Updated: Jul 16
I recently heard that you don’t want to use the fire extinguisher in the cockpit during an in-flight fire, because you can’t breathe the agent, and you won’t be able to see because of the agent when it's sprayed.
While there are some truths to you no being able to breathe the agent, and the dry agent can visually impair you while spraying it. Let’s make sure we understand the agent in your fire extinguisher as well as the situation, and the procedures to use during an inflight cockpit fire.
If we know the type of agent in the fire extinguisher, we will know what to expect from it, and be better prepared to deal with the situation.
Below are some great articles as well as an Advisory Circular to gain some well needed knowledge on this topic.