Hey Guys! I haven’t flow for 3-4 years but I completed my Cirrus SR20 transition in 2010 and got my instrument rating done in a Cirrus. Most recently I finally saved enough to get back into flying and went to a well known flight school to complete my Biennual Flight Review and get checked out so I can rent their planes and was told I need to do the 5-10 hour transition again since “a lot has changed since I got checked out”.
I went up with an instructor at School A which is supposedly a Cirrus Platinum School and during my first 1.1 hour flight I picked up everything very easily and the guy told me I was a lot better than he expected. Then during the next 1.5 hour flight after doing maneuvers I found out I have more Cirrus time than the instructor when it didn’t seem like he knew what to have me demonstrate next. So I left there after the second flight still not knowing where I stand or where this is headed or how much it’s going to cost me.
After being frustrated for 2 weeks about having already spent $1000 and not knowing how much more it would cost me, I went to my old instructor at a cirrus flight school further away and he set me up with an instructor who was able to give me a nice solid 1 hour of ground and 1.2 hour flight and signed me off for my Biennual Flight Review and checked me out to rent his planes. This time I felt like everyone was on the same page and knew what they were doing.
My question to everyone is, What is required by Cirrus for someone coming back after 4 years to fly? Is it just the Perspective Differences Course, or is it the entire transition again? Thanks Guys, Happy Flying!