“Experience Flight in a Higher Plane.” The Cirrus Turbo puts another dimension into the general aviation experience and builds upon the inspiration, adventure and challenge sought by many aviators. Continue reading “Reason 16 – Turbocharged Cirrus”
There are comfort advantages for GA pilots flying turbocharged piston-engine aircraft in mid-level altitudes – from about 9,000 and up to 17,500 feet, . Continue reading “Reason 15 – Turbocharged Cirrus”
It’s a myth – you only need a turbo for long cross-country flights. Several years ago, when I was looking at pre-owned Cirrus aircraft a broker asked me about my typical flight mission. My usual cross-country flights were about 500 nautical miles between Houston Texas and Birmingham Alabama or similar distances to the beach in the panhandle of Florida. The broker said, “a 500 nm trip is just on the cusp of needing a turbocharged Cirrus” and added, “do the math.” Really – Continue reading “Reason 14 – Turbocharged Cirrus”
It’s a myth – “Turbos are only for the mountains.” It’s typically heard from pilots that fly normally aspirated engines because they’re focused on single-digit cruise altitudes; or from pilots experienced with old turbocharged designs which ran hot, added workload and were expensive to maintain.
When I began looking at pre-owned planes my focus was on normally aspirated models because pilots were not talking about the benefits of turbocharged Cirrus aircraft.