Reason 16 – Turbocharged Cirrus

“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.

Reason 16 – The Inspiration, Adventure, Challenge . . .

It is an inspiration to “slip the surly bonds of earth . . . with easy grace . . . and sunward climb, to reach above the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds, to soar along in sunlit silence . . . and chase the shouting wind along in the footless halls of air . . . . ” [High Flight, by John Gillespie Magee, Jr].

It’s an adventure. New long cross-country destinations and experiences are easier to reach and share in a turbocharged Cirrus.  It’s a capable continent-wide sea to sea adventure craft.

Cirrus Perspective SR22TN Turbo flight level 23K at 286 knots
High Flight, Flight level 23K at 286 knots, Cirrus Perspective SR22TN Turbo

The challenges of higher flight levels should not be underestimated.  For piston engine pilots familiar to single-digit altitudes your pre-flight and inflight planning will be different. You’ll need to learn flight level weather for your routes and areas of operation.  While not complicated, you’ll need to gain skills and knowledge for proper use of the oxygen system. Engine management is actually easier than the normally aspirated model. These elements and more are included in the Cirrus Turbo transition training program.

As aviators we fly in-part because it is a challenge. The turbocharged Cirrus provides another dimension of learning and experiences in general aviation flying.

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