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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7952 posts, RR: 12
Posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

The cirrus SR20 is no real airliner but what shall I say: this is going to be the first aircraft wit a parachute as safety feature:



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7952 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

To cite www.aerospace-technology.com:

The most publicised feature of this aircraft is its standard parachute recovery system, a first for a production civilian aircraft.
The Cirrus Aircraft Parachute System (CAPS) adaptation of a Ballistic Recovery Systems aircraft parachute provides a survivable parachute landing for dire circumstances such as an engine failure/fuel starvation, structural failure, etc. The parachute should allow a descent at a rate of about 30 feet/second, uncomfortable but safe.


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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7776 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

The Cirrus SR20 and SR22 are the first production aircraft to include a ballistic recovery system from the factory. BRS's are pretty common place these days on ultralights and there is an STC available for Cessna 150/152s as well.

But since the major players in GA (Piper, Cessna, Beech, Mooney, and Socota) being as conservative as they are I wouldn't expect a BRS anytime soon. I don't even think the new Lancair production aircraft offer a BRS.



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7952 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

huhmmm, ... didn't know. Thanks for the information, DesertJets.

NoUFO



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User currently offlineEGNV From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

I read an article on the Cirrus SR20 in this month's Today's Pilot magazine, anyone else read it?

Looks like a very nice aircraft. Cockpit is very spacious.



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