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    Bigways, like BIG Bigways usually get a waiver. Also days with low cloud ceilings to allow hop & pop loads, as the freefall is short and sub-terminal. As I recall from Parachutist Magazine, the waivers can even just be verbal, but are only good for a day at a time.
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    Covid causation aside, the raw numbers don't tell the story. Fatalities per total jumps is a more accurate reflection of our safety. Additionally, it's very hard to point at anything a year at a time because the sampling is so small that it only takes a minor shift in the annual total to make a significant move as a percentage. USPA uses 5-year and 10-year averages (by decade) to provide a meaningful look at trends. That said, I truly hope I see any 12-month period with no fatalities in my lifetime.
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    Hi folks, This survey is looking good for here: Oregon voters appear poised to support new gun control regulations: The Oregonian/OregonLive poll - oregonlive.com However, IMO it is merely the first step in a long journey. Jerry Baumchen PS) From the article: Among voters with a college degree or higher, pollsters found 63% of respondents planned to vote yes compared with 40% of respondents with a high school diploma or less. Trump did say something about this, I think.
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    If someone reopens the aircraft door and I am in the aircraft with a loose canopy or pilot chute, I'm going to lose my damn mind. "and all ride down with the aircraft"
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