Someone mentioned a possible weight savings and increase in gross weight with a change in the seat cushion. Does anyone know the details of this change?
Specifically, I am looking to lower the seat a bit and wondered if the change would have an effect on seat height. I am 6’ 4" and it seems mother nature stacked most of my height above the waist. I sit high in the seat and right now, my headset touches the top of the canopy.
Fear not Mr. Richards … I, too, am 6’4" and also more of my height above the waist. The good news is that the seats have a three position recline function. I use the second notch and have no problem. Although I will confess I still wish the seat would be lower, but we are the exception to the average pilot (in size). I think you will like the seats.
I doubt Cirrus can do much to remove some of the cushion given the padding has to be there for “crash worthiness”.
I will make one other comment and that is the seats are firm but comfortable. You can take a long ride and not feel overly tired at the other end. Cirrus did a good job in the ergonomics area.
I understand that we shrink as we age so maybe by the time I actually receive the bird this will be a non-issue.
I used to be very close to 6’5" but age has taken its toll in more ways than height. Good luck.