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  1. MajorDad

    Dytter Dependency

    I set mine the same way. Between the internal time clock and the Mark I Eyeball, the Protrack is just another backup device that I dont rely on, nor am surprised when it goes off, but it is there. Major Dad CSPA D-579
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    What is your average opening altitude?

    Sounds like a plan. Major Dad CSPA D-579
  3. MajorDad

    fun with alligators

    Inflatable Alligator? Not enough real ones in Z-Hills? (I love DZ Orientations in Florida) Major Dad CSPA D-579
  4. MajorDad

    Alzheimers test

    I got six and my wife keeps telling me I have Alzheimers! Or was it to pick up milk? Major Dad CSPA D-579
  5. MajorDad

    Laid off. Downsized. Displaced. Freakin' ditched.

    Been there. Done That. Although it was most annoying at the time, I ended up finding a new opportunity with a different company with more potential and job satisfaction than the old one. Good Luck! Major Dad CSPA D-579
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    Do you have to wear a helmat

    There is no such thing as a stupid question - especially in skydiving. If you are not sure, you probably should. I have seen enough cases over the years where a helmet has prevented serious injuries. Major Dad CSPA D-579
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    Otter Stuck in Mud

    It is normally best if the owner of the plane is the one driving when it goes off the runway. Ask Larry Hill's Pilots!! Major Dad CSPA D-579
  8. MajorDad

    Whats a good raise?

    Is there a way to get access to a salary survey for your occupation in your area? I am a Professional Engineer in Alberta and when I do the annual song and dance with my company, I review the survey that my provincial association publishes. It indicates the salary band that someone with my experience and responsibility gets. The government also has a survey but I find it is normally behind a few years. I also talk to peers in other companies to see what the going rate is. Regardless, remember that your company wants to keep the payroll as low as possible. Why give a 6% raise when people will accept 3%? Remember, the more you get paid, the more you can skydive! Major Dad CSPA D-579
  9. MajorDad

    Big boy jumped

    Congratulations. Wait till the free flyers invite you on the Hybrid Dives Have Fun Major Dad CSPA D-579
  10. MajorDad

    Ode to caffeine

    Got to love a little blood in the old caffine system. Major Dad CSPA D-579
  11. MajorDad

    Remember the 80's?

    Some things should stay in the 80's. Someone told me last week that Boy George is still touring. Must be trying to find the 2 people who bought his last record. Major Dad CSPA D-579
  12. MajorDad

    wheres the beers gone?

    You must have friends who skydive! Buy another case and see what happens. Major Dad CSPA D-579
  13. MajorDad

    When do you become a "Skydiver"?

    When you stop being a Pretender you become a Skydiver. Some take longer than others. How long it takes to become a Safe Skydiver, now that's another question. Major Dad CSPA D-579
  14. I didn't eat any Kraft Dinner so I must not be skydiving enough. Major Dad CSPA D-579
  15. MajorDad

    being an old timer (long)

    Nice Post Bill, It made me think about my first rig many moons ago. I did abour 200 jumps on my DC-5 before I got my PD-210 for a good price. It sure taught me how to spot. Only one more month of snow until the Stilleto flies again. Major Dad CSPA D-579