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Ron

Aug 2, 2012, 10:53 AM
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In talking to the USPA Rep and all three US Manufacturers, this is what they all agreed to.

The USPA should not have agreed. Pretty simply put: The USPA should represent the JUMPERS, not the gear manufactures.

The failing is that the USPA is not living up to who they are supposed to represent.

I had a BOD member call me.... His claim is that it is DUI's that make it so the USPA wants an FAA medical.

Hey, here is a thought.... Just don't allow a guy that is drunk to do tandems!


skydived19006  (D 19006)

Aug 15, 2012, 7:24 AM
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I had a BOD member call me.... His claim is that it is DUI's that make it so the USPA wants an FAA medical.

Hey, here is a thought.... Just don't allow a guy that is drunk to do tandems!

I got the same thing indirectly through USPA Headquarters. They want the FAA Medical in order to prohibit anyone who's had a DUI from being a tandem instructor.

That said, after some time, jumping through a few hoops, and spending some $3,000 to a "FAA Medical Specialist" or whatever they're called. You can get the medical back.

All that said, the logic is disconnected. My guess would be that the vast majority of tandem instructors drink alcohol. I'd also guess that another smaller but still quite large percentage of them have at one time or another operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of said alcohol. So, we could extrapolate that every one of these instructors by USPAs logic should be disallowed doing tandems. As it stands, only the guys who've been recently been caught and charged are subject to the restriction.

I'd be in favor of elimination the Medical requirement. Maybe going to a requirement to have a driver's license? The DL would also cover Headquarters DUI concern.


Ron

Aug 15, 2012, 8:20 AM
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They want the FAA Medical in order to prohibit anyone who's had a DUI from being a tandem instructor.

Yep, dumbest reason ever. I guess having a DUI and doing AFF is ok by them then?

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I'd be in favor of elimination the Medical requirement. Maybe going to a requirement to have a driver's license? The DL would also cover Headquarters DUI concern.


YES. It should be treated like the light sport instructor rating, or the commercial balloon rating.


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