I am looking at purchasing a Cirrus in the next 6 to 12 months, most likely used based on my budget. But, I have never flown in a Cirrus, but have loved the look, the displays and avionics. Before I really start to dig into the buying process, I would like to get into a plane and fly it where I am based for work. I am an F/A-18 pilot, based up in China Lake, California and I hold a Multi Comm Inst rating, but have not been in light civil in a very long time. I am just starting the research and poking around, so I am not sure on how to go about getting an hour or so up here. I do want to fly here, in that it is a bit of altitude and it gets crazy hot, so I want to make sure the SR-20 has the power to operate out here in the summer. Please respond to me, and we can trade info and move forward from there. Sometime in the next few weeks would be best before it cools down to the high 90s, yeah, here comes the fall. I will pay as I can for the help, so it can help me make a decision in the future. Thank you.