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obelixtim  (D 84)

Jun 4, 2012, 4:22 AM

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Re: [Para5-0] elderly skydivers

Question is, How old is too old? I know it depends on each individual.

I've always been of the opinion that these are adults and once they are aware of the risks, should be able to make their own decisions. They are big boys and girls, not babies....

Having said that, I make it quite clear that I will assess them during their training and if I have any doubt as to whether they are able to complete a safe skydive I will not allow them to jump solo.

They all seem to accept that, and trust my judgement either way. For that reason I am against a cut off point based solely on age.

I take a long hard look at them during their training, and any doubt in my mind results in a refusal. Its the same though for any solo candidate, no matter what age.

(This post was edited by obelixtim on Jun 4, 2012, 4:46 AM)

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