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Tracking number of jumps

 


Southern_Man  (C License)

Sep 5, 2012, 5:51 AM
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Does your DZ have a system for tracking the number of jumps on its tandem and student/rental gear?

I am thinking there are a lot of items that are scheduled maintenance at X number of jumps and that sure would be simplified if it was being tracked. Do you just do all of this off of inspection?

I have never looked at the manifest software beyond a quick glance, so I don't know if they have or could have this tracking capability. I have not ever seen anybody inputting what rigs are going out to the plane on the TM's back. The other place I can think to track it would be from a packing log--if it got packed it was jumped.

Maintenance to the main does not typically get recorded on the packing data card, does it? Do you track in any way any maintenance done? New lines, sliders, patches, etc.


piisfish

Sep 5, 2012, 6:12 AM
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number of jumps can be checked on both CypresII's and Vigil's


Southern_Man  (C License)

Sep 5, 2012, 7:45 AM
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I totally forgot about that, that is a good way to get accurate numbers.

Do you use these and track them with maintenance? How often do you check the jump numbers? Do you keep them in a spreadsheet or database?


Fast  (D 28237)

Sep 5, 2012, 11:36 AM
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We track ours through the pack jobs. We use jumprun and I have software that the packers use to enter the pack job of a specific rig. We can query it then and determine number of jumps for any period, who packed it last in case of a mal, etc.


Southern_Man  (C License)

Sep 5, 2012, 12:05 PM
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Thanks, nice to know that jumprun has that kind of capability. Is there a public terminal that the packers use? Most places I have seen use a paper log for their packing, although I haven't asked everywhere.

Do you also enter repairs on the main into jumprun? Can you set up reminders in there--i.e. replace drogue kill line at X number of jumps?


Fast  (D 28237)

Sep 5, 2012, 12:53 PM
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Thanks, nice to know that jumprun has that kind of capability. Is there a public terminal that the packers use? Most places I have seen use a paper log for their packing, although I haven't asked everywhere.

Do you also enter repairs on the main into jumprun? Can you set up reminders in there--i.e. replace drogue kill line at X number of jumps?

Yeah, i have a touch screen app they use. Jumprun doesn't have the capability to do any of the things you asked. I wrote stand alone software that ties into jumprun. We keep track of maintenance in a google doc that is shared to all the riggers.


piisfish

Sep 5, 2012, 2:58 PM
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In reply to:
I totally forgot about that, that is a good way to get accurate numbers.
-as long as they are turned on, which should be the case on our tandems and student rigs

Do you use these and track them with maintenance?
-yes

How often do you check the jump numbers?
-everytime I need/want/have to do paperwork (and reserve I+R's in my case)

Do you keep them in a spreadsheet or database?
-no, paper + pen works fine, + my Rigger logbook when needed and also gear documents


pchapman  (D 1014)

Sep 5, 2012, 5:00 PM
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That's interesting about the Jumprun software. Where I am, they put up a computer by the packing area, with a google docs spreadsheet and a data entry form as the front end. So the software isn't integrated with anything but does capture pack jobs into an electronic format.


faulk04  (D 32457)

Sep 5, 2012, 6:15 PM
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number of jumps can be checked on both CypresII's and Vigil's

does the number reset when you send in the cypress for the 4 and 8 year checks?


piisfish

Sep 6, 2012, 4:28 AM
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I do think that the numbers are reset on CypresII's when they go for service, BUT the number of logged jumps is written on the little paper of the revision that you get back


phoenixlpr  (D 3049)

Sep 6, 2012, 5:17 AM
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Strong tandem gear: inspection after every 25 jump, jump/packing data is collected on a sheet of paper.



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