FreeFly requires special attention on Safety because of the higher speeds and the many possible different orientation towards the line of flight.
Before you go FreeFly you should take special care about your Gear:
- Tight Flaps as Riser Covers which do not open in Flight
- Tight Loop in very good Condition on Main and Reserve
- Fitting Gear / tight chest strap / tight leg straps
- BOC (Bottom of Container Hand Deploy) in very good condition of the Spandex (to prevent premature openings)
- Bridle safely covered
- Flap over closing Pin which does not open
- AAD – Automatic Activation Device (f.e. cypres – NO FXC 12000)
- Tight connection between the legstraps is recommended
and on your other equipment
- jumpsuit is recommeded (we do not recommend clothing that opens or loosens in flight like a t-shirt that could come out your pants/legstraps and cover your emergency handles)
- hard helmet
- minimum of 1 audible altimeter (f.e. pro track/dytter)
- good briefing of every FreeFly jump
- on 3 or more ways make sure to know who is the base
- be careful choosing the groups you join – FreeFly big ways are fun but also more dangerous
Exit (we prefer to call it “Entrance”):
- pre-meditade your entrance and the moment you will fly away from the aircraft
- make sure, the group in front of you has traveled behind the aircraft with a aprox. 40 degree angle.
- be aware of the 5 steps to freefly safely
- try to orientate yourself 90 degrees/perpendicular in respect to the jumprun
- avoid (or plan very well) drastic vertical speed changes!!
- choose flat tracking to safe time and gain horizontal distance
- we recommend to visually scan / check the airspace all around you by doing a barrel roll before opening the parachute.
Under open Parachute:
- after opening fly 90 degrees in respect off jumprun– until you see the groups before and after you on open parachutes.