On it’s cover, a very handsome Piper Meridian.
And it’s caption, “The most exciting personal airplane” If it were 500K, maybe. But at 1.8 Million?!?!?!
20yrs from now that plane will be an after thought. The cirrus will always be a milestone. It broke a price barrier, a performance barrier, a technology barrier, and a psychology barrier(caps). The Meridian is the last, best of an old paradigm. The eclipse jet will quite literally eclipse any Meridian.
All of this means my vote for the most exciting Personal Airplane (and one a person can actually afford maybe) is the Cirrus.
And you could buy 9 of them for the same price.