Re: [craigbey] New rules for canopy-downsizing in Norway. We need comments!
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If someone demonstrates the skills and awareness to move to another canopy, they shouldn't be held back by some generic chart.
But what are the specific skills required to progress and by what process does someone demonstrate proficiency? How do you ensure that a standard is used to properly train and evaluate canopy pilots? What is that standard?
The personal judgement of instructors, safety officers, and other experienced jumpers who know him.
This is like those zero-tolerance policies that are enacted in schools that lead to so much crazy stuff happening, because people in authority are afraid to stand up and make personal decisions any more. So they cop-out and fall-back to a stupid rule, which leads to people being mistreated unjustly. They treat everyone the same, regardless of circumstances. The bully who starts a fight is kicked out of school, and so is the geek who tried to fight back to protect himself. These things happen because people are afraid to make decisions for fear of someone criticizing them.
Screw the chart. Stand up and make some personal judgements on an individual basis.
(This post was edited by JohnRich on Mar 2, 2012, 3:28 PM)
Post edited by JohnRich
() on Mar 2, 2012, 3:28 PM