Learning to fly your canopy. Category E for licence USPA

Practice your skills under canopy! Be safe!


To be safe for yourself and for the rest of skydivers in the air we have to practice canopy skills each jump. In fact, buying the ticket means we’ve invested some money. So it’s just silly not to use this jump properly. Instead of useless spirals (they say funny, in my opinion stupid) to be faster on the groun we can go to the holding area and spend some time learning how our canopy is working. USPA with the SIM, wich is huge store of knowledge, can provide many helpful hints. Each kategory before licence A has the part describing exercices under canopy. So, why not to use this? If you’ve already paid? If you are in the air? Let’s go 😉 (więcej…)

Review – Engine Failure Immediately After Takeoff – C208B


A year ago today the Grand Caravan pictured above operated by Grant Aviation crashed during its takeoff phase of flight in Alaska. Although N208SM did not experience an engine failure, I thought that today would be as good a day as any to review the Emergency Procedures for Engine Failure Immediately After Takeoff  for Cessna Model 208B (675 SHP).

Us as pilots know, the worst time to experience an engine failure is during the takeoff phase of flight. This situation is also when pilots can have the least amount of time to react and usually seem to make the worst decisions. Including making the ill-advised decision to turn back towards the airport when they are too low to the ground. Forgetting simple Private Pilot 101 lessons of Aerodynamic Forces in Flight Maneuvers. Their fear induced large bank angle, to get them back to the airport, results in a large reduction in airspeed further resulting in a stall and crash. (więcej…)

Please don’t kill my brothers – Skydive Mag

pZ98JF0wTdydr6QToxNqMQVery interesting article about safety during wingsuit jumps. More or less it’s about the movie from crazy low opening – jump. Article by Jhonathan Florez.

Safety Protocol
A wingsuiter should never open directly above or in the area where other skydivers are setting up for landing. In case of a cutaway he will be falling into canopies directly below him and in case of a malfunction he could fly into someone. (więcej…)

USPA canopy piloting skills – turns and flare – the movie

USPAA ram-air canopy is an inflatable wing that performs like the wing of an airplane. Once it is open and inflated, the canopy start gliding forward and down through the air.

With both toggles all the way up, the canopy should glide straight ahead af full speed. The canopy turns right when you pull the right toggle. The canopy will turn as long as one toggle is held down and stops turning whet it is let up. (więcej…)

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