Cirrus Rental

Cirrus Rental: Everything You Need to Know About Renting a Cirrus Aircraft

We have the newest, most advanced Cirrus rental fleet in Southern California. All of our SR20 Cirrus aircraft – the G3 and G6 – are built for performance, safety and comfort, and are available for rent. 

Cirrus Fleet

Electronic Stability & Protection (ESP) and the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®)

History of Cirrus

Cirrus Aircraft was launched in 1994 by brothers Dale and Alan Klapmeier. The pair were aviation enthusiasts who had a dream of building the perfect aircraft. As Cirrus Aircraft has evolved, so too have their aircraft. Cirrus’s first aircraft, the SR20, was introduced in 1997 and became an instant success. Cirrus has continued to build high-quality aircraft, including the SR20 GTS and Cirrus Vision SF50 jet. 

Cirrus Aircraft has also entered into the training market with Cirrus Training International, or CTI. Their aircraft are some of the safest and most technologically-advanced on the planet. Cirrus is known for their industry-leading safety record that includes a perfect fatal accident record since 2002 — something no other aviation manufacturer can claim. Cirrus aircraft are on the forefront of safety and technology, which is why Cirrus has earned a reputation as one of the most trusted aviation brands.

What is a Cirrus Training Center?

A Cirrus Training Center, or CTC, is an organization authorized by Cirrus Aircraft to provide Cirrus training. Our CSIP (Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot) and TCI’s (Trained Cirrus Instructor) are Cirrus-certified instructors and have extensive experience flying and teaching in Cirrus aircraft. 

Santa Monica Flyers is an authorized Cirrus Training Center and we offer the latest in Cirrus training. We offer a variety of courses, from Private Pilot certification to Cirrus Transition Training. We also offer Cirrus-specific safety courses like the Cirrus Safety Seminar and the Cirrus Upset Prevention & Recovery Training course.

What is required to rent a Cirrus aircraft?

The Cirrus rental process is simple and straightforward. To start, you’ll need to be at least 18 years old with a current FAA medical certificate. Additionally, new renters must complete the Cirrus Aircraft Documented Safety Review (CADSR) before flying their first Cirrus flight.

If you already have your private pilot license or higher and are Cirrus-eligible, you can complete the CADSR in just one day. If you are new to flying or don’t have your private pilot license yet, Cirrus Training International offers courses that cover all of the bases for Cirrus rental and flight training.

What can a Cirrus aircraft be used for?

Cirrus aircraft are perfect for a variety of purposes, from sightseeing to business travel. The Cirrus SR20 is the ideal aircraft for travel in comfort and style. Cirrus Aircraft has created an airplane that can cruise at 175 knots while burning just nine gallons of fuel per hour, all with a maximum range of over 900 miles.

Cirrus rental gives you access to Cirrus’s unique Cirrus Perspective cockpit. The Cirrus Perspective system integrates GPS, terrain mapping, traffic information and more into a single display. This system can give you the peace of mind to fly in any conditions. Cirrus’s advanced avionics systems make flying safer and easier than ever before.

The Cirrus is perfect for those looking for a little more performance and luxury out of their rental experience. The Cirrus is equipped with a Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS), which allows pilots to make a safe, controlled descent in the event of an emergency. Cirrus has built their reputation on flight safety and they continue that tradition with Cirrus aircraft rental.

Are there insurance requirements to rent a Cirrus aircraft?

Cirrus Aircraft requires Cirrus Standard Liability Insurance on all Cirrus aircraft. Cirrus provides liability insurance to renters at a reasonable rate while Cirrus rental ensures that you have an exceptional flying experience in Cirrus aircraft.

How much does it cost to rent a Cirrus?

Cirrus aircraft rental rates vary depending on the particular Cirrus model and include the fuel used (wet rate). Our 2010 Cirrus SR20 G3 (N882AB) is $265 per hour, and our 2016 Cirrus SR20 G6 (N593EH) is $310 per hour. To get an accurate quote for training in our Cirrus, please contact Santa Monica Flyers. We will be happy to provide a detailed estimate based on your needs and requirements.

Can a new pilot fly a Cirrus?

Yes! Cirrus aircraft are considered to be some of the best training airplanes in existence. Cirrus rental provides an excellent opportunity for new pilots to get their foot in the door with a high-quality, safe flying experience.

Cirrus SR20 GTS is ideal for both first time renters and experienced Cirrus flyers alike. 

Are Cirrus aircraft hard to fly?

Cirrus aircraft are easy to fly and Cirrus rental is a great way for any pilot, new or experienced, to get their feet wet. Cirrus Aircraft has created an airplane that can be accessed by nearly every type of pilot with the goal of making flying safe and accessible for everyone.

With advanced safety features like Cirrus’s parachute system, Cirrus rental provides peace of mind for pilots and passengers alike. Cirrus Aircraft is the only aircraft manufacturer that offers a full-plane parachute system as standard equipment on all of its airplanes.

What are the benefits of renting a Cirrus?

There are many benefits to Cirrus aircraft rental. First and foremost, Cirrus renters have access to Cirrus’s unique Cirrus Perspective cockpit system, which provides a wealth of information for pilots. Additionally, Cirrus Aircraft is known for its high level of safety and quality. With a Cirrus rental, you can be assured that you’re flying in a safe and reliable aircraft. Cirrus also offers great value for your flying dollar, with fuel-efficient Cirrus aircraft that offer a high performance to cost ratio.

What are the benefits of renting instead of owning an airplane?

There are several benefits to Cirrus aircraft rental instead of owning an airplane. First, Cirrus renters have access to the latest in Cirrus technology and safety features. Additionally, Cirrus Aircraft offers a wide variety of support services to its renters, from maintenance and avionics service to insurance and more. 

Cirrus also offers great value for your flying dollar, with Cirrus aircraft that offer a high performance to cost ratio. Renting a Cirrus also eliminates the need for expensive hangar space and storage fees.

Cirrus rental is the perfect option

If you’re looking for convenience, style and flexibility, Cirrus rental is the perfect way to experience everything Cirrus has to offer. With Santa Monica Flyers, you’ll have access to the newest Cirrus fleet in Southern California and Cirrus-certified instructors.

Contact us today to learn more about Cirrus aircraft rental and how you can get started flying Cirrus today!


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