Lee McKinley and daughter Melissa McKinley-Smith, of the Pennsylvania branch of Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR) insures a Cirrus SR20 that recently completed a cross-country trip from the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, Pennsylvania to the Juneau International Airport in Alaska. The trip, flown by Robin Turner, took 12 days and spanned 5,968 nautical miles of scenic America.
“I am officially one with the plane….and I even have the seat cushion stitching marks embedded on my butt to prove it,” joked Robin.
Robin was one of six aircraft, all Cirrus model SR20s and SR22s, to make the annual journey to Alaska. This annual trip is the inspiration of Luke Lysen, founder of The Flight Academy, who spent several summers in Alaska in his late teens and early twenties.
For a more detailed account of Robin’s trip, please visit her personal blog, which includes daily posts and pictures from her adventure.
The Cirrus SR20
The SR20 is the plane that put Cirrus on the map. The company touts it as “the perfect dual-role airplane.” It is easily manageable for new pilots, yet perfectly suitable for business use.
- Base Weight 2128 lbs (965 kg)
- Useful Load 922 lbs (418 kg)
- Cabin payload with 3 hr trip fuel and 45 min reserve
673 lbs (305 kg)
“With enhanced features galore, the SR20 is faster, more sophisticated and even more luxurious than ever.” -Robert Goyer, Flying Magazine
Cirrus Aircraft Insurance from Aviation Insurance Resources
Founded in 1984, Cirrus Aircraft has carved its place in the aviation industry as a pioneer in aircraft comfort, safety, and innovation. Cirrus’ line of composite personal aircraft – the SR20, SR22 and turbocharged SR22T – incorporates advanced performance and electronic and safety technologies.
Licensed in all 50 states, AIR provides a wide range of aircraft insurance options for aircraft of all makes and models, from Cessna Aircraft to Robinson Helicopters to, of course, Cirrus Aircraft, like the SR20, SR22, and SR22T. Best of all, AIR represents all of the major aviation insurance markets, meaning we can offer you the broadest package of protection at the best available rates.
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