The first time I flew the Eclipse Aerospace EA500 back in 2007, I compared it to a magic carpet ride. I flew it again on 28 April (from the backseat), and I still think it's a magic carpet.
With its final slate of upgrades and new IS&S-built avionics, the EA500 is about as complete a package as you could hope for in a small jet, plus it's economical and a lot of fun to fly.
Here's the story Flight International's test pilot Mike Gerzanics wrote in this week's magazine, and here's the video I made during the visit with Eclipse Aerospace in Albuquerque on 28 April. Enjoy