The advanced avionics offerings of Cirrus are out to spoil pilots of all stripes. On an 8 July night flight in a Cirrus SR22 turbo, the company's top-of-the-line single, I sampled the aircraft's new enhanced vision system working in tandem with its synthetic vision system as Cirrus mid-Atlantic regional sales director Boni Caldeira worked the controls.
Side-by-side, the two make for a powerful situational awareness and safety tool. If you don't believe me, check out this video I made of a low approach to a very dark and deserted airport. Note the highway-in-the-sky boxes that are part of the Cirrus' flight guidance display on arrival to the airport and later showing the missed approach course.
Even with the runway lights off, the airport environment is laid out with the synethic vision, and unmasked with the Max-VIz EVS-600 enhanced vision system (EVS).