Another Cirrus crash.


#1

http://www.wral.com/news/10436482/detail.html

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N665CD


#2

The plane was part of AirShares Elite.

Aero News.


#3

It’s ironic that the ad that shows up in the above link to the ANN news article is for Cirrus!


#4

The Cirrus is a different species and if you transfer from a 172 or 182 to a Cirrus you should log a few hours with a flight instructor. I just flew a Cirrus today and I was a little uncomfortable with the set-up and the feel. It’s something I’ll have to get used too but I was glad I had a Cirrus rep along with me.

So i’m wondering if the pilot was new to a Cirrus or had little hours logged??


#5

Air Shares requires you to go through a transition training program and then an annual with a qualified instructor.

airshareselite.com/sharedOwn … aq.php#q12


#6

Piranha,

Are you looking at buying a Cirrus? Make sure you look at Mooney and Lancair if you are.


#7

Yup, I’m interested in a Mooney and hopefully my old ground school instructor will let me fly his in the near future. I’m also interested in the Grand Caravan. I like the size and the fact I wont need a multi-engine rating.

The book is still out, like they say “try before you buy”


#8

You should communicate with my son (CFIJames). His wife’s employer flies Caravans and she’s the OPs person who knows all the details of aircraft uptime and downtime in real life.


#9

O.K I just need to ask a couple of questions. Does the company use the Caravans for cargo or passenger use? Do they sell used Caravans?

I told my wife I wanted a Caravan and she asked me why I wanted a mini-van? LOL


#10

Passengers principally, but like most Part 135 operators they’ll often fly high value cargo at night.

I’m not aware of them selling any aircraft.