Alright, I’ll make this short and to the point without rambling.
I’m a student pilot about to take my checkride next week, no worries chance failing. My father is a pilot with ~10,000 hours and I have more hours sitting right seat with him in a CJ2 then I can count. I’ve spent a ton of time around airplanes, just finally decided to actually go get my ticket. Have trained almost exclusively in a steam paneled DA40.
Looking for an aircraft. At first, the newer 182’s came to mind. Not fast, but glass cockpit (which I’m more comfortable with flying with the collins in the CJ2 anyhow), great history and track record, and not a tricky aircraft to fly (somewhat noseheavy, but that’s more of an embarrassing/firewall issue on landing than a fatality issue)
Then a friend had a cirrus for sale. It’s a 2008 non-turbo with the garmin perspective. I was already familiar with the g1000 variants due to looking at the 182 for a while. The cirrus is a seriously slick aircraft. I don’t care about ‘ramp appeal’ or anything stupid like that. I just think that the cirrus’s performance numbers are pretty impressive.
Anyhow, I guess the question for you guys, and I realize the answer may be SOMEWHAT bias, is what I need to do with this fear of the ‘safety’ history of the SR22. I’m not going to exaggerate and say that the SR22 is dangerous, I don’t think it is, I just think it needs a hell of a lot of the proper training, and it’s hard to deny that it’s been involved in more accidents than you would have expected. And people can say “inexperienced pilots are hopping in cirruses and killing themselves”, which I think is true for ANY aircraft, honestly.
Am I stupid for even considering an SR22 as a ~100 hour pilot? Do I need to get a 182, build 500 hours, and then come back and look at the SR22’s? And if I go the SR22 route, is there extensive training in deluth? etc. I’m an EXTREME safety fanatic, and want to do this correctly.
- Jeff G