Flight training in a Cirrus SR22 to earn your Instrument rating can be done relatively quickly. In some cases in as little as 7-10 days. This depends on what you have already accomplished.
Look for an airport that is in Class E airspace and has multiple instrument approaches so that you can maximize your time in the air.
One great location is the island of Lanai, Hawaii. This Class E airspace has an ILS DME Arc, and VOR-A, and GPS approaches along with holding patterns nearby. This is one of the most efficient places to train.
Good crosswinds also make for excellent practice at this airport.
Take advantage of our "nearly" free IFR Instrument Rating Ground School course.
Prices can vary from new to pre-owned. From $120,000 to $1,200,000.
Typically for the Cirrus SR22 you should budget $60,000 for a new engine and propellor every 2,000 hours.
Fuel burns vary based on turbo and non turbo aircraft. If you want to go fast, you will pay for it in fuel and that could be as much as 18 gallons per hour in cruise and do 178 KTAS.
If you want to fly efficiently and in no rush to get anywhere, you may consider flying at Carson Speed Vc. Which is 31% faster than glide speed. This is typically around 50% power and you can lean a normally aspirated engine to 10 gallons per hour and achieve around 130 KTAS.
Earning your Private Pilot License in a Cirrus SR22 is one of the most exciting things you can ever do.
Many student pilots take their first lesson in a Cirrus and decide this is the aircraft for them.
With safety features that are unparalleled in the industry it is the reason why the Cirrus is the fastest growing and most successful lines of modern aircraft.
In order to master the fundamentals, it is imperative that you fly frequently. At least 2-3 times per week. This allows you to become comfortable in the environment, get accustomed to the various flight conditions and become more confident. Furthermore, it will save you money in the long run.
Our training program is intensive and demanding. The reason for this is that if you focus your efforts not the tasks, you will become a master of the aircraft.
If you are considering learning to fly and buying a Cirrus we encourage you to learn more.
Laurence Balter is considered one of the most experienced Cirrus Instructors in the world. He has over 12,500 hours and over 8,500 in the Cirrus SR22. He's instructed over 11,000 landings. He holds the, ATP and Gold Seal CFII ratings. He has been a Factory CSIP since 2004 and has owned 3 Cirrus aircraft.