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Flying Glider Outside of its Limits

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Age: 32
Weight: 170
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Model: Velocity Recon 22m Reflex/Comp Glider
Paramotor Frame: Blackhawk Talon 175 ProSeries 65lbs with

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June 11, 2012
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Flying time trials at the Beach Blast Pylon Races. Pushed glider too hard and flew it outside of it’s recommended form and collapsed wing flying 40′ AGL. Fell 40′ and fractured my pelvis in 3 locations, 3 facial fractures from wearing open faced helmet and Adhesive Capulitus of shoulder from impact. Please read your gliders manual and fly with in its recommended limits. I let the pressure of the time clock cloud my judgement and made poor decisions.

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