This plane is fully loaded with everything including A/C, Flight into Known Icing (FIKI) and the wild Perpective+ avionics, which you can see below:
|I am still working on mastering this flight deck|
Other than my current plane, I have primarily flown 3 other aircraft. The first (in 2005) was somewhat of a jalopy. Like most student pilots, I was renting a Cessna 172 (N-727NC). This plane had absolutely NO frills (NO Glass cockpit, NO traffic, NO satellite weather, NO satellite radio) ... Just old fashioned six-pack round dials and the adventure of a new squawk on almost every flight!
|Notice the vintage early 70s paint scheme and the door that never seemed to close properly.|
After getting my PPL in 2005, I purchased my first plane, which was a Cirrus SR-20 G2. Compared to the Cessna, this was luxury! It had the Avidyne R7 flight deck with dual Garmin 430s, satellite weather/radio, etc(Everything important except traffic)... I flew ~ 400 hours in this plane and got my instrument rating in it also. It was an excellent first plane.
In 2009, I stepped up to a Cirrus SR-22 GTS Turbo. This plane is equipped with the Avidyne R9 platinum flight deck, which is absolutely amazing! This plane is also the perfect X-Country machine. With A/C, deicing equipment, built-in oxygen, and a very powerful turbo, I easily accomplished most missions in this aircraft.