I'll be listing my airplane for sale in about a week but I wanted to offer it first to a COPA member.
Rest assured I am staying in the Cirrus community and will remain flying a cirrus! More on that later!
Ask Price: $594,900 / Flight Hours: 601.2
Useful load: 1155.24, Empty Weight: 2444.76
The airplane was always professionally flown and always hangared. It's been both maintained at cirrus service centers and the cirrus whisperer: Jim Barker. It's a carbon exterior & interior with slight modifications for taste such as the platinum appearance air vents & carbon fiber accent behind throttle & mixture. The options are nearly loaded including factory A/C, FIKI, stormscope, built-in oxygen, EVS, static-wick upgrade, & more. No damage history.
FREE transition training (Cirrus Embark) included with the purchase of your Cirrus.
Annual due: April 2018
IFR cert due: June 2019
Jim Barker mag's completed around 500 hours.
Cirrus Perspective Avionics SuiteDual AHRSDual Garmin 12" LCD DisplaysEngine View Engine and Fuel MonitoringFlight Director** Garmin Active Traffic System Skywatch Traffic
Garmin GFC-700 Digital AutopilotGarmin GMA 350Garmin Remote TransponderGarmin Safe TaxiGarmin Yaw DampenerSynthetic Vision Technology SVTTAWS Terrain Awareness
• Factory Air Conditioning• Dual Air Data Computers • EVS Infrared Camera
* Factory Built-in Oxygen System• Garmin 350 3D Audio Panel• XM Weather and Audio• Garmin ADSB Transponder• Perspective Electronic Stability Protection• Yaw Damper• Tinted Windows• AmSafe Airbag Seatbelts• 60/40 Rear seating with Recline
**(some serial #s in this range were delivered with Avidyne traffic, this is Garmin traffic)
NON FACTORY UPGRADES
* Northern Light wingtip LED light upgrade / Jim Barker• 160w Dual LoPresti Boom Beam HID Landing lights / Jim Barker
• Beringer Dual Caliper Brake upgrade
* Painted wing walks
* Painted aileron gap seals, normally these will yellow in the sun if not painted.
* Energizer starter upgrade, smooth & fast.
Oh man, awesome plane and a good price! Bummer that I haven't found a buyer for mine as your plane is EXACTLY what I was in the market for!
With so few NA FIKI’s available, this should meet a lot of folks’ needs. She’s exactly what I’d be shopping for myself. Plus, I know where Barker lives, so I know its been taken well care of.
I may forward this to a friend.
Very Nice! Sent you a PM.
Gorgeous aircraft!!! Best of success with your next steps!!!
Yes, this could be the one for you! Lots of love here.
It's now under contract, thank you for everyone's interest on my bird.
Wow! Somebody is very lucky!
I love COPA!
We're the lucky couple!
But this couldn't have happen without the following COPA All Stars. You could buy a used Cirrus without COPA but with this group the buying confidence level is magnified by a factor of 10.
First off Mike DeSantis and his father in law Bud, who I stumbled into trying to find the BBQ tent at Sun 'n Fun this year and immediately became friends after spending most our time together at the air show. I also have to note as a newbie it's sometimes difficult getting the "welcome" to a new club. So thanks to Gil Williamson for making that happen at Sun 'n Fun.
Following Sun 'n Fun, Mike and Bud took time to fly down from New York to DC to give me my first ride in a Cirrus. Hooked and gained 1.5 hours in my logbook. (Of course it cost me a lot of BBQ)
Mike, Bud, and I decided to team up again, with my wife Donna, and attend our first CPPP in PA this year.
Thanks to Mike Bush for encouraging us to attend and find a parking spot for the ony non-Cirrus on site, our bus. CPPP was terrific and a heads up to Rick Beach, where my wife attended his Partner in Command class, not only providing her with a lot of education, but also extended confidence in the aircraft itself. She drank the cool-aid and is in full boat. Nothing better than having your wife excited about a major life style change and purchase. She also enjoyed the SIM session with Ed Waters, who went out of his to introduce himself and welcome us. Great maintence session by Roger Whittier, that man knows his stuff and I usually learn something everytime he takes time to post. One of many sessions we attended was the Skew T introduction, by prolific poster Brian Turrisi. I found this so interesting that I signed up for Scott Dennstaedt's weekend seminar in Charlotte (another bus trip) for additional learning. (And I have to admit still learning the Chart).
Right after making a deal with Bryan, (and all this happened within hours), I contacted the Wisperer, Jim Barker (Go Army / Beat Navy), to do a Pre Buy inspection within a few days of my call (Met Jim at OSH2017). We arranged with Tom Donaldson to both ferry and do a complete in flight evaluation along the way, so after having a deal only hours after the first posting on Sunday, the plane was on it's way by Thursday to Barkers.
We were also concerned about insurance, but Ryan Konrath at Wings Insurance had everything pre authorized so when we were ready to pull the trigger it was in place. COPA has paid off in so many ways.
And thanks to all you posters, especially the 12 pager back in 2016 started by Ed McCombs regarding Turbo vs NA (which we agonized over as to the best direction for us), for limitless knowledge on the Cirrus and flying in general. The amount of information is just incredible and I try to read the site at least an hour an evening, working like a sled dog to absorb as much knowledge as possible. You all are an incredible group of aviators / travelers and I can't thank you enough. Please keep up the good work. And at some I point I hope I can make some small contribution.
We also had some wise guidance from Mike Klein at Open Air Aviation, based in Virginia.
This wouldn't be complete without a shout out to Trip Taylor, who we met at CPPP, for agreeing to further training right after we finish the Embark program. We are really looking forward to our cross country training adventure with Trip.
Finally a huge thanks to Bryan Heitman for the excellent care and stewardship of our new aircraft. His flexibility made the whole purchase process a delight. Everyone who knows Bryan and N1303H couldn't say enough good things about either one. It wasn't a cheap deal for us, but our 3 daughters can always elope, right. Ha.
Settlement scheduled for this Friday.
Looking forward to meeting more of you in the future.
Donna & Mango Mike
Congratulations and I think you'll love having built-in O2 even without the turbo. I am surprised it's fairly uncommon on the NAs, but it's great to have on-hand all the time.
Mike and Donna,
A huge congratulations. You got a beautiful aircraft. Enjoy.
Mike & Donna,
Very Exciting times for you both. Depending on being around, when you train with Trip, consider flying by RAP. Would love to see you both again. You've got my number.