Sunday, July 5, 2020

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Keep an eye out | Premature Deployment

Keep an eye out | Premature Deployment
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Wingsuit flyers, or any jumpers who sit at the front of the plane and exit last, have the farthest to travel to the door on exit, which increases the chance of a snag.

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Keep an Eye Out | Improper RSL Routing

Keep an Eye Out | Improper RSL Routing
Friday, May 1, 2020

A skydiver with 400-plus jumps changed out their main canopy and then made about 75 jumps on the rig.

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Keep an Eye Out | Rotated Hard Housing

Keep an Eye Out | Rotated Hard Housing
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A canopy coach caught this incorrectly configured cutaway cable on a rig rented by his student, who was a licensed skydiver. A local packer had hooked the main canopy up to the container.

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Keep an Eye Out | Brass and Rubber

Keep an Eye Out | Brass and Rubber
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Oil and water, Red Bull and milk, brass grommets and rubber bands: all things that don’t mix together well.

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Keep an Eye Out | Metal Links

Keep an Eye Out | Metal Links
Friday, November 1, 2019

During a routine repack, a rigger discovered that this Maillon Rapide quick link (aka French link) on the main deployment bag had damaged the pilot chute’s kill line and attachment point, likely from repeated friction between the components.

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