The April, 2001 Santa Barbara Cirrus Fly-In was a great success! We had one Cherokee (piloted by Dan Yates, SR20 #259), one Cheetah (piloted by David Raab, SR20 #264), one Ford Focus (piloted by Roger Freedman, SR20 #266), and a '74 Plymouth Valiant (piloted by me, SR20 #266). The big surprise attendee was Big Alan K. himself, who entertained questions from the audience after lunch. We grilled him with tough questions, such as “will SR20s really go back into production this summer?”…to which the surprise response was that due to SR24 production ramp-up, all SR22 production will stop until August, 2002. All SR20 positions holders from #259 through #266 were given a special pre-certification opportunity to convert our contracts to an SR24.
The weather was great, the food was great, and we look forward to the next event!