Cirrus is amazing

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  1. MountainDude

    MountainDude Pre-takeoff checklist

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    In 2007/2008, five prototype single engine jets were built:
    Eclipse 400
    Cirrus Vision SF50
    Piper PA-47 PiperJet
    Epic Victory
    Diamond D-Jet

    Cirrus cannot build them fast enough, while all others don't exist.
    That is amazing.
     
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    Yes it is.
     
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    Oh chute.
     
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    Sac Arrow Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Fine. Go buy one.

    Oh, right. The price tag.
     
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    What I find compelling is the cockpit similary to the piston planes. I can’t afford the upgrade, but to those who can, that’s pretty cool. And great marketing.
     
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    Yikes, that pa47 only a mother could love....
     
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    They found a small niche in the market that didn’t exist previously. Good for them, they have brought their a game and have some great products. The only way to sell new airplanes in a market full of 40+ year old airplanes is to offer something new and innovative.
     
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    And then came the great recession. Sales prospects evaporated for luxury goods. Especially single-engine jets.

    It's amazing that even one of them survived. And Cirrus wouldn't have survived, except for China.
     
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    Right on time for the next one....
     
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    Go post this exact same thing on Beechtalk. It'll be 50 pages by time the weekend is over. :D
     
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    Baby DC-10. There was something brutal about it
     
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    A small niche that is now pretty much the entire market.
     
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    SixPapaCharlie May the force be with you

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    Cup holders.
     
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    I’ve had two opportunities to sit in the vision jet and am amazed at the visibility and the simplicity of the panel. The cabin is also really big considering how small it looks on the outside. I think it’s a really cool plane but unfortunately it’s a bit out of my price bracket.
     
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    No machine is perfect, but what Cirrus has accomplished is amazing.

    My friend, Trip, is type rated in the jet. I am eagerly awaiting my first ride in one.
     
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    But if you want a new jet, and you don't have five million in your pocket, it's the only game in town.