Self Induced HALO

Herminio Cordido wrote us in May to tell us about an exciting project he was working on dubbed "Self Induced HALO".

"The project is basically to climb inside a cloud with my paraglider as high as I can (I think 7000 meters is a reasonable height) and jump with my BASE parachute from there."

We provided Harminio a Nanovario for the project, which he has been using daily.

"I have been flying it everyday, love it! i am using the first of the smooth profiles and it suits my flying perfectly."

For the planned HALO jump, a vario is a particularly useful tool since clouds can dramatically reduce visibility and lead to disorientation. Along with the Nanovario, Herminio used a sailing compass to provide an artificial horizon and a flight computer for navigation.

"The audio from the Nano [was] my main audio orientation device. It worked flawlessly and keep me knowing how fast and how to center the thermal while blind and wet!"

We congratulate Herminio on a safe and successful jump.

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