Reserve Parachutes session with Jitendra Chindaliya
Love n Greetings,
You may not want to miss this one as our Safety & Reserve Parachute is pretty much our last chance to save our life in an emergency situation & in fact our ‘only’ saviour when things go really bad for us in the air.There are various aspects that we as Paragliding pilots, must know & need to consider really well –
When to throw our Reserve?
How to throw our Reserve?
When to change our Reserve?
What’s Down-planing or Mirror effect ?
What are the types of Reserves ?
What’s the Certification ?
How to fix a Reserve?
Construction/Connectors/Materials/Size etc Common mistakes & dangers Reserve Landing & disabling Folding & Reserve Packing Care & Maintenance & many more..
There’s a lot on the subject & the more one knows the better. More solid a Reserve Parachute Deployment Action Plan a Pilot can have better the safety threshold & chances of survival.
We talked a great deal about all the good reasons for having a Reserve Parachute as an integral part of your flying equipment. We talked about different types of Reserve Parachutes. Selection factors while choosing a Reserve & discussed at length & in detail When’ & How’ to deploy your Reserve Parachute.
In Part-2 of the same topic, we covered the remaining aspects like
Post Deployment Procedure,
Down Planing / Mirror effect
Parachute Landing Fall
Maintenance & Care Certifications & Tests
Front Mount Vs Harness mount &
How to fix a Reserve . There is a lot on this subject that you may not be very clear about or may have doubts about.
We will always recommend a proper hang check (suspend your harness from a simulator frame, get in) and do a test deployment. so help become familiar with the angle of forces and mechanics of deploying. This should always be done with a freshly packed reserve.
Here’s an opportunity also, to learn from the experience of some senior Club pilots who have actually had to deploy their reserve parachutes in a real life emergency situation.
Watch Part 1 of Reserve Parachutes here :
Watch Part 2 of Reserve Parachutes here :