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so what are the opinions regarding taking an SR20 into reasonably well-kept grass fields? We’re based in Europe and for our kind of flying, grass fields are the norm. We’re talking well-kept turf of 2200 feet and more, but still, we’re asking ourselves if an SR20 is up to that. Some European Cirrus sales people advise against it rather strongly, others say: no problem.
What’s the experience?
Well first, the matter has been discussed extensively on the member side of the forum, so you if you search the members forum you will find what you are looking for with many different perspective…
My own experience with both 20 and 22 is that there is no real problem, but it’s a factor of how well kept the field is.
The problem isn’t the plane. To the extent that a problem might exist, it’s the tightness of the fairings. It’s easy to get longer or very wet grass caught in the wheel fairing.