As a Cirrus pilot, I am somewhat confused as to why the designers chose a both a Mooney AND a Saratoga as opposed to a side stick Cirrus/Corvalis design. The primary flight objectives of a flight school are clearly met with the Cessna 172 election, and the high performance end is met with the Mooney OR the Piper, but why not a side stick option for the largest selling single airplane in the world? Yes, at $57,000.00 - a steeply priced addition to one's den, but still represents 1/10 the price of my airplane when new. If the end market is "home use" then the price needs to go down or they need to option this thing for Cirrus/Corvalis owners.
At a price of 57 big ones, this thing might find a niche for itself somewhere. I just happen not to have the slightest clue as to where that niche might possibly be.
I don't know any normal person who would own one of these. For 57 grand go get yourself a real plane, kids!
I sure hope that the white lever the trainee in the image is reaching down to manipulate isn't the throttle!
Am I the only one how know about the aviation market? For 57 grand you can buy yourself an airplane yes (an old one), full stop. You will have to spend another 57 grand sooner or later in order to face the costs of overhaul, maintenance, fuel, hangar....
Does anybody know about another motion simulator at better price? If you find, please let me know