Re: [airtwardo] Should WE demand "standardized wingsuit training via USPA"
standardized wingsuit training
I have no problem with the training part of this debate. I do have a issue with adding an additional rating. Why? Well there is already a case where a USPA rated instructor, granted not a WSI but none the less a rated I, who took a kid who had no business being trained to jump a wingsuit and was sent packing by one upstanding member of the industry till he had the EXP to come learn.
Then, the kid goes down the road to visit the USPA rated I, who then allowed the "student" board the aircraft and exit the aircraft without his leg straps on and he bounced. The instructor in question is in fact, now a big name in WS world and I bet he is on the "approved list" of future granted WS IE ratings.
This is not the kind of person I want teaching jack shit or being handed a rating, because of who he is and where in the pecking order he sits.
USPA is already fucking up the IE's and killing that rating by forcing people to attend AIC & then meetings every two years and at great expense to the mom & pop operators and their staff. Those rules only favor those who seek to run rating schools and can travel the country putting on courses.
(This post was edited by stratostar on Oct 8, 2012, 12:37 PM)
Post edited by stratostar
() on Oct 8, 2012, 12:37 PM