The new Cirrus IQ feature lets pilots remotely check the status of different systems on the SR20, SR22, and SR22T from their smartphones.
“Through the Cirrus mobile app, you’ll be able to wake up the airplane, query it, and receive a real-time health status,” says Ivy McIver, Cirrus SR product line director, in a promotional video introducing the 2020 edition.
You can see the aircraft’s fuel level, battery voltage, oil temperature, total time, and—if equipped—TKS fluid and oxygen levels. The idea is that the you can call ahead to have the aircraft serviced, if needed, so that it is ready before you even reach the airport.
The aircraft can talk to you in flight, too. Think of it like your safety pilot or flight instructor who provides a second set of eyes to make sure you don’t miss something on an instrument approach.
The Cirrus Perspective+ flight deck by Garmin adds a stabilized approach advisory system that will alert you if you deviate laterally or vertically by a three-quarter-scale deflection, if the flaps are set wrong, or the altimeter is set incorrectly. It will also warn you if you have more than a 20-knot crosswind or 10-knot tailwind for landing.
The 2020 edition also includes the option for a four-blade, carbon-fiber Hartzell propeller for the SR22T; bold paint schemes; enhanced interiors; and a new key fob.
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