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We take a look at a Cirrus SR22 and then go fly it with Pilot Bryan. Check out his Youtube Channel… Just Plane Silly

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  • Great video, why the iPad if his plane screen has all the info available. N if you know what program on the iPad does he use

    • Foreflight on the ipad. It is a great program that will allow my to quickly get all of the info the plane gives me and more.
      Additionally, it allows me to use more things at once. For example, if I want to use the plane's screen for engine and fuel monitoring, I can reference the iPad for maps and tracking, etc.
      Most pilots in general aviation nowadays fly with foreflight. It is to be used only as a backup to your aircraft instrumentation. My other plane is much older and less well equipped so when I fly with the ipad, it provides me a lot more information in the way of weather, and other traffic. You essentially have $20k worth of aircraft instruments in a $200/ yr iPad app.

  • i think the da40 win that debate for all glass and first to market 1997 vs sr22 2001 ,, and the da40 is 3 times safer for crashes and deaths

    • Used to be the case. I believe in 2017, Cirrus passed the DA40 safety record per hours flown. It is a little apples to oranges though as the DA40 is 180HP and the Cirrus is an high performance aircraft at 310 HP. Different missions and different capabilities. Different target pilots. Biggest factor in safety comes down to the pilot though. Both are great aircraft. Agree on the year / avionics though.

    • @Just Plane Silly .. last i looked the other week was still 3 times the crash and death rate for cirrus over diamond ,,crashing is all apples to apples,, doesnt matter the HP or mission etc,, pilot is a factor of course ,,not the biggest reason by any means,,, but so is the plane and design itself ,, why you think it has a chute? they didnt want to even try to pass the spin testing,, the chute causes issues itself,, its descent rate is more than a da40 in full stall .. almost double last i looked,, and with no forward speed thats a hard landing ,, and more injury for sure ,, all things equal the cirrus is just not as safe as a diamond

    • @M You seem pretty sure of your stats and assumptions. Too bad none of them are true. Diamond was and still is outsold by Cirrus by a wide margin. The market chose who the winner was.

    • @GBigs Angle ,, i never said anything about sales numbers,, i stated about the safety numbers .. go look them up yourself,, they are all true

  • the passenger has the seat belt in the death position ,, in a crash having it high like that will crush you ribs cage and kill you in a second ,, it should be a cross your hips,,, not your chest

  • Thx for the info. It sounds like great all around flight panel. I will certainly consider it on my old 172. I know a lot of airline pilots probably use it as was shared to me. I’m wondering how you get gps info when you are out of WiFi range and or blue tooth range

    • You purchase a deal called "scout" or a bit more money the "Stratus". These devices create a WiFi network in the plane that will connect to your iPad. It won't give you internet but it gets information from towers on the ground and then sends them via WiFi to your tablet. It is really nice. Especially for displaying other traffic in flight.

  • Good video – and a nit pick – Manifold pressure gauge (9:24) is an indication of the black throttle (power) not the prop – that would be the RPM. You probably mis-stated that.

  • If you get a chance you should get up in a Diamond. DA20,DA40,DA42 or a DA62. All great aircraft. Im a little bias because I work at the Factory up in Canada 🙂

  • Shot out of Mesquite Metro where I work! Come swing by Mesquite Aviation sometime and say hi I'm a huge fan!!

    • He mentioned that his parents flew as well when talking about the parachute option. Perhaps it was a joint purchase.

    • Omg he said he couldn’t afford it after college. He is now much older and successful and can now afford a freakin Cirrus. Use your brain, cuz!

    • He didn't, it was a misspeak on his part. His father purchased the Cirrus on a sole owner basis. Bryan owns an AA-5 Traveler. He recounts on the forums his desire to own something on his own, which is how he ended up with the Traveler. He fully acknowledges he wouldn't otherwise be able to afford access to the Cirrus, if his father decided to sell it. If my dad had the means to own a SR-22 and let me fly it for gas money alone, of course I'd jump on that. I think we all would.

      I do understand how without that information for context, people would think his narrative come off as disingenuous or tone deaf, so I don't find your question out of left field. Bryan is good people; his channel is pretty funny and popular, ditto for his contributions on the forums.

    • @GonzoAir if your dad had the means to own a sr22, and didnt ensure his son was just as successful, then dad did a shitty job.

    • Sorry I should have clarified a couple things. My father and I share this aircraft. His name on the title. I own a significantly less expensive Grumman. Also 6 years have passed since I started taking lessons. A lot changed in that time span.

    • RegularGuy76 Omg he said he couldn’t afford it after college. He is now much older and successful and can now afford a freakin Cirrus. Use your brain, cuz! The idea of working is to make money.

  • Man! Show more that instrument panel! Not just the sky or your faces! Your talking about an aircraft right? Show something!!!

  • Beautiful airplane. Wish I had somewhere to go to need one. LOL All I did when I flew was go get hamburgers – $50 burgers but that was 30 years ago. What's a burger cost now? Cirrus is a beautiful airplane that can get up and go. Enjoy it.

  • Cirrus training says that pilots trying to save the plane by flying it, even in no-win situations, is one of the main issues they have. Part of Cirrus training is that they give you a no-win situation where the only correct procedure is to pull CAPS.

  • The use of the chute is covered by an insurance. When you buy a Cirrus, The manufacturer gives you a training course, recommend the use of and train you to do so. In case of a dead stick, the moment you pull the chute, the insurance owns the a/c. If you try to land it, you are on your own…
    Very nice airplane. The maintenance is a pleasure, everywhere you look in, is well built!

  • No FIKI? And the main reason for the chute is without it it will not recover from a spin. The FAA granted them certification be cause they demonstrated an acceptable level of safety.

  • Wondering how his story went from scrounging for the $15k for flight training to…yep, we're buying an SR22 now. That's a big gap. What's your secret man?

  • Gastons is a beautiful airport but basically only one way in and one way out. I don't fly anymore but have been to gastons several times.

  • I just Googled the price of an SR22…this guy was broke after college? Maybe he should create a "How to build financial wealth" channel

    • HAHA I graduated college 20 years ago. I was broke. I think the video implies I was broke one day and a plane owner the next. This is my father's plane. I own a Grumman (video coming soon I think) but yes, in the 20 years since I first looked into flight schools and now, my financial situation is much more favorable 🙂 If it weren't for the kids, I could have 3 of these 🙂

  • Hey Bobby, I Have One Of These A 2017 SR22-T Blue / White & ELECTRIC… It's Exactly Like Flyin A Big CAT Front End Loader!!! And I've Never Deployed My Chute Yet, But I May Do It For Fun Next Weekend Ifin It's Not Too Windy!? LMAO Thanks

    • These planes don't have AC. The only way to cool down when taxiing is to crack the door. In flight air circulates through vents in the front of the wings so it is only really effective when going very fast.

  • 1:50 "Hey Honey, Can I go fly?"
    I Fly when I want. One of the perks of being single. I'll NEVER get married again. The juice ain't worth the squeeze, I'm married to aviation.
    2:09 "It does have the added safety of the ballistic recovery shoot"
    Nothing says "safety" more than falling out of the sky faster than a Kodiak in a full stall.

  • Being right handed I just have to look at that side stick and feel uncomfortable.. Maybe you get used to it but simple observation creates a mild anxiety in me.. Not very "au naturel"

    • Paul Dutton I am right handed and fly a central stick two seater side by side. So I fly with my right hand. I flew one of these and felt the same way. Trust me you can switch very easily. It doesn’t take long

  • I had never been interested in flying until my incentive flight after my 15th year in the Air Force in a 2 seat F16. I fell in love with flying after that. Now I'm 49, completely retired and I want to learn to fly…any suggestions?

  • Very impressive airframe..the SR22 is exceptional in advanced technologies and fussion of pilot and use. Not many planes sell more than the plane, they sell a lifestyle. This approach and their smart focus on safety and ease of use was brilliant. It is no Cesna 152. It is NOT crouded and is more like a stationwaggon than a VW beatle

  • Bobby, thank you so much for your "Doodles" stations on YouTube! Very informative and FUN! It seems as if your stroke opened new, profitable (I hope)doors for you.

  • Hey man you are doing an amazing job with the channel, try to include maintenance facts for people that are interested on that information…greetings from Panama 🇵🇦

  • Thanks Guys!! If I had the money, this Cirrus could turn me into a Plane Bum and I could just fly around and rent places for a week at a time… it'd be a great way to live for a while.

  • I may have seen a vblogger act more bored on a flight he was invited on, but I can't recall when. If you are that tired of this gig,just stop doing it, no one wou;d fakult you for it, at least it would be the honest thing to do.

  • The Cirrus SR20, type certificated in 1998, was the first widely produced general aviation aircraft manufactured with all-composite construction. Glass cockpits originated in military aircraft in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Cirrus uses a side stick attached to push rods and cables not springs.

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