dmathews1960

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  1. Hey everyone: I am taking the best graphics I have and having them made into big graphics for the wall of our training room. I wanted to use the attached image, but it is too low resolution. I can't find where the image originally came from, as it was cut-and-pasted into our FJC manual. Does anyone have a high resolution copy of this graphic that they would be willing to share? Thanks in advance.
  2. Skydive Windy City is a great place to jump. They don't have a lot of reviews posted yet, because they just moved here from their previous location in Plymouth, Indiana. They brought their same great staff, pilots, and operation to the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan. Great people and great skydiving.
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    Skydive Windy City is a great place to jump. They don't have a lot of reviews posted yet, because they just moved here from their previous location in Plymouth, Indiana. They brought their same great staff, pilots, and operation to the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan. Great people and great skydiving.
  4. Collegiate Nationals Edit | Delete | Quote | Reply | Without exception, every collegiate sport is comprised of competitors that have spent much of their youth in the sport. As I read the April Gearing Up discussion in Parachutist magazine regarding the dwindling participation in the collegiate national skydiving competitions, I was struck by the fact that this observation was missing. If one wanted to ensure the demise of any college sport, one would prohibit participation in that sport before age 18. My oldest son is 17 and has his A license. He will be the last of group for whom this was a reality. The USPA Board's regrettable decision to prohibit participation by those under 18 needs to be reversed. If they do not reverse this, at least they should honestly admit when collegiate nationals finally go away that it was not just some regrettable external factors such as those listed in the article, but the logical consequences of their own actions. David M. Mathews, Ph.D. C-17804
  5. Without exception, every collegiate sport is comprised of competitors that have spent much of their youth in the sport. As I read the April Gearing Up discussion in Parachutist magazine regarding the dwindling participation in the collegiate national skydiving competitions, I was struck by the fact that this observation was missing. If one wanted to ensure the demise of any college sport, one would prohibit participation in that sport before age 18. My oldest son is 17 and has his A license. He will be the last of group for whom this was a reality. The USPA Board's regrettable decision to prohibit participation by those under 18 needs to be reversed. If they do not reverse this, at least they should honestly admit when collegiate nationals finally go away that it was not just some regrettable external factors such as those listed in the article, but the logical consequences of their own actions. David M. Mathews, Ph.D. C-17804