Western Michigan University has purchased thirty-two (32) TRAC SR Series aircraft from Cirrus Aircraft as it prepares to expand its College of Aviation. As a long-time collegiate partner, Western Michigan University has leveraged Cirrus Aircraft’s technology and sophistication for advanced student flight training.

“As we expand our College of Aviation, the TRAC SR aircraft becomes an invaluable asset for our students to obtain the transferable skills necessary as a pilot,” said Dr. Raymond Thompson, Western Michigan University. “The TRAC aircraft offers a technologically advanced training platform that ultimately provides them with a competitive advantage in the workforce.”

Designed as an ab-initio flight training platform, the TRAC SR Series’ features and capabilities complement the SR20 aircraft’s stable flight characteristics. The integrated Garmin flight deck includes two large flight displays, a Flight Management System (FMS) keypad controller, an Electronic Stability and Protection system, as well as integrated engine indication and crew alerting/warning systems – all features found on today’s advanced airliners.

The interior was designed to meet the needs of a high-utilization training environment, replacing the luxury materials found in the SR Series with a durable all-weather floor liner and easy-to-clean wear-resistant seats. The cabin provides a workspace to learn and train, with more space than typical training aircraft, and rear seats for additional students or observers. It also includes optional air conditioning for comfort in all seasons. The TRAC Series includes the TRAC20, TRAC22, and TRAC22T.

Additionally, the TRAC Series features a durable all-composite airframe structure with the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS). The TRAC Series is further enhanced by a wide array of interactive, tailored flight training content through Cirrus Approach, including online courses, videos and the award-winning iFOM (interactive Flight Operations Manual) for convenient learning anywhere in the world.