Aviation safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Civil Aviation Safety Authority
|Date issued:||30 October 2007|
|Safety action status:||Closed - Action Taken|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The practice of harnessing tandem parachutists together during the take-off roll and climb out of the aircraft could negatively impact occupants' survivability in the event of an aircraft-related emergency.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority advise all self-administered sports parachuting organisations (other than the Australian Parachute Federation) to include instructions in their Training Operations Manual, or equivalent, to define when tandem parachutists should be harnessed together, with a view to optimising the likelihood of parachutists successfully exiting an aircraft in the event of an aircraft emergency, including when below the safe release point.
|Date issued:||13 March 2008|
|Response from:||Civil Aviation Safety Authority|
|Action status:||Closed - Accepted|
CASA wrote the Australian Skydiving Association on 11 December 2007 requesting that the organisation action this recommendation.