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Ever gear checked your pilot?


Poll: Ever gear checked your pilot?
Yes, never found anything though 2 / 5%
Yes, and found a potentially deadly problem 3 / 7%
No 24 / 56%
Pilots wear rigs?? 14 / 33%
43 total votes
fcajump  (D 15598)

Nov 27, 2012, 12:05 PM
Post #1 of 2 (1329 views)
Ever gear checked your pilot? Can't Post

Just wanted to remind folks that many pilots are not jumpers and may or may not have been given much (if any) training on how to wear/use the gear.

Even if they are jumpers, they should get the same consideration that we (should be) giving every jumper on the plane.

Just saying...

BTW - yep, found one... pilot who had been wearing his emergency rig for years and never told how to route the chest strap through the friction adapter... he thought the velcro was enough.


theonlyski  (D License)

Nov 27, 2012, 12:55 PM
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Re: [fcajump] Ever gear checked your pilot? [In reply to] Can't Post

I've found QE adapters not shut, chest strap not routed properly, handles falling out of their pockets, rigs not even attempted to be tightened...

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