We had a skyman emotion harness tear the airbag skyman when the reserve was deployed and the velcro tunnel for the bridle did not open fully.
The temporary recommendation is to open the velcro tunnel and extract the bridle from the parachute container to the curve at the hip.
￼Ref. no.: FSC.SC13 amended British Hang Gliding Date: 02/2016 Pages: 1 (Pink) and Paragliding Association Ltd
8 Merus Court
Meridian Business Park Leicester
Tel: 0116 2894 316 Fax: 0116 289 8741 www.bhpa.co.uk
Issued by Angus Pinkerton - Chairman of the Flying & Safety Committee 15 February, 2016.
All Hang Glider Pilots must READ, DIGEST AND TAKE ACTION on the contents of this Notice and keep it for future reference.
This notice will remain available on the BHPA website and in the Technical manual.
Hang-gliding harnesses with back plates
I was out for a walk late this afternoon at Beachy head and within the space of 10 minutes saw one pilot top land two metres away from a 3 year old and his family on the footpath (after nearly landing on another walker), then saw another pilot get a low collapse through poor pitch control / very old glider and get dragged, reserve out, across the top. Both were fine, and understood what had happened after talking to them, but this just wasn't the place to be practising low level soaring with so many walkers and young families around. Either incident could have been very serious.
See attached pdf. Several harness brands could be affected.
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