Re: [airtwardo] Should WE demand "standardized wingsuit training via USPA"
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I see what you're saying and I don't disagree.
My question is, what's the difference between an endorsement & a rating in our case?
I really don't know as far as the pilot end of it...if you have an ATP & a CFI, & have a 727 type rating can you sign off another pilot who's 737 rated to fly 727's?
Similarly, if you're a USPA S/L I with a WS rating/endorsement, would you be able to sign off someone who has received no actual training 'on type' with the WS rating or 'endorsement'?
I really don't know exactly how either case scenario is addressed, I would hope there is some required training/demonstration of skill to get the rating or 'endorsement' in either case.
IIRC, a type rating requires a checkride with an examiner. Any rating that ends up on your hard card does. Multi, sea, type, whatever. I could be wrong on that, and if I am, someone please correct me.
Endorsements are for High-performance, Complex, Tail-dragger, and a couple other things. Those are just logbook sign offs by an instructor.
Including the Biennial Flight Review. I mention that one specifically, because it's been mentioned that a lot of these incidents are coming from experienced WS jumpers. Having a WSI setup would be one step, along with a standardized FFC.
But would that be it? Or would there be a requirement for recurrency training? A BFR is pretty basic. An hour of ground and an hour in the air. Mostly doing stuff that is important, but isn't done in the course of normal flying.
I don't WS, so I really don't have much of an opinion, but it's something to think about.
(This post was edited by wolfriverjoe on Oct 16, 2012, 1:26 PM)