pms07

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    7571
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    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    9540
  • Years in Sport
    45
  • First Choice Discipline
    Wing Suit Flying
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    Formation Skydiving

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  1. pms07

    Randy Iverson

    Sad news indeed. Randy kicked me off the Baldwin drop zone back in the mid-'70s but likely I deserved it. Still, we got along well and he welcomed me back a week or two later...
  2. In answer to "Is skydiving dangerous?" The answer is yes, anyone who says otherwise probably has not considered all the possibilities. You can do everything correct and have perfectly functioning gear, and still die. Are the risks, generally, manageable? Sure. But acknowledging that we participate in a dangerous activity seems like the first step of risk management.
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    Stuffing into centre cells... wtf?

    Yeah, the notion that the original Sabre "didn't work" is absurd; It was one of the besting selling and longest on the market main canopy designs ever. Certainly it set the standard in its day. Personally, I have around 2000 jumps on Sabres, all with no modifications.
  4. Never had a BPA temp membership, never had to pay for anything extra related to insurance, was allowed to jump with USPA. I can't speak what is required versus what is enforced in any country. It has been a couple of years since I've been in Europe however, maybe things have changed in some locations.
  5. I've jumped in the UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Spain and Belgium. I've never had an issue with USPA or had to buy additional insurance.
  6. pms07

    When Right is Wrong

    "...Skydive Arizona does have a lot of guidelines because we have a lot of visitors from drop zones that apparently don't." Thanks Bryan. I find it absolutely astonishing that this is still the case, but it is. I travel to different drop zones fairly often and even the basics, such things as pattern or landing direction, are not well explained or adhered to at some locations. I also try to avoid some boogies because of the "jungle rules" that seem to apply to canopy flight. Eloy does a great job with this issue and, as an annual visitor, I appreciate what you guys do.
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    Bob BT Taylor 1948-2015

    That is sad news. I shared lots of skydiving adventure with BT in the late '70s through the '80s and always enjoyed being around him. Great person, a real pioneer in RW, and could fly his ass off...
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    First US Wingsuit Team

    First, congratulations to all. This is an enormous step forward as a discipline and this team will likely be remembered as pioneers in wingsuit competition (along with other national teams at the meet) long after many of us have moved on. We will be cheering you on from afar! What Spot did not say is that he was also selected by USPA as Team Manager for the U.S. Team. Well deserved and thanks for your contributions to making wingsuit competition an internationally recognized event!
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    Ottley Wings On Ebay

    WHO was a good friend and, from a personal perspective, it's sad to see his skydiving memorabilia being sold on ebay.
  10. Skydive Chicago or Chicagoland Skydiving Center are the nearest full time turbine operators...about a 4 hour drive from the STL metro area.
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    Best POV Action Camera Shootout: 6 Challengers Reviewed

    Great article DSE! Thanks! I look forward to your comparison of the Sony and GP3.
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    Raptor

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    Raptor