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  1. Back from bankruptcy. SuperPac 750XL-II : NZAero (
  2. I have done 1000s at that weight / wing loading - no problem at all.
  3. Don't know anymore than this. Sad news. I was there when the 1st load was done out Cresco - the predecessor to the 750. It was a 4 way as the fertilizer hopper was taking up space. WTF thank you Covid. Hamilton aircraft maker Pacific Aerospace tells CAA it's insolvent |
  4. I have done about 5500 tandems out of a 172 - we had bars across the roof and a vey good step over the wheel. I am 5 foot 8 and 200 plus pounds. With 1 tandem I would have the passenger facing forward beside the pilot and I would sit behind the pilot seat facing to the rear. I would turn around and hook up about 2000 feet before the jump. with 2 tandems we all faced to the rear. You can see the step in one photo and the bars in the other,
  5. Not really into numbers but have done more than 7000 jumps out of a 172. What are numbers and aircraft type?
  6. It's been a while but my opinion is Hop plus turbulence equals death. 6ooo jumps on Icarus and they are bullet proof - bullet proof. Can't comment on the others cause I haven't jumped them.
  7. My personal opinion is that 500 jumps is not enough for gaining a tandem rating. I'm not sure what the rules are where you but I would suggest that you look at outside camera as a way of building jumps and observing the sort of shit the TIs sometimes have to deal with. I got my rating around 1400 jumps and have 6000 plus tandems currently. Cheers.
  8. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  9. I have a Handbury container with single risers and a 26 lopo. Belly band. Main canopy is a Unit (love that name) going cheap. Let me know if you are interested.
  10. Can you point to any issues with Tandem reserve reliability? Can you show any incidents where a tandem reserve didn't open properly (when the TI executed EPs correctly)? Here is one: . The recent tandem fatality in Queenstown New Zealand where the passenger drowned in a lake involved a malfunctioning reserve. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  11. I would be surprised if the interval between a tandem rig and a sports rig would be different in any country. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  12. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  13. If you listen the packer states quite clearly 7 sec into the video that the canopy is a Safire 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  14. And why would you disconnect the RSL? Goes against any training I've ever had. If you are a TI I suggest you review your EPs. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  15. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.