Here are some random thoughts and suggestions for your pick-up.
Get all the IFR charts and plates you’ll need for your whole trip back. You might not be able to get them easily along the way.
Leave a few extra days in your schedule to wait out storms on the way home. The SR22 is a great IFR platform and after 70 hours and a fair amount of IFR flying in it, I still have a lot to learn and I would not want to get stuck in low-ceiling IMC in it (yet).
Leave time for Cirrus to finish building and fixing your plane after you arrive. If you delay picking up the plane, they’ll delay building it.
Expect lots of things to break during the first 50 hours. Leave time for Cirrus to fix these things while you are doing your training. Try to do all the training in your plane, not their demo model.
I fond the contract folks to be wonderful. The airplane, when not in the shop, is a dream. I wish you a great experience picking up your aircraft.
SR22 N916LJ, contract #085, s/n 0080, has been test flown and is on the way to the paint shop. Can’t wait to take delivery next Thursday 8/23. PIREPS to follow!
Ed and John (0079 and 0081)- see you next Wednesday.
If you have already taken delivery of an SR22 and have any suggestions, ideas, things to look for, squawks, or any other words of wisdom relating to the delivery and training, I would sure appreciate it. Thanks!