On May 6, 2017, the second Cirrus Austin Texas Get Together (CATGT) occurred at Austin Executive Airport (KEDC). People arrived by both car and plane. Once again, music lightened the air and aircraft were on display in the large Hendrix Jet Center hangar next to the FBO. Several new G6 and G5 SR22’s were there along with the new Cirrus Jet. Rudy’s catered a great barbecue food feast. More than 120 Cirrus enthusiasts came together for an evening of music, food, fellowship and learning.
It was another example of the “Cirrus Life.” A journey with memorable moments and people carried along in personal stories about flying. It’s also about how today’s general aviation is transforming life among business, family and friends.
The 2017 Cirrus Vision SF50 Personal Jet was front and center. It was my first time to see the jet in person. The ramp stature of the aircraft is impressive. It has a higher stance and larger presence than the Eclipse Jet. And, the “V” quad tail is a striking style statement. Inside is a first class interior with a state-of-the-art avionics flight deck – called Cirrus Perspective Touch™ by Garmin. Continue reading “We joined Cirrus Aircraft enthusiasts in Austin Texas – May 2017”→
The Cirrus Vision SF50 Personal Jet is so new there’s some confusion about standard equipment on the base model. It’s mostly from hangar talk among piston pilots like myself. Some pilots are saying you just get an engine, wings and wheels. Then you pay-up to equip the Jet.
I got a copy of the 2017 sales brochure to answer the question and found the Cirrus Personal Jet comes well equipped.
The new Vision Jet flight deck called Cirrus Perspective Touch by Garmin is impressive. It’s leading technology that sets the standard for the Personal Jet category. The reality is – most existing turboprops and jets aren’t even close to this level of avionics. The avionics are based on Garmin’s G3000 system, and Cirrus says, Perspective Touch “is more integrated and capable than traditional off-the-shelf products.” It is Cirrus and Garmin at their best in yet another collaborative design project that may just be the class leader for years to come.
Remember, in 2008 it was the same innovative cross-organizational teamwork that first released Cirrus Perspective by Garmin in SR22 airplanes – almost a decade ago. A continuing great success.
Try to find a 2008 pre-owned Cirrus Perspective SR22 on the market today. You might see one or none of the 2008 normally aspirated planes and three or four Turbos. The 2008 Perspective pre-own supply slack is just gone. It’s the model year aviators seek for the first Perspective flight decks on Cirrus SR22’s. Pilot demand is strong. Continue reading “Have you seen the Cirrus Vision Jet flight deck?”→
A fellow pilot spotted the Cirrus Vision SF50 Jet on the ramp in Addison Texas. I’m looking forward to this being a more common site.
On Saturday May 6, 2017 from 5:30pm until 9pm, the new Cirrus SR22-G6 airplanes will be on display in Austin TX at Executive Airport (KEDC). And, rumor has it the Cirrus SF50 Jet will be on site also. It’s the spring Cirrus Austin Texas Get Together (CATGT). You should sign up now and plan on attending this fun event. There will be food and several speakers. Contact Ed McCombs through COPA for reservations.
Last October more than 90 aviation enthusiasts came together at CATGT.
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