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South Africa - Aircraft Stalls as Skydivers Prepare to Jump

Old 11th Nov 2021, 07:15
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I love the way the video intro on You Tube credits D B Cooper with the inspiration.
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Old 11th Nov 2021, 10:35
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Jumpers don't need any inspiration Dave, they'll jump from absolutely anything that can gain altitude, some even mountains, cranes, buildings, bridges, etc etc
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Old 12th Nov 2021, 10:25
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Originally Posted by blind pew
One of the members of the dublin gliding club recounted a story about removing the canopy on his Blanic and taking a parachutist up. The parachutist gave his camera to the pilot then climbed onto the wing but decided that the Kodac moment would be more spectacular sitting on the wingtip. He didnít quite get to the end as on the verge of loosing control of the glider the pilot lobed the camera at him and the parachutist followed in an attempt to retrieve the camera.
All stories get more colorful with every telling No need to harm a camera, just allow a 90-degree bank and problem is solved. Nonetheless, the skydiver is considered insane on the credits page.
There is an actual video of this, and yes, significant aileron input is necessary to compensate for the rolling moment, but it's OK, if there is enough speed.

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Old 13th Nov 2021, 18:11
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Ah you didn't know this Irish man.
I first met him when we derigging a K13 on Inch Strand with a darkening sky, sideways rain and the beach disappearing with the incoming tide. He had his arms crossed and let us struggle short handed.
The obvious way to me was to roll inverted but ...
Iirc he became a part of an alternative club..Irish politics..
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Old 13th Nov 2021, 23:50
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Meat bombs have to be saved from themselves.

Let’s see the situation

1) 16k feet and nobody on O2

2) 15 pax in an airplane designed for 8 with all of them crowded in the back

3) Deliberately created significantly asymmetric thrust while entering slow flight

4) A whole bunch of guys hanging on to the outside of the airplane

What could possibly go wrong

If you are a jumper dumper your challenge is when, not if, the jumpers try to kill you, you had better have your “A” game flight skills ready.

You also have to be able to say “NO” , “what part of “NO” didn’t you understand”, and “Are you Freakin CRAZY, there is NO WAY I am going to do that”
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Old 14th Nov 2021, 12:19
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You also have to be able to say “NO” , “what part of “NO” didn’t you understand”, and “Are you Freakin CRAZY, there is NO WAY I am going to do that”
"Cause after all, you are the pilot in command! You state how the airplane is to be loaded, and what the passengers may and may not do in flight. If passengers are doing something which results in exceeding operating limitations for the plane, it's up to you to have them stop. This very certainly includes load (size/number/weight), and loading from a C of G perspective. I flew jumpers for two seasons, but when I could no longer reach agreement as to my flying within the limitations of the plane, I no longer offered to fly. I was replaced with a fresh 300 CPL, who would do things their way. I found that jumpers, nice a people as they are, were much more interested in getting out at altitude, than anything to do which how they get there.

In my opinion, being a jumper pilot should require receiving prior decision making training.
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