This 2017 Cirrus SR22T Is a High-Performance, Parachute-Protected ‘AircraftForSale’ Top Pick

Composite structure, modern avionics, and ergonomic interiors help set the SR22T apart from competing models.

A widening range of Cirrus aircraft are available on the used market. [Courtesy: International Aircraft Marketing & Sales]

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After 25 years the Cirrus SR-series aircraft still look modern and fresh, thanks in part to continuous development. Regular avionics upgrades have resulted in recently released SR panels that bear little resemblance to those in earlier models. Pilots will also notice numerous small changes in design and materials to reduce weight, improve handling, increase useful load, and boost performance. Top SR models like the SR22T for sale here offer a combination of climb rate, cruise speed, handling, and comfort that make them delightful to fly.

While Cirrus aircraft are renowned for benignly pleasing flight characteristics, they probably are better known for their novel airframe parachutes. This feature, which many regard as a breakthrough in aviation safety, attracted a new audience to general aviation.  

Decades of Cirrus production have translated to a healthy supply of SR22s and SR20s on the used market. These aircraft are available at an increasingly broad range of prices and have gradually begun to attract a larger group of prospective buyers.

This Cirrus SR22T has 1,100 hours since new on the airframe and on its 315 hp TCM TSIO-550-K engine. The panel features the Cirrus Perspective+ by Garmin avionics suite, including Garmin G1000NXi with dual AHRS and air data computers, 12-inch LCD displays, GMA 350c audio panel, GFC 700 autopilot, engine monitoring, and synthetic vision. The aircraft is also equipped with air conditioning, ice protection, and a 77-cubic foot oxygen system.

Pilots looking for a modern high-performance, four-place traveling aircraft with composite construction and integrated Garmin avionics should consider this 2017 Cirrus SR22T, which is available for $775,000 on AircraftForSale.

You can arrange financing of the aircraft through FLYING Finance. For more information, email

Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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