Cessnas. I have done AFF out of a King Air and one or two from a Beech-18. We used the 3 floater exit on both of those. Actually I just got a pm from a friend who has a lot of Otter AFF experience who will be here on Wednesday. He will be helpful. Thanks Derek.
When doing dynamic exits, keep student's hands off of door frames, floater bars, etc.
That policy changed in Perris when a petite, dainty, female student hesitated, but the inside instructor continued pushing ... and broke her wrist. To eliminate that threat, Perris changed to having students rest their hands on their knees ... while looking at propeller, etc.
I prefer the student squatting in the door - right foot forward, left foot back, head outside facing the prop. One JM out, one in.
The most common method used these days.
Very true, but I have actually grown pretty fond of the "crouching monkey, hidden tiger" method that they use here at the Z-hills school on all but the tallest students. If that sounded odd, I will explain the technique:
-outside instructor has left foot forward, right foot back and is hanging on with his/her left hand to the bar. That instructor is at least midway forward in the door so as not to hose the inside instructor
-student has left foot between the feet of the outside instructor, right up against the bottom edge of the door opening. Right foot in about shoulder width apart and the student is crouching down and facing forward, head up, back as straight as possible. Student checks in; checks out, rocks left (towards door), rocks right, and rocks left and exits.
-inside instructor generally has his/her left foot behind the left foot of the student, right foot as close to the door as possible, is crouched down with his head "dug in" and should anticipate the group getting pretty steep out the door.
This method makes it super-easy for the outside instructor to launch cleanly, but it (in my experience) makes for some steep exits for the inside guy if you permit the student to stand towards the back of the door. I have yet to blow an exit from either position with this technique, but it does put taller students in a really bent-over exit position.
This is how we do it in DeLand... The video is a Pac exit but its the same for an otter just the otter has a slightly bigger door. Always try and have the student get their shoulder out of the door with hips forward.
I dont know how to do the clicky thing!!! Hope this helps
Student right foot forward on edge of the step, left foot close behind also on edge of the step, standing up outside, facing forward, flat-hand grips on the door frame, shoulder all the way out, leaning back into a good arch.
Count after hotel check is Prop (looking forward getting shoulders square to the wind), Up (up on toes only), Down (down to flat foot), Arch (student left foot stepping out into the relative wind while maintaining the arch).
Reserve side JM out with right-hand grip on student legstrap, both feet behind the student's feet clear of student left foot movement, left hand on the bar.
Main side JM inside with both hands gripping student.
If it Main side JM starts getting steep, reserve side JM simply turns it counter-clockwise 90 degrees on the hill.
I've done it both ways and simply prefer this one.
when i was doing training he told me to hold it for a second and then let go- this was 3 years ago however and I definately dont do that now hahaha- still when i watch the instructors videos every time he pitches he looks over his shoulders holds onto pc and deploys, and all his canopies are either 120s or sub 100