When I signed my contract in December 1999, I selected the Â“C Â“ configuration and the optional pricelist item ADF,DME, and 2e Altimeter for $15500,=.
The reason is that I hold a JAA CPL/IR which to my knowledge is not convertible to a US CPL/IR license like the PPL and therefore I would need to go through new FAA examination etc. to fly the N registered SR20 IFR.
When I last checked with General Enterprises, they re-confirmed that Cirrus was still committed to JAA certification and that this was most likely completed in 2002.
It seems obvious to me that eventually GPS will prevail over the old stuff in Europe too, however I donÂ’t think that this will happen before the new European Galileo GPS system is functioning and that is planned for the end of this decade.
Referring to other postings on AI reliability it is a shame that we have to spend so much money on old equipment to meet the law, while there is no mandatory requirement for a stand-by horizon, TCAS or GPWS. ( I donÂ’t think IÂ’ll fly IFR without a st-by AI after the numerous in flight failures reported on this forum, just to find the panel space.)