March 2004 Issue

Letters: 03/04

Cirrus vs. Diamond
The December, 2003 issue of Aviation Consumer  was fun and informative, as usual. The airplane comparison between the SR20 and DA40 held special interest for me as I enjoy new, improved technology and general aviation could certainly use a shot in the arm on that score.  I’m just not so sure about the “improved” part of that equation.

With regard to the DA40, it is a great looking airplane and I readily believe that it is a hoot to fly.  But, (there’s always a big but isn’t there?) for a guy who would love to leap into the future of GA, the value just doesn’t add up. 

While I realize the following is an apples-and-oranges exercise, it still comes down...

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