Formation flight

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Formation flight has intrigued me for as long as I can remember.

Seeing the Blue Angels for the first time as a child, I remember thinking not just about how cool they looked, but how disciplined and precise the pilots must be, and how well they worked together as a team. It was the ultimate combination of airmanship and trust. [Read more…]

Video: Cirrus ditches under chute in Pacific Ocean

Cirrus SR-22 ditches in Pacific Ocean

According to DCNewsroom, on Sunday, January 25, 2015, “The Coast Guard launched crews aboard an HC-130 Hercules airplane and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Barbers Point,” to intercept a Cirrus SR-22 enroute from California to Hawaii that would be ditching – fuel starvation – in the Pacific Ocean “230 miles north east of Maui.” Airailimages put together Coast Guard video of the ditching and subsequent recovery. [Read more…]

OpenAirplane partners with Cirrus

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DULUTH, Minn. — Cirrus Aircraft is collaborating with OpenAirplane. Pilots who participate in the Cirrus factory approved initial and proficiency training will be offered rental credentials through OpenAirplane for the same model of Cirrus, without the hassle and expense of another checkout.

With its universal checkout, OpenAirplane makes renting an airplane as easy as renting a car. Once pilots pass the checkout, they can go to OpenAirplane-affiliated flight schools and FBOs and rent an airplane.

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Cirrus offers new braking system as aftermarket upgrade

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DULUTH, Minn.  — Cirrus Aircraft now offers its Performance Braking System for owners of Generation 3 and newer aircraft from Cirrus Direct.

All 2014 Cirrus SR22T, SR22 and SR20 model aircraft come equipped with the new Performance Braking System. In addition to making this system available for Generation 3 and newer aircraft, Cirrus is continuing to work on a Performance Braking System upgrade for earlier model aircraft in the field.

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