I can't remember exactly how many night jumps I made, maybe 15, maybe 20, but two of them stuck in my memory. One was at some small DZ near Hondo, Tx. Bright full moon, no wind. C-119 flying box car. My chute had just deployed and I looked up to check canopy. There was someone on my canopy. My chute had stolen his chute's air and he just plopped right on top of it. We exchanged a few words like "Hey got off my chute." and "Yeah, I'm trying." before I saw him slip off and fall below me. Fortunately his chute fully deployed again.
The second one, again from a C-119, was at Ft. Hood. We took off from Gray and jumped in to Antelope DZ. Pitch dark, no moon, no stars. As I descended, I could barely make out some dark objects on the ground. Trees! Couldn't slip away and ended up landing right in the fork of an Oak about 8 feet off the ground. The chute draped completely over the tree. I got out of the harness and climbed down, but we had to leave the chute there until the next day and used a crane truck to retrieve it.
You can still technically steer the T-11 by pulling on the risers but unless you’re 200 plus pounds it’s not likely to make a difference. They do however make the landing quite a bit softer (still dependent on wind) than the T-10. I think I still preferred the T10 but last few years of jumping were all T-11.
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