At Cirrus, we recognize the important role that an aircraft plays in each pilot’s life and how their Cirrus shapes their very lifestyle. Cirrus owners share a passion for the Cirrus Life™, flying to a diverse array of destinations and using their Cirrus to fly friends, clients, colleagues, and family members. Cirrus Aircraft is not only focused on producing the smartest, safest, most innovative general aviation aircraft a pilot could desire, but also driven to enable safe, competent and proficient pilots to create safer skies.
Whether you purchase a factory new aircraft directly from Cirrus, or a pre-owned Cirrus from a 3rd party, our philosophy towards training is the same: Cirrus-specific training from authorized Cirrus training providers is imperative to your Cirrus Life experience. Cirrus’ revolutionary flight training initiative, Cirrus Approach™, is a crucial companion-piece to each aircraft we produce, and it redefines what it is to be a pilot in training, both on the ground and in the sky.
Cirrus Embark was thoughtfully designed as part of Cirrus Approach™ to address the specific needs of pre-owned Cirrus buyers and provide complimentary, Cirrus-specific, standardized differences and transition training for every licensed pilot who purchases a pre-owned Cirrus aircraft. No catch. Just our way of welcoming you to the Cirrus family and demonstrating our commitment to your safety.
As part of Cirrus Embark, every new pre-owned Cirrus owner will receive a login to the Cirrus Approach Learning Portal, a complimentary 1-year membership to the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association (COPA), a copy of the Cirrus FOM and aircraft POH, a redemption code for the iFOM, and one-on-one Cirrus Transition Training with an authorized Cirrus training provider, tailored to the pilot’s previous experience. Once you enroll in the program, a Cirrus Flight Training Advisor will contact you to discuss your training needs and connect you with a CSIP or CTC to schedule your flight training.
Impactful, effective, and efficient, Cirrus Approach™ is much more than a singular training event. It takes place in recurring cycles over the lifetime of every pilot and becomes part of your lifestyle. It leverages modern eLearning technologies, videos and interactive tools to prepare the pilot for flight training at their own pace and in sync with their own schedules before they ever set one foot in the classroom or the cockpit. The Cirrus Approach™ training system consists of a multitude of training resources, all housed on the Cirrus Approach Learning Portal. In flight, pilots train with an authorized Cirrus training provider and progress through a standardized, Cirrus-specific curriculum tailored to the pilot’s previous experience and to the aircraft model and avionics.
The Cirrus Transition course is designed for licensed pilots who wish to fly a Cirrus aircraft. The course focuses on mastering aircraft control, engine management, use of avionics, use of autopilot, and important emergency/abnormal situations in VFR conditions. Completing the Transition Training course satisfies most insurance requirements or aircraft checkout procedures for pilots new to Cirrus aircraft. This course is tailored specifically to the pilot’s previous flying experience, and up to 3 days of flight training are included depending on the curriculum most applicable to the pilot.
The Cirrus FOM is your ultimate Cirrus aircraft reference for procedural flying and is included as part of Cirrus Embark. It contains expanded checklist descriptions, diagramed flight profiles, operational considerations, maneuver outlines, emergency and abnormal guidance as well as best practices and techniques. If you already fly a Cirrus, you’ve probably used the FOM previously and could use a refresher, and if you are just getting into a Cirrus, put the FOM at the top of your study list before you go flying.
As part of Cirrus Embark, you will receive a redemption code for the interactive version of the FOM, the iFOM, available from the iTunes app store. Designed for use on iPhone, iPad or Mac, the iFOM is an interactive digital book enhanced with rich imagery and impactful video.
The Cirrus Approach™ training system consists of a multitude of training resources, all housed on the Cirrus Approach Learning Portal where you will find training courses, study guides, manuals for aircraft, avionics, system components and more. The Cirrus Approach Learning Portal will guide you on your journey as a Cirrus pilot and help to refine your skills and knowledge. The highlight of the Cirrus Approach Learning Portal is the multitude of available custom training content – both video and interactive – tailored to your specific stage in your Cirrus flying career. These courses of study are globally recognized as the de facto method to learn and remain proficient in Cirrus airplanes and many insurance companies will either require enrollment or offer a discount for taking them.
COPA is a passionate group of Cirrus owners and pilots dedicated to safety and education, and offers a multitude of resources for anyone flying a Cirrus aircraft. Lively online forums, regional Cirrus Pilot Proficiency and Critical Decision Making programs, and an annual Cirrus Migration provide a variety of opportunities to learn and interact with follow Cirrus pilots. Your first year of COPA membership is complimentary with enrollment in Cirrus Embark.
Cirrus Aircraft is proud to offer Cirrus Embark to all new pre-owned Cirrus buyers. No matter if you are purchasing a new-to-you Cirrus from one of our Platinum Pre-owned Sales Partners, Aerista or Lone Mountain, or you are brokering a deal with a buddy at your local airport, we care about your safety and enjoyment of your Cirrus. Enrolling in Cirrus Embark simply requires you to complete a short survey detailing your pilot experience and aircraft specifics. Once we receive your information, a Cirrus Flight Training Advisor will be in touch to start you on your lifelong Cirrus training journey.
At Cirrus, training is a lifestyle and great pilots are always learning. Welcome to the Cirrus family. We look forward to being part of your Cirrus Life.
*Owner must be a licensed pilot with a current medical and provide his or her own Cirrus aircraft for flight training. Aircraft must be in legal, airworthy condition.
*FOM and POH provided as part of Cirrus Embark will be specific to the aircraft’s equipment, but not specific to the aircraft serial number. FOM and POH are for training purposes only.
*Cirrus Embark flight training curriculum is standard Cirrus Transition Training or Cirrus Differences Training, and is based on pilot’s previous flight and Cirrus experience. A maximum of 3 full days of flight training will be provided. Should the pre-owned aircraft be purchased by multiple parties in a partnership, each partner will receive Cirrus Embark.
*Authorized Cirrus training providers include Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilots, Cirrus Authorized Training Centers, and Cirrus Training Center Instructors.
*Cirrus Embark applies to all pre-owned SR20, SR22, SR22TN, and SR22T aircraft. Cirrus Embark does not apply to the SF50.
*Enrollment must occur within thirty (30) days of aircraft delivery and flight training must be completed within sixty (60) days of enrollment.
*Cirrus Aircraft reserves the right to modify or cancel this program at any time, with or without notice.