Recently I had what felt like a near fatal incident. I have occasionally had this seat slide back a couple times part way and am in the habit of jiggling it and pushing it back and forward to make sure it’s locked. I have had a Cirrus service center look at it and they found no issues. I am aware of several fatalities in the 1990s in Cessnas with a similar issue.
Has anybody else had this issue?
I am short statured so my seat is close to fully forward. At 5 knots below rotation seat slides back where I can barely hold the yoke and I have lost contact with the rudder pedals. The slide back is the whole way, maybe 2 feet or 20 inches? I can hold the yoke and touch the throttles. So choice is to pull throttle back and then try to pull seat forward as plane is veering left on runway and could go into ditch due to P forces, or to hold tight a couple seconds and pull the yoke and hope to rotate.
I chose to rotate and it flew uncoordinated but fine so once a few hundred feet off ground was able to load AP and have it fly and then pull up the seat and get organized. A seat that moves away from the controls is disconcerting for a single pilot operation under Bravo.
Anybody else with this experience? I have contacted Cirrus and am working on the issue. Thanks,