Objects Are Closer Than They Appear
February 23, 2011 5:34 PM Subscribe
posted by bwg (28 comments total)
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"The purpose of this video is to show the importance of spotting, no matter where you jump
but in particular in the mountains. The group was the 2nd to exit, the drop was at the wrong place (not a pilot error though) and nobody noticed until it was almost too late. It was pure coincidence and only the quick reaction by the skydivers involved prevented injuries or worse." SLYT; 1.35
From the Youtube extended description:
"1. we know what went wrong so there's no need to remind us :-)
2. Audibles as well as AADs don't help in a situation like this as they are set to the pressure level of the landing area more than 4.000 ft lower.
3. Deploying the reserve would have been the right choice. However, as you can see, there was NO time for thinking and thus your body intuitively and automatically does what it always does: pull the main."