Parachute Packing Error
I just repacked an Independence Annular EVO reserve which was last repacked by the owner under supervision at the Zip Slide event before Christmas.
The reserve had been folded at 90 degrees to the design plane. i.e. folded like an Apco Mayday, rather than the intended short concertina folds.
When packed in this manner the reserve opening will be delayed and it is not impossible that it will fail to deploy.
If you packed your reserve like this, please refer to me, The Loft or any Independence dealer for advice on how to do it properly.
The correct manual is very clear on how to pack the reserve.
SHGC Safety Officer