Re: [BASE469] Emergency exit at a thousand feet???
In reply to:
A Student or Expert CYPRES will not work if the aircraft is exited before it reaches 1500 feet (450m) above the height at which the jumper intends to land. In case of a Tandem CYPRES 3000 feet (900m) has to be reached. Once the aircraft has climbed through that altitude and CYPRES has become fully operational it will work for any exit height
Copied from the cypres manual. If you're going to place one of these units in your rig, you should be familiar with the operating parameters.
Indeed but depending on your AAD type and the events leading up to your 1000ft exit, your AAD may or may not be armed. If you are in a situation where you do not know whether it is armed or not and where a misfire is likely to cause problems, it seems safer to assume that it is armed and proceed accordingly.
(This post was edited by JackC1 on Dec 19, 2012, 4:41 AM)