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I recall when the Cirrus first came out, one of the principals said that product liability was not going to be a problem for them because the airplane would be so safe. Because of the litigious nature of our society, most, if not almost all, have likely resulted in legal action against the company.
Since the beginning, Cirrus has worked hard to try to see that the pilots of these airplanes are properly trained. All Cirrus airplanes have an airframe parachute, too.
Without the chute there would have been many more fatal accidents because presumably a pilot does not pull the chute until he feels for certain it is necessary to save his ass.
The Cirrus was the first light airplane with a glass cockpit, too, and Cirrus has been a leader in using the latest whistles and bells to help pilots be better informed.
Despite all this, the Cirrus SR has a higher fatal accident rate than most similar airplanes from other manufacturers. We all know that SRs fly a lot of hours every year but that is taken into account when comparing accident rates.
Why, with every safety advantage, has this come to be true? It can only be because of one thing: If you take at face value the benefit of type-specific training, Cirrus pilots have that.
If you accept that glass cockpits give a pilot many valuable informational tools, Cirrus pilots have that. If you buy into the fact that an airframe parachute gives a pilot one last but extremely valuable option, Cirrus pilots have that.
Start with the FAA. A while back the instrument rating requirements were drastically reduced making the rating both less expensive and potentially more lethal.
This was in response to pressure from general aviation interests, especially AOPA. The result is that we have instrument-rated pilots who are not at all prepared for instrument flying, especially in technically advanced airplanes.
The training systems that have been developed do what training systems have always done: A person with an instrument rating might know something about operating on an IFR flight plan but know nothing of cloud flying. Why would this affect Cirrus pilots more than others?
From the beginning the Cirrus has been sold as a transportation machine. That relates to weather flying like the airlines do. So a new pilot, and many Cirrus pilots are relatively new, gets an instrument rating and is suddenly trying to do what infinitely more experienced pilots are doing with airliners.
And there are two of those experienced pilots in the front end of every airliner. In fact there are usually more than any other GA type that is used for transportation. This is not their fault. They were certified by the government, they were sold the airplane, and they were encouraged to use it.
So, cloudy day IFR wrecks are a big part of the Cirrus problem. So are low speed losses of control. Here the FAA also has bloody hands.
Normally a single-engine airplane has to be spun as part of the certification process. The FAA waived this requirement and accepted the airframe parachute as an alternate means of compliance.
I kid you not, the spin recovery in a Cirrus is based on deploying the chute. That is the only way a pilot can recover from a spin in a Cirrus. It might have been reasonable to expect stellar stall characteristic in a new design but, alas, aerodynamics reached a plateau many years ago.Most people don’t use drugs and even amongst those that do, emergencies are rare.
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