Now For Something Completely Different!! I can understand some of the frustration out there with what seems to be slowness in making deliveries to those of us contract holders…what with all the recent comments made on the SR22 / SR2X models.
However, let me take this time to post a message on a bit of Good News.
Yesterday, Dick Loynachan, sales rep with Cirrus Design (he sold me the #279)came to take me for my demo ride. Dick actually landed here at (KNW)
Kenosha (WI)Regional Airport late afternoon the day before, so we had dinner together talking for 2 hours about the company, his new SR20 N119CD, plus some of his personal experiences. It was an enjoyable evening, and a great time for me to pick his brain, plus he seemed to enjoy it.
The next morning we went to the airport where the SR20 was hangared inside NA Jet Center. My first look at it was somewhat of surprise, as I had seen Walt’s plane in Mid-July when he fly it here so my wife & I could see an SR20 for the 1st time. The surprise was the new side “Millineum” graphics decal, which in my opinion is a major improvement. Cirrus should post this on their web site so all can see it!!
Next the plane was taken outside where I took several photo’s of it from all directions. We then got in the plane, went over the instruments and preflight, called ground and moved out to 32.
Because of the weather we were only able to fly in the pattern, which was fine for me, as we were able to do 6-7 take-offs / landings with a touch & go. The experience was one of the best that I have had in sometime. It handled like a dream, has more power than I expected, flys smooth & FAST!!
After yesterdays demo and conversation with Dick, plus previously seeing Walt’s plane - I am now truly convinced that I made the right choice in selecting the Cirrus Design SR20 as our personal aircraft. Now all I have to do is wait to take delivery.
P.S. According to Dick, he states that the president of Cirrus still plans on having 150 aircraft delivered by the end of this year!! I for one am hopeful that this can happen, which means that I should have #173 by end of January 2001 or early February if they can hold to that plan.
Best regards to all,
Gerry Mengo #173 & #279