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.
“Cirrus Aircraft is never satisfied with the status quo. The new G6 adds to the impressive array of best-in-class features of the Cirrus SR Series. A new generation flight deck, Cirrus Perspective+ by Garmin, boasts 10 times more processing power and the most connected cabin experience available in personal aircraft. All-new Spectra™ wingtip lighting is brighter, safer and more dramatic than anything ever seen on the ramp. It’s easy to see why the Cirrus G6 is the smartest, safest, most innovative piston aircraft available.”
“Arguably, the most significant technological innovation in general aviation in over half a century, the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS®) embodies the most fundamental aspect of The Cirrus Life: Safety. But CAPS® is only one part of the integrated safety engineering that makes a Cirrus so remarkable. The integrated fuselage roll cage, airbag seatbelts, cuffed wing and a host of additional passive and active safety features that reduce pilot workload, all contribute to making Cirrus the safest airplane possible.”
“Every pilot likes to think they are prepared for everything. And having CAPS® dramatically expands the definition of what ‘everything’ describes. It’s there when you need it. And that added level of safety is a key part of The Cirrus Life.”
“The reasons you wouldn’t consider anything but “The Plane With the Parachute.”
“When you think about it, why would you consider an airplane that didn’t have a parachute? The Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS®), standard on every Cirrus ever made, was part of the design of the airplane from the very beginning.”
“The goal: create the ultimate in personal flight safety from the ground up. The result: the Cirrus family of revolutionary personal aircraft.”
“The Cirrus Life is about the peace of mind knowing that you are flying in the only aircraft in the world with the ultimate safety feature – CAPS®.”
Reference: Cirrus Aircraft Corporation, The Cirrus Life™ marketing brochure, p. 21, 2017.
“Training is an important part of living The Cirrus Life™ to the fullest.” Yet your lifestyle is busy. Very busy. That’s why [Cirrus] developed Cirrus Cirrus Approach™. It’s [Cirrus’] global, award-winning training solution that’s designed to deliver training on your schedule.”
“On the go only with you iPad? You can train with [Cirrus’] interactive Flight Operations Manual. Want to squeeze in some aircraft systems training over lunch? Connect to the internet and start an interactive eLearning training module right on your laptop. Have an up-coming business or personal trip and want to train in your plane on the flights there and back? Locate the nearest Cirrus Training Center and schedule a session with a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot who has been expertly trained to teach in your Cirrus.”
“Cirrus Approach™ has redefined what it means to be a pilot-in-training. Your schedule. Your lifestyle. That’s The Cirrus Life.”
“Making unforgettable weekend trips the norm, not the exception.”
“Just the two of you. At your home, the beach, the cabin or the mountains. Or the lake. Or perhaps the Bahamas. Nantucket. Catalina Island. Lake Tahoe. Vail. Every destination you desire within about 1,000 miles becomes a part of your non-stop domain when you are living The Cirrus Life. It all happens in luxury-car comfort and in a matter of hours, while making the phrase, ‘we should do this more often’ a forgotten notion of the past.”
“Getting the win because face-to-face beats a phone call or videoconference every time.”
“In business, when it really counts, is there any substitute for being there in person? Commercial air travel has become simply unmanageable in so many ways. And regional travel . . . it’s even worse. With service and route cutbacks making many destinations a “you can’t get there from here” proposition, unsatisfactory web conferencing and email solutions are the only options for most businesses.”
“But as a Cirrus owner, you become the master of your schedule”
“How do you decide between making an urgent meeting with an important client 300 miles away or catching your child’s league championship game? There are only so many magic moments in life. But, on the other hand, duty calls. And nothing beats getting face-to-face when it comes to opening a door, solving a client’s problem or closing a deal.”
“The Cirrus Life is about having it all by turning an overnight trek into a quick day trip. Cirrus ownership provides an efficient, safe and comfortable regional travel solution that lets you take care of business without having to compromise on the things that matter most.”
“How many times have you said to yourself, “There has to be a better way?” The aggravations, inconveniences, expense and inefficiencies of commercial air travel are almost cliche. And the entire experience keeps getting worse.”
“The Cirrus Life represents a rejection of these things. Owning a Cirrus is a transformational experience that offers freedom, convenience, and luxury-car comfort that surpass those of many commercial aircraft flown today.”
“You’re one of the select few. You’re one of the few people on this planet who can command an airplane and enjoy the uniquely spectacular sights and experiences that come with it. The sense of personal accomplishment of flying an airplane is without description. And when you fly a Cirrus you are at the controls of an aircraft that has been designed to maximize the flying experience by reducing pilot workload, increasing comfort and building confidence. In a Cirrus, pilot, plane and environment are perfectly integrated in harmony to both simplify and maximize the pleasure of the journey.
The Cirrus Life. It’s about a flying experience that makes one of the coolest things on earth . . . even cooler.”