Our travels took us to Duluth and the headquarters of CIrrus. It was my first chance to sit with Alan Klapmeier and his colleagues to hear the history of this remarkable company. With over 4,000 of their aircraft flying today, they certainly are making an important difference and bringing remarkable aircraft to the market.
They gave me the chance to fly the new Cirrus Perspective with the avionics by Garmin. It was a flight that brought so much of what we had seen all week together into one cockpit. The aircraft was as responsive as it was comfortable. And, the avionics are a marvel to observe. The synthetic vision guided me around the area and straight down an ILS into KDLH.