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  1. The bad experience is obvious - They are alway in need of repair and I can't jump from a plane that is not flying. Here is an old thread for more info https://www.dropzone.com/forums/topic/42758-navajo-for-skydiving%3F%3F/
  2. Unfortunately I've had too much experience as a jumper on Navajos. They are old and parts are rare. Anyone who sells parts for them will charge bug bucks because of limited the supply. If you get one to jump buy another one for parts, maybe you should buy two for parts just to be sure. One DZ I frequent has 2 of them. Last year there was only one weekend where they were both functional and more than one weekend where neither of them was working. As a jumper with over 40 years of experience with various aircraft my best suggestion is to run, not walk, away from the Navajo.
  3. I found the article you were looking for "Can you fall out of a properly fastened harness? by Jan Meyer" http://www.makeithappen.com/spsj/fallout.html
  4. there is a new pod cast today: Skydive Radio #251 09.03.2020 with Helmut Cloth http://www.skydiveradio.com/Shows/tabid/81/Default.aspx
  5. Kat, Gus and James Nation are operating Beiseker. The place has a much better vibe now. They've changed the layout inside the building and done a bunch of work updating the DZ. Al Christou is now involved with Innisfail and the Innisfail DZ is now know as Alberta Skydive Central. Westlock is pretty much closed but is used occasionally for it's swoop pond. On the rare occasions that it open, they do some tandems there. In effect, the DZs that Al used to operate (Westlock and Beiseker) were closed and he is now managing Innisfail. From the web: https://www.edmontonskydive.com/alberta-skydive-centers-merge-into-countrys-largest-skydive-center/ The DZ list on DZ.com is horribly inaccurate and I sent a message to admin with the updates some time ago. I am not holding my breath on that getting updated. Doing a search on Google also sucks because a number of old websites are still active regarding skydiving in Calgary but when the websites open they're actually for Innisfail. Same old game being played by those that have multiple websites and domain names registered.
  6. Skydive Calgary has not existed since January 2019. The owners at Skydive Extreme Calgary may have some old Naro parts but don't hold your breath. When the owners of Skydive Calgary vacated Beiseker they took a lot of stuff with them. Link to the current operation at Beiseker https://www.skydiveextremecalgary.com/
  7. https://www.amazon.com/Good-Stuff-Skydiving-Joe-Jennings/dp/B000WPLJ26
  8. IanHarrop


    No specific advice but this is a good read for those buying their first set of gear https://www.dropzone.com/articles/gear/a-guide-to-buying-your-first-skydiving-gear-r628/
  9. https://i-d-base.myshopify.com/products/i-d-base-parachute-packing-stake
  10. This might be it https://www.skydivemag.com/new/2018-06-06-two-canopies-out
  11. Mine too https://www.dropzone.com/profile/23598-ianharrop/
  12. Some people like to work for employers that can read and understand rules. Some like to work for companies staffed by rebels. Right under where it says No Advertising comes Robert's post. Robert is a rebel
  13. Interesting. I'd like a better look at these things but there is nothing on their site. In the video, they state that the product is going to be on rigs starting in April and the video was posted before that so I am assuming they missed their target release date. Does anyone know what is happening now with this product?
  14. https://precision.net/canopy-trim-specs
  15. Not necessarily good advice to just wear street clothes on a skydive. If you are going to do this make sure your shirt can't come loose and blow over your emergency handles. Looking for handles that have been covered up during a malfunction is wasting time when you don't have much to spare. David: Aren't you the guy in another thread that didn't like getting advice from people other than your instructors at the DZ? If that's true, you might reconsider offering advice to others. Just my thoughts... from a guy that started jump mastering in 1980
  16. I did this back in the early 80's. I had a rotator cuff injury that my doc thought would keep me from jumping for a couple of months. I had an SST Racer with a pull out so the change was easy, just add a little velcro and a tab to the left side. I think only missed one weekend of jumping.
  17. I've had someone else's ligaments in both my knees since 2010. Still jumping
  18. OpenShot Video Editor is free, open-source and fairly feature-rich https://www.openshot.org/
  19. Try here http://www.parachutemanuals.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=39&func=select&id=6
  20. Made by PISA. Here's the manual http://www.parachutemanuals.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=39&func=fileinfo&id=327
  21. An interesting question, where does a non-resident US citizen fit in the rules? From the SIM "E. MEMBERSHIP USPA membership is required of any skydiver cleared for self-supervision at a USPA Group Member drop zone, except for non-resident foreign nationals that are a member of their own national aero club" and "FOREIGN PARACHUTIST means a parachutist who is neither a U.S. citizen or a resident alien and is participating in parachute operations within the United States using parachute equipment not manufactured in the United States."
  22. You keep saying the same thing and asking for help. People have responded. Do you not like the answers you are getting? Click the link below to see your activity. You might consider how a person can lose credibilty by repeatedly asking the same thing over and over and ignoring the answers they get. https://www.dcredibilitym/profile/147960-aiman-ai/