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Re: [danielcroft] First Cutaway, jump 30, and got my A too [In reply to] Can't Post

>but honestly, there are plenty of people who would pay no attention to
>something said on the ground.

Then they will pay even less attention in the air, when they are more occupied.

>Personally, if i were presented with these scenarios, I'd be telling people
>in the plane that there's an issue and what it is, not just standing in the
>door dumbly . . .

I'd rather the person continue spotting so he can do a good job, and can climb out as soon as it's clear. (But if he has time to communicate what he's doing, that's fine too.)

>If the pilot turned off the light, how would you retrieve someone who was
>outside and trying to fix any of the issues you mentioned?

If you are not in the group _and_ you have time/access to signal them safely - get the person's attention and point at the light. They may ignore you and exit anyway, or they may see the light and exit anyway. Or they might get back in.

If you are in the group - get back in the airplane. That's an unambiguous signal.


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