Dec 25, 2011, 8:38 PM
Post #1 of 7
Question regarding this mid-air collision
Found this video today. Does anyone know the facts of this incident and any recommendations on how to prevent such a near miss as this?
From the video, I would guess the parties involved were not exercising situational awareness and didn't discuss their pull altitudes nor their direction of track. I'm obviously new at this sport and don't want to become another statistic or the subject of a thread here. Any information or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Dec 29, 2011, 10:02 AM
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Re: [popsjumper] Question regarding this mid-air collision
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i think thats right, it seems like two jumpers didnt track away. maybe they had a plan for two to track away and one to pull in place but it looks like one dropped low out of the formation and didnt track away and pulled and then the guy that was supposed to pull in place freefell right through him.
if you drop low still track I think!
billvon (D 16479)
Dec 29, 2011, 6:01 PM
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Re: [5.samadhi] Question regarding this mid-air collision
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>7 seconds of separation
That's a good _minimum_ but the time must be increased as the groundspeed of the airplane is reduced (as a rough guideline.) In a 40kt headwind, for example, 7 seconds is definitely not enough.