I have never really had an interest in Cirrus aircraft, just not my type of thing. Sure, someday if I can have more than one airplane, I would like a fast cross country aircraft thats is good in IMC, but there are so many nice old Pipers, Mooney's and (the one I really like) Belanca Vikings.
What drove me to make a post about this was the videos I watched from owners. Take Tim McGraw's video about his Cirrus. He talked about how they were able to match the head rests to his tatoos, and how his wife would only let him learn in a Cirrus because of the advanced saftey features. I threw up a little. I am not knocking Cirrus. I am sure it is a fine aircraft, but if some one asked me why I like something such as an airplane, the first things that would come to mind would be things like avionics, stall and slow speed stuff, ease of maintenance, you know, stuff that actually matters.
I think I am starting to understand stuff like this :
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/fa ... 259-1.html
My wife just told me that Tim McGraw has a house here in Chelan. I wonder if it was his Cirrus that we watch make 3 landing atempts at Chelan (S10) before moving on?
Don't get me wrong, I don't mean to bash on someone elses brand of airplane, I am just cranky today.