Well I am finally ready to start looking at purchasing an airplane or working to start a fractional ownership corporation to own a Cirrus SR22 Turbo. I like everything about the plane but I see a couple of things that I wonder about.
- The pilot usually sits on the left side of the aircraft and ends up flying with their left hand? I would think it would be better to have people us their right hand to control the stick?
- I talked to one pilot that said I should buy a Cessna because “they fly themselves”. He described a Cirrus as being “slippery”. I realize that every plane is differant and that a Cessna has a an overhead wing, but what does that mean in term of flight dynamics?
- I am not clear on how to figure what my useful load will be. Our typical flight is going to be 260 miles to my in-laws house. How much fuel would we typically keep on board the aircraft for such a flight, how much will the fuel weigh?
- I do not have my pilots license yet but plan to use the Cirrus Access program to obtain one. Has anyone gone through this program?
Thanks so much for putting up with my newb questions
River Falls WI