Aviation safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Australian Parachute Federation
|Date issued:||30 October 2007|
|Safety action status:||Closed - No Action|
Why this Recommendation was developed
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Australian Parachute Federation establish the safety benefits of requiring parachutists to wear helmets during parachute operations.
Parachutists are not required to utilise helmets while parachuting, thereby increasing their risk of head injury during parachuting and in the event of an aircraft accident. In the event of a head injury during an aircraft accident, their successful exit from an aircraft could be negatively affected.