Emergency Procedures Review A
A review of the topics discussed for the SOLO Certificate is recommended.
The following additional topics need to be discussed:
- Issues on 2-way climb outs, and
- Emergency aircraft exit altitudes can be a bit lower now if needed.
- Freefall 2-way problems, and
- Losing track of your 2-way partner.
Canopy avoidance drills, and what to do if you can't avoid,
The two square canopies out scenario discussion should include:
- Cutting away down planes,
- Identifying the dominant canopy,
- Steering and landing sides by sides, and
- Steering and landing biplanes.
- The novices need to understand the risk of entanglement if cutaways are performed, and
- Group landing patterns.
RSL’s, and AAD’s have limitations and the novice needs to be aware of the situations where these devices can be a disadvantage. i.e. Spinning malfunctions, prolonged level flights, and
Discuss gear transitions and borrowing gear. See PIM 2B.
A full unintentional water landing briefing is mandatory at this point. There are many key points to stress:
- Get to solid ground or shallow water if possible,
- Avoid moving water,
- Loosening the harness,
- Shoes, gloves, helmet,
- Inflate floatation device (if available),
- Long deep breaths to retain oxygen,
- Flare and before touching down,
- Front loop down and out of the harness,
- Discard helmet, shoes,
- Swim away from the canopy,
- Tread water and disrobe,
- Swim for shore, and
- Equipment concerns do need to be addressed.
For unintentional night jumps specifically discuss:
- Selecting safe alternates,
- Landing in deep brakes, and
The full night and water jump endorsements must be acquired by the novice prior to intentionally performing these types of jumps. A SSE is responsible for certifying.