“Supreme accuracy. Building on smart servo technology commonly found in multi-million-dollar business jets, the fully digital, dual channel Automated Flight Control System (AFCS) delivers precise lateral and vertical navigation guidance for each phase of flight. The optimal automatic yaw damper is engaged and disengaged automatically at 200 feet AGL, reducing pilot workload and ensuring a smooth ride.”
“Commanding the architecture of each flight component with an ergonomic and thoughtfully placed mode controller, the autopilot also incorporates the industry-leading Blue Level Button, a Cirrus Aircraft standard since 2008. This active safety feature gives the pilot a single touch autopilot-engage button to roll wings level and pitch to a level attitude if momentarily distracted or disoriented.”
“Flight deck automation you can appreciate and count on.”
Reference: Cirrus Aircraft Corporation, The Cirrus Perspective+™ by Garmin, marketing brochure, p.18, 2017.
“Designed to align the entire Cirrus family of aircraft and provide similarity between your aircraft and your personal electronic devices, the Cirrus Perspective+ keypad controller features a QWERTY keyboard with larger, more readable keys and additional, dedicated control knobs, including a button to bring you back to your default map. Welcome HOME.”
“Each button and knob is thoughtfully positioned to simplify interaction between the aircraft and the pilot through the intuitive layout and reduction of clutter. Responsive and simple, functions are easy to locate with shallow menus keeping the most frequently used functions at the top-level menu – allowing quick input without getting lost in the software.”
Reference: Cirrus Aircraft Corporation, The Cirrus Perspective+™ by Garmin, marketing brochure, p.16, 2017.
“LED-backlit flight displays are powered by optimized, efficient and powerful processors running next generation software. Crisp imagery and quick response rates enhance the flight deck experience, making the text more readable and critical data transfer to the pilot instantaneous. Now your flight deck thinks just as fast as you do.”
“Cirrus Perspective+ incorporates speed and flexibility in the cockpit to view the status of various aircraft systems as well as checklists, animated weather radar, moving map, traffic and more – all at once. Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) provides a three-dimensional virtual image of ground and water features as well as obstacles and traffic.”
Reference: Cirrus Aircraft Corporation, The Cirrus Perspective+™ by Garmin, marketing brochure, p.14, 2017.
“From the very early stages of Cirrus development, stall and spin prevention has been central to [their] aircraft design, avionics development and flight training philosophy. Every Cirrus SR series aircraft incorporates the NASA-developed wing technology with a “cuffed” discontinuous leading edge designed to minimize the potential for spin entry after an inadvertent stall.”
“The [G6] digital, three-axis autopilot enables the Electronic Stability & Protection (ESP) system which passively and unobtrusively corrects unusual flight attitudes even when the autopilot is not engaged. Providing both aural and visual alerts, the ESP system displays a pre-stall CAS message warning while the yoke automatically pushes forward to correct low airspeed conditions. Automated ESP supports the pilot and works to prevent the aircraft from entering a stalled condition.”
Reference: Cirrus Aircraft Corporation, The Cirrus Perspective+™ by Garmin, marketing brochure, p.13, 2017.
“Comfort, safety and utility combine for a lifestyle of profound richness.”
A message from Dale:
“Aviation was my passion from my earliest memories. I have always loved planes and flying. But even more so I love what flying lets my family and me do together. Whether it’s the time saved on business trips or creating great memories on a quick weekend ski trip to Colorado, these are the things I value the most about this amazing product we build. It’s the access to a very special lifestyle that defines the real benefits of owning a Cirrus.”
“For everyone who dreams of flight, our goal is to see them sitting in the pilot’s seat, making a Cirrus a part of their lives. That’s The Cirrus Life, and we hope to make it part of your life too.”
Dale Klapmeier, Co-founder and Senior Advisor, Cirrus Aircraft
“The reasons you wouldn’t consider anything but “The Plane With the Parachute.”
“When you think about it, why would you consider an airplane that didn’t have a parachute? The Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS®), standard on every Cirrus ever made, was part of the design of the airplane from the very beginning.”
“The goal: create the ultimate in personal flight safety from the ground up. The result: the Cirrus family of revolutionary personal aircraft.”
“The Cirrus Life is about the peace of mind knowing that you are flying in the only aircraft in the world with the ultimate safety feature – CAPS®.”
Reference: Cirrus Aircraft Corporation, The Cirrus Life™ marketing brochure, p. 21, 2017.
“Making unforgettable weekend trips the norm, not the exception.”
“Just the two of you. At your home, the beach, the cabin or the mountains. Or the lake. Or perhaps the Bahamas. Nantucket. Catalina Island. Lake Tahoe. Vail. Every destination you desire within about 1,000 miles becomes a part of your non-stop domain when you are living The Cirrus Life. It all happens in luxury-car comfort and in a matter of hours, while making the phrase, ‘we should do this more often’ a forgotten notion of the past.”
“Getting the win because face-to-face beats a phone call or videoconference every time.”
“In business, when it really counts, is there any substitute for being there in person? Commercial air travel has become simply unmanageable in so many ways. And regional travel . . . it’s even worse. With service and route cutbacks making many destinations a “you can’t get there from here” proposition, unsatisfactory web conferencing and email solutions are the only options for most businesses.”
“But as a Cirrus owner, you become the master of your schedule”
“How do you decide between making an urgent meeting with an important client 300 miles away or catching your child’s league championship game? There are only so many magic moments in life. But, on the other hand, duty calls. And nothing beats getting face-to-face when it comes to opening a door, solving a client’s problem or closing a deal.”
“The Cirrus Life is about having it all by turning an overnight trek into a quick day trip. Cirrus ownership provides an efficient, safe and comfortable regional travel solution that lets you take care of business without having to compromise on the things that matter most.”
“How many times have you said to yourself, “There has to be a better way?” The aggravations, inconveniences, expense and inefficiencies of commercial air travel are almost cliche. And the entire experience keeps getting worse.”
“The Cirrus Life represents a rejection of these things. Owning a Cirrus is a transformational experience that offers freedom, convenience, and luxury-car comfort that surpass those of many commercial aircraft flown today.”