19: Risk & Emergencies
Jan 15, 2007 | Section III Mastering The Sport | Incidents
& Analysis |
Chap 19: Spot
Stretching Glide II
Deep Stall / Parachutal
When Ship Hits the Fan
fury of a dust devil
Risk is unavoidable—we trade of risk for fun. How much risk depends on what
we need to do for fun. Boating around up high in the calm edges of
daylight has proven to involve minimal risk. But even then there you'll eventually
encounter surprises. This chapter aims to show were the real
risk in paramotoring comes from and helps you cope with the unexpected.
Misunderstandings persist, even
among some instructors, as to what is likely to cause grief. For example,
training is a particularly dangerous part of a pilots learning curve.
Choose an in instructor as directed in Chapter 1— make sure they use a
thorough syllabus (USPPA/USUA
or equivalent), pay close attention and
rehearse with intensity.
This chapter points out the
dark corners, how to avoid them and,
where possible, how they can be minimized or recovered from. If you
haven't seen Risk and Reward do so, preferably with your instructor
Some things that look crazy
really aren't and some seemingly benign stunts are really asking for it.
Hopefully these contents will help sort out the difference. Not all the
nuances can be covered in this material or the book and an good instructor
can help make the difference.
Chapter 4 covers some basic
emergencies and while this chapter goes into detail as well as adding many
situational emergencies—those where you have time to think about it. But
all articles referencing emergencies will be referenced here.
Note that a simple wing
collapse is hardly an emergency. Most go by barely noticed by the pilot.
So although you'll see articles here, they're rarely worthy of the