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US Airborne School graduates first class of T-11 jumpers

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Hey, Trippy! Really nice to see you back, ole buddy. :D :D :D

Interesting article, by the way. Are the new 'chutes on general issue for all para-trained troops, or reserved for SF?

MsG
 
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40 years ago I used a modifed T10 for freefall for a couple of years after crushing L4/L5. That was a real slow standup landing canopy so the T11 must be really slow and soft.
Parachuting for wimps or BFF's!
 
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ghost_us said:
Tartan_Terrier said:
ronnie12398 said:
It's a tent!

What's the main advantage with the design? Stability? Sorry if it's a dumb question, I know next to nothing about parachuting.
It's designed to allow for a slow steady rate of descent while increasing the weight capacity of it's predecessor.
Correct ghost_us! I wonder about it's use on a 'hot' DZ, but I guess we'll not be doing many of those.
 
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ghost_us said:
Tartan_Terrier said:
ronnie12398 said:
It's a tent!

What's the main advantage with the design? Stability? Sorry if it's a dumb question, I know next to nothing about parachuting.
It's designed to allow for a slow steady rate of descent while increasing the weight capacity of it's predecessor.
Correct ghost_us! I wonder about it's use on a 'hot' DZ, but I guess we'll not be doing many of those.
 

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