Cirrus Vision Jet
It isn't just the most affordable jet on the market. The Cirrus Vision Jet also promises to be among the easiest to fly. The result of a full decade of development, the Vision has a unique design, with a Williams turbofan placed in a "piggyback" configuration, between the distinctive V-shaped tail. Producing 1,800 pounds of thrust, it can take off in just over 2,000 feet, making it ideal for smaller airports, and has a top cruising speed of 345 mph, a top range of 1,380 miles, seating for up to seven adults, and a maximum operating altitude of 28,000 feet. It's the Garmin-built touchscreen controls that are the real breakthrough, though, making plotting your course as simple as tapping on a map. And should you be concerned about safety, know that its carbon fiber fuselage is hooked to a Cirrus Airframe Parachute System, ensuring you can get to the ground in one piece even in the event of a catastrophic system failure.