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Plane Parachutes do work...

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Funny thing, before seeing this, I litterally just put down the phone after a chat with a bussiness relation about planes with chutes and I have recently flown a Cirrus for an hour or so that has the same system........ Sure gives you a safe feeling :good:

 

Hou doe,

 

Derk

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I heard an old spanish phantom pilot, that, in the event of stall-spin, the last choice before ejection was to deploy the tail chute to stabilize the aircraft. He didn´t say it was ever used this way, however.

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I heard an old spanish phantom pilot, that, in the event of stall-spin, the last choice before ejection was to deploy the tail chute to stabilize the aircraft. He didn´t say it was ever used this way, however.

 

Yeah, I have heard of the drag 'chute being used in emergencies like that. The idea is that it pulls the tail up in a flat spin, pointing the nose down so the spin becomes recoverable. If I remember right, there were problems with the 'chutes not deploying properly and getting tangled up in the tail, though.

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