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Flying a Cirrus SR22

Wednesday, Rock a friend of mine. Took me up for the first time in his Cirrus SR22. He let me fly left seat and can I just say WOW. Cirrus aircraft are everything they advertise to be. Rock took off from Deer Valley and came down to Falcon Field to meet me. I know the map at the bottom isn't the cool new tracking GPS one. I forgot my GPS in the car but there was plenty of GPS on board. The plane had an integrated Avidyne PFD and MFD linked to 2 Garmin 430's and a Garmin 496 all with xm weather and storm scope. The plane was great to fly. It didn't feel like it was over powered but had plenty of power to get anywhere fast. The cockpit was one of the most roomy and most comfortable that I've been in. Everything in side just felt right it seems like the Cirrus guys where really thinking when designing this aircraft. The controls seemed to be right in the place they should be. Just all around very nice. We flew up to Sedona. I never been there, I don't know why I just never had made it. Flying through the red rocks were great and the way the airport being on a plateau really didn't throw me off at all. We stopped and had soda's then came home. all and all a really fun day. thanks Rock.

Rock and the plane at FFZ
Cruising along on the way to SEZ

inside the cockpit
where we were


paula said…
Dad said you were impressed. Looks like a really nice plane, probably newer than you are used to. They can afford it.

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