I’m considering a Cirrus for my next plane and am seeing a useful load of SR22-G2’s on the market in the 920lb to 980lb range. If I think of a mission profile of 320lbs in the front seat, 200lbs in the back seats and 100lbs of luggage, and a 950lb useful load, that limits the flight to about 55 gallons of fuel, which really limits range if I consider fuel reserve requirements on IFR flights.
If my mission consists of no more than 500lbs of people and luggage, I can carry full fuel, so no concerns. If we go above this profile, we would be limiting the amount of fuel we can start with.
If you want to take longer trips, does the mission really need to be limited to 500lbs for people and luggage?
How to Cirrus owners manage flights if the profile is above 500lbs for people/luggage?