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Thread: Fwd: emergency procedures

Message: Fwd: emergency procedures

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From: Kathron at aol.com

Date: Wed, 21 Feb 1996 22:50:49 UTC


Message:

  If you've all gotten this message x2, I apologize, but it's recipient line
listed only me, & I think it was intended for the whole group. 
Kathy Straub

In a message dated 96-02-21 12:08:25 EST, geneg at rattler.gsfc.nasa.gov (Gene
Gottschalk (286-0708)) writes:

>Subj:	Re: emergency procedures
>Date:	96-02-21 12:08:25 EST
>From:	geneg at rattler.gsfc.nasa.gov (Gene Gottschalk (286-0708))
>To:	Kathron at aol.com
>
>All,
>
>I guess it's time for me to jump in and ask my dumb questions.  I am new to
>aerobatics and just this past month got a solo sigh off in a Zlin 242.  When
>I first started taking lessons I spent the first half hour of preflight
>learning the FAA regs on the chutes.  Once completed we got into a decathlon
>to start the lesson and I asked about how to use the chute.  My instructor
>explained you just pull the D ring and try not to hit anything hard.  He
>further explained that I probably wouldn't get out of the plane anyway, and
>just wear them to be legal.  He wasn't being factious and went on to
>explain.  Now, I had enough trouble getting into the decathlon in the first
>place, firmly attached to the ground not moving.  He said mix in a g-load,
>centrifugal force, disorientation, and a medium size dose of panic, and the
>likely hood of egress was not high.
>
>This brings me around to the question.  The Zlin is much easier to exit in a
>static state.  Does the "typical" aerobatic pilot do any training in
>parachuting?  Would a parachute school even consider offering training in
>your own safety chute.  I don't see much point in owning and wearing a
>parachute if you don't train using it.  Am I just naive?
>
>I'm having enough trouble figuring how to get started in competative
>aerobatics.  Basic looks uphill to me!
>
>-Gene Gottschalk
>
>At 10:55 AM 2/21/96 -0500, you wrote:
>>In a message dated 96-02-21 10:43:02 EST, David at yavapai.cc.az.us writes:
>>
>>> as i started out here, i'm not an aerobatic pilot and i'm not sure
>>>how seriously you all take emergency exits, but if you need the training,
>>>you really need the training. 
>>
>>Dear David, 
>>>From my point of view, it doesn't matter that you're not an aerobatic
>pilot.
>>You have valid points. Safety is safety. 
>>
>>Kathy Straub


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Forwarded message:
From:	geneg at rattler.gsfc.nasa.gov (Gene Gottschalk (286-0708))
To:	Kathron at aol.com
Date: 96-02-21 12:08:25 EST

All,

I guess it's time for me to jump in and ask my dumb questions.  I am new to
aerobatics and just this past month got a solo sigh off in a Zlin 242.  When
I first started taking lessons I spent the first half hour of preflight
learning the FAA regs on the chutes.  Once completed we got into a decathlon
to start the lesson and I asked about how to use the chute.  My instructor
explained you just pull the D ring and try not to hit anything hard.  He
further explained that I probably wouldn't get out of the plane anyway, and
just wear them to be legal.  He wasn't being factious and went on to
explain.  Now, I had enough trouble getting into the decathlon in the first
place, firmly attached to the ground not moving.  He said mix in a g-load,
centrifugal force, disorientation, and a medium size dose of panic, and the
likely hood of egress was not high.

This brings me around to the question.  The Zlin is much easier to exit in a
static state.  Does the "typical" aerobatic pilot do any training in
parachuting?  Would a parachute school even consider offering training in
your own safety chute.  I don't see much point in owning and wearing a
parachute if you don't train using it.  Am I just naive?

I'm having enough trouble figuring how to get started in competative
aerobatics.  Basic looks uphill to me!

-Gene Gottschalk

At 10:55 AM 2/21/96 -0500, you wrote:
>In a message dated 96-02-21 10:43:02 EST, David at yavapai.cc.az.us writes:
>
>> as i started out here, i'm not an aerobatic pilot and i'm not sure
>>how seriously you all take emergency exits, but if you need the training,
>>you really need the training. 
>
>Dear David, 
>>From my point of view, it doesn't matter that you're not an aerobatic
pilot.
>You have valid points. Safety is safety. 
>
>Kathy Straub
>
>




                


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