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Para5-0  (D 19054)

Sep 12, 2012, 5:28 PM

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Re: [robinheid] Insurance brokers warning to DZO's/Plane owners

Robin,

I can assure you this letter is not to be taken lightly. It was constructed by Jeff Norris the leading underwriter for jump aircraft insurance. I also believe he has jump experience. I am sure if you ask around you will find out that a majority of dropzones are using them to insure thier aircrafts.

I liken this letter to federal funds for the highways. If you choose to have a higher speed limit on your highways then you will not receive federal funds. In this case come up with some standard or we will raise your rates or worse not insure you.

It's not a surprise to see this has finally hit the public airwaves. This is but one of the concerns facing the wingsuit community and DZO's. It came up in the DZO questionnaire a few times.

This is also why I've been in support of a standardized wingsuit training program. Without standards, skydiving cannot show insurers nor the FAA that we have a baseline from which people are taught.

There will be a question on the November USPA ballot, asking "Should USPA adopt a standardized wingsuit instructor rating?"


Rich Winstock
USPA
National Director


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