Re: 1st time tandem landing, broken ankle, would solo landing be easier?
The DZ I'm at finally started charging a little extra and paying a little extra for big tandems -- those over 250 lbs. There were only a few TI's like myself who were willing enough or trusted enough by the DZO to take up the big guys, not to mention being low enough weight in a couple cases. The appreciation of others and the satisfaction of a job well done are nice, but I don't always want to be the one to have to take up (at standard pay) the guy who is 265, 280, or even 300 lbs, mostly out of widebody C-182's in earlier years.
I'm not saying there's only one way of doing things, but at the extremes I'm not going to say no to extra pay as a TI.
(This post was edited by pchapman on May 1, 2012, 8:57 PM)
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