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That's one way to get a jump aircraft down...

Unread post by Spin » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:11 am

Apologies if this has already been posted, spotted the video on an overseas site and recognised a face or two, along with the aircraft. :shock: Eish!!

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Unread post by Christo » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:42 am

Nervous looking jumper in the back there at one stage :D
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Unread post by HappyJabi » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:53 am

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: As an ex skydiver and ex diver driver, that chilled my bones. So glad they recovered before reaching the third rock. =D>
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Unread post by Mauler » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:11 pm

That was supposed to be an inadvertent spin??? And it took what looks like at least about 6 rotations to recover? WTF? :shock:
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Unread post by richard C » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:43 pm

The spin entry looks inadvertent. The departure of the jumpers seems to be scheduled as they drop through the relevant altitudes, managed by the jump master. But that spin recovery looks delayed !!
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Unread post by Velocity » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:01 pm

Wondered when this would surface here :roll: . Interesting ride for me seeing as I had a paraplegic tandem pax on the front and an Atlas Angel at the back of me :shock: . Guess thats why they pay me the big bucks and why I like to sit by the door... LOL
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Unread post by Sandman » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:46 pm

Having flown well over 3000 loads in everything from DC3's to Twin Otters and King Airs, that has to be the most reckless drop I have ever seen. How close did those last jumpers come to colliding with the elevator?

Entering a spin with passengers on board who were not strapped in, even if they were wearing parachutes!! The pilots may want to get that video off YouTube ASAP before the CAA sees it.

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Unread post by Velocity » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:02 pm

Sandman wrote:Having flown well over 3000 loads in everything from DC3's to Twin Otters and King Airs, that has to be the most reckless drop I have ever seen. How close did those last jumpers come to colliding with the elevator?

Entering a spin with passengers on board who were not strapped in, even if they were wearing parachutes!! The pilots may want to get that video off YouTube ASAP before the CAA sees it.

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Unread post by GL » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:02 pm

Lots of questions raised by this -

I seems like the pilot held it in the spin.

At one stage (5.01) a jumper wearing a camera looked like he was in danger of going through the prop!!

Why was the tandem ride wearing shades? - was he blind too? Now that's a really scary thought.
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Unread post by Zulu01 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:55 pm

Bloody awesome video,

.......but would love the hear the full story as some interesting moments in there, looks like a Instructor in the RHS too.
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Unread post by CaptCollins » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:45 pm

Guess even with 3000 loads behind you couldnt see that the pilots didn't spin the aircraft on purpose
You cannot tell me that wasn't held into the spin on purpose? :?: :?: :?: :?: or am I mistaken?

How many rotations were they going to do before recovery?

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Unread post by ADB » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:25 pm

From what I hear the pilot did not know he was in a spin. Only recovered because the centre of gravity moved forward as the skydivers exited.
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Unread post by Mot » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:36 pm

So why did he keep up elevator the whole time? You can see it everytime the camera guy looks out and back...
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Unread post by ADB » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:48 pm

He thought he was in a spiral dive - tried to recover with ailerons and up elevator. (hanger talk - I have no first hand information).
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Unread post by davebutler » Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:39 am

As an ex jump driver this is 1 of the things that always worried me. Almost always with a rear Cof G at low speed on run in, pilot being distracted and attention not always in the cockpit, a spin waiting to happen.??

One comment that does worry me is that “From what I hear the pilot did not know he was in a spin.” This is surely a good enough reason to reintroduce spin training into the PPL syllabus. It was there when I did my PPL and apart from what it taught you I suppose it was also a bit fun!!

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