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floormonkey  (D License)

Oct 8, 2012, 10:23 AM

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Re: [5.samadhi] Should WE demand "standardized wingsuit training via USPA"

Do you mean like this?

http://www.uspa.org/...169/Default.aspx#984

Section 6-9 of the USPA SIM, available for free from the USPA website.

Let the DZ's decide how they want to treat wingsuits, just like they decide how to treat every other discipline.

Adding a{n} (unnecessary) rating will add to the cost of our annual group membership.

Adding regulations/required instructions for only one discipline will expose USPA and drop zones to added liability for injuries from other discipline's that don't have the same requirement.

Adding a specific rating for one (very small, low population) discipline will expose the users and manufacturers to added liability in case of accidents (oh, you have to take a special class for that. Must be more dangerous).

This is a sport of personal responsibility. Let the DZ's take responsibility for what they allow on their DZ. Let the jumpers take responsibility for their actions.

Unless the USPA is going to make an advanced coaching requirement for every conceivable discipline, there is no place for making a rating for one individual discipline.

Unless the USPA is going to make an advanced coaching requirement for the ONE, SINGLE thing all parachutists do-namely Canopy Flight-there is no place for a rating for one individual discipline.

Unless the USPA is going to make and advanced coaching requirement for the discipline/activity that causes the most fatalities in the sport-Canopy Flight-there is no place for a rating for one individual discipline.

If the USPA makes a rating for wingsuit coaching, then by the same logic, there should be a rating for each discipline listed in Section 6 of the USPA SIM.


(This post was edited by floormonkey on Oct 8, 2012, 10:25 AM)


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