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A new way to think about CAPS (video)
COPA BRAZIL CPPP
April 26, 2013CPPP at Furnaspark
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Approach ﬂying with the utmost seriousness and diligence,
recognizing that your life and the lives of your passengers and others depend
Recognize, accept and plan for the costs of implementing
proper safety practices (often greater than expected).
Identify prevailing conditions and adapt to changing
in-ﬂight conditions based on sound principles of airmanship and risk
Develop, use, periodically review and reﬁne personal
checklists and personal minimums for all phases of ﬂight operations. Seek the
input and review of these materials by a certiﬁcated ﬂight instructor.
Parachute. Review the POH guidelines for deploying the Cirrus
Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) and consider your personal criteria for its
Personal Wellness. Commit to making personal wellness a precondition of
ﬂying; for example, by using the "I'M SAFE" checklist before each
Know your personal susceptibility to hypoxia (for
example, via oxymeter); carry supplemental oxygen on ﬂights where its use may
beneﬁt you or your passengers; and establish oxygen personal minimums; for
example, daytime above 8,000 ft. MSL and nighttime above 5,000 ft. MSL.
See and be seen. Employ techniques for seeing other
aircraft, such as scanning, and techniques to enhance your own visibility to
avoid other aircraft, such as the use of radio, lights, and strobes.
Minimize turns and maneuvers below 500 feet AGL (except
as required for landings and obstacle departure procedures).
Comply with or exceed the requirements for mandatory
inspections and Airworthiness Directives (ADs), and voluntarily adhere to
manufacturers' recommended inspections, service bulletins, and checklists.
Cross-country operations. Identify alternate landing
sites and available fuel along the planned route prior to departure in case
deteriorating weather or other emergency circumstances make continued ﬂight
Personal minimums. Minimum descent altitude/decision height (MDA/ DH) -
exercise extreme caution and voluntarily limit approaches where ceilings are
under 800 ft. AGL and visibility is under 1 mi. for straight-in approaches or
ceilings are under 1,000 ft. AGL and visibility is under 3 mi. for circling
Personal minimums: Circling. Never execute a circling approach at night unless there
is no alternative and you are capable of safely executing such an approach. In
deteriorating weather conditions and at night, observe higher minimums.
Personal minimums: Approaches. Limit approaches to a maximum of two (under
the same or deteriorating weather conditions) and do not prematurely cancel
IFR. In an unstable approach inside the Final Approach Fix in IMC, execute the
missed approach procedure.
Personal minimums: Departures. Select a "departure alternate"
landing site (for emergency landing just after departure), and depart only in
conditions above applicable arrival or departure minimums (unless a nearby
airport has an available ILS).
Personal minimums: Night operations. Recognize the increased risks
associated with night operations and ﬂy IFR whenever practical at night (if
rated and proﬁcient).
from COPA Code of Conduct