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ChasingBlueSky  (D License)

Oct 21, 2004, 8:17 AM

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Re: [kallend] Cypress Fires New Rule- Perris

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Who's arguing the seriousness? I thought the debate was about the appropriateness of grounding as the DZ's response.

Agreed - it is as serious as a heart attack. There is no jump out there that should result in one, nor should anyone put themself in a position to have a fire by screwing around and forgetting that large, round, fast approaching, hard object below you.

I would never argue that. Plus I would never argue that a DZ can't make/enforce any rules it seems fit to keep them in business.

My biggest concern is that a known public rule like this will cause people to keep their AAD turned off. A rule with positive, life-saving intentions can have just the opposite effect...esp with a crowd as stubborn and independent as skydivers.

Grounding those jumpers that Arlo mentioned was a wise course of action - gross negligence like that is dangerous, esp in a large crowd. But think about this - how many 3, 4 or 5-digit wonders turned off their AADs during fun/practice jumps to make sure their full year of training wasn't ruined by a Cypres fire? Stupid idea? Yup! But very possible.

(This post was edited by ChasingBlueSky on Oct 21, 2004, 12:26 PM)

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