Cirrus Transition Course - VFR

The transition course is designed for licensed pilots (non-instrument rated) who wish to fly Cirrus aircraft. If you are current but have never flown a Cirrus, the transition course, designed by Cirrus, has excellent structure and can be completed in approximately 10 hours of in flight training with one of our CSIP Instructors. The Transition Course utilizes Cirrus’ online computer training portal.

After completion, combined with some VFR flying of your own, you will become proficient and comfortable with the airplane in VFR conditions. In a very short time, you will undoubtedly become a fan of the capable Cirrus Aircraft.

The SR20 and SR22 Transition Courses will cover the following items:

  • Operational characteristics specific to Cirrus aircraft
  • VFR Maneuvering, takeoffs, and landings
  • Avionics and autopilot usage and management
  • Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) and Risk Management
  • Cross country flight procedures
  • Abnormal and emergency procedures
  • Scenarios for use of the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS)
  • Avionics malfunctions and abnormalities
  • Program, configure, and interpret Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Multi-Function Display (MFD) information for normal visual conditions

Typically, proficient pilots can expect to spend approximately three days (or equivalent) to complete the course. Emphasis is placed on the pilot gaining proficiency in all of the areas listed above. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to understand and operate relevant aircraft systems, maintain positive aircraft control in visual conditions and limited instrument conditions. Due to the technology integrated into the aircraft, significant emphasis is placed on your ability to effectively manage these resources to the extent necessary for flight in visual flight conditions. Actual time requirements may vary depending on your previous flight experience. Completion of the course can accomplish the requirements for a flight review.

Cirrus Transition Training Syllabus Averages:

  • 10 hours Cirrus Flight Time (6 hours minimum)
  • 10 Cross Country Legs (7 legs minimum)
  • 20 Landings (15 landings minimum)
  • 8 hours Ground Pre/Post Time (No minimum)
  • Pre-Training Assignments must be completed prior to transition training (Cirrus Training Kits)

Successful completion of all course objectives will result in a certificate of completion.