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  1. Gary73

    Coaching Program

    Yes, the IRM covers how to coach and the SIM covers specific basic skills, but that's as far as it goes. No intermediate or advanced skills. And no flexibility. Also, for a variety of reasons, not all dropzones use ISP. This is just something to build on for those who are interested, provided at no cost and with no obligations. Use it or don't, your choice.
  2. Gary73

    Coaching Program

    A lot of people talk about how the learning process should continue after completing AFF or whatever, but I've never seen even a framework for such a program. So I wrote one. Generic Coaching Program 2017-1.docx
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    AFF Instructor Guide

    A properly run AFF ICC will set a good foundation for a new instructor, but fitting into the flow and procedures of a particular dropzone can be a real challenge. Also, let's be honest, even experienced instructors get rushed or lazy or just develop bad habits. Also, without written guidelines, instructors will tend to drift away from dropzone policy until different instructors are teaching incompatibly different procedures, dive flows, etc. At any event, I've never seen an actual guide for working AFF-Is, so I wrote one. It was specifically designed for my own DZ, of course, so feel free to adapt it as appropriate for your own operation, or use it as a framework for your own guide, or just ignore it altogether. Whatever. Generic AFF Instructor Guide.docx
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     Dave Dewolf

    Did both Senior and Master with Dave. Definitely one of the greats in the sport, both personally and professionally!
  5. Gary73

    New CYPRES Cutter Head Design?

    That's it; thanks!
  6. What's the deal with this half-sleeve thing on the new cutter heads?
  7. Gary73

    Copyright Law and out-of-print books

    Apparently not. Makes no sense to me. Must hate skydiving. And America.
  8. Gary73

    Copyright Law and out-of-print books

    Awesome, thanks!
  9. Gary73

    Copyright Law and out-of-print books

    Did some checking. Poynter's brother now owns the copyright, but he isn't interested in either selling the rights or re-publishing. WTF?
  10. Gary73

    Copyright Law and out-of-print books

    Thanks; might do that!
  11. Gary73

    Copyright Law and out-of-print books

    Thanks for the responses (and quick ones at that)! That's about what I figured. It's a shame for a work like that to be locked up like that. And with Amazon asking $255 for a copy of a single volume, I can understand people making copies. Seems like there ought to be a legal way to re-publish a resource as valuable as this.
  12. So "The Parachute Manual" is no longer in print, the author is deceased, and the publisher seems to be out of business. Does that mean that other people can make copies and sell them?
  13. Gary73

    Tacsew T20U Price?

    Looking to sell a used Tacsew T20U with table, motor, light, etc. to a friend. Runs well. What would be a fair price? Thanks!
  14. Gary73

    Argus SB AMMO130514/1

    Came across an Argus that was serviced in 2016 and got a new battery in 2017, but its serial number is on the "not airworthy" list in the above-mentioned SB from 2014. So does the service make it airworthy, or what? Thanks! "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." - Carl Sagan
  15. Gary73

    That's it, thanks!