I’m going to very cordially demurr from the opinions expressed by my very good friend Alexander and with Paul. It’s not necessarily the hours you fly per year, but how you fly your hours. As has oft been said, you can fly the same hour, over and over, or make every hour count. Is 50 on the low side? Yes. As someone who has had in the distant past years like that, it made me be very, very thorough from preflight to post-flight, but I also flew more with a CFII, too.
The Cirrus has a number of cockpit system interfaces that seem complex, and so I would suggest that when you get your SR20 (notice I didn’t say “if” [:D]) you also get a number of CBT items to help you stay refreshed about your aircraft’s systems and operation. I also agree with my friend Rick and simply recognize that at 50 hours your personal minimums would be well served to be higher and that you get with a good Cirrus Standardized Instructor Program (CSIP) pilot on the very regular basis.
COPA is in no way directly a part of Cirrus Aircraft. They are the ones who designate Cirrus Authorized Service Centers and designate CSIP’s. They maintain those lists on their website. We are working to have our own databases someday. But, let me urge you to join COPA as part of your due diligence, not only will it be the best $65/year you will ever spend on aviation, you will get to interact with a very wide variety of Cirrus pilots and meet some who may even be based right at your home field.
Finally, allow me to make a brief suggestion: Aspire to double your flight hours. Make 100 hours a year a goal. If you fall short, don’t beat yourself up, simply say “next year I will fly more hours than this year.” Believe me when I tell you that these planes make you smile when you fly them. And you will enjoy smiling!
Be safe, have fun,