My name is Matt, and I had a few questions about Cirrus planes (from the ownership/flying perspective) and was hoping that you might shed some light. I flew in college several years back and will be doing some regular flying along with my work, starting in the next few months. I’m probably still six months or so away from getting a new plane, but could use some direction.
Anyhow, I learned on mostly 150’s & 152’s, and hadn’t even heard of Cirrus until recently. I’ve seen a lot of comparisons to Cessnas, but I was wondering if anyone here had flown a Mooney and could compare them against the SR20/22?
Does anyone know of a place in Denver to rent a Cirrus? I’d like to try one out and get a ‘feel’ for it.
Since they aren’t as widely owned as Cessna’s, Piper’s, etc., is it hard to have them maintained?
And finally, this might be a stupid question, but I’ve never bought a new plane before. Are they like cars, where you negotiate prices, or do you just pay the sticker? I just assumed that the prices are the prices. It’s not a big concern, but I’d hate to find out that I was the only one that didn’t know.
Sorry about all the questions, and thanks for any insight/opinions. I really appreciate it. -Matt