Re: [skydiver30960] What's more important on a tandem?
On first tandems, I let the passenger fly, or assist flying the canopy down to 500 feet, then I take the controls and land the canopy. If it is a tandem progression student I am going to let them start helping with the whole landing on the second jump.
edited to add: I don't need any assistance to flare any "modern" tandem canopy to a nice landing. When I was jumping old 360's and 421's, even EZ's, I would generally always let the passenger help with the landing. Yes, I had them flare hard and high on me several times, but luckilly I was never injured, nor were the passengers.
(This post was edited by SkymonkeyONE on Jul 12, 2004, 12:12 PM)