Business & Commercial Aviation

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 aircraft is very confidence...

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Stairway To Heaven – Expert Analysis of Cirrus G6

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 power yields a higher cruise speed. Secondly, there is a massive,...

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Record Breaker

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 your achievement. When you decided to fly solo around the world, what made...

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