The Cirrus Factory in 2001

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In February 2001 I visited the Cirrus Design (today: Cirrus Aircraft) factory in Duluth, MN., for the third time. In 1996 i had been the first European journalist to fly the SR20 prototype, and on this third visit the new SR22 was already in production. One of the aircraft on the production line was SR22 “N701CD”, and I think it’…


In February 2001 I visited the Cirrus Design (today: Cirrus Aircraft) factory in Duluth, MN., for the third time. In 1996 i had been the first European journalist to fly the SR20 prototype, and on this third visit the new SR22 was already in production. One of the aircraft on the production line was SR22 “N701CD”, and I think it’s funny that it was this SR22 of the first generation I would fly in the Netherlands some months later.

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The Cirrus production line in February 2001

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1995-2002 Redakteur und Chefreporter bei fliegermagazin, 2004-2008 Chefredakteur des Airbus-Magazins "Planet Aerospace". Seit 2002 Buchautor und freiberuflicher Luftfahrtjournalist. Privatpilot mit IR Rating.

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