It’s almost time! Tomorrow I fly from VA to AZ to pick up my 2002 cirrus sr20 and I wanted to say thank you to all the members that I have read and learned from on this board about cirrus aircraft but a special thanks to two people that helped me out.
First, Jaime Steel of Steel Aviation. I was uncomfortable with the sales agreement that the owner provided me and I called Jaime and asked if she could look it over for me and give me her opinion. I know this was asking a lot since I wasn’t buying a plane from her but she was more than happy to help me out and even provided me with her sales agreement along with comments about things to look out for in the current agreement. I was only sorry that she wasn’t representing the plane so that I could have bought it from her!
Second, Roger Whittier who is a COPA member here. He lives near the location of the plane in AZ and I looked up his info and called him. Got his wife who said he was out playing with his “toy”, LOL. Anyway, I talked to him and asked if I could compensate him to stop by the airport and take a look at the plane from a cirrus owner’s perspective. He happily agreed to meet with the owner and look over the plane for me but refused to accept any kind of compensation. He was extremely helpful and made my purchase decision more informed and gave me peace of mind on the purchase.
I ended up just getting an annual done on the plane rather than a pre-buy since the annual was going to be due in 6 weeks anyway.
I’ll be training with Bob Littlefield in Arizona on thursday and then soloing home to VA thursday and friday.
Glad to be a new member and owner!