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Andy GrothFormerly SR22 #428 N74AGMy Facebook Profile (Everyone is Welcome!)
In reply to:As one of the original test pilots during some of the BRS/Cessna chute tests (a great ride!)
In reply to:But the two real emergency incidents that have arisen, so far, are actually reinforcing my conviction that this is more than just a novel safety feature... but one that deserves to be adopted across the board.
Aaron Wedge CFI, CFII, MEI, Platinum CSIP
In reply to: Hopefully other aircraft will follow suit.
Jones TN22-G3 #2539 N230WJ LGCOPA Founder Tied for member # 16
In reply to:Likely, this is their stance since it isnÂ’t an option.
G1-20 G2-22 now G3-TN Vision #174
In reply to:So, not only is CAPS an excellent safety device, but also a great Â“wife-convincerÂ” device.
In reply to:I came home from the AOPA conference in October '96 (in San Jose) with an armload of glossies, including an artist's rendition of a CAPS deployment. "Buy that one," she said, so I did. Took awhile for delivery though...
In reply to:Wow, that would make you a very early member of the Cirrus family. It must have been a hard wait!
In reply to:s/n 1072, delivered October 2000. The wait was indeed difficult (and I questioned my sanity in dropping $15K into the local Fedex box outside of Safeway, which I still bow to whenever I go past.) Somewhere I have a thick file of glossies and magazine articles, as that's all there was to look at. I also at one point sent a rather pointed letter Tom Shea (then VP of sales) asking that they at least occasionally talk to us, as there was basically no communication in those days (I got a very apologetic reply and then they started sending occasional newsletters.)
In reply to:Finally got my demo ride in 204CD with Scott Anderson at AOPA '98, and then got another ride with him in Duluth in March of '99, sadly eight days before he was killed in s/n 1001.
In reply to: The wait was indeed difficult (and I questioned my sanity in dropping $15K into the local Fedex box outside of Safeway, which I still bow to whenever I go past.) Somewhere I have a thick file of glossies and magazine articles, as that's all there was to look at.
Brian SR22 Turbo #2135
In reply to:I've explained everything [emphasis mine] to my mom about the parachute but she still won't get behind my buying a plane. She's very upset at the thought of her granddaughter even flying in a light aircraft.
In reply to:I have been flying half of my life and my mother has never gone for a ride with me.
Mike Radomsky SR22 #724 N1MR KVGT; COPA President Emeritus; CFI CFII CSIP
SR22GTS N5TM #2257
In reply to:I have been flying half of my life and my mother has never gone for a ride with me
In reply to:$15K for a few brochures and magazine articles? Those must have been printed on some really special glossy paper. I canÂ’t even imagine what it must have felt like to finally takeoff in your own Cirrus after waiting for so long!
In reply to:The first solo flight reminded me of my first-ever solo in a 150; a definite feeling of "am I really doing this?" Let's just say that it had been rehearsed many times. ;-)