Lone Mountain Aircraft sales representative, Mark Egan, made history on Wednesday, July 15, as the very first pilot to receive a Cirrus Vision Jet SF-50 Type Rating in the new Cirrus simulator and Part 142 Certification.
The Vision Jet is the world’s first single-engine Personal Jet to receive FAA certification.
Cirrus’ Aircraft Vision Center in Knoxville, Tenn. is home to the full-motion Vision Jet simulator that Egan used to complete his type rating. The Level D simulator is an exact cockpit replica of a Vision Jet, equipped with Cirrus Perspective Touch Avionics. The full-motion Level D flight simulator is built by the world’s leading simulator and flight training device provider, CAE Inc.
Egan, who has been in the aircraft industry for nearly two decades, operates out of Knoxville, Tenn., where the Cirrus Aircraft Vision Center and simulator are located.
His experience with Cirrus – both in sales and in-flight instruction – makes him a perfect candidate to be the Vision simulator’s first patron.
Egan is a certified Platinum Cirrus Instructor with over 5,000 hours in various Cirrus Aircraft. Prior to Joining the Lone Mountain team, he spent nine years of his career at the Cirrus Aircraft Headquarters in Duluth, Minn.
The type rating will allow Mark to do more for Lone Mountain clients by being able to speak first hand of the aircraft’s performance and features, as well as provide demonstration or delivery flights.
He received kudos for his accomplishment at the Cirrus Kickoff Party at EAA AirVenture’s annual event in Oshkosh.
Congrats, Mark! We are proud to have you on the Lone Mountain Aircraft team!