Vision realized: Duluth-built Cirrus jet a luxury sedan in the sky

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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"It's happening."

This was said before the tour of the bustling production lines, before the flight around the edge of Lake Superior, before the CEO declared again that personal air transportation had been transformed forever.

"It's happening," Cirrus Aircraft spokesman Ben Kowalski said, because of a decade of dreaming, planning and building; because of the work of 1,200 employees; and because of the line of more than 600 people waiting for their chance to own this nearly $2 million piece of history, the Vision jet.

The Vision won federal approval last fall, had its first delivery in a showy December ceremony and has been coming off the line in Duluth at a rate of one per week.

Last week, Cirrus invited the News Tribune for a ride.

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