In 2014, Cirrus announced the performance braking system created specifically for Cirrus by Beringer Aero. The enhanced braking system became the G5 standard, but it’s now available for all Cirrus airplanes. The company ramps up the marketing around three innovative features: Continue reading “Cirrus Performance Braking System by Beringer Aero”
Here’s a quick reference list of Cirrus SR22 Generations that have been manufactured. If you’re interested in transitioning to Cirrus Aircraft this may be a good starting point for categorizing significant model changes important to you and establishing a budget. You’ll benefit from having a framework to compare aircraft if you’re in the market to buy. Knowing the design changes and production quantities will help you better understand how supply and demand affects market prices.
Summary SR22 Generations and Units Shipped
|SR22 Generations||Years||Avionics||Units Shipped*|
|Generation 5||2013 – 2016||Perspective||1,073|
|Generation 3||2008 – 2012||Perspective||1,051|
|Generation 3||2007 – 2008||Avidyne||678|
|Generation 2||2004 – 2007||Avidyne||1,616|
|Generation 1||2001 – 2004||Avidyne**||818|
*Estimated SR22 units shipped by Generation manufactured.
**Avidyne Avionics became the G1 and G2 standard but the first SR22 planes were shipped with six-pack flight instruments and ARNAV MFD units.
Note: Cirrus skipped the Generation 4 label and designated the 2013 SR22 models G5’s. Continue reading “A quick reference list to Cirrus SR22 Generations manufactured”
What are the yearly fixed expenses for airplane ownership? Typically, the list starts with insurance, subscriptions, hangar, annual, and lease payments – if there is a loan on your aircraft. Just those items alone can total to more than $13,000 per year. Want to save 50% – 75%? Continue reading “Here’s a summary of yearly airplane ownership fixed cost”
Aircraft Life limited Components are a category of airplane fixed expenses. Life Limited Components expire based on a set number of calendar days and are typically not serviced based on airplane flight hours for part 91 operators. Continue reading “Here’s a cost summary of life limited items on Cirrus Aircraft”
How much does it cost for insurance on a Cirrus SR22? You’ll probably want to select a good aviation insurance broker and let them get multiple quotes for comparison. Your cost will be based on a number of variables including: Continue reading “How much does insurance cost on a Cirrus SR22?”
How much does the Jeppesen subscription cost for the SR22 Cirrus Perspective by Garmin? Continue reading “How much does a Jeppesen subscription cost?”
Considering the advanced technical nature of Cirrus Perspective by Garmin avionics we’ve found it relatively trouble-free. But recently we had a gremlin in our avionics. He intermittently switched our traffic system to standby during flight, which required us to select the traffic page and press the soft key to reactivate the system. Continue reading “A gremlin was intermittently switching our traffic system to standby during flight”
Considering the advanced technical nature of Cirrus Perspective by Garmin avionics platform we’ve found it relatively trouble-free. But we have encountered one gremlin in our avionics, which occurred before the software version upgrade previously written about last week. Continue reading “We chased a gremlin in our Cirrus Perspective avionics”
Recently, we decided to upgrade to a newer software version, which has some additional features and information displays. We were operating on Cirrus Perspective by Garmin software version 764.15 and wanted to install version 764.24. The estimated time required was about three hours, but we had some problems during the upgrade. Continue reading “What’s the cost to update software on the Cirrus Perspective by Garmin?”
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”