Remembering September 11th (From the PD Blog) in General Skydiving Discussions September 16, 2008 Different flags have different set ups. These flags are carried in a container mounted to the front of the jumper. Usually these set ups are used in conjunction with a clear and pull. After your done with the controlability check (yeah we still do 'em) your either are at the point you want or move to the point you want to lower the flag. There are numerous styles and techniques for flags/banners and all have thier Pro's and Con's. The "Drop" flags are getting a little more popular as they can be made larger than the "canopy" flags. Being larger means you can make a flag or banner seen from a greater distance. I have to admit I am very impressed with Travis' handling of the 7800',he lands it in such a way as to show respect for its symbolism and show the crowd it is a tough job. I remember the last practice I saw him jump this flag. He landed the flag, then he stood up his landing a few feet from it, turned to the flag and with brakes still in hand placed his right hand over his heart. He may chime in and say it was an accident or that he was signalling us he was trying CPR (these hings are stressful to fly), but it still looked reverent. Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!