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  • First impressions: It’s big for a four-seater; with a very high build quality and an interior like a Lexus or a BMW, not like an airplane at all. The composite finish is smooth and, of course, devoid of rivet lines. It’s got very long wings, so avoid cutting corners while taxiing. However, the free-castering nose wheel allows very tight turns, and visibility out of the cabin is excellent. Sidesticks? Great stuff, but they still take a little getting used to. Stick forces are reminiscent of larger aircraft. The throttle, mixture, boost pump, and flap controls are positioned well, and the ability to push forward and go fast without manipulating a prop control is probably a crowd-pleaser. All that’s needed now is a full authority digital engine control to finally relegate the red mixture knob to its honored place in aviation history. In flight, the six-cylinder Continental IO-360-ES is smooth and quiet and, unlike some of the bigger injected sixes, requires no extreme gentleness or other special handling.

    Cirrus SR20

    Cirrus SR20 Fact Sheet


  • Powerplant

    Lycoming IO-390-C3B6, 215 hp

  • Propellers

  • Length

    26 ft

  • Height

    8 ft 11 in

  • Wingspan

    38 ft 4 in

  • Wing Area

  • Wing loading

  • Power loading

    14.65 lb/hp

  • Cabin Width

  • Empty Weight

    2,122 lb

  • Maximum gross weight

    3,150 lb

  • Useful load

    1,028 lb

  • Payload with full fuel

    774 lb

  • Fuel capacity

  • Baggage capacity


  • Takeoff distance ground roll

  • Takeoff distance over 50-ft obstacle

    1,685 ft

  • Rate of climb sea level

    781 fpm

  • Service ceiling

    17,500 ft

  • Landing distance over 50-ft obstacle

    2,636 ft

  • Landing distance ground roll

    853 ft

  • Cruise speed/endurance w/45-min rsv, std fuel (fuel consumption, ea engine) @ 75% power, best economy

    155 KTAS

  • Range

Limiting and Recommended Airspeeds

  • VX

    83 KIAS

  • VY

    96 KIAS

  • VNE

    200 KIAS

  • VS1

    69 KIAS

  • VSO

    57 KCAS

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All specifications are based on manufacturer's calculations. All performance figures are based on standard day, standard atmosphere, sea level, gross weight conditions unless otherwise noted.