Originally Posted by ALagonia
I recently saw a Youtube video of an emergency water landing with a slider in Italy. The slider canopy was open all the way as the airplane hit the water and inverted. The pilot must have opened it while in flight.
Probably. Doing so might make your eventual egress easier... or it might prevent you from egressing at all if you are knocked unconscious because you sacrificed the protection afforded by a closed canopy. Water can be awfully hard. Chose your poison, but think it through ahead of time and chose carefully.
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