Here’s a summary of SR22-G2 improvements from 2005-2007

In this article, we’ll summarize improvements made to the second generation SR22 from 2005 through 2007. In the early years, Cirrus design changes were not limited to a model year release, as we have come to expect with other manufacturers. Cirrus implemented second generation design improvements throughout the year. That’s why the best guide to changes during this period are serial numbers not just the model year. Continue reading “Here’s a summary of SR22-G2 improvements from 2005-2007”

Here is a quick reference for 2004 SR22-G2 Generation Two Improvements

In this article, we’ll detail a list of improvements rolled-out with the second generation SR22 airplanes in 2004.  The G2 model changes go beyond a new paint scheme or interior fabric, as aviator writer Robert Goyer pointed out in his 2004 article. Continue reading “Here is a quick reference for 2004 SR22-G2 Generation Two Improvements”

Introduction Cirrus SR22 Generation Two (G2)

In prior posts, we reviewed the first generation Cirrus SR22. Let’s get started and take a look at the second generation models. The Cirrus SR22-G2 arrived in the spring of 2004. We’ll summarize significant changes to the airplane and examine the G2 pre-owned market. Continue reading “Introduction Cirrus SR22 Generation Two (G2)”

For many pilots burning jet fuel is a dream

For many general aviation pilots, stepping up to burn jet fuel is a dream.  It has taken 10-years to certify the Cirrus Vision

Fuel cap on the Cirrus Vision SF50 Jet, photo credit wikiWings
Fuel cap on the Cirrus Vision SF50 Jet, photo credit wikiWings

SF50 Jet. A handful of the planes were delivered to customers last year, and about 600 position holders are waiting in line to receive their aircraft. Production ramp-up is progressing but it will take years for supply to catch-up to demand.

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A different flight slope – 2018

This week I’m taking a break from general aviation to join up on a different flight slope – The ski slopes at Vail Resort in

White River National Forest, Vail Colorado 2018, photo credit wikiWings
White River National Forest, mountains of Vail Colorado 2018, photo credit wikiWings

Colorado. It’s “high altitude” but my feet are still on the ground.

Snow fall has been light this year, but we arrived to marvel at two winter storms which helped to cover the slopes with fresh snow.  The mountains and sky are beautiful.

I hope you can take some time off for rest and fellowship with family and friends. Blue sky!

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The Cirrus Centennial Edition airplane is destined to become a collector classic

One more note on the Cirrus Centennial Edition airplane before we move on. It’s been 15 years since it roll off the production line and the plane is destined to become a collector’s classic. Here are five reasons why: Continue reading “The Cirrus Centennial Edition airplane is destined to become a collector classic”

The Cirrus Centennial Edition airplane That was then, This is now

In 2014, I reviewed the market for Cirrus Centennial Edition planes. It was just after the tenth anniversary of the commemorative series. One-hundred airplanes were originally shipped. I found only two available for sale. Continue reading “The Cirrus Centennial Edition airplane That was then, This is now”

High Flight 2017

In 1922, Amelia Earhart set the feminine altitude record of 4,267 meters (14,000 feet). A courageous and capable aviator, and inspiration to many. Go women in aviation.

“Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

Sunward I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
 of sun-split clouds, –
And done a hundred things
 You have not dreamed of —
Wheeled and soared and swung
 high in the sunlit silence.
Hovering there, I’ve chased the shouting wind along,
And flung
 my eager craft through footless halls of air . . . Continue reading “High Flight 2017”

Cirrus SR22-G1 Airplane, That was then, This is now

A past article in Aviation Consumer.com stated  “. . . for buyers who can’t afford the price of a brand-new Cirrus [there’s]

Cirrus Aircraft SR22-G1 in Puerto Plata,  Photo credit Persio Perez, Dominican Plane Spotters
Cirrus Aircraft SR22-G1 in Puerto Plata, 
Photo credit Persio Perez, Dominican Plane Spotters

a healthy supply of used ones for sale. For as little as $100,000 you might score a first generation G1 SR22.”

“That was then, and This is now.” Recently, we found only five SR22-G1 planes for sale in The States and the average price was $200,000.

Many years ago, Tim Gieseler, a Cirrus SR22-G1 owner and COPA member, wrote a popular article titled “Cirrus SR20/SR22 Model History 1999-2007.” In the piece he lists market prices for the SR22-G1 airplanes. Current prices in 2017 closely match his numbers from ten years ago, which indicates these planes are holding their value. Not bad. I’ve summarized Tim’s 2007 market prices in the table below. Continue reading “Cirrus SR22-G1 Airplane, That was then, This is now”