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  1. Respect. True, helpful and loaded with knowledge by own experience. Your posts are among of the best in this forum. (and I fly Icarus canopies) ;-) Maybe a small intention from me: the threadstarter should go and have a good (!) canopy coach before starting to do own try and error landings ... Learning that you have more than 2 toggles and 2 risers for flying (and landing) your canopy is important and may save your life. -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  2. See this .. Christoph Aarns, 15.000 + jumps, no cutaway http://freifallxpress.de/2018/07/11/ffx-portrait-christoph-aarns/ -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  3. Hajo

    Bootie Types/ Vented Booties?

    Read some advertising ... (with explanations what the different type of booties do -or not- ... http://www.rainbowsuits.com/en/products/raptorx-rw -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  4. Hajo

    Open letter to all DZO's

    No Video, but a Horrorstory ... 30th of May 2008 Skydive Lillo, Spain. Detailreport from Danny-Blu in the German Skydiving Magazine, FFX. https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=20232 -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  5. Maybe cleaning both is worth a try? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9IabLQ37ig -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  6. Hajo

    Odd incident

    Hey Micke, you old Bautasten ..., just imagine you have been in that plane (Porter roll). You know that the exit is on the other side .... Pic was shot from a freeflyer who was last out to make a pic from the Porter ... usually he does a sit exit like on the white Porter pic. He showed it to the blue Porter pilot and he added some more .. For your case, talking to pilots before something like that is always a good idea..... -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  7. Hajo

    How to set up time

    For me it worked best with my team if we had a 10 round session (1,5 minutes per round) with 2 rotations of others between, so we could review our round on the screen and walk through the next round before entering the tunnel again. Mostly it was a freefly round or firsttimer round, so 2 minutes between our flights. Means in total: we needed a minimum of 30 minutes to complete our 15 minutes flying time, up to 45 minutes if there were more flyers with us. With that, usually we were able to fly 2 hours/day without any problems. As we mostly have been in prague, review on the screens and preparing inside the chamber before entering the tunneltube itself was easy because of the tunneldesign. Also if there was no rotation with others at our specific session, they shutted down the airflow so we could fly with a small break between our rounds. With an orga like that, if you start early with a coach on 1-1 and you give yourself an hour or slightly more between your sessions, flying 4 sessions with 15 minutes flying time during the day should not be a problem. A good coach will give you enough time to prepare in the creeper area/room before entering the chamber and will take care of a good debrief afterwards on the screen to prepare for the next session. One hour a day flying time with about 8 hours in total of briefing/debriefing/wating between rounds/eating/drinking ... then seems to be comfortable even for new tunnel rats.. -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  8. If you have to make sure that your expensively trained specialists have to solve a mission where they never have been before and you don´t want to rely on weather conditions for flight training, also you really want to "train" malfunctions under the most realistic circumstances and you can afford the money, then those VR simulators do a great job (I guess). For civillian use, if they were the price of a cellphone, they would also be an advantage, why not? Just imagine not only for students, also downsizing could be simulated more realistic and CP might go to another level in training Or a multi-user CRW training ... Amazing new world .... -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  9. Hajo

    Tandem suit

    German Quality ... Rainbow Suits ... http://www.rainbowsuits.com/en/products/tandem-pax -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  10. Hajo

    Disabled Passenger Harness Attachment

    TakeOff in Germany made a system, including a suit (special zippers for easy acess) and harness attached straps. If you are interested .... www.funjump.de -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  11. Hajo

    MARD Trap System on Mirage?

    How many cutaways are you planning per season? Here is how it works and maybe this explains the idea of having maintenance after 3 uses. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJRtrqqnHAQ For me, I like the idea of not having a solid peace of metal at my reserve bridle. but that is up to everyone to decide for him-/herself. I´m jumping Mirage since years and have a cypres. If I would have started with my first gear, imagine having a Mirage and the TRAP 28 years ago, I still didn´t have to send it back for maintenance (< 3 cutaways). -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  12. Hajo

    Do people still fall for this?

    There are some who make fun in a reply ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QdPW8JrYzQ (little different story, but going in the same direction ...) -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  13. Hajo

    Correct tracking anb booties technique

    sorry, wrong vids... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq_XFMqSKlM and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Spjpu7dxfc are the right ones -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  14. Hajo

    Chest strap and safety

    +1 good explanation. most of us think about stall in the picture of slowing the canopy more and more until it collapses. but stall is dynamic as you explained. -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  15. 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 ... 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 ... -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  16. Hajo

    Correct tracking anb booties technique

    a well performed track is a result of the body-position in general, not neccessarily adding bootie surface. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxh6DMMxhOs and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxh6DMMxhOs show perfect execution. To your thoughts of adding surface: the performance comes from the de-arching and catching air at your legs while the whole body is in the shape for sliding forward and falling slower. pointing the toes outward will not push you further, but make it more difficult to de-arch. try it on the ground. lay flat on the packing mat and try to press your shoulders towards the ground, then lift your lower back with toes pointed straight and then try it with pointed outwards. feel the difference .... -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  17. Do you encounter a "rocking" D-Bag frequently? Or linetwists? Look at regular deployments, even on WS flights and tell me where you see the D-Bag shake around .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggkKO1Ufv9A Regular skydive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxh6DMMxhOs So what do you expect to be the benefit? -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  18. 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 -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
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    Chest strap and safety

    Just for my understanding (and aside of the topic of loosening a cheststrap): stalls with uneven toggle input and resulting linetwists? Not crazy? Okay, flat turns are good to know .. But I thought that stalling and twisting is gone, since the videos from Wally Gubbins are out of style ... -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  20. Hajo

    What was your first phone?

    Nokia 5110 (#9) -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  21. Trying to answer the questions from "the dragon" is a waste of time. Someone with that attitude should learn it the hard way. If he is a real person at all .... -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  22. Maybe some more Info ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Showa/Nakajima_L2D -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  23. Hajo

    What is strange?

    I know this as "Men´s Tequilla". You sniff the salt through your nose drink the Tequilla and then put the lemon into your eye or the eye of your buddy next to you. -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
  24. Hajo

    Amazon Parachute Patent

    Nice idea. Can´t wait to get my parcel via drone-drop... see my flat, it is on the left side with the decorated window ... (see pic of our neighbourhood ...) Maybe Amazon might learn from the Army, the tested Air delivery with more or less success ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjF8ju7YeLI -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well
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    Break Off and Tracking

    Chuck, excellent post! You nailed it. -------------------------------------------------- With sufficient thrust, pigs just fly well