Sat Mar 4 2017 from 11am to 3pm at St Marys School, Bradford Road, Menston, Ilkley, LS29 6AE
This is your chance to repack your reserve in time for the 2017 season. Bill Morris, a BHPA licensed packer will be with us again this year.
The club is organising a repack where you come along with your harness and reserve and repack it under the supervision of Bill Morris from the BHPA. This is a great opportunity for you to become more familiar with your equipment and to make sure your reserve system will operate correctly.
Note: the December edition of SkyWings incorrectly listed the DHPC repack for Feb 4. The correct date is Mar 4 - see below for details.
|When||4 March 2017 11am until 3pm|
St Marys School, Bradford Road, Menston, Ilkley, LS29 6AE
|Address||14 The Crescent, Ilkley LS29 8LX, West Yorkshire|
|Price||£10 for DHPC members|
|£15 for non DHPC members|
Advanced booking preferable and you can pay either by a Bank to Bank transfer or by cheque.
|Other Info||Bill Morris, a licensed BHPA packer, will be with us. He will give a short introduction on what to do at the start so please do not be late|
|Let me know the make/model of reserve(s) you are bringing as it helps Bill to have a list of what to expect and if there are any reserves that will require a little extra attention|
|Bring your harness with the reserve attached. This will allow you to practice pulling it and also to have it replaced in the harness after being repacked.|
The annual reserve repack is an opportunity for you to repack your own reserve and fit it back into your harness with a licensed BHPA parachute packer on hand to provide advice and support. To this end you should bring the following:
A properly packed and fitted reserve can open within 30 - 50m of being thrown. Most manufacturers recommend repacking every six months (some as frequently as 90 days). There are several reasons for this:
Or perhaps you’re the type of person who prefers a visual argument. I did a quick search on YouTube for two clips to show the difference between a slow reserve inflation and a fast inflation. See for yourself …
At about 0:15 seconds the reserve is thrown but it is slow to inflate. This then leads to complications with the reserve twisting up with the main canopy – the pilot was lucky the wing re-inflated by itself in the end.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co_PQAtBd1Q (around 30 seconds in)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLlFJ8_Oq28 (around 25 seconds in)
There are a number of reserve throws in this video and all of them inflate significantly faster than in the first video.
Can you refit your reserve when it accidentally falls out, after a quick drag over Wether Fell?. It really is simple, once you know how. If you cannot refit it safely then at best you could lose a day’s flying and at worst…
Everyone is welcome: paragliders, paramoters, speedwings, even hang gliders.