Forums: Skydiving: Events & Places to Jump: Re: [normiss] Skydive Expo, DeLand, FL April 3-8th: Edit Log


Skydivesg  (D 10938)

Jan 17, 2012, 9:06 PM

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Re: [normiss] Skydive Expo, DeLand, FL April 3-8th

Please don't forget that not all Skyvan doors operate the same.

The van from AZ (and many other DZs) uses the handle/latch to release the door from the open position and then uses it again to lock the door closed (prior to take off). And of course it is used to lock the door in the open position prior to jump.

The van from Skydive Chicago uses the handle/latch to lock the door closed but does not use it to latch the door in the open position.

Instead when lifting the door open you simply push up on both sides (all the way to the stops) and the door latches open on it's own.

When you're ready to close the door prior to take off, you simply pull on the red lanyard located in the center of the ceiling just forward of the door and it releases. This set up is very easy to operate.

And then there is the Sherpa that we used at Summerfest. Now that door was a pain in the ass.


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