Re: [billvon] 1st time tandem landing, broken ankle, would solo landing be easier?
>Actually I think 90% of the people out there would make it through the day without an injury.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha........ha ha ha,you are kidding right?
>....and either have their parachute pulled for them or have their AAD fire.
If they just came out and winged it without instruction,who would pull their chute for them if there were no instructors? Even if they had the AAD get the reserve out,they still have to land the damn thing. Aren't most injuries and fatalities occurring under fully functional chutes? Just cause the chute opens doesn't mean you are out of the woods. They could do a full flare at 35ft,go down wind into a parked truck without flaring while landing out ect,ect,ect.... But hey,I guess they could still do that even with good instruction,since students have a mind of there own.
(This post was edited by toolbox on May 4, 2012, 3:46 PM)