Turbo Avidyne SR22-G3, That was then, This is now

How much have pre-owned prices changed for Turbo Cirrus SR22TN-G3 aircraft with the Avidyne flight deck? In 2008, the base price for a new model Avidyne Turbo was $446,600 (non-GTS); while the Avidyne GTS SR22TN-G3 Turbo came out of the factory at $539,535. But that was then and this is now. Continue reading “Turbo Avidyne SR22-G3, That was then, This is now”

What are the asking prices for Avidyne SR22-G3 Turbo planes?

From 2007 into 2008, it’s estimated that Cirrus shipped about 290 generation three SR22TN turbo normalized airplanes equipped with Avidyne avionics. Recently, nine of those planes were posted online for sale in the United States, which represents about 3% of the manufacturer production on the market. Anything less than 3% is considered supply contraction. Continue reading “What are the asking prices for Avidyne SR22-G3 Turbo planes?”

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.