I’ve been doing research on getting my PPL in Colorado and it has been suggested that I consider doing my entire PPL training in a Cirrus SR20. There are different perspectives on this issue as I am aware - however one article i read indicated that your Time in Type is considered one of the most important aspects for insurance purposes, etc. If I started with Cessna 172 then there would be transition training to learn the cirrus… I do believe that loading a plane up with a bunch of electronics does not make you a better pilot, at the same time some of the technological things (Emax, traffic monitoring, etc.) should add to your situational awareness and make you a safer pilot in the air…
I do think that for Colorado flying having a high performance plane keeps you possibly out of dangerous situations, it probably also gets you in to them easier thinking you can easily “power out”… I was in Leadville 3 weeks ago and it was snowing if you can believe that.
Comments, suggestions, etc. are always appreciated.
Thanks for your time.