Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Some Emergency Situations that a Paraglider may Encounter during a Flight

Paragliding ( מצנחי רחיפה ) is a sensational and remarkable sport and hundreds of thousands of people experience it around the globe each year. Although it is a very easy going and friendly sport, you may encounter some emergency situations during its flight. You should have good awareness of these situations and know the ways through which you can handle them. During flight, a paraglider may experience some equipment problems i.e. breaking of the ropes of brake. To cope with this, you should pull the back column on the side that will be turned to or weight inclining method would be quite helpful to make the return. Asymmetric closure is another frequently confronted emergency situation. One side of the wing is closed and other side is open, so from the closed side, movement of turning begins with the effect of friction. You need to slow down the turning and move to closed side. Another situation might be that you get dragged in strong wind. Well, as soon as you realize that wind is changing direction, you should land immediately because it might be the case that you get dragged to a hill-back. In case if rain starts during the flight, landing is a best option. If you choose to continue in rain, chances are there that water will enter into escape side which will increase the weight and parachute will have a stol. This might limit your movements as well. There might be a situation when fabric part of the wing enters between the ropes. To cope with this, one should slow down the turning and apply the brake. Also, wing's front closure may happen because of a strong turbulence. To overcome this situation, you need to pull the strings till the end and then let them free.

I have found a video about emergency landing and want to share it with you.

1 comment:

  1. Hey these videos are a great confidence booster to low hours pilots. Those that haven't yet had to B-line out of a powerful thermal or had a solid assymentric collapse.