Reflections on my first & second rescue

The first video below shows my very first rescue, last year. It’s actually pretty much 1 year ago and happened while training helico. I still remember this day very well as nothing really wanted to work and I was trying flight by flight to get it right. Then during the last flight, I think it was my 7th or so, I got a cravat quite low and quickly decided to throw my rescue. Because I was twisted on my beamer I could not steer it and landed in a tree. Luckily there are so-called tree climbers who could then rescue me with their special equipment.

My second rescue happened only shortly after. It was during a little show at Robair. Basically I didn’t attach the smoke bomb correctly and got burned on my foot during helico. While I tried to loosen my shoe I got a really bad oscillation, which I couldn’t handle at that time. Then, while throwing my rescue the cravat reopened…but I like to say that ”I prefer to throw it too often than too few”.

Rescue tree landing (2013)