Cirrus Advanced Flight Training LLP
At Cirrus Aircraft UK we strive to provide the very best service and support to our customers. We have established Cirrus Advanced Flight Training because we were keen to offer post sales training in-house to ensure our owners receive the highest standard of flight training and the personal support they deserve to operate their Cirrus Aircraft.
We are the only Cirrus certified Training Centre (CTC) in the United Kingdom and operate an EASA Approved Training Organisation at our base at Sywell Aerodrome offering the following courses:
EASA IR & CB-IR
With two in-house Cirrus Standardised Instructor Pilots (CSIPs) and two Training Centre Instructors (TCI's) we can conduct every Cirrus transition course, licence and rating you require to make the most of your Cirrus Aircraft.
Beginning your flight education in a Cirrus SR-20 or SR-22 at Advanced Flight Training will ensure that you are being prepared for flight in the 21st century. Our Cirrus Training Center uses revolutionary training material developed by Cirrus Aircraft to make your flying experience efficient, safe, and most importantly, enjoyable.
As a student in a Cirrus aircraft, you will be enrolled in the Cirrus Learning portal, which will give you access to modern training videos, online simulators, aircraft systems presentations, and exams to increase your proficiency. You will work directly with a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot, who will guide you through the training material to make you a safe and proficient aviator.
Meet the Aircraft
At Advanced Flight training we use a state of the art Cirrus SR20 G6, it’s the plane that put Cirrus on the map and transformed an industry. With Perspective + Garmin 1000 Avionics, a QWERTY keyboard, Synthetic Vision Technology, Active Traffic and the now legendary Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) there is not a more technically advanced or safer aircraft for training. The SR20 is the perfect dual-role aircraft: easily manageable for the newer pilot and perfectly suitable for business use being fully IFR equipped with class leading performance.
State of the art avionics provide the highest levels of situational awareness, with Synthetic Vision and Terrain Awareness eliminating the chance of a CFIT accident (Controlled Flight into Terrain).
Active Traffic enhances the standard ADS-B In Traffic with active interrogation of nearby transponder-equipped aircraft to create a 360° zone of detection and awareness around the aircraft and provides visual and ATC-like audio alerts to potential conflicts.
Electronic Stability Protection engages the autopilot servos and returns the aircraft to a safe attitude if the pilot pitches or rolls the aircraft outside of the usual flight envelope.
Heaven forbid it is ever required but should you have an engine failure over unfavourable terrain or a mid air collision the CAPS system will ensure you are returned safely to your family that night.
With all these safety features, a 155KT TAS cruise, leather interior, air conditioning and bluetooth music, the SR20 G6 has the safety, performance and comfort covered in a way no other aircraft can match.
Cirrus Perspective+™ by Garmin® Cockpit
Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT®)
GMA 350c All-Digital Bluetooth® Audio Panel
QWERTY Keyboard Controller
Dual WAAS GPS/Comm/Nav Radios
Engine & Fuel Monitoring
Garmin Pilot – 1 year subscription included*
406 MHz ELT
ADS-B Out Transponder
ADS-B In Weather & Traffic
FliteCharts® & SafeTaxi®
SiriusXM Weather and Audio*
Garmin Flight Stream 510
GFC 700 Autopilot including
Perspective Electronic Stability & Protection (ESP)
Hypoxia Check/Automated Descent Mode
Blue Level Button
Autopilot Stall Protection
Takeoff1,685 ft (514 m)
Climb Rate781 ft/min (3.97 m/sec)
Max operating Altitude17,500 ft (5,334 m)
Stall Speed with Flaps57 KCAS
Max Cruise Speed155 KTAS
Landing Groundroll853 ft (260 m)
“With enhanced features galore, the SR20 is faster, more sophisticated and even more luxurious than ever.” -Flying Magazine
How does the training schedule work and what are the costs?
We work slightly differently to a regular flight training organisation in that we work one to one with a customer all day aiming to fly 4-5 hours per day in that time. We believe that provides real consistency and continuity and enables you to complete your course of training in record time, freeing you up to enjoy your new found freedom in your Cirrus Aircraft.
SR20 G6 Rental: £295/hobbs hour dry inclusive of VAT
Fuel and landing fees: Pay as you go.
Meet the team
At Advanced flight training we recognise the importance that your instructor makes to your experience while training. All of our instructors are current jet pilots having received millions of pounds worth of training between them. Benefit from their experience as we train to the highest professional standards.
Michael Wright MD, CPL, FI, IRI, CSIP: Michael is hugely enthusiastic aviator having owned and operated many different types from every generation of Cirrus to a Bucker Jungman, Extra 330, various Pitts Specials and a Harvard. With 2800 hours and over 1000 hours on the Cirrus Michael is one of the most experienced Cirrus pilot's in the UK. Michael focuses on the delivery - transition training for new sales. Michael's passions are sports cars, vintage aeroplanes and model flying.
Charlie Kimbell MD, ATPL, FI, IRI, CSIP: Charlie has flown Airbus 320,321 and 330 at Monarch Airlines, A340s at Virgin Atlantic and currently operates a private Gulfstream. With 11,300 hours, 3000+ instructional, Charlie is a passionate instructor with a wealth of experience to share. Charlie, whose primary role is pre-owned sales focuses on the transition training of his customers onto type and IR training. Charlie enjoys motorcycles, cars and aeros having won two national aerobatic championships.
Colin Moore:ATPL, FI, IRI, Examiner CFI & TCI: Colin has over 11,500 hours including four years as an Airbus Captain at Monarch Airlines, he's an accomplished instructor and examiner with 3500 instructional hours and heads up the training program for Advanced Flight Training as CFI. Colin enjoys cooking, the Cricket and keeping the rest of us in order.
Nick Frodsham TCI: Started flying on his 17th birthday when he had a trial lesson and immediately fell in love with flying. He gained a Frozen ATPL at Coventry alongside a degree in aviation management. After a short break from flying he became a flying instructor in early 2016. Having amassed 1000 instructional hours he then progressed to a command on the Beechjet 400 in 2018. Nick is a highly accomplished and talented instructor and loves his job splitting his time between flying the jet and flying a Cirrus.