Some discussion earlier on trading out the weight of the CAPS system for an air conditioner. It is 98 degrees outside my door right now and it will be well over 110 on the asphalt. 10 minutes after take off I’ll be nice and cool, secure in the knowlege that I bought the safest GA aircraft in the world.
Would I like A/C to be an option when I upgrade the SR20, sure. I’d also like de-ice, retractable gear, an MFD which displays moving map/terrain/weather/traffic, 6 seats, a higher useful load and 250 kts with a 1,250nm range thank you very much. But I don’t want to sacrifice the CAPS system to get any or all of that.
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Aug. 10 Â— Ballistic Recovery Systems, the South St. Paul, Minnesota, manufacturer of emergency aircraft recovery parachutes, says it has now saved 138 lives following aircraft failure. An ultralight pilot in Germany used his BRS chute in May to escape injury after a wing failed on the ultralight he was flying. It was the second time that he and his aircraft had been saved by a BRS parachute. An Alabama pilot escaped injury in June following an ultralight engine failure over a heavily wooded area.