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  1. Thanks for those who were here for the great time we had this weekend. Although rained most of the weekend, except Saturday, we managed to get the first 2-stack and 4-stack over Statesboro, GA and for some CRW jumpers their first 4-stack awards. Congratulations...Yes, they fulfilled their "beer-duty" and was all gone around the fire with the dinner Saturday night. Special thanks to our special-surprise guest, CRW record-holder, Paul Bliss. Thanks for coming, Paul.
    Awesome time, thanks everybody. B|

  2. Thanks for those who were here for the great time we had this weekend. Although rained most of the weekend, except Saturday, we managed to get the first 2-stack and 4-stack over Statesboro, GA and for some CRW jumpers their first 4-stack awards. Congratulations...Yes, they fulfilled their "beer-duty" and was all gone around the fire with the dinner Saturday night. Special thanks to our special-surprise guest, CRW record-holder, Paul Bliss. Thanks for coming, Paul.
    Awesome time, thanks everybody.B|

  3. I was there, standing next to him when this whole thing unfolded. I saw an undiscribable expression in his face.
    He deserves all the support we can give.
    Chris, I commend you for the way you are handling this situation by standing up and take responsibility for that. And as was said here before, it will pass. Keep your head up, you have friends here.
    Vic and Laurel. ;)

  4. All right, Chris let the cat out of the bag...Chris is working on the final details, so it's not confirmed,yet. But, for those in need to satisfy their curiosity is the Southern Cross. Some of you may know, that the SO.Cross is the fastest DC-3.
    Southern Cross will take 40 jumpers to altitude, you can actually stand-up in it (if you are 6' or less) etc...It's a vintage aircraft, it's a novelty, especially for those new to the sport. B|

  5. Support it. Without USPA our sport would have no chance of survival. There few things that I don't agree with USPA, but when I focus on the big picture, I see the results of USPA's hard work, especially on the Government Relations. Fellow jumpers don't foul yourselves; we still the "black sheep" of aviation. My personal experience is that every time I encounter an airport access or aircraft issue with the FAA or local authorities, USPA was there to defend the rights of skydiving/skydivers. Here is an example:Copied from USPA website.
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    Jump Planes Exempt from TAWS (02/01/05)
    USPA has deflected an FAA requirement for a Terrain Awareness and Warning System potentially costing tens of thousands of dollars per turbine jump plane. The rule requires installation of a TAWS by March 29, 2005, on all turbine aircraft with six or more passenger seats. USPA successfully argued that jump planes should be exempt since they fly only in visual flight conditions. The FAA agreed and wrote an exemption for jump aircraft into the final rule. Click here for the final rule summary.
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    The issue with Skyride is a very sensitive situation and needs to be handle carefully. It's obvious that it has caused a lot discussion and at this point, I think USPA is trying to do it's job.
    Without jumpers there are no DZ's, without DZ's jumpers don't have place to go...Without USPA, there is no skydiving.
    One more thought: I heard this before:
    "There are 3 things that threatens skydiving/skydivers:
    1- Gravity,
    2- Government Authorities,
    3- Pettines among jumpers..."
    You think about that...:|