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Oct 16, 2011, 10:41 PM

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We had another Velocity collapse today at the Cal state record due to a Velocity hitting the wake turbulence of a canopy ahead of him. The canopy collapsed on one side at about 200 feet, spun the person at least 180 degrees, then reinflated at about 30 feet. Jack Gramley was in the process of calling for help when it reinflated and landed the person without injury (fortunately.)

Any canopy can be collapsed by sufficient turbulence, but this is the third Velocity I've seen collapse due to wake turbulence in otherwise smooth air. Might be a good idea to consider whether to use a canopy like the Velo during dives where traffic makes wake turbulence more likely.

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