After many years of flying Mooneys (currently an Ovation) I am seriously considering transitioning to Cirrus. The main reason would be the “chute”. I am 72 years old and in excellent health and physical condition but having said that would like to provide the safety margin of the “chute” for my wife and other passengers.
I am looking at the G3 models as the G5 is probably not within my budget. I would appreciate any information you would be willing to provide regarding real would performance of the normally aspirated and Turbo models.
Most of my flights are east of the Mississippi, 500-750nm at altitudes of 8,000-11,000.
Thanks for any help you can provide.