Lancair Fly-in And Cirrus Road Show

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Not everyone can make it to the big air shows to check out the latest new airplanes, so Cirrus has packed one of its aircraft (minus the wings) into the trailer of a giant 18-wheeler and is taking it out to the nation's blue highways. The Cirrus Road Show launched in January and will continue through November, with stops in Stockton, Calif.; Knoxville, Tenn.; New Haven, Conn.; and lots more. Visitors can climb into the cockpit, check out the avionics and get a feel for the side control yoke. "If that's not enough, we can set up a demonstration flight for you at a nearby airport," Cirrus says. For pilots who already own a Lancair, or want to mingle with those who do, they can fly in to Scottsdale, Ariz., March 31-April 3. Owners will mix seminars with social events in the desert sun. If you need to know how to "expand the Columbia flight envelope" or "fly your Columbia IFR like the pros," or just indulge in some Southwestern cuisine and socializing, they have an agenda for you.