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kaiser

wind limits for tandem skydiving

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Wow! That was a gust!:o
Among important factors I would mention the wing load factor.
I know DZ that utilize Icarus-270 and they jump at 27 knots.
In steady wind and on small canopy I would go 24, maybe 25 knots.
(and I would make money selling adrenaline :) )
In turbulent conditions 15 knots would be enough.

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Curious what your max would be for a DZ with turbulence. I jump at a DZ known for winds where everyone is used to jumping in the wind. However, I doubt anyone at my DZ would consider jumping in 27 knot winds, not even the guys with 10k jumps. I've had my canopy shake around pretty good from turbulence on days where the wind was around 10 knots. I cant imagine 27 in turbulent conditions.

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