I am consdering buying a used SR20, and my insurance co requires some dual instruction in the sr20. My instructor that I use is also not “Certified” to fly/instruct in the sr20. How/where can he go to get checked out in the SR20. We both live in Indiana? Any help is appreciated, looking forward to being a Cirrus owner!!!
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I am consdering buying a used SR20, and my insurance co requires some dual instruction in the sr20. My instructor that I use is also not “Certified” to fly/instruct in the sr20. How/where can he go to get checked out in the SR20. We both live in Indiana? Any help is appreciated, looking forward to being a Cirrus owner!
Odds are that your insurance company is looking for a CSIP-qualified instructor. CSIP is the Cirrus Standardized Instructor Program. To the best of my knowledge, the only way to become CSIP-qualified is to go to Duluth, MN and pass the CSIP program, which is administered by the University of North Dakota (UND).
I suggest you contact…
Cirrus Standardized Instructor **Program Manager** Cirrus Design Corporation 4514 Taylor Circle Duluth, MN 55811 Fax: 218-788-3500
for more information. Or read more about CSIP here.
I believe you’ll find that both FLIGHT ACADEMY URL=http://www.theflightacademy.com/URL and PROGRESSIVE AVIATION URL=http://www.progaviation.com/URL can provide any CIRRUS training you desire OR your insurance company may require at the location of your choice. Both companies are headed by former CIRRUS company employed instructors and have consistently been praised to the limit on this board.
I bought my used SR20 in June and had FLIGHT ACADEMY provide my transition training at my home field. I was so pleased I signed on again and did a 2 day session in September when I passed 100 hours in the plane.
Check with your insurance company/agent of course, but I’m all but 100% certain these 2 companies provide viable training options.
Steve Matthews at Tri State Aero at KEVV in Evansville, (812) 426-1221, is an experienced Cirrus Pilot Proficiency Program instructor. I am sure that he would be approved by your insurance company.
I will check out the sites you suggested!
thanks a bunch! I’ll give him a call this week, when I know more from the insurance company! I appreciate your help.
Just to clarify – your original question was about how to get YOUR instructor qualified. If you’re willing to use another, already-qualified instructor, then of course you have many more choices.