Brian SR22 Turbo #2135
In reply to:I am a private pilot, instrument rated, with approximately 550 hours. I am toying with the idea of buying a SR22 but I am very concerned about its operating costs. I have owned for now 4 years a 2000 C172SP, which is doing very well and I can comfortably afford. Of course the purchase price and the annual insurance of a SR22 are much greater. But what about all other costs? Any thoughts? Thanks,
Dennis R. Haber, Attorney practicing NY, DC, FL, AOPA
In reply to:...lower fuel burn...
In reply to:If you are serious about your prospective investment, join the forum. This notion has been discussed ad nausium.The SR22 has a 300 hp fuel injected engine burning more gas than a C-172, but moves along at 180 kts, with a very sophisticated electronics package.Insurance is largely based upon hull value. You can buy a used Cirrus or a new one. The insurance cost will be reflected in your choice.After that, all planes must be maintained with their related expenses.
Bill Graham CFI CFII former Platinum CSIP CPPP SR22G2 N321BG Caterpillar Club
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In reply to:If you pony up just a little more cash, you can get the 310hp model.
In reply to:Thanks for the quick response. Where should I look for some information about operating costs to get a sense of whether or not I can afford a SR22?
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