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)
Don't always think you have to exit facing the prop. 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 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.