Static line jumping carries risk of injury that, according to one study, doubles when performed in combat.
For training students in civilian operations, modifications to existing static line equipment may be made to simplify operations. One such modification is to attach the deployment bag to the parachute instead of the static line, which also requires some modification to allow the static line to detach, typically a Velcro fastener. This leaves much less material "in the wind" behind the plane after the jumper has left; this isn't a problem for larger cargo aircraft used in military jumping, but presents a major issue for smaller aircraft used in civilian operations. This modification also results in a somewhat slower opening, which softens the opening shock at the cost of altitude, a minor concern for jumpers exiting at .
WIPO ASSIGNS PATENT TO ATAIR AEROSPACE FOR "LOW PAYLOAD WEIGHT PARACHUTE RELEASE-AWAY STATIC LINE" (AMERICAN INVENTORS)
Jan 27, 2011; GENEVA, Jan. 27 -- Publication No. WO/2011/011708 was published on Jan. 27. Title of the invention: "LOW PAYLOAD WEIGHT PARACHUTE...