The hard part is to beat the service at top gun. You show up for a oil change, then go to lunch and when you get back it is done…Ed
Yah, it seemed from my visit there that not only are they good mechanics, but they have gone up a huge learning curve already on the SR’s (mostly on Robert’s plane, to hear them tell it!). Their large volume of Mooney business has them well oriented to owners of performance aircraft, and they were smart enough to see Mooney’s coming troubles and get into Cirrus for their future.
They had the usual complaints about getting mindshare at Cirrus. Cirrus reminds me alot of the high-tech startups I’ve been in, so I gave them advice on how to get attention from Cirrus. They shouldn’t say “We have this problem, how are you going to fix it” but “We have this idea about how you can let us solve these problems for you”. I suggested they get Cirrus to appoint them a “Platinum Service Center” and let them handle support of a network of regional service centers, taking the burden off of Cirrus.
But, in the meantime they seem like the best show in town, and getting there in the SR-22 doesn’t take any longer than getting from SQL to PAO by car. So, if we can figure out air taxi arrangements, I’ll be happy. Once the maintenance is off-field, it doesn’t matter where within 100 miles.