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In the early 2000s Cirrus learned that equipping an airplane with a parachute and gee-whiz avionics doesn’t necessarily make it safe. As was proven more recently, favorable accident stats come from focused training. But as one Cirrus sales pro put it, it’s the Wild West when it comes to the market of used SR20s and SR22s because some buyers either get the wrong training or in some cases, no transition training at all. A get-in-and-go approach doesn’t work well in a Cirrus.

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