Re: [normiss] Flock the Vote! - Wingsuit Instructor Poll
How do people keep missing the fact that THE primary insurer of jump aircraft has said quite simply, wingsuit tail strikes must end now or the insurance will. They MUST see us as a community take SOME corrective action.
It is a false conclusion that the insurance companies will ignore the data and just accept a program and let wingsuiting continue.
The insurance companies do not want to pay for a plane, just because a person has been "instructed" does not mean they will not hit the tail. We have instructed people not to ride a malfunction in, yet people still do it. We have instructed people not to turn low, yet people still do it. We have instructed people not to cutaway at an altitude that is not survivable, yet people still cutaway at 200 feet.
Further, the USPA has a pretty pathetic track record of training advances. Harness hold jumps were banned till someone else did it long enough. Throwouts were banned for students before a few DZO's used them anyway. Wingsuting itself was banned till someone ignored the rule and made a better wingsuit.
If you want a program, create the program privately (Like SDU) and if it is good the insurance company will drop the matter because the issue will go away.
Expecting the USPA to actually create a good program is foolish and expecting that just because the USPA blessed it will make the insurance companies happy is not reality based.
(This post was edited by Ron on Oct 2, 2012, 9:34 AM)