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Jan 13, 2021 15:34 |  #2192

Jonzjob wrote in post #19074611 (external link)
Anyone who decides to leave an aircraft before it is safely on the groung has got to have something amiss from the neck up IMHO -?

I agree about nice photos though.

Well, I will flatly disagree with this after several decades in the sport and over 800 parachute jumps.

Flying under a wing like the one shown is pure bliss and if you have not tried it, you would not understand.

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Jan 13, 2021 16:02 |  #2193

bergmen wrote in post #19180929 (external link)
Well, I will flatly disagree with this after several decades in the sport and over 800 parachute jumps.

Flying under a wing like the one shown is pure bliss and if you have not tried it, you would not understand.

Dan

Hi Dan! It’s interesting! When I was younger I always wanted to make a parachute jump but since I have learnt to fly I’ve completely lost the desire to do so! I have to wear a parachute in several aeroplanes that I fly and I know the theory but I sincerely hope that I never have to use it! Maybe I’m just getting old! :-P

Nothing against parachutists... but I’ll fly... and stay with the jump ship! :lol::lol:


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Jan 13, 2021 16:13 |  #2194

Phoenixuk wrote in post #19180938 (external link)
Hi Dan! It’s interesting! When I was younger I always wanted to make a parachute jump but since I have learnt to fly I’ve completely lost the desire to do so! I have to wear a parachute in several aeroplanes that I fly and I know the theory but I sincerely hope that I never have to use it! Maybe I’m just getting old! :-P

Nothing against parachutists... but I’ll fly... and stay with the jump ship! :lol::lol:

Well, as an expert parachutist (and neophyte pilot) I would highly recommend at least doing a tandem jump to be familiar with the sensation you experience while leaving the aircraft and deploying a parachute. The sudden weightlessness can be startling if you are experiencing it for the first time.

Also, understand what you are going to experience under canopy, parachute steerability, rate of decent, being able to determine which way the wind is blowing, always landing facing the wind, proper parachute landing fall techniques, etc.

There is way more to this but this is a sample...

I don't want to hijack this wonderful thread but I just felt the need to speak up...

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Jan 14, 2021 05:44 |  #2195

I'm not trying to knock you at all Dan and it's good that you get so much pleasure from it, but it isn't for me mate ;-)a

One of the sites that my club and I fly our RC model gliders is also a popular site for paraglider people. We have an unwritten safety rule that they stick to the right of a stone marker and us to the left. Quite often they see us getting a boomer thermal and come over to get in it. When we suggest that they stick to the rule it has, at times, resulted in a lot of abuse. They don't seem to realise that if we don't notice them and fly into them or their chutes the result for us is probably a damaged model, but for them it may well be yet another ambulance having to drive across 1/2 mile of the common land to pick up their pieces again. We have never been involved in an accident with them, but there have been several times when an ambulance has had to cross to get them. Some of our models weigh in at 10 lbs or more and can get to speeds in excess of 100mph.

"Safe flying is no accident" is one of my mantras. Sorry, rant over :-)

Just as a matter of interest. A good while back I realised why, in a single engined aircraft, they have that fan at the front.

It's to keep the driver cool, because if it stops he , or she, don't arf break in to a sweat :rolleyes:


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