Learning Experiences:

The Danger of Dust Devils

Dust Devils Can Severely Injure or Kill

This video is an excellent example of the kind of carnage dust devils are capable of – This Russian paratrooper landed near a dust devil that moved over him and he became a rag doll beneath it’s fury. Always be on the lookout for dust devils, even if you’re NOT flying mid day. Additionally, this is an excellent example of where a hook knife can make all the difference, although it’d take some brute strength I’d imagine to make use of it while being tossed around by one of these. Parachutist Online has a great article on avoiding Dust Devils and there’s plenty of other information out there via a Google Search.