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So, I'm studying for my C & D License Exams...

 


ZoneRat  (D 26968)

Aug 3, 2003, 10:15 PM
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So, I'm studying for my C & D License Exams and I'm running across some things I dont understand. Can yall help me out?

1. Under extraordinary Skydives the SIMS state: "Pre-planned breakaway jumps are to be made only by class C- and D license holders using FAA TSO'ed equipment. [E]".

ok... what's a "breakaway jump"? I'm guessing that they are referring to an intentional cutaway. Am I right? Surely it's not referring to a Mr. Bill jump where Bill "breaks-away" from sluggo...

2. On water hazards: It's been a while since my water training...

So, you're under canopy. Odds are your hands are in your toggles when you realize you're just not going to make it to terra firma. You need to remove the chest strap and loosen your leg straps prior to entry. (Plus inflate any flotation device you might have... ready your PLF etc.).

My questions: Should you remove your hands from your toggles to do all this? If so, attempt to re-stow them temporarily? (It can be tricky getting your hands back into un-stowed toggles...especially with gloves on). Or should you just fly weird- messing with your straps with your hands still in your toggles?

Can't you fall backwards out of your rig with really loose legstraps? When you loosen your legstraps under load, do they zip down to the stops or do you have to work them loose?

3. This is just an unrelated question I had while musing over the materials... During a full rear riser stall up high, once forward inertia is bled off, do you fly forwards, backwards or just sink?

Anyway, any thoughts or observations on these questions would be greatly appreciated...

Robin


SkydiverRick  (D 13360)

Aug 3, 2003, 10:27 PM
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1. Yes they are refering to intentional breakaways.
2. Yes you should remove your hands from the toggles to prepare your rig. Remove the gloves if they are a problem.
3. I would only loosen my leg straps an inch or two.


ZoneRat  (D 26968)

Aug 3, 2003, 10:54 PM
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Thanks Rick.

You are amazingly succinct.

Under load, is it easy to control how much or little the leg straps loosen?

I suppose I could test all this in a training harness...


aero04  (A 41516)

Aug 4, 2003, 12:36 AM
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Under load, is it easy to control how much or little the leg straps loosen?

When I did my water training, I never touched my legstraps. Once I got the chest strap off, slipped the rig off my shoulders, I just swam out of the legstraps.


heftee  (D 27090)

Aug 4, 2003, 6:35 AM
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How are those training materials working out for 'ya? Wink
See you out there next weekend!
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ZoneRat  (D 26968)

Aug 4, 2003, 7:27 AM
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(Heftee printed out the SIM Study Guides for me). They're great! Thanks again for that, darlin'.

Let's night jump together this weekend. (NSCR? Sly ). heh.



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