And, don’t forget: (1) the rental cars that you now need because you flew and left your car behind more often; (2) the hotels you stayed at, and the restaurant meals you bought because you took more trips than ever before; (3) the new tow you now need (the other one doesn’t fit a castering nosewheel; (4) the new, custom sunscreens with the “gold look”; (5) a better, more expensive hangar now that your plane is better, equipped with a wet bar, two refrigerators, recliner chairs and high def television with home theatre; (6) someone to care for the plane (You no longer wash or change the oil on your own plane, like when you were a common Cessna owner); (7) More CD’s for your in-flight enjoyment; (8) More updating for databases on two Garmin units, an ARNAV display, and your trusty old handheld you refused to sell with your beat up Cessna; (9) More liability coverage because you look like you’ve made it with a Cirrus, and are now a flying lawsuit attractor; and, most importantly, (10) Photographs of you flying a Cirrus over the Statue of Liberty.
Don’t forget the $400/mo. for the person to mow the lawn so you can go fly; and the $400/mo for the person to clean the house so you can go fly; and the $400/mo. for the kennel so you can go fly!!!