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We know that there are standalone altimeter simulators and similar altimeter "apps" for mobile devices, for use with student training.

However, I have heard that some tunnels do not allow any "extra" devices in the tunnel.

Does anyone know if anyone has written an altimeter program for Windows/laptops (or Apple devices/OS) that sits outside a wind tunnel, for similar training? (Stopped and started by a "helper" I assume.)

Or, do the "time remaining" displays in tunnels have this option?

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how about that ....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0QKqth2Jfo
make it full screen on a tablet and start it from the outside by a helper?
Ok, not very amazing and only for 11k feet and ends at 3k, but for free ;-)

Or film a student altimeter training device from 12k > 0 and play that video on a tablet
something similar to that:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x61mv-oGWtk
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In my experience, tunneltime for "students" (which are mostly firsttimers or newbies) is meant to get them into good bodypositions, teach them to deal with airflow, practicing turns and forward/backward/upward/downward movements.
timers in the tunnel are for the organisation and the instructors to know when you have to leave the chamber .. ;)

Of course the tunnelcrew doesn´t want to have altimeters or such stuff get loose from the student (or experienced) and rush into the fans of the engine ...
:S

I do not see the need for a kind of altimetercheck/ -display as I would suppose that to be a part of the AFF program at the DZ.
dealing with the remaining time, giving signals to both (or one) AFF I fits more into groundschool on the DZ ...

But what do I know ...
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Hajo

... I do not see the need for a kind of altimeter check/ -display as I would suppose that to be a part of the AFF program at the DZ. Dealing with the remaining time, giving signals to both (or one) AFF I fits more into ground school on the DZ.



As I discuss this with more and more people experienced with tunnel to AFF training, I am finding that many think as you do, and I have usually thought that way too.

I think that traditionally, instructors have been worried that the "unlimited" time in the tunnel would cause an AFF student to forget to look at their altimeter often enough.

But I think that as soon as a tunnel trained AFF student experiences the noise, temperature, wind, and visual changes on their first AFF jump, that they would quickly change to "skydive" mode.

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