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Cirrus Aircraft Parachute Deployment Caught On Security CameraIncredible video. It's the 63rd successful CAPS deployment, with 127 survivors to date. (www.boldmethod.com) More...
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"safety and pilot skills" development is/was a requirement as there was no viable alternative. With Cirrus, some pilot may consider an elective subject. Another reliance on technology getting one beyond one's skill-set?
By watching it land, it certainly was not a soft landing, but it was much softer than it would have been without the Parachute.... But then again, he may have been able to make a nice soft landing on an Interstate somewhere.
Based on its structural integrity in multiple accidents, the Cirrus seems to be a pretty strong aircraft, but like the famous forked-tail doctor killer, seems to be too much airplane for many low-time pilots to fly.
I would love to see if the seats collapsed in that "landing". I t looked pretty harsh...surprised there weren't any back injuries.
Pilot was running the same way I do when my back is hurting, and was rubbing his lower back just before they turned to face the aircraft again. I would say there's a good chance he sustained a back injury.
is promoting the cut and run mentality that is counter to safety and pilot skills.
The number of cirrus chute deployments is beginning to look suspect in the big picture. I agree with another poster that maybe the plane is too much for it's low time target group.
"Come on Mav, do some of that pilot shit!"