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  3. OH WOW! That is exactly the same place I got my info from but I just realized that my numbers were for WHITE males and not all races. Good catch! Funny thing is if you select African American male, DC has the lowest life expectancy at 71. So if you are white and privlaged DC is the way to go but everyone else is hosed. Hawaii would be sweet if only you could bring all of your extended family and friends. Yikes about the CO thing. Wonder what the deal is with that! CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at AdventureWisdom.com
  4. I had a similar thought that all the greats of my youth are now getting towards the end of their lives. With the heavy drugs often associated with touring and stardom they are lucky if they make it close to the average life span of a US male which is currently around 76. Just fyi, life expectancy is greatly impacted by the US state in which you live. DC the highest at 82, WV the lowest at 72. CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at AdventureWisdom.com
  5. That's a really great point in regards to the distraction of a team member having to manage the device. Since it's a device using GPS and not taking into consideration other canopy traffic it could pose a collision/entanglement issue. It would not even be able to see the other traffic. It's a huge under taking but still a very interesting project. It will definitely be neat to see where it goes. CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at AdventureWisdom.com
  6. Bluefox

    Close call...

    This one might be fake but back in 2001 when I was a newbie I had a real close call. I had just deployed after a two way and I looked up and over to the other skydiver who was about 200 feet away from me (bad tracking back then) and then a single engine private plane literally flew in between us. It was 100 feet from me. I was a bit freaked out at the time but now a pilots license and 1000+ jumps later it down right pisses me off. Any pilot that can't be bothered to look at a sectional and either tune in or steer clear does not deserve a license. Wish I had know to get the tail numbers...OK that's my vent. Now back to the regularly scheduled programming. CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at AdventureWisdom.com
  7. It's an interesting idea though it would take a lot of work to make a robot that can effectively manage abrupt and extreme changes in air speed, loss of target or all the other craziness that could happen. A funnel out the door and the thing would be useless. Its like the whole unmanned car thing, it's fine under normal operating conditions but when a baby falls into the road will it know it's better to side swipe the car next to it rather than hit the child? The tech is definitely advancing but in my opinion it's not there yet and especially when it comes to split sec decision making. CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at AdventureWisdom.com
  8. Haha..love the Yew! Here is one of my notes going out in a lunchbox tomorrow. CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at AdventureWisdom.com
  9. You are so right! It definitely means more to me knowing I'm sending my love then it does to the kids. Isn't that the nature of life? You pour your heart and life into your children and they rarely appreciate any of it until they have children of their own. Then they complain about the boring lunches you packed. I have found though that my youngest appreciates the notes more than my oldest and my SO is definitely more appreciative to small acts of love. But even so I still think it's worth the effort. CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at AdventureWisdom.com
  10. lol Maybe when they get older the notes will start looking more like this. When the oldest was learning to read I sent easy reader jokes on the other side of the drawing and made the picture relate. Like why did the chicken cross the playground? To get to the other slide! picture was hen and chick with hearts. I never had special notes or anything interesting. It was always the same old boring peanut butter and honey on wheat with a side apple or orange. If there was anything close to a note it was my name written on the side of the brown paper bag. I guess we inherently try to improve on the way we were raised. I remember being jealous of the contents of other kids lunches so I'm trying to make that different for my kids. CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at AdventureWisdom.com
  11. Thanks! I use 3x5 cards to make the lunchbox notes so in the video that's what I'm drawing on. They usually look similar with out the color. The video with the watercolor was added zing. I guess its possible that they will start taking those special notes for granted. When they do I can switch to a varied reinforcement schedule. Make them miss it a little. CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at AdventureWisdom.com
  12. That falls under the who cares option....who cares I'm too busy thinking about boobies. CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at AdventureWisdom.com
  13. Hi Friends! I have been sending lunchbox notes in my kid's lunches ever since they started school. I think its a great way to show them that I care. Recently I started making fun painting, stop motion animated films out of my inspiration for the notes. Check out my latest one then cast your vote on how you feel about lunchbox notes. https://youtu.be/AktKhfqexS8 Thanks for sharing your opinion! CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at AdventureWisdom.com
  14. Yes you have to watch Spectra lines for temperature related friction damage! I have seen someone with Spectra lines land safely after kicking out of severe line twists. Then their buddy walked up yanked on one of the lines and it broke. The jumper got pissed at his friend for breaking his line but then he realized his friend was actually helping and might have save him from it breaking on him in the air. If you have Spectra lines always check them for damage after having line twists.
  15. I was just updating my profile since it had been a while and I could not decide if I have been in the sport 18 year from first tandem or 15 years since off student status. Do I subtract for the years/months when I was just learning, pregnant, injured or what? Figured I wasn’t the first to ask this and did a little search. I came across this post and I have not been able to stop laughing. Good one! I guess it doesn’t matter either way. I may not know how to officially answer the question of years in the sport but your post really put it in perspective. Still laughing. Good one! CANOPY COURSE Video Training with Brian Germain at AdventureWisdom.com