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Keep an Eye Out |  Setting the Brakes

Keep an Eye Out |  Setting the Brakes

by Jim Crouch

Keep An Eye Out | July 2018

After landing, a jumper set his brakes and left the rig for a packer. The packer noticed that the jumper had stowed the left brake incorrectly by placing the toggle through the cat’s eye above the metal guide ring, which will not secure the brake line. The brake line would have released during deployment and resulted in a spinning main parachute if the other brake remained stowed. This common packing error is easily preventable by paying attention and stowing your brakes correctly.

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