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JohnRich  (D License)

Jul 18, 2012, 9:04 PM

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Re: [pj_jumper] Unnecessary cutaway. Very Dangerous and stupid

The guy seemed to handle it amazingly well and very calmly. He saved his handles, and held them in his teeth to free his hands to fly the reserve. The first thing he did on landing was to stow his reserve brake toggles - not something I would think important at that moment. He seems like a real veteran, likely not his first cut-away.

I think you're way out of line to call this guy some kind of unsafe, incompetent idiot because of this one video. Sooner or later you'll have a little problem like that, and we'll be waiting to return the favor. Wink

The canopy was flying straight and level, with open land everywhere - I would have landed it. But he made a good call, and it was his decision to make.

He could have stood up after landing so that his buddies still in the air didn't think he was injured because he was just sitting there on his ass not doing anything.

But OMG! There was an old fart without a helmet! And another maniac did a back flip at breakoff! Now there's some real idiots! Call the S&TA!


(This post was edited by JohnRich on Jul 18, 2012, 9:11 PM)


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