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Premier billvon  (D 16479)
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Apr 18, 2011, 5:47 PM

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Re: [skybytch] A Solution for Current Canopy Collisions and Canopy Related Deaths/Injuries

>Right. But s/he can still kill me.

Absolutely. And they can do that in freefall, under canopy or after landing. Heck, they don't even have to be skydiving to kill you.

But to get back to the original issue - the only way you can guarantee that you will not be taken out by someone doing a high performance landing is to ensure that the people doing high performance landings are separated in time and distance from you. That's why separate jump runs (and separate landing areas) can reduce collisions.

It's not a complete solution to the problem of people killing you; nothing is. But it will help reduce accidents like the ones we've seen over the past few weeks.


(This post was edited by billvon on Apr 18, 2011, 5:47 PM)


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