April 2012 Archives
Cirrus Aircraft says it will unveil "The Next Leap Forward" on 18 April, next Wednesday. What could it be?
We knew of several things the company was working on, including path forward for its single-engine jet, the SF50 Vision, which the company was to begin discussing in January 2012 but did not.
Cirrus had also been tinkinering with smaller entry-level aircraft, and perhaps a turbine-powered version of the four-seat SR22.
The promotional video below makes the news sound even more enticing however....
One of the most interesting sites at the Sun n' Fun aviation gathering in Lakeland, Florida last week was a retired aircraft I found, not on the flight line, but sitting in front of the Florida Air Museum down the road.
The PiperJet prototype in all it's DC-10-like glory now graces the museum (where in years past it would have been at Piper's Sun n' Fun booth, drumming up orders...), a testament to the fact that the programme really is dead, or at least dormant for a long, long time.