Al Marsh

Cirrus Design single-engine jet makes first flight

July 3, 2008 by Alton K. Marsh, Senior Editor, AOPA Pilot

Cirrus Design’s V-tailed SJ-50 Vision made its first flight July 3 at 10 am CDT Duluth time. The official name is now the SJ-50 Vision. The 45-minute flight was deemed a success by the company. It took place at company headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota. The aircraft is called a verification and validation model. The final production model is promised to go 300 knots true airspeed at 25,000 feet, and the company notes that is “well below airline traffic.”

Cirrus The Jet First Flight


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