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I reckon it is OK too (missed his permission to repost part)... it is a good read and maybe some simmers here who are so critical can take a step back and say, "there but the Grace of God go I"... except who knows, if you were actually presented with such a situation, would have the presence of mind to act in a similar manner.

 

I certainly don't have anything against this guy, however, I'm 99% sure I would done things a little different, and maybe that's because the planes I fly don't have parachutes, but again, I'm glad he got down safely and lived to tell the tale.


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If you read the SR-22 POH on the use of the CAPS system, it lists the conditions it should be used. None of them were partial instrument loss. Loss of control was listed, but he hadn't loss control yet. It also says the minimum decision height was 2000ft, He was at 8000Ft, so he had a little time to consider alternatives, even if he had loss control. Interesting the POH mentions as a consideration the safety of the pilot and aircraft occupants, but nowhere does it mention considering the danger of the people below!! If this happened to a regular plane without CAPS, the pilot would use his training and experience and probably do what this pilot ending up doing.


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If you read the SR-22 POH on the use of the CAPS system, it lists the conditions it should be used. None of them were partial instrument loss. Loss of control was listed, but he hadn't loss control yet. It also says the minimum decision height was 2000ft, He was at 8000Ft, so he had a little time to consider alternatives, even if he had loss control. Interesting the POH mentions as a consideration the safety of the pilot and aircraft occupants, but nowhere does it mention considering the danger of the people below!! If this happened to a regular plane without CAPS, the pilot would use his training and experience and probably do what this pilot ending up doing".

 

I think this pilot had an equal chance of not flying his aircraft out of the weather as he did. It's hard to say what alternatives could be executed if a loss of control occurred...I'm sure the POH says what you state about how it should be used, doesn't mean it can't be used in other circumstances.


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