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PAC 750XL Tandem exits?

 


ematteo  (D 24418)

Jul 31, 2004, 1:51 AM
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Hey folks, especially TMs in New Zealand and Australia:

What is your prefered tandem exit from the PAC 750XL?

Thanks,
E


bodypilot1  (D 16037)

Jul 31, 2004, 8:41 AM
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Maybe out that big door thats open in the back? Tongue

Exit just as you would out of the Caravan that was there.

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ematteo  (D 24418)

Jul 31, 2004, 9:41 AM
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The PAC is a super-cool plane with lots of tandem-friendly features. Interior grab rails, a tall cabin and pilot-activated door are just a few.

But it is different from a Caravan. The door is shorter and differently shaped. If you have your student crouch in the door, they get lower, and it is (relatively) harder to present towards the front of the plane on exit. Not an issue with diving exits towards the tail.

We also have brand new anti-skid tape on the step (may be specific to our plane), so kneeling exits are potentially a bit rougher on the students.

There are tons of tandems being done from PACs in NZ and OZ, so I figured TMs there might have favorite exits from their experience.


(This post was edited by ematteo on Jul 31, 2004, 9:42 AM)


diablopilot  (D License)

Jul 31, 2004, 11:34 PM
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Re: [ematteo] PAC 750XL Tandem exits? [In reply to] Can't Post

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Not an issue with diving exits towards the tail.

And there you have it!Smile


bodypilot1  (D 16037)

Aug 1, 2004, 8:33 AM
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Re: [ematteo] PAC 750XL Tandem exits? [In reply to] Can't Post

Yah, what JP said....Wink

Don't always think you have to exit facing the prop. Unimpressed
Some Instructors don't have the technique nor the ability to, and are always fighting to keep facing the line of flight after exiting, and at times I have seen them rolling onto their side and throwing the drogue to get stable. NOT GOOD Mad
Diving exit are great for the cameraman too, as they have a chance to get the look on the students face if they stay close enough.

I know your a newly rated Instructor so do the exit that will be safe for you and your student. Wink

Be safe Evan. Smile

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