By Stefaan Ghijs

Safe flying is not only the mission of Fly Aeolus but also of the producer of the Cirrus aircraft.  From day one the producer is determined to improve the safety level of the aircraft. This has led to the most important safety innovation in more than half a century of aviation: the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS ™). This was the main reason why we choose to fly with a uniform fleet of Cirrus SR22 aircraft.

This Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) is a whole-plane ballistic parachute recovery system designed specifically for Cirrus Aircraft’s line of general aviation light aircraft. This aircraft parachute system is designed to protect the occupants in case of emergency. Thanks to the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System, the aircraft can descend slowly to the ground. CAPS is a revolution in the general safety of aviation and no other certified aircraft manufacturer in the world offers this safety device as standard equipment on all its aircraft.
In the event of an emergency, the pilot can pull the CAPS handle that is located in the ceiling of the cockpit. This will unlock the aircraft parachute.

Aircraft parachute handle

Within a few seconds, the aircraft parachute will unfold and the aircraft will lower its lowering speed. During the landing of the aircraft on the ground, the shock of the landing will be absorbed by the special landing gear and by the Cirrus Energy Absorbing Technology (CEAT ™) seats. The goal of employing this system is the survival of the crew and passengers and not necessarily the prevention of damage to the airframe.

Click here to see how the parachute unfolds.

In addition, the safety of the aircraft is increased by the large number of
on-board computers available. As double and triple protection, we expect all our pilots to have a certain amount of experience.
These are, for example, each of our pilots must have a valid CPL/IR or ATPL/IR, which simply means holding a professional pilot’s license that entitles them to carry passengers. 
All our pilots have at least 500 flying hours, of which 200 at least are on single piston aircraft and night flights are also included.
Another requirement of our site is that in the last 90 days at least 5 IRF flights have been performed with single piston aircraft and 3 take-offs and landings have taken place at night.
You can read more about the qualifications of our pilots here.

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