Cirrus SR22 Turbo Transition Training (3 days)

This course is designed to transition current and proficient pilots into a Cirrus SR22T to a VFR proficiency level. Successful completion of all course objectives will result in a certificate of completion. Cirrus recommends for transitioning pilots to enroll in the Transition Training course first. After completion and several weeks of VFR flying, the pilot will become comfortable with the airplane in VFR conditions. After this, Cirrus recommends the pilot enroll in the Advanced Transition Training Course, which is an additional 2 days, to become IFR proficient in the SR22T.

The course will cover the following items:

  • Operational characteristics specific to Cirrus aircraft
  • Maneuvers, takeoffs, and landings
  • Avionics and autopilot usage
  • Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) and Risk Management
  • Cross country flight planning and procedures
  • Abnormal and emergency procedures
  • Avionics malfunctions and abnormalities

Upon completion of the course, the pilot will be able to:

  • Understand and operate relevant aircraft systems
  • Operate the aircraft according to the Private Pilot Practical Test Standards (PTS)
  • Confidently program, configure, and interpret Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Multi-Function Display (MFD) information for normal visual conditions
  • Maintain positive aircraft control in visual conditions and limited instrument conditions
  • Easily utilize the autopilot to reduce workload
  • Appropriately manage the engine throughout all phases of flight
  • Apply aircraft systems knowledge to quickly determine system abnormalities and apply correct checklist procedures
  • Adhere to aircraft flight procedures and limitations while flying within your personal capabilities
  • Utilize your aircraft to the maximum extent possible while affording you and your passengers the highest level of safety

Averages for Cirrus SR22T Transition Training Syllabus:

  • 10 Hrs Cirrus Flight Time (6 Hrs minimum)
  • 10 Cross Country Legs (7 legs minimum)
  • 20 Landings (15 landings minimum)
  • 8 Hrs Ground Pre/Post Time (No minimum)
  • Pre-Training Assignments must be completed prior to transition training

NOTE:

The VFR Cirrus Transition Training does not constitute a Biennial Flight Review (BFR). If a BFR is desired, additional time should be scheduled in advance.

Cirrus SR22 Turbo Advanced Transition Training (5 days, or additional 2 days after SR22T Transition Training)

The Cirrus IFR Transition Course is designed to transition current and proficient instrument rated pilots into a Cirrus SR22T with a high level of instrument competency. Pilots will be trained in both normal and abnormal scenarios for VFR and IFR operations. Emphasis will be placed on flying in the IFR system. New Cirrus pilots will complete an Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) in conjunction with the final evaluation lesson. After completion of the course, the pilot will receive a course completion certificate.

Course content includes:

  • Cirrus Operational Characteristics
  • Maneuvers, Takeoffs, and Landings
  • Basic Attitude Instrument Flying (BAIF)
  • Avionics and autopilot usage
  • IFR operations, procedures, and instrument approaches
  • GPS, FMS, and WAAS (if applicable)
  • Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) and Risk Management
  • Cross country flight planning and procedures
  • Abnormal and emergency procedures
  • Avionics malfunctions and abnormalities

Upon completion of the course, the pilot will be able to:

  • Gain all skills included in the Transition Training course
  • Train for full utilization of your instrument rating while developing proficiency in:
    • Precision and nonprecision approaches
    • Missed approaches
    • Holding patterns
    • Departure procedures
    • Arrival procedures
  • Fly approaches proficiently with and without the autopilot
  • Safely accommodate complex ATC instructions while operating under IFR
  • Gain confident awareness regarding controlled flight into terrain
  • Maximize the aircraft’s safe utility by developing a higher level of flight proficiency during initial training

Averages for Cirrus SR22T Advanced Transition Training Syllabus:

  • 10 Hrs Cirrus Flight Time (8 Hrs minimum)
  • 12 Cross Country Legs (9 legs minimum)
  • 20 Landings (15 landings minimum)
  • 8 Hrs Ground Pre/Post Time (No minimum)
  • Pre-Training Assignments must be completed prior to transition training

NOTE:

The IFR Cirrus Transition Training does not constitute a Biennial Flight Review (BFR). If a BFR is desired, additional time should be scheduled in advance.