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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS FeedCirrus Announces "Flawless" First Flight of Very Light Jet; More to Come at AirVenture
  
Cirrus Design Corporation today announced that its highly anticipated very-light jet, currently dubbed "The-Jet," successfully completed its inaugural flight this morning at Duluth International Airport.

The single-turbine aircraft took off at approximately 10 a.m. and flew for 45 minutes. According to Cirrus' news release, the seven-passenger aircraft "performed flawlessly."

Although Cirrus is still finalizing specific plans for showcasing The-Jet at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh at the end of this month, EAA's discussions with this "fixture" exhibitor suggest considerable up-close exposure of the aircraft's design, composition, and performance to AirVenture attendees.

"Cirrus' founders, Alan and Dale Klapmeier, established their aviation roots in the EAA community's amateur-building activities. We're pleased that this community's convention will once again serve as the world stage for unveiling the results of their research, innovation, and dedication to flight," said EAA President and AirVenture Chairman Tom Poberezny. Click here to read the news release from Cirrus’ website.

This EAA publication and other EAA communications will provide more details on Cirrus' plans for The-Jet at AirVenture as information becomes available.

 

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