I transitioned from steam gauges to the SR22T Perspective, so low hours in the SR22T (PP Instrument 500+ hrs). I picked up the Garmin Perspective training software which helps. While I know the basics, I want to feel more comfortable with the Perspective and not have to learn while flying. Is there a benefit for me to attend one of the CPPP's this year. I live in the Phoenix area. Any advise is appreciated.
You will always benefit from CPPP, though the Perspective sessions are of a more advanced nature. I transitioned to Perspective in the lats year. I would suggest:
CPPP is a great learning source, especially for Perspective.
CPPP always good but not a complete answer to Perspective transition. I suggest you find a CSIP who is Perspective strong and spend a day or two flying. I don't think there is a short cut and I think if you're going to maintain proficiency on a continuing basis you need to schedule recurrent training regularly. I recognize you're in Arizona and don't see IMC on a regular basis but if you're going to go cross country all the more reason you need to reinforce what you learn.
Robert, Do attend/take full advantage of a CPPP. Invaluable. Meanwhile, visit the Learning Portal on the CirrusAircraft website where you can purchase several video-based courses, a segment of one of which I just finished reviewing: “Perspective and Perspective+ Avionics Course.” This course covers all of the avionics, the functions, how and when to use them, etc. Highly recommended.Lou
We obtained our first Cirrus in August, 2018. After the Embark program, I flew for a few months, then did the CPPP in Lakeland. I would recommend all Cirrus pilots make this an annual event. You will learn a bunch and will have a ball!
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