Most of us buy airplanes for reasons beyond price and performance. A powerful third reason is a shared community . . . like this website (thanks again, Clyde!) and the proposed owner’s society. Such communities produce more than good fellowship. They add information of real utility.
Hooking up with Flight Safety is yet another way of building out the Cirrus community. It appears from this website that most Cirrus buyers are migrating UP from Skylanes, Archers, etc. That’s all fine, but I worry that pilots going from 125kt planes up to 160kt planes might someday find themselves “behind the plane.” To add to the danger, Cirrus is a slippery plane. Straight legs reduce complexity, but they take away a mighty nice speed brake!
Here’s where courses at Flight Safety (or our own, offered through the Cirrus Owners Group, much like the Bonanza Pilot Proficiency courses) could be enormously useful. Such courses lives. Put crassly, the only thing that could ruin Cirrus now is an early reputation for poor safety, owing to pilots falling behind. The chute notwithstanding, this could happen. Let’s not let it!
Is anyone at Cirrus pursuing a relationship with Flight Safety?