“It took me a while before I realized that a person cannot drive from New York City to the Grand Canyon in one day.”
Foreigners are confused as to why the price listed on the item isn’t the price at the register. They wonder why the tax isn’t already added.
“Price tag says $5, you take a $5 bill out of your wallet, then bam, you’re asked to pay $5.86 or whatever.”
“I guess one thing that’s odd is that the average American seems a lot more attuned to the outdoors than we are. I’ve seen Americans sporadically ask their friends if they want to go on a night hike or go hunting. Generally if you hunt animals in the UK you’re part of the nobility.”
“In NYC they are pretty fearless. I’ve seen one eating a burger in a park. I couldn’t tell if it was actually eating the meat because it caught me staring and gave me the finger.”
“I was blown away by how often it happened over there. I’m a fairly sociable person myself and enjoyed it. But it constantly surprised me. I’d be walking down the street in my own world and I’d hear a ‘hey, awesome hair!’ from someone just passing me. It was great.”
“In general though, as an Aussie, I love the USA. People are super friendly, the nightlife is brilliant, and the food portions are gross but massive. Love it.”
“I remember being in England, and seriously every bathroom stall was sectioned off with a full door and everything. Seriously, the gaps in between American stalls are horrible and I always think someone is watching me.”
“I know the US is a huge area, but the size of the roads and parking lots just seemed really strange [to] a central European.”
It's also the first private jet to be offered with a single engine — a Williams International FJ33-5A turbofan producing 1,800 pounds of thrust.
As a result, Cirrus says the Vision Jet can cruise at 345 mph with a maximum operating altitude of 28,000 feet, and the aircraft can take off in just 2,036 feet.
According to Cirrus, the Vision Jet has a range 1,150 miles at 345 mph or 1,380 miles at 276 mph. That means the aircraft can make nonstop trips between New York and Dallas or Los Angeles and Kansas City.
Amenities include USB charging ports for every seat, an in-flight entertainment system, and mood lighting.
Speaking of the cockpit, it's state of the art. It features a bevy of large touchscreen displays with Garmin's Perspective Touch avionics suite that automates many of the aircraft's system, reducing the flight crew's workload.
Cirrus also built in an envelope protection system that keeps the aircraft operating within a safe flight envelope — preventing the pilot from putting the plane in danger.
The Vision Jet also is equipped with Cirrus' signature parachute system for emergencies. Cirrus says the system, in its other models, has been credited with saving over 100 lives.
Cirrus expects the Vision Jet to be one of its most popular products. The company has taken 600 orders for the plane valued at more than $1 billion. Cirrus will produce about 40 aircraft in the first year, with production expected to stabilize at between 100 and 125 planes a year in the future.