Flight aware shows it on the base to final turn...no one could get the chute out that low in a spin.I'd have to imagine at that attitude, the chute wouldn't have mattered. Wonder if this is another slow speed pattern crash.
This plane is 15 years old and is all steam gauges with a G430. I’d hardly call it fancy.With any fancy gear, it allows the opportunity for complacency.
I don't need to practice, I have a parachute!
I don't need to practice, I have "Highway in the Sky"
I used to be a CSIP and still actively train pilots at my operation for our Cirrus. What type of scenario did you consider flyable in which they were teaching to deploy the parachute? Is there a better way to handle engine failures on takeoff?I hope I'm wrong, but I doubt this will be the last of this type of deal.
IMO, Cirrus really needs to revamp its training... especially for pilots learning to fly in a Cirrus aircraft.
I had to bite my tongue to the point of bleeding while sitting through Cirrus instructor training. They emphasize the use of the chute to the point that some pilots' instinctive reflex for any discombobulation, disorientation, or actual emergency is simply "pull the chute."
They asked me, "You lose an engine after take off at 500AGL... What do you do?" The answer they are looking for is "pull the chute," which is the answer they are looking for in all kinds of flyable situations.
My basic disconnect with the Cirrus training regards emphasizing "fly the plane" vs. "rely on the gadget."I used to be a CSIP and still actively train pilots at my operation for our Cirrus. What type of scenario did you consider flyable in which they were teaching to deploy the parachute? Is there a better way to handle engine failures on takeoff?
Their early training philosophy from the first few years as a company left a lot to be desired, but I think their training for the past 6-8 years has been excellent. There's really nothing I disagree with.
What you're saying is valid, but I disagree.I'm not bashing the entire idea of the parachute. But let's teach proper aviation techniques and instincts first. Then, later, we can add the gadgets.