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#232757 - 09/26/11 01:18 PM What I was doing last week...
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#232763 - 09/26/11 03:00 PM Re: What I was doing last week... [Re: Doug_Ritter]
Tyber Offline
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looks like a great presentation..

Nice to see you talking about the cold water inmobility from the cold watter smile.

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#232765 - 09/26/11 05:03 PM Re: What I was doing last week... [Re: Doug_Ritter]
Susan Offline
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It looks like you did a fine hands-on presentation!

I'll bet that most of those present had never seen a life vest or a raft inflate. A hands-on, up-close, pull-the-cord-yourself learning experience would certainly make a first-time ditching less terrifying to me! Slightly...

About a fixed-gear landing: is it possible for a pilot to drag the tail enough to slow down for a more 'manageable' water landing?

Sue

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#232778 - 09/26/11 05:57 PM Re: What I was doing last week... [Re: Susan]
Doug_Ritter Offline

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Originally Posted By: Susan

About a fixed-gear landing: is it possible for a pilot to drag the tail enough to slow down for a more 'manageable' water landing?

Sue


Aircraft configuration really doesn't impact survivability.

http://www.equipped.org/ditchingmyths.htm
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