Call it what you want—The-Jet, the SJ50, the SF50, the Vision Jet—but the first single-engine general aviation jet is ready for prime time after a decade of development. For lack of an official name at the time, Cirrus called it The-Jet, unveiling it to anxious prospective customers and the media on a balmy Minnesota June evening in 2007. The vision was for a single-engine jet capable of flying about 1,000 nautical miles at 300 knots at 25,000 feet with handling characteristics similar to the piston-powered SR22. The “vision” part stuck, as the airplane AOPA Pilot had the chance to fly in May 2017 resembled that concept in many ways. In fact, the SF50 model came to be known as the Vision Jet a couple of years later.

…read more

Via:: AOPA



Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.