The Cirrus is a pilot’s plane that is superb for flight instruction, business, weekend commutes or “venturing.”
Over the past ten years, Cirrus has been ackowledged as the major innovator in general aviation aircraft. Nowhere is this more true than in cockpit and avionics design.
A moving map (right) overlaid with NEXRAD and traffic information makes a flight less stressful. The autopilot lets you think things through and makes you better equipped for a safe approach and landing after a long flight.
Passive features are built into the design to minimize the effects of distraction, inattention or weak skills. A very visible example is the “discontinuous leading edge” of the wing designed to enhance aircraft control at slow speeds. This practical engineering results in a beautiful wing shape.
Composite materials, such as fiberglass and carbon fiber, are easily molded into complex and aerodynamic shapes. In the Cirrus, they provide optimized structure, minimal unnecessary weight and predictable results.
The plane with the parachute (right). Cirrus Co-founder Alan Klapmeier was inspired after surviving a mid-air collision early in his flying career. He wanted Cirrus aircraft to have a life saving device for when the pilot lost control of the airplane due to a collision, pilot incapacitation or mechanical failure. That is why every Cirrus has the CAPS system. Learn more about Cirrus Safety features