Our goal from the beginning was to redefine personal aviation by creating the safest and most innovative aircraft, built for the pilot and the passengers. We started by designing smart avionics and the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® and then added our award-winning training program, Cirrus Approach™, to prepare confident and proficient pilots for safer skies.

Whether you purchase a new or pre-owned Cirrus aircraft, our philosophy towards training is the same – Cirrus transition training through our global network of Cirrus Training Centers is the best first step to enjoying your Cirrus Life. And now, for the first time, we’re proud to offer a program designed exclusively for owners of pre-owned Cirrus aircraft: Cirrus Embark.

Cirrus Embark was thoughtfully created by our talented flight training team to address the specific needs of pre-owned Cirrus buyers with complimentary, Cirrus-specific, standardized differences and transition training. It’s available complimentary to licensed pilots who purchase pre-owned Cirrus aircraft and includes:

  • Access to the Cirrus Approach Learning Portal
  • 1 year membership to the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association (COPA)
  • Redemption code for the iFOM
  • One-on- One Cirrus Transition Training with an authorized Cirrus training provider, tailored to your training needs

Cirrus Approach – and now Cirrus Embark – redefines what it means to be a pilot in training, in the air and on the ground. Welcome to the Cirrus family and to your new Cirrus Life.


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.


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 Embark is offered complimentary to pre-owned Cirrus buyers. A short questionnaire is required as part of your enrollment into Cirrus Embark. This questionnaire is used by our Cirrus Flight Training Advisors to determine if you meet the simple qualifications below:

Must be the direct owner or designated pilot of a pre-owned Cirrus aircraft.

You must be the direct owner of the pre-owned Cirrus aircraft to qualify. Indirect ownership,
such as a flying club, does not qualify for the Embark program. Owners who are not pilots or
currently undergoing pilot training may designate one personal pilot for enrollment in the
program, provided they meet all other qualifications. Training must be conducted in the pre-
owned Cirrus aircraft qualifying for Cirrus Embark and the aircraft must be in legal, airworthy

One Cirrus Embark training per pre-owned Cirrus aircraft purchase.

For each purchase of a pre-owned Cirrus aircraft, only one direct owner or designated pilot may take advantage of the Cirrus Embark program.

Must apply within one month of purchase and complete the Cirrus Embark program within two months of enrollment.

Direct owners, or designated pilots, of pre-owned Cirrus aircraft must enroll into Cirrus Embark within thirty (30) days of aircraft delivery. Once enrolled into the program, the owner or designated pilot must complete the training within sixty (60) days.

Must be used to complete Cirrus Transition or Differences Training Course.

Cirrus Embark is designed for owners with little or no experience flying a Cirrus aircraft. Therefore, the training syllabus follows a strict lesson flow and is not meant to accomplish a flight review or instrument proficiency check.

At Cirrus Aircraft, training is at the forefront of how we transform safety in aviation. Great pilots are always learning and we look forward to being part of your Cirrus Life. Welcome to the Cirrus family.



To speak with a Cirrus Flight Training Advisor, please call +1.865.724.1923


*A maximum of 3 full days of flight training will be provided.

*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.

*Cirrus Aircraft reserves the right to modify or cancel this program at any time, with or without notice.