matthewcline

Members
  • Content

    5,283
  • Joined

  • Last visited

    Never
  • Feedback

    0%

Everything posted by matthewcline

  1. I do a lot of tandems at a small 182 DZ that has been Primarily Tandem and Static line. We do offer the IAF program but the hardest part is getting the AFF-I's. I would think that if you can keep 2 or 3 AFF-I's, then all you need to do is sit the staff down and tell them how you want the T-I's to teach to help the AFF-I's and vice versa. Matt SE-0299 An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  2. The fun in watching that 1st jump joy and exhiliration. The challenge of making it all go right even when the "student" try's to "help". The learning experience, no tandem is ever the same nor "just another skydive". Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  3. matthewcline

    New AffI

    I'm jealous! AFF-I is the rating I really want! Only time and Funds keep getting in the way! Awesome job! Matt SE-0299 An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  4. Of my 420+ tandems most are from the 182. I tend to do the "baseball catcher" body position on both diving and forward facing exits. But I do not do any real "poised" exits. If the passnger is small and easy to manuever I just head staight out the door and we dive. The examinor I trained under 'poises" all he tandems. 6'6" 250+lbs (the examonir) so I suppose it can be done pretty well with alot of practice (he has 2000+ tandems, most out of his 182) But if I had my choice, the poised exit out of the CH-47, just stand up, hook up walk to the edge and out you go, juts like the Casa or Skyvan. Matt SE-0299 An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  5. Aggiedave, I do a real simular thing with my sigma or vector 2 students but hook the laterals to themselve behind the student. I just tell them I am loosening up the sides like we discussed in the briefing. Then if all is well and they are real comfy i just hook them up together, cause your right there is no actual weight on them after openning. Matt SE-0299 An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  6. Egon, I probably would be pleasantly suprised, but after all it is an outstanding product and a well enginiered. Our Sigma now has 150 jumps on it. Not much I know, but it is only used for our teams training and VIP's. Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  7. Egon, Does the RWS track the Golden Knights Tandem Teams jumps? I am talking just numbers. Since I think they may be the largest individual buyer of your product and make maybe the most jumps ayear from your systems they may provide a HUGE amount of enginiering data. I know that the Knights using your equipment was a large part of our teams decision to but a Sigma. It was also Why I got my USPA T-I and RWS E/I ratings. Matt An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  8. Good question. I took your scenario to an FAA lawyer for his input (he is afreind and we "war game" things like this alot). He went with the "implied" currency for the manufactorer and USPA. In his legal opinion as an FAA lawyer if your not current your invilation of the "intent" of the FAR. An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  9. With the exception of 1 tandem I have had the Student flare on all. I think we can get more to return if they are into the whole experience. It also will help when my 175 lbs butt gets sadled with the 250 lbs reporter for a PR jump. An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  10. I jump a Sigma with a Sigma 395 for my Military job. On the weekends I jump a Vector 2 tandem system with EZ-384's. I have ridde nthe front on a few strongs. But I preferthe RWS systems, the Sigma is the best in my opinion. An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  11. This same thing happened to one of my team mates yesterday. He had been stowing his excess through the bottom elastic keeper after seting the brake. This reduced the excess brake lines loop size but still created the opertunity to pull the toggle through the loop. Wich he did, he too landed uneventfully with his rear risers. He now stows the excess "S" folded under the top of the toggle, it is a little bilky if you have dacron lines but almost completely reduces the chance of "pulling a Knot" on brake release. Matt Cline S&TA/IFFSO D-21585 An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  12. In addition to the FAR's and USPA BSR's that the FAA follows there is a FSDO hand book called document 8700. That is adocument that tells the FSDO howto interpret the FAR's and how to apply the USPA's BSR's, Rating's and Licenses. I talked to a FSDO while preparing for a Demo in Illinios. Althoug hI too am jumping on an Airport that has had jumping in thepast itisn't an active DZ. So due to its inactivity in the FSDO's eye's I need the whole 7711-1/2 packet. That may be why your FSDOP is asking forthe 7711-2. I also spoke to a couple of pilots for ya about your exiting advice for a unmodified 182. A unanimous "unless it is not going to survive the crash landing, Don't" An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  13. What? Muff 3028 An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  14. I think we all must remember that skydiving is a slice of "our" local society. We will find all sorts of "mentality" in our beloved sport. If the DZ you go to isn't for you, find one that is. Hope fully it is not to much trouble so you will stay in the sport! We need all the skydivers we can get! One of the DZ's I go to frequently has been bashed here but I find I fit in well there. Maybe My mentallity is the same "grumpy ass" as the DZo was described or maybe I had the same mind set of safety as the DZO. It doesn't matter. Use the positive aproach to finding a DZ and you will get much better responses, wont be called a "troll" and be a happier skydiver in your travels! Blue Skies!
  15. Dalailama, Itws great to see ya after such a long time. I think your right it was 99 in Hopkinsville when the wings came up to do a little joint training. We will be in your neck of the woods all next week, maybe we coulkd steal a bit of advice from you and your team mates too. Maybe you'll be willing to be a reference for my packet? Have a safe flight saturday. An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!
  16. Our team at Ft. Campbell had 6 media tandems that where greatly influenced by Big G's jump. Of course it didn't hurt that the Gold Demo team and the Tandem section from the Knights have been here with us almost all week. We have also had about 20 folks ask how we could help them start jumping. An Instructors first concern is student safety. So, start being safe, first!!!