Re: [GLIDEANGLE] Why are incidents in USA not reported to USPA?
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Why are skydiving incidents in the USA not reported to the USPA?
What's absolutely amazing to me is why it isn't required to report incidents and accidents as defined by the FAA, to the FAA. The USPA terminology is completely out of sync with the rest of the aviation industry. The FAA tried to change this several years ago, but the USPA talked them out of it.
I realize it might have been a paperwork burden on some DZs, but isn't that kinda the point? If you're having accidents that often, folks kind of ought to be able to know about it.
Here, read this and see if the definitions and criteria used at most DZs line up with this. Pay particular attention to the terminology used for fatal injury and serious injury.