Cirrus Jet is a remarkable little jet and it is sure to create lot of buss in the weeks and months ahead. One achievement that is already in its name is being the first production single engine jet in the world in more than half a century.
Let us take a brief look at the five takeaways that this plane has on offer:
Right from the moment of starting the engine till the time you turn-off the ignition, the aircraft has a plethora of features to offer be it in looks or performance.
Five Features of Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet
A Cabin that Makes Sense
As and when you will get the chance to look inside the cabin of Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet, it can be quite a bewildering experience.
The airframe of most of the aircraft, including turboprops and jets are designed and built to fit the body. In case of Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet, the cabin has been designed and built as per requirement and the rest of the body is made according to it.
The design has been effective. The arrangements of the seats and the way their positions can be changed can be understood clearly once you fly it.
It is Infact a Jet, Well, Almost
The Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet can be described as a jet which flied like a turboprop. The most preferred flying area of the aircraft is FL 270 to 280. It sparingly goes through Jet-A.
The aircraft will not zoom to 250 knots soon after takeoff. There are many other features, however, that makes it a jet and the ones that makes the lives of pilots easier. It is something that they will not find in any turboprop, at least not in the ones that are available in the market these days.
The Ramp Appeal of SF50 is Real, and Bit Weird
One of the first appealing point of purchasing and owning a Cirrus SF50 Vision aircraft is that it is a jet. It is also been put in the name. The aircraft does grabs a lot of attention wherever it flies to. According to Matt Bergwald of Cirrus, most demo pilots of the company clock in extra time as they let people sit in the pilot’s seat and click some pictures.
Anyone can Fly It
One of the claims made by Cirrus about the first Single Engine Jet aircraft is that the complications have been take out of flying. This means it can be flown by more people and in a safer manner. The avionics of SF50 is great with wonderful new features.
It enables for easy landing and short field performance as the aircraft can fly really slow. The avionics provide vertical profile view for terrain clearance during approach and arrivals. Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet has a single lever power, FADEC, which makes it easy to operate the aircraft. Remarkable visibility and trailing link gear, completes the attractive package.
The reference to the whole magic carpet was thought to be silly till now, however, it may come true in the case of Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet. This jet is not the one that will take you across the continent.
This Cirrus Jet is more good for shorter hops along with some bikes or bags. The aircraft is smooth, comfortable and easy.
The turboprops score more when it comes to speed and the amount of fuel burned. They also score more in terms of payload. However, it will be seriously difficult to beat the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet when it comes to ease of use and comfort and the overall experience.
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