Hangar Talk

Teaching Moments

This latest Cirrus SR22 ferry turned into a unique opportunity to help another pilot build some Cirrus time and get exposed to Mountain flying! With about 20 minutes notice, we talked Josh (a local CFI who want’s to get involved Cirrus ferry flying) into coming along for the adventure. It was a quick 11+ hours flown in just over a day but an awesome way to knock out some time; and I appreciated the company. While I’m not a CFI, it was great to share my experience in the SR22, talk over mountain flying techniques and demonstrate some aircraft performance techniques while operating from a high altitude airport!

3I7 – K1K1 – KAEG – KGEU
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Ferrying a Cirrus SR22 from Texas to Iowa

Here are some images from this long single leg ferry flight to drop off Jim’s new to him Cirrus. Although this bird was pushing TBO, this was an extremely clean example of an early Cirrus and the engine was healthy and happy. Jim is looking forward to completing transition training and his IFR rating before overhaul. Then its time to tune up and enjoy this upgrade from his current SR20.

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