Re: [Joellercoaster] Does going to a wind tunnel really help?
Really? I need to explain this one? I thought I was pointing out the obvious in the first place.
Here are a few things that are contributing to canopy collisions these days as pointed out by a fellow jumper:
Bigger airplanes=more canopies. Wind tunnels=false sense of security under canopy. Higher wingloading is cool=rapid downsizing. First man down=lots of confusion. Full face helmets =not hearing well, seeing well or yelling well. More than 90's=high speed, low vision, little outs. Some people have 1,000 jumps, some people have one jump 1,000 times. Old school landing techniques vs. new school. Dirt diving the skydive, never dirt diving the canopy flight. Fighter jets, cargo planes and 182's all landing at the same "airport".
Ok, you can digest this how you'd like, but next time please don't use the statement "fill us in", it implies that some are on the same uneducated plane as yourself.
Blue Skies, April
(This post was edited by Madison on Sep 19, 2012, 7:45 AM)
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