Have any of you experienced the problem of dragging the tail when landing? Our airplane is in a flying club and that problem has happened more that once.
The result has been damage to the tail tiedown and /or the skin around it. In all reported inciedents it’s ment loosing the tiedown hook.
I believe it may have to do with what speed the approach is made at. Anything less that 75 knots and the pilot tries to salvage the landing by flaring.
Fortunately, I have not experienced any tail-strikes; I have been careful to avoid them, because during my Wings Aloft training in Duluth when my airplane was delivered, I was told that following any tail strike, the airplane should not be flown until the lower rudder hinge is inspected by an A&P, and found to be airworthy.
Apparently, the tie-down loop is mounted on the rudder hinge – there’s apparently not much else back there for it to be connected to.
I suggest that you verify this with Cirrus. If it were my airplane, I wouldn’t fly it without checking.