SL/IAD method and wind tunnel

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Wind tunnel is most valuable after they have done a few (2 to 6) stable exits with IAD or static-line. It is generally a good habit to toss them in the tunnel before they start practice pulls. Ten minutes of practice pulls - in the tunnel - will eliminate most fumbles during real practice pulls.


If students will progress to assisted freefall, then you toss them in the tunnel for a few minutes to practice the maneuvers they will do during their first assisted freefall. Be sure to toss an AFF Instructor in the tunnel to ensure that they practice correctly. Video is also a great way to debrief tunnel time. Tunnel time gets them over the sensory over-load experienced during their first few seconds of real freefall.

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