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  1. Chuteless passed away last xmas day... If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  2. You mentioned your grandmother also jumped. What was her name? And do you have any articles or pictures you could scan of your grandparents? That would be great If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  3. just reading the post about FAA's medical reforms, and it made me wonder - what are the rules about ti's and dui's. Not being from the US I'm not familiar with FAA medicals TI's had to do there, but I understand that if you have a dui you may lose your medical, and thus your rating? For how long? Can you get it back? If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  4. they're asking about tandem jumps. I was on Bob's 14000 jump a couple years back, and he may have close to 10000 pff jumps, but I doubt he's done a tandem ever... If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  5. I believe I know 2 Canadians who fit your list. Bruce Robertson of sun path, now in north Carolina and probably Rob Stanley, now at cross keys, I believe If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  6. can you still edit posts? used to be you got a chance to edit beside the quote/reply button, I thought. I spelled someone's name wrong and can't figure out how to change it now... If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  7. how do you know db wasn't a skydiver and didn't make a lot more jumps? If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  8. I would give you Gary Connelly, based on his Olympic performance with James Bond and his wingsuit landing on a bed of boxes, but Pastrana is not famous for parachuting, he's famous for Nitro Circus or whatever his show is. I've heard of Eric Ronner, but not sure where. I don't know that Jeb Corliss is famous to those outside of skydiving/base jumping community, although I guess he was in the remake of Point Break. I might tend to think more along the lines of Shane McConkey,but even he I'm not sure of. Maybe Felix Baumgartner based on his red bull altitude record. If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  9. I've seen people told to come back another day for drinking. And I've seen people given refunds when they weren't able to jump after several attempts - they may have had to argue for that, though. I don't know that I've ever seen anyone that absolutely COULDN'T perform during the training, but then again, procedures are a bit easier these days. So I don't think I've ever seen anyone told they couldn't do a 1st jump for that reason. And if it's a tandem they're doing, it's more up to the instructor anyways. If the instructor is really negligent, I think there would be a lawsuit anyways, despite whether the person was told it was safe or not. I have seen people to told to leave during their student status after underperforming on several jumps. I still have no problem at all with positive press in the media... If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  10. Oh Okay. We should just tell them we can't breathe in freefall too. I guess the more mis-information the better huh. unless they're just buying a rig and teaching themselves - it's the school's, and the instructors', job. You are right, they should just fly like Superman, do at least 5 minutes of freefall from 8 grand like in the movies, and wait for the AAD to DEPLOY their parachutes. Why bother with 2 parachutes and pilot chutes, its just away for the gear companies to make more money telling you need 2. Skydiving is super safe. Its all just information. I doubt any dropzones will turn away prospective students who call after reading the article. And when they come out to be trained, they'll sign the waivers and be told of the dangers... If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  11. Oh Okay. We should just tell them we can't breathe in freefall too. I guess the more mis-information the better huh. unless they're just buying a rig and teaching themselves - it's the school's, and the instructors', job. If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  12. It is the responsibility of the skydive school teaching a student to impress upon them the dangers implicit in skydiving, and get them to sign a waiver agreeing to such. It isn't the responsibility of the Wall Street Journal, or the author... If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  13. that would be neat to see If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  14. and I believe there was a 70 y o tm in hawaii who became unresponsive and landed on a reef in the ocean If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone
  15. any idea what year that was? If some old guy can do it then obviously it can't be very extreme. Otherwise he'd already be dead. Bruce McConkey 'I thought we were gonna die, and I couldn't think of anyone