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Title: Canopy Collision Cone A3
Author: Julian Barthel

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Canopy Collision Cone


Common Opening Altitude


Cause: Improper separation, Off-heading openings, Malfunctions, Line twists

Solution: Exit order, Tracking (direction+distance), Check airspace before deployment, Use rear risers to avoid collision,
Turn right unless circumstance dictates otherwise, Fly perpendicular to jump-run until next group is open, Locate all
canopies after opening

Cause: Lack of awareness, Lower than usual openings, Improper exit order

Way to the Holding Area



Solution: Check traffic, altitude and position before every maneuver, Avoid spiraling, Find position in traffic
relative to other canopies, Establish vertical separation to others, Fly predictably and smoothly


0000ft. AGL

Holding Area

Cause: Fixation on Ground References

Solution: Avoid spiraling, Maintain and increase horizontal and vertical

separation, Check traffic before and after looking at ground references

Landing Pattern

Cause: Improper Traffic

Solution: Fly predictably, Avoid S-turns, Give way
to the lower canopy

Landing Area

High Risk

Medium Risk


Fly as if no one sees you
Give Way to the Lower canopy
Fly Predictably

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