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Baksteen  (C 708753)

Nov 14, 2008, 7:23 AM

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Re: [murps2000] Low Collision, landing confusion Elsinore Nov 8

 
Low man landing out - I was talking about intentionals.

As far as idiots go, well, have their ass chewed out by the DZO/STA/younameit will help..
If the low man are not intending/knowing they are landing downwind until 30secs before touchdown they are dangers to themselves and others.
How is the first-time-off-radio student to plan for this kind of behaviour? Their skillset is at that point quite limited as might their options be if the winds are high-ish.

Anyway, if a DZ has so many outs available, then an "intentional downwind-landing area" (ie swoop lane) could easily be set up, allowing others to land into the wind.

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Many jumpers are under canopies that for them are dangerous in such scenarios. I don't feel the rules should encourage this. Sooner or later every jumper has to contend with landing off or downwind and it should not be significant danger to a licensed skydiver. If you have to land in the landing area into the wind to land safely, you need a bigger canopy.
And how is unexpectedly forcing such a person to land downwind in the landing area any safer?



<<EDIT: Sorry for the continued hijack, mods...Blush>>


(This post was edited by Baksteen on Nov 14, 2008, 7:25 AM)


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