High Flight 2017

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”

High Flight 2016

2008 SR22TN-G3, 194 knots TAS, 75% power, FL 20,000 feet, photo credit wikiWings
2008 SR22TN-G3, 194 knots TAS, 75% power, FL 20,000 feet, photo credit wikiWings

Pilots have a different perspective. Flying above everything on the ground and at times soaring into the flight levels.  This year our Cirrus SR22 Turbo high flight was 20,000 feet on a short cross-country (less than 3 hours). Continue reading “High Flight 2016”

Advanced Transition Training – Cirrus Perspective SR22TN Turbo

We selected Reid Nelson, Founder Tidal Aviation, to give us Advanced Transition Training into the Cirrus Perspective SR22TN Turbo G3. Reid is a Platinum Cirrus Flight Instructor with over 7,000 Cirrus flight hours. Continue reading “Advanced Transition Training – Cirrus Perspective SR22TN Turbo”

A New Aircraft Purchased – Cirrus SR22TN Turbo

In October 2013, our partnership purchased a 2008 Turbo Cirrus SR22TN-G3 GTSx with the Perspective by Garmin flight deck.  We selected a low-time aircraft with less than 500 hours.

2008 Cirrus SR22TN Turbo
2008 Cirrus SR22TN Turbo partnership

We enrolled in the Cirrus Advanced Transition Training Course.  One of benefits of a flying partnership is more training time. We doubled our transition training by going through the process together. One pilot sat in the backseat to listen and observe while the other flew the plane with the instructor.  We plan on participating in 90-day and 6-month recurrency training.

This is my first turbo aircraft.  I’ll share flight experiences and operational information in future posts.

Ready for the Option – Cirrus SR22TN G3

Are you in the market for a previously owned Cirrus Perspective SR22TN-G3 GTS and do you have a list of the standard and optional equipment? You can find original prices for the Cirrus Perspective SR22TN-G3 GTS Tornado Alley Turbo-Normalized on company brochures.   Continue reading “Ready for the Option – Cirrus SR22TN G3”

Cirrus Aircraft SR22 Turbo Shipments

What is the difference between the Cirrus SR22TN Turbo and Cirrus SR22T?  In July 2006, Cirrus climbed into the flight levels when they announced their first turbo normalized engine. That year Cirrus shipped thirty SR22 Turbos which included a limited number of Signature Edition models signed by the Klapmeier brothers. Sales of the Cirrus SR22 Turbo took off, and the following year pent-up demand accelerated shipments to 300 customers. Continue reading “Cirrus Aircraft SR22 Turbo Shipments”

Turbo Single-Engine Market Share 2013

Who is the turbo single-engine market leader?  In 2013, the turbo single-engine market share was still consolidated among just a few manufacturers.  The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) second quarter report provided the numbers for this discussion – “Personal transportation with piston turbo single-engine airplanes.” Continue reading “Turbo Single-Engine Market Share 2013”