Aviation Consumer – April 2017


Aviation Consumer
April 2017


“The SR22T’s fuel capacity is 93 gallons and fuel management is a no-brainer thanks to the range / endurance utility on the MFD. The navigation page tells you everything you need to know about your current fuel status, including the exact amount of fuel that’s on board and the calculated FOD, which is the fuel remaining over destination. Zoom out on the map and fuel range rings show the endurance. For instance, you can set the utility so it draws a dotted green range ring, which tells you where on the map there will be one hour of fuel remaining. A solid ring tells you where you’ll run out of gas. Enrich the mixture and you’ll see those range rings shrink as the fuel flow goes up. Anyone who runs out of fuel in this airplane deserves the Darwin award. In addition to the map and digital fuel gauges, the PFD has six different annunciators warning you of the pending trophy. An on-screen scheduler tells you when to switch tanks.”