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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The New SR22 GTS – Love at first sight.

[rev_slider alias=”2016 GTS 22T”] In aviation, technical details don’t always convey how impressive something can be. Think the Rolls Royce Merlin engine powering the Spitfire. No words can accurately describe that sound. It’s the same with the 2016 version of the world’s biggest selling single engine aircraft for the last 12 years, the Cirrus SR22. No red blooded pilot will escape coveting...

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Sunshine Coast Teen lands to hero’s welcome with world record in the bag

Welcome home Lachie! Sunshine Coast teenager Lachlan Smart created history this morning when he touched down at Maroochydore Airport, becoming the youngest person to ever complete a solo circumnavigation of the world in a single engine aircraft. Smart departed the same airport on the Sunshine Coast on July 4 this year and stopped in 24 locations and 15 countries along the seven-week odyssey that...

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Lachie well on his way …

18 year old Lachlan Smart is well on the way to breaking the current record for being the youngest person to fly solo around the world and he’s doing it in a Cirrus. Sunshine Coast teenager Lachlan Smart landed safely in Hollister, California following an epic flight of over 13 hours from Hilo, Hawaii, the longest leg of his round the world flight. The marathon flight had been originally...

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