Another Chute Pull and save (non-Cirrus)

Discussion in 'Aviation Mishaps' started by NorthEast Ohio, Oct 23, 2021.

  1. NorthEast Ohio

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  2. MalibuJim

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    I have to wonder if this guy has an IR and is a competent IFR pilot?
     
  3. flightwriter

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    The answer to one of those questions is readily available online (the FAA says he does have an instrument rating) and FWIW it looks like the plane had a modern Garmin IFR-capable glass panel with synthetic vision to boot... but yeah, flying "a bit lower than [he] usually would be" to stay out of broken clouds didn't seem to leave him with many options.
     
  4. Hengelo

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    Would you expect him to dead stick an IFR approach if he'd been higher?
    Either way I'm happy to read a post in this thread where someone lived to tell the tale.
     
  5. MalibuJim

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    Flying at 3500' leaves you little options and time in an event such as this, who knows what other options he may have had available to him at 10k. I have always been critical of the chute as a crutch, more specifically for guys that invest in a chute, but not training or an IR, or competent IR training AND flying. The chute is NOT a replacement for piloting skills.
     
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  6. Warmi

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    Wearing a seatbelt is not a replacement for having good judgment while driving either … doesn’t means seatbelts are a crutch for irresponsible … investing in a chute is a good idea regardless if you do anything else - it can only help.
     
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  7. samiamPA

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    Agree 100%... All things being equal I would always prefer to have a chute... I don't now but I hope that my next airplane will.