I spoke with a Cirrus rep. today concerning the latest “scoop” on when I could get my airplane as I am exhibiting serious (pronounced “Cirrus” down here in the south) airplane withdrawal symptoms. I yell at my wife who tells me to go fly a #@#@, my response is I would fly anything right now if I had one. Not much more sympathy out of my son and the dog is to big to kick.
Anyway, my contract number is #333. I was told that worst case they would deliver 100 airplanes this year. They are holding fast to the notion of 20 to 25 airplanes a day by the years end. This would put me realistically in the air by mid-June or again worst case by August 2001.
Since I sold my Bonanza I have been religated to rental clap-trap 172’s and have about had it. In the last one the turn/bank indicator was useful only for initiating a spiral dive. Somebody stole the big plug receptacle for using headsets leaving only the small plug and the windshield was so crazed that trying to land to the west after 4:00 PM was like being in a total whiteout snow storm.
I had to vent to somebody and hope this bit of information makes up for the belly-aching.