CAPS® TRAINING
COURSE
Live with it.
Cirrus Airframe Parachute System
8 lessons and over 1+ hours of content guiding you through the decision to pull CAPS.
Price: FREE

ALL AIRPLANE PARACHUTE

ULTIMATE BACKUP
The Cirrus Airframe Parachute System - CAPS® - is your ultimate backup for those rarest and most inconceivable situations. Cirrus Aircraft strives to advance general aviation by building safer airplanes that are comfortable, stylish, and easy to fly - and CAPS is an essential part of achieving that goal. It’s designed to change the odds and give Cirrus pilots, and passengers, the ultimate backup.

With a simple pull of the red T-handle, the rocket-propelled parachute system deploys and lowers the entire airplane - so you, and your passengers - back to the ground while still safely inside the protected environment of your Cirrus. What this really means is - more than 170 people have been returned to their families because of CAPS.
GET INTO THE CAPS MINDSET
CAPS is more than an essential safety system, it’s a mindset. With CAPS you have more options, should you face that incredibly rare “worst-case” scenario. CAPS isn’t just for pilots, it gives passengers another option, should the pilot ever be incapacitated and can’t land the airplane. Some situations, those that are the most desperate, necessitate immediate CAPS deployment - mid-air collision, spin, loss of control, or engine failure between your CAPS altitude and 2,000 feet AGL. In other situations, such as an engine failure in cruise above 2,000 feet AGL, CAPS presents you with more options; allowing you to troubleshoot the problem to your pre-established “hard deck” altitude, where you either have your desired landing point 100% assured - or you pull CAPS.

CAPS HANDLE TO CANOPY

BUILD THE FOUNDATION
CAPS training is designed for every Cirrus pilot. In this course you’ll walk through a complete CAPS deployment, starting with your decision to pull the CAPS handle, exploring every step along the way. You’ll hear from people who’ve actually used CAPS, and we’ll ask you to think about some tough questions - putting you in their shoes and forcing you to think about how you’d respond. As you follow the deployment process, you’ll dig into the system components that actually make CAPS work. Finally, you’ll review strategies for keeping CAPS involved in your decision-making process, leveraging lessons learned from within the Cirrus community - from owners, pilots, Cirrus factory test pilots, and CSIPs. The objective is pretty straightforward - provide you with complete CAPS training, so you’ll have a renewed sense of confidence to deploy CAPS, should you need it.
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COURSE CONTENT

1
lesson time: 20 minutes (estimated)
Your Ultimate Backup
At Cirrus Aircraft, safety has always been the driving factor behind the design of every airplane that’s rolled off the factory floor. The Cirrus Airframe Parachute System, or CAPS, is the ultimate manifestation of a cultural top-down commitment to general aviation safety.
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play_arrow Your Ultimate Backup 8:28m
2
lesson time: 25 minutes (estimated)
Aeronautical Decision Making
Explore key concepts of the CAPS deployment decision-making processes applied throughout every flight.
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play_arrow ADM 11:53m
play_arrow Greg Huntley's Story 4:25m
play_arrow Mayday Over the Pacific 7:47m
3
lesson time: 10 minutes (estimated)
Components
Develop an intimate understanding of the network of individual components and interactions fundamental to CAPS.
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play_arrow Components 4:14m
4
lesson time: 8 minutes (estimated)
Deployment
Understand the CAPS deployment stages from activation to touchdown.
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play_arrow Deployment 7:06m
5
lesson time: 7 minutes (estimated)
Operation
Integrate CAPS into routine aircraft operations from briefings to checklist and risk management.
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play_arrow Operation 6:50m
6
lesson time: 3 minutes (estimated)
Post-Deployment
Prepare the aircraft and occupants after a CAPS deployment.
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play_arrow Post-Deployment 2:31m
7
lesson time: 15 minutes (estimated)
Would You Pull?
Make the decision to pull CAPS before stepping into the plane by analyzing the number of reasons and scenarios where pulling may be the best choice for survival.
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play_arrow Would You Pull? 13:45m
8
lesson time: 5 minutes (estimated)
Preflight
Be equipped for the unlikely event where deployment becomes necessary with a thorough preflight of CAPS on the ground.
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play_arrow Preflight 3:19m
Cirrus Airframe Parachute System
8 lessons and over 1+ hours of content guiding you through the decision to pull CAPS.
Price: FREE
CAPS HANDLE EQUIPPED SIMULATORS
Flight School Airport City / State Country Contact Avionics Motion
Aero Poznan EPPO Poznan Poland +48.61.8474773 Cirrus Perspective Yes
Blue Sky Aviation KRYY Kennesaw, GA USA 770.262.7629 Avidyne Yes
Cirrus Aircraft Vision Center KTYS Knoxville, TN USA 865.724.1923 Cirrus Perspective No
Destinations Executive Flight Center KRVS Tulsa, OK USA 918.298.5555 Avidyne, Perspective Yes
FEIST Motion Simulator Center KVGT North Las Vegas, NV USA 702.810.8128 Avidyne Yes
First Wing Jet Center KTYQ Zionsville, IN USA 317.769.4487 Cirrus Perspective Yes
Independence Aviation (Denver) KAPA Englewood, CO USA 303.858.1600 Avidyne No
Performance Flight KHPN White Plains, NY USA 914.397.1444 Cirrus Perspective No
Sim Pro Flight Training KARR Sugar Grove, IL USA 630.466.7100 Avidyne No
Tubreaux Aviation KDTN Shreveport, LA USA 318.510.4330 Avidyne Yes