Tip Tuesday: Landing Patterns
Heading to a new DZ? Here are a few tools from Flight-1's Justin Price to help you scope it out before you even get there...
Canopy collisions are most likely to happen in two situations: on deployment, or during the landing pattern. Recognising these scenarios and taking preventive action is the best recipe to stay out of trouble. Avoid! Avoid! Avoid!
Top Jumper If there is a canopy below you, exit above using brake input. Distort the canopy below by stepping on the top-skin, causing it to lose altitude. Extend your legs! You must stop the canopy approaching.
Bottom Jumper Exit below with outside front riser or double front riser input. NEVER APPLY BRAKES