Used Aircraft Guide

January 2011 Issue

Used Aircraft Guide: Cirrus SR22

Fast, comfortable and well-equipped, the SR22 is one of the defining aircraft of modern GA.

The Cinderella general aviation success story of the 2000s must be Cirrus aircraft in general, and the SR22 specifically. Since the company first morphed from a quirky kit supplier to a full-blown aircraft manufacturer in 1998, it has consistently proven that it got the vision thing right. The SR20 and SR22 in their various iterations have proven hot sellers and good performers, with unusually loyal customers. What explains it? We think there are several reasons. The airplanes perform well and generally deliver on the claim of being easy to fly for people new to the aviation game. Moreover, they offer the right combination of cutting-edge equipment and construction methods without becoming so weird or quirky that buyers are put off.

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