Jeff is an entrepreneur, pilot and aviation writer. He's the Founder of wikiWings.
He’s enjoyed flying for over 20 years and has more than 1,700 hours of flight time in piston engine aircraft; including 500 hours in the Turbo Cirrus SR22TN-G3 Perspective, Cessna 152, 172, 182; Piper Warrior, Archer, Arrow and Aztec.
He has been a member of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association since 1992 and a member in several aviation type clubs.
The author’s current home base is Houston, Texas.
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”→
A past article in Aviation Consumer.com stated “. . . for buyers who can’t afford the price of a brand-new Cirrus [there’s]
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”→
If you know the number of planes that shipped and the current market availability you’ll be a more informed buyer and seller. From 2001-2004, Cirrus shipped 818 SR22-G1 planes. But only five SR22-G1 pre-owned planes were listed on Controller for sale in the United States in the fall of 2017. That’s less than one percent of Generation One airplanes. A very low inventory of pre-owned planes for sale.
The third wave of Cirrus SR22-G1s were shipped from late 2002 into 2004 (serial numbers 435-819). In this Segment, Cirrus achieved another milestone by creating the first general aviation airplane with a “glass panel.” And, conventional six-pack flight instruments literally became a GA thing of the past.
The Avidyne Entegra Primary Flight Display was offered initially as a $24,500 option. But it was such a hit almost every plane going out was purchased with the PFD. So, Cirrus made the glass panel standard equipment by mid-2003. Several equipment configurations were marketed with these planes. Let’s look at the details: Continue reading “What equipment shipped on Cirrus SR22-G1 Segment 3”→