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Reserve usage simulation
by Ola Sakshaug (E-mail) , 2004/3/22
On our club's home page we have an article from our session of simulated reserve parachute deployment, including two short videos.
Our experience from this test of reserves showed :
- A number of faulty deployments (poorly packed reserves, too long between re-packing).
- Several pilots unable to deploy reserve due to stuck Velcro's or wrong technique for throwing reserve / opening Velcro's.
- One bad construction of deployment system which was reported to the manufacturer.
- And not least: that a simulated deployment gave these pilots a chance to fix errors in a safe environment.
The videos can be found at the end of this page .
Ola Sakshaug, Bodo, Norway