Cirrus SR22 Australis Review: The Plane With The 1.2 Second Parachute
It was a crisp winter’s day at the airfield when we met with Rebecca Penny from Cirrus Australia/New Zealand to check out the latest in the Cirrus family – the 2017 SR22T Australis.
In an earlier conversation, Rebecca had described Cirrus as “The Plane With the Parachute” and by the time we arrived at the airfield, we’d learnt the historybehind the “parachute plane” and were curious to say the least.
Designed especially for the climate & conditions down here in Australia, Cirrus have put a lot of thought into factors that affect Australian users and it has already been popular with avid flyers and professionals who commute long distances for work. On top of the usual features, the Australis package includes extras like premium leather interiors, exclusive Australis paint design, air-conditioning and 100% UV protected windows.
Watch our review below to discover “The Plane With the Parachute” and details of the Cirrus SR22 Australis.
Cirrus SR22 Fast Facts
Airframe & Powerplant
Continental IO-550-N 310 HP Engine
Black Engine Baffling
Cirrus Airframe Parachute System™ (CAPS™)
60/40 FlexSeating™ (Seats up to 5)
Airbag Seatbelts (Front Seats)
High Performance Brakes
Advanced Wheel Fairings
Surface Illumination Lighting
Spectra™ Wingtip Lighting
Single Movement Power Lever
Dual Side Yoke
2 Year Spinner-to-Tail Warranty
Cirrus Perspective+™ by Garmin® Cockpit
Certified Baro-VNAV Approach Capability
Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT™)
GMA 350c All-Digital Bluetooth® Audio Panel
Dual WAAS GPS/Comm/Nav Radios
Engine & Fuel Monitoring
ADS-B Out Transponder
406 MHz ELT
USB Power Ports
Garmin GFC700 Autopilot with Electronic Stability & Protection