There’s a new option available for both initial and recurrent flight instruction in your Cirrus. http://www.theflightacademy.com/The Flight Academy has two instructors, http://www.theflightacademy.com/aboutus.htmlLuke Lysen and John Fiscus, who between them have over 2000 Cirrus hours and have trained over 200 pilots in the SR20 and SR22. (Both are former Cirrus factory instructors.)
I did my initial training with Luke when we picked up our SR20 in January. As a 2000-hour pilot, I’ve had occasion to fly with dozens of CFIs, but I can think of none who have Luke’s ability to provide a sense of ease, confidence, and “you can do this” in the cockpit. And as a university educator, I find it a real pleasure to work with a CFI who has a profound understanding of the craft of instruction.
Luke accompanied me and Glenn Beltz, my partner in the SR20, back home from Duluth to Santa Barbara, CA so that he could give my wife Caroline a course of “pinch-hitter” instruction (for a photo, http://www.cirruspilots.org/public/pix/showpic.php?id=127click here). Luke successfully encouraged Caroline to fly the airplane more extensively and with greater facility than any other instructor had ever been able to do. She’s let it be known that Luke is the only CFI from whom she will take further instruction! I, too, am looking forward to learning more from Luke and John and tapping into their extensive and intimate knowledge of the Cirrus and its systems.
I’d encourage you to check out The Flight Academy web site (which includes http://www.theflightacademy.com/testimonials.htmltestimonials from other contented customers and a bunch of http://www.theflightacademy.com/gallery.htmlextremely cool in-flight photos). I can give them my unqualified seal of approval for Cirrus training of all kinds!