Re: [pilotdave] AAD's & Personal Acceptable Risk Thresholds
Why are you RECOMMENDING the one that is less safe?
I'm not. I'm recommending not do to something that exceeds his risk/benefit ratio just because he has an AAD. That is safer than doing 10-way speed stars with an AAD.
The way I see it, you're saying that if he won't do it without an AAD, he shouldn't do it with an AAD because that means it's too dangerous for him.
No, he said it was too dangerous for him, so he depends on an AAD to lower the risk. If it the chance of a collision and injury is too high without an AAD, then it is too high with an AAD. An AAD does not reduce the chances that you'll have a collision. an AA does not reduce the chance that a collision will result in an injury. The only thing it changes is to reduce the chances that a collision that renders you unable to deploy a parachute will kill you.
I know you really just think he should stop doing speed stars because you know his risk tolerance better than he does
I don't know anything about his risk tolerance than he told me, "Once upon a time I did a bunch of 10-way speed jumps without a CYPRES, using a borrowed rig (since mine was not available). I have since decided that was pretty stupid, given the nature of 10-way speed, and now I won't do it without a CYPRES."
He is depending on the AAD to reduce his risk on 10-ways. Let me say that again, he is DEPENDING on an AAD to reduce his risk.
If you are depending on a device, it cannot be a back up device.
(This post was edited by Hooknswoop on Apr 30, 2005, 5:19 AM)
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() on Apr 30, 2005, 5:19 AM