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tqsmile  (D 855)

May 23, 2004, 12:46 PM
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Which is the better way to exit?
Grabbing your student's legs with yours or not, as you leave the aircraft


AggieDave  (D License)

May 23, 2004, 10:27 PM
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Which is the better way to exit?
Grabbing your student's legs with yours or not, as you leave the aircraft

That's sort of a loaded question. If properly trained, I would say atleast 90% of tandem students will have their legs up and back. Of the 10% or so that don't, 9% will still be flyable.

So my opinion and what I do is just fly the exit, locking the student's legs on exit doesn't really help promote a good instructor arch, which can combat many problems, but be prepared to leg lock your student if needed.

Obviously, you're going to have to play around a bit and figure out what works best for you.


diablopilot  (D License)

May 23, 2004, 10:51 PM
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Which is the better way to exit?
Grabbing your student's legs with yours or not, as you leave the aircraft

I would rather expend my energy making MY exit position the best it can be rather than waisting time, energy, and effort compromising my body position to fix a students poor position. I can "fly" bad students, but a bad student will "fly" me only if I let them.


Premier slotperfect  (D 13014)

May 24, 2004, 3:24 AM
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I would rather expend my energy making MY exit position the best it can be rather than wasting time, energy, and effort compromising my body position to fix a students poor position. I can "fly" bad students, but a bad student will "fly" me only if I let them.

Amen to that. I fly the exit, regardless of the student's body position. Unless the student creates an orientation for us as a pair that makes it unsafe for me to throw the drogue, I won't make any corrections to the student until the drogue is out and I have completed my handle check. 95% of them have gotten squared away by then anyway, remembering what I trained them to do on the ground.

Most of the videos I have seen of poor drogue throws have been caused by a TM that is in a hurry to get the drogue out.


ostrich  (D 23562)

May 24, 2004, 7:12 AM
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I fly me first, the student second.


I find that just yelling "ARCH!" into their ear usually has better results than wasting time on trying to trap them (though I've had to resort to that a few times)


tqsmile  (D 855)

May 24, 2004, 2:53 PM
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Thanks to all the feedback. I'll fly the exit.



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