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JohnRich  (D License)

Sep 16, 2011, 7:40 AM

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Re: [-ftp-] What do you do??

Could be any of these choices:
Pull reserve, do a canopy transfer
Try to land what you got
Other
Depending upon what the particular situation is. A line over? May be able to cut the line with a hook knife. Tear in the fabric? How bad? May be able to land it. Broken lines? Which ones and how many? May be able to land it.

The only option that is NOT in play at that altitude is a cut-away. Well, maybe, if you have a RSL or Skyhook, but that's gonna be a high pucker factor. The main would have to be in a clearly unsurvivable condition to go for that.

For a slow speed malfunction, a canopy transfer is unlikely, as the reserve is not likely to have time to deploy from the low airspeed drag in time to give you the chance to switch over to it. Heck, it might even just stay in the deployment bag. And if it does that, then you're back to dealing with the problem on your main again, where you started out in the first place.

So I would say that "Try and land what you got" is your best choice. And continue to try and improve the situation.


(This post was edited by JohnRich on Sep 16, 2011, 7:49 AM)


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