Mar 24, 2011, 12:52 PM
Post #8 of 8
Re: [blagogada] Break off altitude doing downplane
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Zero feet, and we impacted on a concrete runway - not recommended!
Safe breakoff height depends on canopy choice, wind conditions, your orientation to the windline immediately before breakoff, other traffic in the circuit and the skill/experience of the canopy pilots.
Although skydivers will appreciate the difference between a breakoff at 400’ and one at 100’, most members of the public won’t. Keep it high and safe; take it from someone who knows!