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Fatality on Solo / Training (pilot oscillation)

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Age: 50
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Model: Blackhawk Velocity Paraglider
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February 16, 2016
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Reported by News Outlet, June 13, 2015, and pilot familiar with it QUINCY — A Jacksonville man died after a Friday night paraglider crash near Quincy. Adams County Coroner James Keller reported Reinder F. “Buddy” Schilsky III died at 10:46 p.m. Friday in Blessing Hospital’s emergency room from injuries sustained in the crash. The Adams County Sheriff’s Department said Schilsky was flying a paraglider in a field approximately 50 yards south of the entrance to Illinois Ayers Oil near U.S. 24 and Ill. 172 at 8:38 p.m. Friday when he crashed. He was taken by ambulance to Blessing Hospital. 2015-11-14 Update. Reinder was under instruction and on his first solo. After takeoff he started oscillating. In spite of radio instruction to go hands up, he did not respond. After a traveling nearly a mile, the oscillations worsened and he hit the ground in a steep bank

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