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How To Save Pilot's Lives

by John M. White |

A recent article raved about the ability of the Cirrus aircraft parachute system saves lives, but not everyone agrees that having an explosive device deploying a parachute and sitting in the aircraft whilst the wind returns you to terra firma with no pilot input is a good thing.

Here is an excerpt from the article by Joel Siegfried:

Cirrus aircraft parachute system saves lives

The Aero News Network states that a Seattle-based insurance firm, London Aviation Underwriters, and others, have waived the entire airframe deductible for Cirrus SR20 and SR22 pilots who deploy the parachute to save their lives. As of September 2009, CAPS has been activated 20 times with 37 survivors and 4 fatalities.

Read some of the comments and let me know what you think?

Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch!


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