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Inside the Cirrus Event...
Cirrus Vision SF50 taxi, take off, low fly-by and subsequent landing.
Vision One Step Closer
Perspective Global Connect™ Now Available as a Retrofit
Epic Warriors: Doing Their Part to Save Injured Veterans
“Land the Plane, Save the Children,” a Holiday Charity Event
There's only 1 day and seven hours left to get 2013 Cirrus aircraft at 2012 prices...as you can inmagine...the price will go up when the new year hits. You can check their home page for more information.
Earlier this month you missed an exclusive chance to go behind the scenes with Cirrus.
Your Exclusive Invitation
This was your ticket to get behind the scenes for a firsthand look at the all new 2012 Cirrus, named the “Most Sophisticated Single…Ever” in a cover story by Flying magazine. With the new options of 60/40 FlexSeating™ and Perspective Global Connect™, there’s never been a better aircraft available to general aviation.
The ever popular Cirrus Vision SF50 Jet mock-up was on display. You missed the opportunity to meet Cirrus Executives and get the inside story.
Cirrus Remembers Quentin Smith, Tuskegee Airman
A walk-around on a Cirrus Vision model by the CEO himself. This was a few years ago so it is an initial video but it gives some interesting information for those who may not know about the development of this model from Cirrus.
On the forums particularly in the Aviation Casualty thread we have been seeing interest in regards to the Cirrus parachute system. It has been highlighted mainly because it's last-ditch use on a number of smaller Cirrus range aircraft that ran into problems ike running out of fuel or developing mechanical problems. Well Cirrus themselves have uploaded a video on the parachute system for the Generation 5 Cirrus aircraft.
Behind the scenes of the Gen 5 Cirrus SR22 with 200lbs more payload
Cirrus on flying into known ice wth the Gen 5 SR22
Cirrus Congratulates Tom Poberezny, Recent Living Legends of Aviation Inductee
Thanks to our friend and COPA member, Rick Beach, for raising awareness to the importance of using the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System. To date, 69 lives have been saved due to not only this life-saving technology, but also to the pilot's decision to use it when they needed it. See Rick's article in the January/February issue of Cirrus Pilot Magazine: COPA Safety: Pull Often
Day one of AERO Friedrichshafen 2013 is in the books, highlighting the European debut of the Generation 5 Vision Inspired SR22T. Visitors to Europe's largest general aviation event were exceptionally pleased with this aircraft that has taken the U.S. market by storm. In fact this particular aircraft became a prime location for a photo opportunity [shown here our European sales partners.] Also available on the Cirrus stand for the first time are the ever popular clothing and gift items available from our Cirrus Pilot Shop.
Cirrus Aircraft Celebrates One of Its Safest Years Ever by Increasing Its Commitment to Pilot Safety. Introducing Cirrus Approach™.
Cirrus Aircraft today announced that 2012 was one of the safest years ever for Cirrus pilots. Capitalizing on learning from Cirrus safety programs and training efforts to date, Cirrus introduced "Cirrus Approach" -- a multi-year training initiative designed to enhance Cirrus pilot safety and reduce the general aviation (GA) accident rate. "Our accident rate has historically been on par with the rest of the single engine general aviation industry, but that is not acceptable to us. We build our airplanes to be the absolute safest in the industry, with features like the cuffed wing to help prevent spins, electronic stability protection (ESP) to protect pilots from unusual flight attitudes, the "Blue Level button" to engage the autopilot while avoiding pilot spatial disorientation, and of course the parachute," says Dale Klapmeier, Co-founder and CEO of Cirrus Aircraft. "But if pilots do not utilize these features or are not trained properly on how to use them, then these safety devices are not as effective as they could be. Cirrus Approach is our new commitment to making Cirrus pilots safer." Klapmeier said Cirrus Aircraft has made Cirrus Approach the company's top corporate priority for 2013 and is supporting it with increased staff and additional resources.
Several specific efforts define the implementation of this important program, including:
Refocusing efforts to enhance instructional quality available to Cirrus pilots in the field is a primary starting point for Cirrus Approach. Increasing Cirrus Aircraft's interaction with corporate training partners like Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilots (CSIPs) and Cirrus Training Centers (CTCs) will help to bring every Cirrus pilot the most consistent training experience. To do this, Cirrus has established two new Flight Training Quality Specialist positions that have been filled with experienced Cirrus flight instructors. These specialists are currently travelling around the world visiting CSIPs and CTCs, to discuss new techniques in Cirrus-specific flight training, aircraft and procedure knowledge to help enhance flight instructor quality and standardization.
Cirrus Airframe Parachute System™ (CAPS) Training
Cirrus Approach includes a dedicated effort to educate Cirrus owners of the need to train to use CAPS. CAPS is proven, with 69 lives saved to date. Not a single life has been lost when CAPS has been used within the pilot operating handbook parameters. By the company's estimation, potentially more than two-thirds of all fatal Cirrus accidents could have had a different outcome if the pilot would have simply pulled the CAPS handle, activating this unique safety device.
"We believe a lack of training and practice are the primary reasons pilots do not use CAPS when they should," states Rob Haig, Director of Flight Operations at Cirrus Aircraft. "In most primary training programs, pilots learn to fly in an airplane that does not have a parachute. The pilot is trained to keep flying the airplane in all emergency situations. However, emergency situations, such as a mid-air collision which is not typically survivable in other airplanes, have the potential for a better outcome due to the parachute in a Cirrus."
Cirrus Aircraft is Saddened by the Loss of a Friend and Team Member, Murat Ozturk
We are deeply saddened by the news of Murat Ozturk's tragic death while performing in his aerobatic biplane on Sunday, May 19 in Adana, Turkey. Mr. Ozturk was the Cirrus Sales Representative and Authorized Service Center in Turkey since 2005. As a camera operator for the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation in 1985, Murat was inspired by a news story at Samandira Airfield in Istanbul and began to fly ultralight aircraft. He and a friend built an earthen sports airfield on former agricultural land and used it for his flight exercises. This soon turned into an asphalt covered airfield with hangars, known as Istanbul Herzanfen Airfield.
Murat co-founded the aviation company "Top Air" which became one of Turkey's first private flight training schools and educated hundreds of professional and amateur pilots. Murat later combined his experience in photography to become Turkey's first aerial photographer - awarded for his aerial images.He began flying aerobatics in 2010, crashed his Pitts Special in 2012, recovered from his injuries and continued flying. He was sponsored earlier this year and performed several air shows. Cirrus is honored to have known and worked with this talented and inspired aviator. Our deepest condolences to his daughter, Pelin, and his entire family.
Cirrus and CubCrafters Fly Together in Yakima
By Ivy McIver, Cirrus Regional Sales Director
Remember that supposed Cirrus/Icon collaboration for an amphibious aircraft. News of that suddenly went down the drain. However, it seems as there is a small glimmer of hope for this.
US start-up Icon Aircraft has raised $60 million in a fourth and final round of equity fund-raising for its A5 amphibian. The capital will be used to support "regulatory compliance", ramp up production of the special light sport aircraft (S-LSA) and fund research and development of future products.