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jceman  (D 19212)

Feb 3, 2003, 4:12 PM
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Several have PMed me to move or cross this into this forum from TalkBack so date the following from last Friday:

The fog moved in this morning and didn't burn off until about 1330 here in Jacksonville. We got out to the new DZ about 1400 and manifested for Skyvan load 2.

When we gathered in the pre-boarding area, we got the standard brief from out S&TA stating that we would be flying a left- hand pattern and
landing towards the T-hangers to the south of the LZ.

Load 2 was a light load, a six-way exited first, then Lynn and I, followed by the S&TA with a returning jumper doing a recurrency jump, a high pulling solo and pair were last out.

Our jump went well, got three docks on Lynn and even fruit-looped her on the second one. Deployment was normal, and then it got interesting:
I saw someone well below me with a nasty looking canopy which then became two canopies. I set off to follow the cutaway main, it looked like the jumper was after his free bag. As the main went into the top
of a tree, I set my pattern to land in the clear on a straight line with it. I flew my left hand pattern and as I passed the jumper (now safely on the ground), I hollered that it was in the tree, and I realized it was none other than our S&TA!

He had his freebag and all his handles; I asked him what had happened and he said he had a longer than normal snivel, followed by line twists. Just as he kicked out the twists, his audible went flatline
and he thought "Oh, shit!" as the CyPReS got scared ($1 to billvon).
The canopies went side by side and were starting to go to a downplane when he cut away.

The title quote comes from his call to Cliff Schmucker to order a new cutter. The S&TA? Glenn Bangs.


marks  (D 22296)

Feb 3, 2003, 4:43 PM
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glad to here glen is ok....


bring it on!


Jiggs  (F 745)

Feb 3, 2003, 6:57 PM
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Here's a question that came up in regards to Cypress use that I am not sure about.

I think the arm height is 1200 and fire at 750ft but I can't recall. (Is this correct)

If A Cypress is armed will it fire off? Is it possible to arm the cypress without firing it? If this is the case does anything need to be done to the unit?

Cheers


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Feb 3, 2003, 7:20 PM
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http://www.pia.com/...es/english_users.pdf


zippo

Feb 5, 2003, 4:46 PM
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In reply to:
I saw someone well below me with a nasty looking canopy which then became two canopies. I set off to follow the cutaway main, it looked like the jumper was after his free bag. As the main went into the top
of a tree, I set my pattern to land in the clear on a straight line with it. I flew my left hand pattern and as I passed the jumper (now safely on the ground), I hollered that it was in the tree, and I realized it was none other than our S&TA!

He had his freebag and all his handles; I asked him what had happened and he said he had a longer than normal snivel, followed by line twists. Just as he kicked out the twists, his audible went flatline
and he thought "Oh, shit!" as the CyPReS got scared ($1 to billvon).
The canopies went side by side and were starting to go to a downplane when he cut away.

The title quote comes from his call to Cliff Schmucker to order a new cutter. The S&TA? Glenn Bangs.

Was he testing the canopy? Did it pass the test?



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