ParaAnaliza 5 – Paragliding Crash EN Subtitles


Welcome back after a long break Hi! Hello everyone. Today we have for you analysis of a incident which took place on Zar. Less than a week ago. Wing – Cayenne Pawel is the pilot. Greetings to him. Well then, Pawel thrown a reserve. Luckily there were some people who rushed to help him Bikers Pawel didn’t have a chance to thank them, therefore he asked us to thank them in this movie. They were bikers who reacted very quickly to his bad fortune As well as pilots who were at the take off, also rushed to him Luckily nothing major happened to Pawel. Everything is OK. It finished with happy end. Yes that’s nice that people run to help him. because In case of accident we often see it takes a lot of time for someone to get to the pilot. Which is really important And Pawel said it several times that people were around him very quickly. Therefore big applause for those who were helping there. So great job Boys and Girls. I’ll rewind and we will move on to analysis. I will pay it with sound on my side and you can later edit it so it works. So I’ll just play it now, without narration, so everyone can see what happened. And that’s how the whole subject ends. Nothing really happened. I’ll switch off the sound and rewind the film to about half way trough. because the film is a bit longer. -Jarek are you still there? Yes Yes! I think it’s a skywalk wing. Yes. It’s Cayenne. Cayenne is surly a sport wing. It’s not a school wing. I don’t remember what category wing is that. But I bet its a EN C We will check it later. So I don’t make complete idiot out of myself. So we will try to analyse it a bit. I’ll divide it into two analysis. The first one will be very general. Where I will talk about what happened here and later I’ll try to go over it step by step I hope I will succeed, cause its easier said than done. I can hear the audio so I know the pilot is turning right in the thermic I don’t know the set up of his vario But the bipps are quite intensive so I think the thermic is usable the wing is braked We can see the trailing edge being braked on the right side. And I think the pilot is weight shifting a lot because the horizon is tilted in the camera that is probably mounted centered on the cask . So I would like to Notice that while turning in this thermic he weight shifts a lot. Now is the moment… I know we cant see the wing but we have a air separation on right side of the wing and in that moment forces on brake lines change dramatically but only on one of them on the inside one So the right one in this situation. The force on this line decreases. the wing will give us two warnings before a stall First one: when we look at the wing It starts to look like a hockey stick where one of the sides falls backwards, and the whole wing starts to bend That’s the first warning – we should immediately rise the hands up Second waning is often too late for less experienced pilots The control goes soft all the sudden at first it’s getting harder and harder, and at once the force on it disappears. And that mean the air flow already separated from the wing I believe without even looking on this wing that if the pilot would immediately raised the right control up The wing would gain the speed back It would shoot forward slightly, which needs to be braked proportionally to the amount of pitch and he would fly normally I don’t know his altitude above those trees. But I assume theatrically that he would regain the speed and fly over those trees I’ll play it again Here you can see the wing being bent backwards. We can see the airflow detached from the wing on the right side the right control is pulled down Pilot is still weight shifting to the right The fame is tilted. And we’ve got airflow separation on the right side. The pilot eases on the brake, because he sensed something happened. And it’s the right reaction If he would have stayed in this position, with his arms up the glider would shoot forward, the wing would regain the speed. He, then, would have to brake it. and he would continue to fly. No biggie. But that’s not what happened. Because here we have another pilot’s input on the control. Yet again the pilot pulled the brakes down Why? In my opinion He is surprised with all that situation and he is in a state of flight he have never experienced before Its a strange sensation, he doesn’t know what’s going on with the wing – it’s fully inflated resembles snake and it’s a parachute faze In this faze The wing is inflated However the forces on the controls are completely different and even the slightest move on the brakes: 2-3-4cm has an impact on the wing’s behavior and only experienced pilots, who try to find the point of airflow separation already completed 2-3 SIVs play with the ACRO tricks Are able to cope with such a state of flight and get out of it very quickly That’s why I’m not surprised that pilot less experienced got surprised by the situation Because to be able to handle this situation, he would have to practice such situations regularly. So there’s brake input. The wing is in parachuting and become to dance above his head Notice that the wing is inflated It’s not collapsed anywhere It’s a clear evidence of parachuting. It’s not even a spin because he doesn’t change direction by 360 or even 180 degrees Why am I saying that? Because the glider is fully inflated and during a spin it takes slightly different shape One side starts to pull back and the side which is pulling back Has an ear at the front in this way. and the opposite side starts to move positively forward, and in most cases it’s not deformed. So yet again after pulling on the brakes, he lifts his arms up So again. It’s OK. If he would keep it that way the wing would gain speed and shoot forward but gain here, he starts to pull down Notice, those are not massive inputs And now due to wing oscillation commenced earlier that causes twist which means pilot is spinning slower than the wing That’s why he gets 180 degree twist and in this faze here because he pulls on the left brake as well as on the right being twisted he goes into a faze of flight which calls backwards flying and I can clearly recognise that because the whole wing is inflated and only the tips of the wing are tucked in there’s still way out from this position by smoothly easing up on the brakes but we have to be prepared for the wing shooting forward and to be able to stop it The pilot doesn’t pull the brakes deeper but if he would, he would go deeper in this stall and in a half stall he would reach those trees in no time But that’s not what happens because he’s flying backwards and sink rate is not as large as in deep stall when the brakes are buried under a harness so now here he’s doing the right thing trying to untwist himself He reacts accordingly and all this time he ‘s pulling on the brakes That’s why everything is stalled. And now because he’s low, he takes a decision to He stops to deal with all that and begins to look for the reserve handle Maybe it’s a right decision And I think Jarek will agree with me Yes. If in doubt, and the situation is too much throw the reserve especially if we are in such a critical situation Would you agree with me Jarek?? Yes, Yes of course, considering he was really low We could see he tried 3 times to solve the situation We could see they weren.t the right reactions, for the most part beside we have to keep in mind it all happens in split of second It’s a quick brain storm And I think he was so low he decided to throw the reserve and I suspect that after those 3 attempts it was the smartest solution He could have make a few more mistakes and run out of altitude Exactly. I would like to emphasize that it’s easy for me to comment “here he pulled 3,5mm to much..” “and here he didn’t pull enough…” “And there he could have pull his legs around his neck” “that would improve everything” But that’s not the idea of this program I would like to tell you what I see here trough my experience Because everyone can see different things I’m only saying what I can see in given moment and I can recognize those states quite well here he stopped dealing with it and look here! can you see that?! Haw far forward does the wing shoot! Why? Because he let go off the brakes. Yes, Yes. He let go off the brakes. and this is dangerous situation If we are in to moment of airflow separating from the wing On the one side of the wing, or both and we have arms up we should be prepared for the wing shooting forward and we have to brake that because that oscillation induced earlier, after a few failed attempts to solve it, will be that large we can find ourselves in a situation where the wing shoots forward so much we end up falling into it and in this case, with this height above the trees wrapping yourself in a wing, means the end. So pay attention if someone tells you – hands up and the wing is certificated in its class and it wont shoot forward so much, cause it was certificated This is not true. Because, some situations took place earlier, which have never been tested We have to really pay attention Because that forward shooting, after a spin Could be really large we might not have even enough time to throw the reserve. because we are already wrapped up in the wing but luckily that’s not the case here The wing shoots quite a bit, at least that’s how it looks like Now we cant see what happened to the wing but I bet, that in 99% he got large front stall Here he throws the reserve excuse me and what can we see? looks like he’s throwing it up I think he did throw it up after all and I think he should have throw it as far backwards as possible So I think that’s also a mistake But I don’t know how would i act in this situation cause there was some adrenaline rush, he needed to quickly use that reserve above those trees, and that’s what he has done. can you see how far up is this reserve going? It should have gone backwards but it’s going up above the pilot Oh and now you can see I was talking bout front stall and here we can see this front collapse Now it’s re-inflating Front tuck is opening, so does the reserve and the Pilot here we can see he still tries, he has good intentions he tries to roll up the wing but quickly realises he’s so low it doesn’t make sense to even bother and he should rather try to catch some branches he tries to brace during the impact. And I think he landed quite soft. I think so – I’m not sure. You still there? Yes Yes I will rewind it, and we will make quick review yes I would like to add something Go On. I just would like to add that the pilot did everything by the book because Ok maybe he didn’t do everything right regarding getting out of this mess but he tried to fight it went tits up he analysed the height and he decided to throw the reserve I think those 3 factors that he performed are school example we can see he is experienced pilot because as I said, we have the attempt to fight, we have the quick altitude analysis and thrown reserve I think if he would be 400-500m higher He would carry on fighting Exactly The question is Is it worth to fight till the bitter end? because sometimes we might run out of height. We can see when the reserve opened. And we can see it was the last moment Yes, That’s why I always emphasize that in the situation where we don’t know what to do, we should try to use that reserve. and that’s what happened here Luckily nothing bad happened Glider doesn’t dive too much after the separation of the air flow so he only gets a frontal then he opened the reserve and landed on the trees Just a quick recap So at this point the air flow separates from the wing the pilot should have lift his arms up So the wing would dive, but it wouldn’t be a dramatic one Because the airflow didn’t separate entirely form the wing yet In my opinion it would be sufficient to just, at his moment maybe not now… And now it starts to go back, because the wing disappeared from the view At that point, when the brake line goes soft and the wing starts to looks like a hockey stick One should lift arms up, and wait for the wing to dive then brake, asymmetrically, or metrically and he would continue to fly The air flow separates from the wing. the wing is in parachuting the inputs on the brakes are unfortunately incorrect. They are not applied accordingly to the situation because its all happening very fast Now the pilot decides to use the reserve Reserve out and the reserve inflates. It actually inflated very quickly Almost instantly. Shame we cant see that. I estimate it inflated in about 1,5s. Because he threw it upwards. I’m not so sure abut that.. The rule of thumb is that we try to throw the reserve, as far, outside the layout – Pilot – wing, as possible It normally takes place in rotation It’s more important there. As far as possible away from yourself It was ok. I’m not gonna be nosy here. It’s all good. and that would be all from me. I was trying to explain what i see here. Maybe others will see something else But I think I got quite deep into states of flight we could observe here So that would be all from me. I don’t know if Jarek want’s to add something No way, I have nothing to say here. I just wanted to point out… It’s worth to mention and appreciate that he did throw the reserve in just the right moment and that was the very last moment to do so After 3 mistakes he could have made more of them Which could have cost him life So I think the response of the pilot to unsuccessful try of regaining the control of the flight He made a decision to throw the reserve I think it was a good decision And when I was reading the comments like “he still could have get out of it” Yes he could have… but look how close those trees are He was really low. It’s also worth to mention Zar is a very moody mountain and there are some places where it might bite you in the @#? And that’s it folks. I just remembered something. This kind of thing …air flow separating on one side of the wing You can practise during SIV, over the water and practising that during SIV enables you to get to know the feeling of it, in controlled, safe conditions and allows to learn the reactions, which it thermic wont be random anymore but they will be the right ones In my opinion the theory of physics Why is it flying, why is it not flying when does the air flow separate from the wing etc. It’s completely different from the practise… If we wont practise it, the theory wont help us a bit. This theoretical knowledge that this air flow might separate from the wing That’s my opinion. That’s why I encourage you to practicing all of those weird states of flight during some cool SIV training That’s all from me. Thank you all very much for sticking with us till the very end Soon we will release another episode We will try to make it ASAP Maybe one day we will be bale to make episodes systematically If not… hey, what can we do…;) Thank you all very much all the best. C ya! Bye

9 thoughts on “ParaAnaliza 5 – Paragliding Crash EN Subtitles

  1. Bardzo wartościowa seria. Dzięki tym analizom widzę wiecej. Robią to osoby które się na tym znają najlepiej, możemy uczyć się na błędach innych, przez to latać bezpieczniej. Dziękuję również za odwagę pilotowi który zgodzil się na udostepnienie swojego materiału mając na względzie bezpieczeństwo innych. Tak trzymać Jarki

  2. Bardzo dobry film, ale… za dużo mówicie co będziecie mówić, jak będziecie mówić, że już mówicie… To wynik stresu, bo dużo ludzi was ogląda, rozumiem. I będzie was oglądać jeszcze więcej osób. A rada jest prosta – trening. Musicie robić więcej filmów, to nabierzecie luzu 😉

  3. Warto zrobić .. coś dla początkujacych 😉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnWsg58pWvQ
    polecam…. mam źródła

  4. Thank you very much for this video. It's really a good idea to comment such situations professionally. Apart from this – Was it really a good decision trying to catch the thermal low above the trees? I'm looking forward to your next videos!!

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