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    Creating a Game Room - ideas?

    Hi Wendy, Available here: https://dealmama.com/2016/06/jaclyn-smith-channeled-cushion-folding-chair-9-99/ Jerry Baumchen
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    Creating a Game Room - ideas?

    or what it would have in it Hi sky, I don't care what Prof. Harold Hill says, my game room ( with enough actual room ) would have a pool table. Jerry Baumchen
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    Any riggers near Astoria Oregon?

    Hi airgord, I had lunch with Ted yesterday. He said he is not doing any outside work; only the gear owned by the dz. PM sent to the OP. Jerry Baumchen
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    Nate Pond, D-69

    Hi OWB, For the trivia folks: Nate got that D number when you could request any number that had not been already taken. In other words, that is the number that he wanted. Jerry Baumchen
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    Surviving a 1,000 feet free fall?

    Hi ksg, Are you considering suicide? Yes or No, I will no longer offer my thoughts. Jerry Baumchen
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    Surviving a 1,000 feet free fall?

    Hi ksg, I am not a medical person. However, I do believe that death would instantaneous. At the very instant that you strike the earth. Jerry Baumchen
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    RUSH RESERVE GERMAN ENGINEERING

    Hi Joe, You are about to enter a crosswalk but you see a car speeding at you. Well, you do have the right of way. The driver is breaking the law. But, if you are dead, does it really matter? Jerry Baumchen
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    RUSH RESERVE GERMAN ENGINEERING

    Hi Peter, I think it was about + 8 yrs ago that they ( the German ownership ) made a strong effort to crack into the North American market. They took out some full-page ads, sponsored some jumpers, etc. I know that they gave a rig to Bryan Gile as his dad is a good friend. They would have had a FAA TSO to sell here. Jerry Baumchen
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    RUSH RESERVE GERMAN ENGINEERING

    Hi Peter, From memory only ( so it is not perfect ), I seem to recall a version of their manual in which they had a copy of the letter from the FAA granting them the USA TSO. I do not have a copy of that 'memory' manual. Jerry Baumchen PS) Personal opinion re TSO-life: I think the best way is somewhat how National now does it. They say that they will no longer offer any service for any of their equipment that is more than 15 yrs old.
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    RUSH RESERVE GERMAN ENGINEERING

    Hi Peter, Like you, going from memory of their old manual. There is no service life unless specified at the time of certification. And no TSO that I know of has any wording on just how to do this. One could ask but I doubt that the FAA ACO's would know. I seem to remember that they had an actual FAA TSO certification. Jerry Baumchen
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    My little project

    Hi Quag, IMO you are not doing that. You're just commenting on how you feel & your current situation. Eventually, everyone makes their last jump. The reasons why vary across the board. I have really loved reading about your DIY canopy building; having done one myself. Wherever, the world takes you, the best of luck to you. Jerry Baumchen
  12. Hi Moms, Re: 'As of now, he's still on a heart and lung machine.' I hope that this does not portend bad news. 17 months ago I had triple bypass heart surgery and, after 7 hours on the table, I awoke to just some tubes still in me. I was up & walking, with help, the next day. Re: 'If you have anything to say to him that you want him to read when he gets out, go ahead and post to this thread.' Get better, from one old fart to another. Jerry Baumchen
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    Has DZ.com run it’s course?

    Hi shore, I absolutely agree. They are ruining it. Jerry Baumchen
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    Reserve opening speed

    Hi Ken, That is incorrect. The urban legend of the infamous 300 ft req'ment is simply wrong. Some versions of the four TSO standards* do have an optional test for a 300 ft opening. It is NOT a req'd test. Jerry Baumchen PS) * You can buy modern, current, up to date gear** built to one of four TSO standards. I do not know of any current production reserve canopies being built under C23(b). ** That means with all the latest bells & whistles.
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    Container comparison

    Hi Peter, And to keep you honest once again; the Jav went from an original certification under C23c to a new certification under C23d. Jerry Baumchen
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    Container comparison

    Hi Maddingo, Most rigs ( Jav, Wings, Talon ) use 1,000 denier Cordura. Vector & Infinity use 500 denier Cordura. Although, I believe that both Vectors & Infinitys can be ordered in 1,000 denier Cordura. The 500 denier, being half the weight, is why it feels 'soft' to you. You got this? Because we are going to have a quiz on it this Friday. Jerry Baumchen
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    Container comparison

    Hi Peter, Re: '. . . being certified to super-vague 1949 standards.' Then you should include Vectors & Racers; just to be fair. Jerry Baumchen PS) Read NAS 804; nothing vague there IMO.
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    No Pilot Chute Belly Reserves

    Hi flyhi, That would have been the late Garth Taggart. He was a real nice guy. Jerry Baumchen
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    Hey Lisa, you out there?

    Hi Lisa, Re: 'long rear deck and cab-forward proportions indicative of a mid-engine model' Just for you, Jerry Baumchen https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/chevrolet-confirms-c8-corvette-first-official-images
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    USPA continues to fund ISMHOF

    Hi Rich, IMO this is the only way it can pay it's own way over the long haul. Jerry Baumchen
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    USPA continues to fund ISMHOF

    Hi baron, You might win a few converts if you stay out of the gutter. FWIW I also oppose using any money other than direct donations to fund the boondoggle. Jerry Baumchen
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    No Pilot Chute Belly Reserves

    Hi Peter, But, not before my time. I do have to say that I have never deployed a chest pack under an open canopy. Back in the 60's I would occasionally go up to Abottsford to jump. Bill Hardman was the DZ Mgr. They did some testing & concluded that 'throwing it into the spin' simply did not work. So they changed to a 'pull & punch' system. You merely pulled the gut pack ripcord & then punched the canopy with the same hand to get things moving. I have no idea on how many times this was used or the outcomes. Jerry Baumchen
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    No Pilot Chute Belly Reserves

    Hi Mark, I have, twice. It hurts. Jerry Baumchen
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    Hey Lisa, you out there?

    Hi Lisa, And here is one you pickup cheap: https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/718360051/overview/ Jerry Baumchen
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    JOKE OF THE DAY CLUB

    Hi folks, In the greatest days of the British Empire, a new Commanding Officer was sent to a jungle outpost to relieve the retiring colonel. After welcoming his replacement, and showing the courtesies (gin and tonic, cucumber sandwiches) that protocol decrees, the retiring colonel said, "You must meet Captain Smithers, my right-hand man. God, he's really the strength of this office. His talent is simply boundless." Smithers was summoned and introduced to the new CO, who was surprised to meet a toothless, hairless, scabbed and pockmarked specimen of humanity, a particularly unattractive man less than five feet tall. "Smithers, old man, tell your new CO about yourself." "Well, sir, I graduated with honors from Sandhurst, joined the regiment and won the Military Cross and Bar after 3 expeditions behind enemy lines. I've represented Great Britain in equestrian events and won a Silver Medal in the boxing middleweight division of the Olympics. I have researched the history of......." Here the colonel interrupted. "Yes, yes; never mind that, Smithers; the CO can find all that in your file. Tell him about the day you called the witch doctor an a$$hole." Jerry Baumchen