jakebaustin

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  1. Was reading this- https://mcusercontent.com/e8fc934d6d96baf0579c77a10/files/1c1e851a-1df4-3cba-3cb5-1a3d66965c9c/wss_2022.pdf - the 2022 world skydiving statistics Australian Parachute Federation and got to thinking about the first tandem fatalities. was curious curious who knows the history, where the first incidents were, what happened etc. The earliest i could find was the Coors Demo double fatality in Perris 1988
  2. Just heard that Colorado Mountain skydiving and out of the blue skydiving In Colorado have both closed down.
  3. a great list by the sacramento bee. Would be interesting to see a simple list like this but for every DZ or at least for every tandem fatality. https://www.sacbee.com/news/investigations/article282563978.html
  4. Bay area skydiving has a bunkhouse bathroom and kitchen like area and will hire pretty much anyone at least once or twice. Same with Lodi. good luck!
  5. I wonder how often this bridge gets jumped these days.
  6. I couldnt find this white paper that you speak of but i read a lot of other interesting things. Do you have a link to the whitepaper?
  7. whats the deal with these? Anyone know the history behind it? How well they work? Any experience with them? Is this a brand new concept? https://squirrel.ws/equipment/base-jumping/accessories/hayduke-6g-slider
  8. “4. Remove the FAA flight physical requirement for TI’s. There is a national shortage of TI’s. The FAA flight physical system was never intended for skydivers. In addition to not serving the skydiving industry, this system chews up and spits out good people in a tremendously unjust manner. I would work to replace the FAA flight physical with something more reasonable.” What are some of the options for replacing the class 3 medical? Perhaps there’s just always been a shortage but if thats not the case, when did the national shortage of TIs start? Is there an international shortage?
  9. Meh… so many other DZs with more tandem incidents than Lodi. Lodi had a single incident resulting in a doubly fatality and it took like 40 or 50 years of 7 day a week operating a good sized DZ for it to happen. sport jumpers however seem to be keen for the sacrifice! Tho its been a couple of years since there was a fatality- 2021- there seemed to be a trend for a while there(a 20 year trend) where Lodi was having a sport jumper fatality every year on average . Sans tandem passenger there are Still no student fatalities there. i believe that if the worlds dropzones got the media exposure that lodi gets when there is a fatality, people would have the same take on lodi with a lot of DZs. That is, with the exception of the legal drama regarding the tandem fatality. That kinda fucked everything up. if there was a legit skydiving fatalities list with locations posted then everyone could read about where tandems or students are actually dying or getting injured in Norcal and its not Lodi. These days The Parachute Center isnt just a 182 dz, its a DZ with three 182’s!
  10. Whats an IPD? i fly WS and have never heard of such a thing.
  11. Was reading parachutist magazine today. Saw the graph regarding tandem incidents-issue762 Page 57- and noticed that there wasnt any fatalities in the graph for the USA for 2004. I swear recall an incident in guam 03 or 04 but wary of any details. Anyone got the beta or am I tripping?
  12. $10 hop n pops $25 for 10k or 12k if theres a tandem on the load. theres not a lot going on there these days. They are a 3 c182 DZ now.