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Last week I watched a friend spin his wing and crash to the ground from 50 to 80 ft face down as the wing recovered to a spiral dive

It is so awful as it was a totally “unnecessary” accident, he had a 30 acre mown field to glide into, but instead tried to complete a tight braked turn with a stopped engine to land near us

Despite 7 years Flying,  he had relatively low hours and did not have the experience or SIV situation knowledge to fly safe.. if he had he would have recognised the Spin entry and put his hands up to release brakes

I urge everyone to get training or at least research and learn active flying and SIV situations and recovery techniques !! 

Please DO NOT be complacent ?

 

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TO AVOID: If you start to feel the wing 'sliding or slipping' during a tight slow turn, let your brakes up straight away to prevent a spin. 

TO ENTER (do not do): You would have to slow the wing down considerably using both brakes and then let one of them up to enter a spin. This is not at all an intuitive thing to do for a Paramotor pilot and the situation should be avoided. 

It's most likely to happen to a Paraglider trying to core a thermal with tight slow turns. 

SW :D

 

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2 hours ago, admin (Simon W) said:

TO AVOID: If you start to feel the wing 'sliding or slipping' during a tight slow turn, let your brakes up straight away to prevent a spin. 

TO ENTER (do not do): You would have to slow the wing down considerably using both brakes and then let one of them up to enter a spin. This is not at all an intuitive thing to do for a Paramotor pilot and the situation should be avoided. 

It's most likely to happen to a Paraglider trying to core a thermal with tight slow turns. 

SW :D

 

Hi sw

was pilot ok or did he get any injuries so I guess this is down to pilot error sw

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