Can anyone refer me to a reasonably priced FBO or school or FBO that rents Cirrus in the Sf bay area? I’m looking for an affordable way to transition to a Cirrus.
“Reasonably priced” and “SF Bay Area” are terms not usually used in the same sentence. Having said that, West Valley seems to have the most Cirri on the flight line. Advantage Aviation at PAO has a few too.
Not to be flip, but there’s no “affordable way” to transition to a Cirrus short of finding an owner who will let you use his/her plane on a cost-sharing basis.
Welcome to COPA!
Thanks. Good info.
Cirrus Aircraft has a “Locator” on their website, you can filter results after you put in your zip code: http://www.cirrusaircraft.com/map/
As others have said, reasonably priced is a relative thing but I did my transition training in Livermore with Jeff Willwerth at Harbinger Aviation. Great instructor and affordable rental prices on nice aircraft.
And just to be clear. Anyone who does Adam wrong has to deal with me. Adam is a childhood friend from the Bronx.
On the other hand, he’s a new pilot, so feel free to teach him how to fly the “COPA” way.
Adam, your first job is to read every post on the forum (about a million or so) and summarize in a report titled, “Why pilots are not willing to grow up unless they have to.”
Oh, Adam, I had no idea. I am so sorry.
Jim, i feel our Pain, I’m sorry too.
As soon as Adam locates the “off topic” section of the forum, we are all in trouble.
I’ll set you up with John Ewing in the east bay. Have Dennis send you my info
In addition to the others mentioned, also take a look at JATO, which currently has 5 Cirrus aircraft available for flight training: http://www.jatoaviation.com.
Note that WVFC, although a great club with great instructors (including mine), is down to a single SR20 G1 and three SR22’s at the moment (one of the TNs has been offline for several months).
And +1 to joining COPA. You’ll learn as much from the forum archives as from your transition instructor.