YouTube pilots The Flying Reporter & Plane Old Ben go on an adventure together in the new Cirrus SR22T G6.
We’ve become friends over the internet. Sharing our passion for making YouTube films about our aviation adventures. Because we live so far apart, it’s taken us a long time to get in the cockpit together, but we finally did it in May 2017.
Plane Old Ben had blagged a test flight in the new Cirrus G6, which was based at Biggin Hill – my home airport, so it would be rude to have not joined in. I offered to help with the filming.
With the help of Cirrus’ regional sales director, Philippe Polman, we flew from Biggin Hill to Blackpool via Manchester Barton. Ben did some low passes at Barton, some general handling, and then some circuits. The return flight was IFR utilising the airways and Class A controlled airspace.
As a reward for good behaviour in the back seat, Philippe treated me to some circuits too. Our videos speak for themselves. My video takes you behind the scenes on the day, with some fun cockpit banter. Ben’s video is more of a test flight/review Vlog.
Video: Behind the scenes with Plane Old Ben
Video: Plane Old Ben, test flight