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GLIDEANGLE  (D 30292)

Oct 8, 2012, 3:32 PM

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As I have thought about incidents with various jumper injuries which impair their ability to flare fully with both arms, it occurs to me that it MIGHT be prudent to leave the brakes stowed for flight and landing in these incidents.

Turns could be made by using rear risers (perhaps even a 270 degree turn the wrong direction to go the right direction if turning toward the incapacitated arm is too hard).

Landing would be without flare... just a PLF with brakes stowed.

The type of canopy and wing loading certainly would influence this decision. A big, slow student canopy might land acceptably with no input and the brakes stowed. A heavily loaded high performance canopy might NOT land acceptably in the same manner.

Jumper upper body strength would probably play a role too... If strong, a single arm flare might be easy; if not strong, a single arm flare might be impossible.

I am NOT advocating this as the correct solution I am seeking a discussion of folks views of the pros and cons of this tactic.

Thanks!

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