Is initial training in a Cirrus SR20 recommended or discouraged?
I’ve read that the SR20 is so fast that it may not be a good choice for a low or no-time student pilot.
Despite reading this (in a post by a seemingly happy SR20 owner), I’ve sat in a Cirrus (on the ground at a Parade of Planes event), and I like it’s forward-visibility, the control stick placement, and the instrumentation. I’ve also sat in, and flown, a Cessna 172 but didn’t like its visibility, yoke or instrumentation. I’ve also flown a Diamond DA40 and liked it.
I’m moving to another city soon, and the local flight school there doesn’t have a DA40 in its fleet, but does have an SR20 and a Cessna. My logged flight time is spread over a couple of years, so I’m almost as far away from being ready for a checkride as when I began. That’s why I classify myself as someone who will be doing “initial” training.
Your thoughts would be appreciated, and I’d especially like to hear from anyone who began flight training in a Cirrus.