phantomII

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  1. To answer the original question..... The 750ft/225m were chosen so that the unit really operates as a last chance. At terminal velocity we are talking 4 sec before impact. When he invented the CYPRES Helmut wanted something reliable (Not like the FXC12000) and something that saves a skydiver from certain death. At this altitude you can't argue that you still would have pulled the reserve if the CYPRES hadn't done it for you.
  2. Been there, tried it and still have my Chute Assis Suit. And yes it's funny!!!!!
  3. A youtube link attached to every lesson.... I like your idea. Reading and watching, what a great way to learn.
  4. First off, I'm sick of the sentence "We need more information about the incident so we can all learn from it" I've been around for a while now and looking back at the last few years no real new lessons showed up. Every incident that happened was basically a repeat. I know, new guys are showing up and they want to learn how to survive and what to do and what not. And I know that no training can provide them with all the information. Why don't we just make a list of all the lessons we already learned? Additionally it would keep the Incident Forum really short. I.e. Incident ABC is a repeat of lesson 21, Incident DEF is a repeat of lesson 56 and Incident GHI is a slight variation of lesson 89. This way every incident requires only 2 or 3 posts and everyone who wants to learn can just read the list and does not have to wait for an incident for a specific lesson to come up. Just my thoughts on a rainy day.......
  5. WRONG. Sigmas do not get modified!!!!! Only Tandemsystems with a 3 Ring Release at the bottom have the second release routed through the cutaway handle.
  6. As a T/E I really appreciate all the good answers in this thread. Keeping all the mentioned points (always) in mind will make a very good T/I. It cannot be said often enough, it's all about the person in front. Even though we answered the question of a new T/I I wished that all the seasoned ones would stick to the mentioned points as well.
  7. You may not be kidding but it can't be correct. A german registered Otter will start with D-I___. We got one (the only one) registered as D-IVER. D-E___ registration would be a single engine, C-182 size aircraft.
  8. I have an Optimum 126 in my I2 and it fits nicely and works great.
  9. The official result page http://www.emiratesaviation.org/results.html
  10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-4_Phantom_II ...because it's badass and I got 2800 hrs as WSO in it
  11. The PdF Atom Tandem has something like diveloops. If you pull them down they stay down and you have to release them so that the riser goes up again. Can save your ass on really windy days
  12. I hate to be the one that tells you, but almost all fresh new jumpers don't know as much as they think they do. It's called learning curve. Another point, time for 127 post but no time for a profile update. Most of the times you get answers based on your profile. And yes, on some items I'd talk differently to someone with 500 jumps than someone with 26 jumps. Again, this learning curve thing.
  13. Any sound reason for running away from the two workable altimeter of your partners?
  14. This photo shows why you should take care of your equipment and be careful while moving around in the plane. Just my 2 cents.
  15. Since I'm always trying to improve my skills as an TI, could somebody explain the instructional purpose of holding your hands in front of your students eyes. Does that improve the learning experience of the student?
  16. Spotting the exit point and checking for aircraft are two different tasks. Just some things to think about: Where is an aircraft at the time we stop looking out, start our climb out, exit, do some freefall and open our parachute to become a hazard? Does everybody check that far away? Can we even look at these places in the sky? I bet that the 180° sector opposite the door gets almost never checked.
  17. German rules: Tandem - valid 3 years, medical, 60 tandems or 2 with examiner AFF - valid 3 years, medical, 60 AFF jumps or 2 evaluationjumps and participation in a safety education program
  18. There are one or two more lessons we can learn form this landing. Staying alert on the ground is one that was already mentioned. The video shows that you choose your final right into the middle of that group. That puts you in a position where you have to rely on others not to make a mistake. It 's easy to avoid that situation. We all know how excited we can be after a jump. So if we plan for small mistakes by others we won't find ourselves in a corner where it gets sticky.
  19. The freefly handle makes your rig safer to be used for freeflying. A freefly handle securely closes the pouch of the pilotchute and covers the last inch of bridle coming from the rig to the pouch. It's very unlikely that the pilotchute will come out if you are not belly to earth. Plus it's more unlikely to push or pull the pc out while moving around in the plane. In my opinion everybody, not just freeflyers, should have one, since it's the safest way to stow your pilotchute.
  20. Comeon, you should know better. You can freefall through clouds, you're just not allowed to do so.