AFF or Tandem paraplegic students are not that rare in our sport anymore. There might be some restrictions arising from the ability of the instructors at the particular drop zone to handle the training and the jumps. However some additional appropriate equipment can help to make the training possible a great deal. There have been some leg harnesses around for some time. Most of them do the job more or less. Some years ago I was asked to develop such a leg harness for a paraplegic A licensed skydiver. She graduated the course but she broke her leg on a landing after. So I designed a harness for paraplegic AFF and Tandem Students. This harness is mounted on the knees area. In freefall it keeps both legs together with some clearance and provides controllable freefall. After deployment an adjustable lanyard attached to the harness is hooked to the biggest ring from the 3 ring release system or the passenger attachment D ring / Tandem/. This adjustable lanyard allows the legs to be elevated to the required safe hight for landing. Currently this harness is used on the field with both- Tandem and AFF students. It increases the safety significantly when used properly!
Please, refer t the manual below for instructions: