The Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) can be one of the first items on your mind when considering a Cirrus aircraft. Typical questions are: When is the repack required and how much does it cost? Where is an authorized service center for the repack? Continue reading “Cirrus Airframe Parachute System: Cost of Ownership”
Month: July 2015
Introduction, Cost of Ownership Cirrus Aircraft
Are you interested in flying Cirrus aircraft but you’d like more information on operating costs? Then this upcoming series “Cost of Ownership” should help you out. I’m writing from the perspective of aircraft shared ownership. Continue reading “Introduction, Cost of Ownership Cirrus Aircraft”
Limitations, Cost of Ownership Cirrus SR22
Limitations: Ownership costs in this series are based on experience with one SR22 airplane, during two years of operation, and about five hundred (500) hours of Hobbs time (since October 2013). We take our SR22 to Cirrus authorized service centers for maintenance; therefore, expenses quoted are from authorized service center Work Orders. Continue reading “Limitations, Cost of Ownership Cirrus SR22”
Purpose, Cost of Ownership Cirrus SR22
We need to share it forward to support aircraft co-ownership because it is the single largest aviation discount available to pilots. A partnership can save you from 50% – 75% on acquisition and maintenance costs.
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Lexicon for Cirrus SF50 Jet
What is the origin for the name Vision “SF50” Personal Jet by Cirrus Aircraft? An anonymous source, who worked at Cirrus Aircraft said – “The first name seriously contemplated for the plane was the SJ50, which stood for Single Jet 5 seats.” This first proposed name followed after the Klapmeier’s work on the VK30 and ST50 planes. The ST50 stood for “Single Turbine 5 seats;” hence, the SJ50.
But at that time, Sino Sweringen was building their fast high flying “SJ30” jet, and it was argued that Cirrus using the name “SJ50” was not cool. So, Cirrus decision makers agreed and the name SF50 “Single Fan 5 Seat” Personal Jet was born.
Cirrus claims the Vision SF50 Personal Jet will revolutionize personal and regional business travel. It’s the only single engine certified jet on the market. And, it’s designed to be flown by the owner.