If there was one thing that a Cirrus pilot could do to GUARANTEE nearly 100-percent survival after your engine fails, would you do it?

Yep, you guessed it, properly using CAPS.

I have been personally told by the Cirrus Director of Flight Training and Chief Pilot that he recommends the use of CAPS if no RUNWAY is available. Gliding to a road or field is not recommended. Additionally Cirrus says CAPS is actually preferred in ALL engine failure events that occur at or above 500 feet AGL (600 ft if G5 or 6).

There is much macho uninformed advice out there about CAPS, but there is only one EXPERT opinion - Cirrusโ€™.

Now, put that in your pipe and smoke it ๐Ÿ™‚

1 comment


  • Bill

    While I agree caps is a great safety tool, your example is an over simplification and does not take into account winds, obstacles etc. once deployed you give up control and are along for the ride, maybe into a lake , power line or worse a home. Critical thinking and analysis is required. Stating itโ€™s the safest option most of the time is highly debatable.
    Thanks for listening.


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