo credit wikiWings
2018 Cirrus Vision SF50 Personal Jet, photo credit wikiWings

How many Vision SF50 jets has Cirrus Aircraft shipped?

In 2017, they shipped 22 Vision SF50 jets.  In 2016, Cirrus delivered just 3 jets. The Vision SF50 was not certified for customer deliveries until October 2016. Continue reading “How many Vision SF50 jets has Cirrus Aircraft shipped?”