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airtwardo  (D License)

Oct 7, 2012, 11:13 AM

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Re: [fasted3] Aircraft insurers do NOT support "standardized wingsuit training via USPA"

...it is more experienced winsuiters that are likely offenders, and has little to do with basic instruction.


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But keep in mind that 'more experienced wingsuiters' were less experienced at one time...if the information would have been hammered in from the beginning there probably wouldn't be the issue now.


Certainly what you're proposing has merit in addressing the current situation...but doesn't it make sense to uniformly download that information to everyone coming through now and that will in the future, in the same factual & concise nomenclature?

Piecemeal fixes can get confusing, should we settle on 'just' adding a sticker and another paragraph in a waiver to address the next 4 or 5 things too?


The fact discussions on topics like this are taking place lends me to believe that there are some holes in the current system. Blaming it on complacency and throwing out suggestive reminders is certainly one way of approaching it.

There are IMO other equally effective if not better ways as well.


When I was an instructor I was once reminded~

If the person I taught doesn't 'KNOW' something then I failed.

If they can't 'DO' something then I failed.

If they know something and can do it but don't, then it's THEIR failure.

So in essence ~ proper & complete instruction combined with critically accurate evaluation of skills can eliminate 2/3's of potential problems.


(This post was edited by airtwardo on Oct 7, 2012, 11:33 AM)


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Post edited by airtwardo () on Oct 7, 2012, 11:33 AM


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