DBCOOPER

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  • Main Canopy Size
    170
  • Main Canopy Other
    PD210
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    160
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    Swift plus 176
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    Cypres 2

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  • License Number
    24112
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    1400
  • Years in Sport
    16
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Wing Suit Flying
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    18

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  1. DBCOOPER

    Skydiving in Class D Airspace

    Contract towers want the operations count to justify the tower...
  2. DBCOOPER

    Floor cushion in 182

    Cordura
  3. DBCOOPER

    Skyvan Air Force Fatal

    Didn't realize this happened in 2014. Should probably be moved to safety and training. http://aerossurance.com/safety-management/usaf-parachute-skyvan/?fbclid=IwAR3LUPKn5OrVlrU5YcWxH7J0HPiFsvpXk2UT6I2sYax9jyNPH9dW76IuQWA
  4. DBCOOPER

    hard openings dome slider?

    Just curious as to how fast your falling and what is the wing loading?
  5. DBCOOPER

    Steve Love

    All around good guy, load organizer and Pa and NJ POPS and SOS record organizer. Come join us at Cross Keys on 15 Sep 18 for some memorial jumps and celebration of the Bald Guy.
  6. DBCOOPER

    182 engine failures

    You're kidding right? "inform not enforce" translates to "I can do whatever I want because I wont get in trouble for it anyway". Imagine if the police only 'informed' citizens about the laws they broke and not actually enforced any of them. The FAA needs to step in the other direction and start handing out larger fines, revoking pilot licenses, and grounding aircraft permanently. What do you think would motivate a DZO more to do maintenance, threat that the FAA will come over to them and 'inform' them about the FARs they broke, or threat that the FAA will fine them six figures and ground their entire fleet? Hey, Mr I know everything about everything, when was the last time you were ramp checked? Do you have any idea what is involved? Of course you do because you know everything about everything. ( Don't delete me yet Bill). Besides the paperwork they usually check seat belt labels and a do walk around. So if you have your ticket, medical,air worthiness, registration weight and balance and owners manual its as far as they can go. So if the owners manual(operating manual in newer planes) is missing they won't make an enforcement action they will tell you you need it and not shut you down. The new kinder FAA Now if you an asshole, or the fed is a dick, or there are obvious deficiencies in the plane they can call you in with a request for log books. At that point they are no longer the new kinder FAA. So get yourself an airplane,start flying jumpers and join the fun.
  7. DBCOOPER

    182 engine failures

    Every NTSB skydiving related accident back to 1995. https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/Results.aspx?queryId=92898a77-0845-4454-8de3-d92819573b8b Lots of 182s, lots of self induced accidents.
  8. So how many riggers have ever been blamed for anything? Lost their ticket?
  9. DBCOOPER

    GPS/ Cellular Tracker for Canopy?

    If you insist.... https://petlifetoday.com/best-gps-dog-trackers/
  10. I understand the argument and it's probably a good one but consider this: Every time the pilot does a preflight -which is required by the regs- he is certifying that the aircraft is airworthy. The same thing doesn't apply in skydiving....there isn't always a Certificated Individual on the hook, passing the liability from hand-to-hand for that particular flight (jump). Where did you get that? A preflight does not certify anything except the pilot is willing to fly it. There is no sign off for a preflight.There are so many things a pilot can not see or never been trained for that could kill them that doesn't show on a preflight. Rental pilots never even see the sign off for the annual or 100 hour unless they are taking a check ride.
  11. DBCOOPER

    GPS/ Cellular Tracker for Canopy?

    "With the number of people who have lost canopies" I don't know anyone. Know a few that melted them on a four wheeler. one on a barbed wire fence, and one caught in a boat prop but none lost due to a chop. I'm sure it happens in certain locations but it seems like a solution looking for a problem.
  12. DBCOOPER

    Downsizing for first rig

    I think you would be able to get a demo Pulse 190 into you new container, but just guessing since I don't know what your new container is.
  13. DBCOOPER

    BOD Meeting July 2018

    Yep did miss that one word. So, whats the definition of a successful freefly jump? Is docking required?
  14. DBCOOPER

    BOD Meeting July 2018

    Doesn't say anything about successful...
  15. DBCOOPER

    How old is too old?

    Just curious. 120 jumps over 9 years and you want to jump a PD126R for your reserve? What size main?