Flying with the genie lite, Pre-flight checks, Take off with the genie lite – GIN Genie Lite User Manual

Page 18: Rescue deployment

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4. Flying with the Genie Lite

Pre-flight checks

For maximum safety, use a complete and consistent system of pre-flight checks and repeat the same
mental sequence every flight.
Check that:

There is no visible damage to the harness or carabiners that could affect its airworthiness.
The rescue parachute container is closed correctly and the pins are in the right position.
The deployment handle is completely inserted into the elastic pockets.
All buckles, belts, zips are securely fastened. Buckles should click into place as you close them,

and a gentle pull on the fastened buckle verifies this. Secure any zips after fastening the
buckles. Take extra care in snowy or sandy environments.

Check the length of ballast loop and buckle is connected correctly.

The paraglider is connected correctly to the harness and both carabiners are secured by their

locking mechanisms.

The speed bar is attached correctly to the glider.
All pockets are closed properly and any loose items are tied down safely.
Check again that you have closed your leg and chest straps before you take off!

Take off with the Genie Lite

Check that the cocoon straps are loose enough so that you can put your legs inside the cocoon without
any problem after takeoff. When you put your legs into your harness put your knees together to help
get your legs in easier!

Fasten the straps during flight in calm conditions.

Rescue Deployment

It is vital to periodically feel the position of the rescue handle in normal flight, so that the action of
reaching for the rescue handle is instinctive in case of an emergency.
In the event of an emergency, the pilot must quickly evaluate his or her height and the seriousness of
the incident. Deploying the rescue when the glider is recoverable may increase the danger of injury. If
you have sufficient height and the glider is in a flat spin, it is preferable to first try to stop the spin
(e.g. full stall), due to the risk of entanglement. On the other hand, a second’s hesitation in deploying
the reserve could prove costly if there is insufficient height.