Friday Freakout: Scary Head-Down Horseshoe Malfunction

Posted by Andrew R.

While wearing a non-freefly friendly rig on a sit-fly jump, a skydiver has a horseshoe malfunction! His pin pops open and the bag comes out of the container as he flips on his back to track away at break-off. At that point, the pilot chute was still in the BOC, but eventually comes out of the BOC as the canopy inflates.

Yet another reminder how important it is to use freefly friendly gear, and it’s also good practice to turn 180 degrees (away from the center of the ‘formation’) at break-off to clear your airspace above/behind you instead of blindly tracking away on your back.