All posts by: Graham Horne

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The Vision Jet is well suited as a step-up product for Cirrus SR20/SR22 owner/pilots. Outward visibility is superb. Cabin spaciousness is great. The FJ33’s FADEC makes pilot workload considerably lower than in a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-powered turboprop. Stall characteristics and approach speeds are right down with the best of the single-engine turboprops. This […]

Duluth, Minn. (31 October 2016) – Cirrus Aircraft today announced the arrival of a new era in personal transportation as the Cirrus Vision® Jet – the world’s first single engine Personal Jet – achieved FAA certification.  With this milestone accomplishment, the Vision Jet ushers in a new category of aircraft that delivers an unrivaled pilot, […]

Duluth, Minn. & Knoxville, Tenn. (22 February 2017) – Cirrus Aircraft announced today that new customer aircraft deliveries of its SR line of aircraft, the world’s best-selling high-performance piston airplane, reached a recent multi-year high of 317 units for 2016. Further highlighting the year were initial customer deliveries of the world’s first single-engine Personal Jet, […]

Duluth, Minn. & Knoxville, Tenn. (13 June 2017) –  Cirrus Aircraft announced today that Lufthansa Aviation Training, the flight training program operated by Lufthansa Airlines, selected the technologically-advanced SR20 for its primary training fleet. Lufthansa Aviation Training has ordered 25 aircraft to lead its ab-initio, MPL and other flight training programs in Goodyear, Arizona. The […]

Experience the Cirrus Life in the Outback As a member of the Cirrus Family, we request your presence at our Cirrus Life event at Uluru, Ayres Rock in the beautiful outback, 8-10 September 2017. Enjoy a private weekend flying over one of Australia’s most recognizable landmarks and building ties with Cirrus Senior Executives, all while staying in […]

Facing a 30′ waves and 30mph winds, ditching in the Pacific ocean hundreds of miles from land. Was transporting a Cirrus SR22 with auxiliary fuel tanks installed in the cabin. When the auxiliary tanking systems fails, 4hrs before ditching

Tucked away in last week’s Cirrus G6 announcements were some hidden gems. Most significant of all was the substantial repositioning of the “little sibling” SR20. First, the SR20 has been given a reliable, low maintenance, 215hp Lycoming engine (versus a 200hp Continental in the G3 model). It will be interesting to see if this extra […]

Kreisha Ballantyne attends the Cirrus Pilot Proficiency Program in Orange, NSW Every two years, the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association members gather together at a regional aerodrome to participate in their Pilot Proficiency Program (CPPP). Flight and ground instructors from the USA migrate to Australia to freshen the skills of the attendees, present seminars and […]

After a 10 week journey, covering nearly 24,000nm and 20 countries, Lachie Smart now holds the world record for the youngest person to fly around the world in a single engine aircraft, age 18. That aircraft was a Cirrus SR22. Kreisha Ballantyne catches up with him shortly after his return. Lachie, firstly, huge congrats on […]