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Is there an issue with the Cirrus and turbulence causing a spin?
Based on 1000+ hours at the controls of an SR22 including some short struggles with severe turbulence, I donÂ’t believe that a Cirrus is more susceptible to departing controlled flight than any other airplane in its category. In fact, I fully believe that it is less susceptible with its advanced wing design and positive control authority.
I have done many maneuvers (all within POH limitations) over the last couple of years trying to see where the airplane might Â“bite,Â” and all I have found is a very docile and controllable airplane through all types of stalls, slips, steep banks and anything else I throw at it within reason.
I fully agree with the autopilot theory in terms of potentially triggering (or at least aiding) an upset, but I just donÂ’t understand what turns an Â“upsetÂ” into a complete departure from controlled flight in this airplaneÂ—bad turbulence or not. Hopefully, in regards to British Columbia and California, the respective safety-boards will be able to come to a decent probable cause. Thanks to CAPS, they have the pilots as first-hand witnesses. [:)]
(I split this thread since Dave accidentally originally posted it under Â“looking for SR20 with PFD DELETEDÂ”)