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Gary73 last won the day on May 19 2019

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  1. Gary73

    B-12 AD?

    They're still making containers with B-12 snaps, so it's not an age issue. Probably just someone with a messed-up concept of professionialism. Okay, thanks everyone!
  2. Gary73

    B-12 AD?

    Has anyone heard about an AD or SB prohibiting the use of B-12 snaps on existing sport or emergency rigs? Just heard about a rigger refusing to I&R a rig with B-12s on the leg straps. I understand that some people don't like them, but an AD is a whole different matter. Thanks!
  3. So here's a question for every skydiver, regardless of your experience level: Without giving names, what characteristics do you most value in a Coach, Instructor, or Examiner? I'm especially interested in anything that made the difference between staying in the sport vs. quitting. Thanks!
  4. Gary73

    T5 Manual?

    Also, does anyone know whether these containers were used by the Marines in WWII?
  5. Hi, Does anyone have a manual for an Army T5 personnel parachute? Got a replica that I was asked to set up for museum display and I’d like to set it up correctly. Thanks!
  6. Agreed. Also, even if direct-ish human contact accounts for 90% of transmission, we owe it to one another to take reasonable precautions to address the other 10%.
  7. From PIA:
  8. From Kenneth Gadja at UPT:
  9. Also, the UV-C (as opposed to UV-A and UV-B from normal "black lights") which damages pathogens is also damaging to eyes and skin. "Damaging" as in skin cancer and blindness.
  10. Hi, Does anyone have a Consew 166RB Instruction Manual they can post or e-mail? I have the Parts Catalog, but need to know more about the timing. Thanks!
  11. Yes, current USPA AFF-I/E, and yes, I run those courses by the book. But the subject isn't AFFICCs, it's dropzones that use traditional AFF or something like it.
  12. Yes, and current as both AFF-I and AFF-IE. Sure. Sort of. Like Static-Line, the original 7-level AFF program pre-dates ISP and was used successfully for years before ISP came along. ISP was developed as an overarching program which is meant to cover all types of skydiving basic training. As such, the creators of ISP took the 7-level AFF program and stretched it out to fit into the ISP categories. This variety of harness-hold training is technically called "USPA AFF", but that's too much trouble, so people just called it "AFF", which leads to confusion between the original and ISP versions.
  13. I don't get out that much, but every place I've ever done AFF has always included docking on 4 and 5. They left that out of the earlier AFF-like ISP dives, which I think is a mistake. (Seems like the first docks should be with an AFF-I, not a Coach. Likewise teaching tracking, which is a life-critical skill. But whatever.) Then on 6 and 7 we have them use ground references to keep them from tracking up or down jump run, and yeah, generally stay out of their line of sight.
  14. So here's a question that I've ignored for a while: Why is it that we taught AFF 4 & 5 students to not use us as their heading reference? Part of the dive flow is to dock on the instructor - why would they use anything but the instructor as a heading reference?