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So You Want to Fly or Buy a Cirrus
How to safely transition into and fly a Cirrus Aircraft, plus tips for buying one.
Date and Time:
Thursday, September 19, 2019, starting at 19:00 Pacific Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Max Trescott
Brief Description:

Whether you’re interested in learning how to safely transition into a Cirrus SR20 or SR22, or are interested in buying a new or used Cirrus aircraft, this seminar is for you. There is a lot of misinformation among pilots about Cirrus aircraft, and Max busts common myths about the planes’ parachutes, their spin capabilities, and accident rate, which has changed over the years and now is better than the overall GA total accident rate. He talks in detail about how to transition into a Cirrus, including some of the standard operating procedures taught to Cirrus pilots. He also talks about the many training resources available to pilots learning to fly a Cirrus. Max also talks about how to go about buying a new or used Cirrus. Although the seminar is primarily about the Cirrus SR20 and SR22, Max will talk about the single engine SF50 Vision Jet, which was the bestselling jet in 2018, if there are any attendees interested in transitioning into that aircraft.


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Location of Seminar:
Trade Winds Aviation / Reid-Hillview Airport
2500 Cunningham Ave.
Terminal Building
San Jose, CA 95148
Directions to Venue:

Seminar will be held in the lobby of the Reid-Hillview Airport Terminal building. From Highway 680, exit onto Capital Expressway. Travel Southeast on Capital Expressway. At Cunningham Ave. turn Right. Ried-Hillview Terminal building is straight ahead then slightly left.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
50 seats at the facility, 32 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
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Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Greg Hobbs
Phone: 408-729-5100
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Max Trescott is a fulltime flight instructor who specializes in teaching in the Cirrus SR20, SR22, and is type-rated in the SF50 Vision Jet. He also assists pilots who are considering buying new or used Cirrus aircraft. He is the host of the weekly Aviation News Talk podcast, which provides General Aviation news, pilot tips for beginners & experts, interviews, and answers to listener questions. In 2008, he was named the National Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year to represent the 96,000 CFIs in the U.S.

Trade Winds Aviation is an active center of flight training, aircraft sales, and maintenance located at the Reid-Hillview Airport in San Jose, CA. Established in 1988, Trade Winds Aviation continues to focus on the professional training of student pilots and advanced training for licensed pilots. We attribute our success to a strong commitment to safety, quality, and experience.

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Any other Operations task not covered in the NPP
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