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  1. davelepka

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    sets a poor example



    Like the TI snugging up his legtraps right before climibing in the plane with the free ends hanging loose? Or the student not being hooked up or with a snug harness while the door is open for the 4-way jumprun at 10,500? Or the hunk of drouge hanging out of the pouch when the TI knew full well he was going head down with the student? Or the unsecured straps beating the shit out of the student while freeflying?

    Bad example? Nah, it's Europe! Stupid Americans could never understand their level of refinement and culture.



    Many more issues than just a head down jump. Yet we are too stupid to see how cool this was!

    Stop with the PM's now. The jump, was dangerous, skill levels be damned.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  2. Amazon


    Noodly appendages abound



    :)
    I see we are back to where we started here, no where.

    Upside, since I got my commission card, a particular poster has stopped talking to me. Sweet!

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  3. diablopilot

    Besides being moronic, it's damaging to the gear, sets a poor example, and increases the risk of a student jump.



    And yet, when we point that out we get; uniformed, idiotic, and down right stupid pm's, calling us assholes. Strange, being a person who wants people to be able to enjoy a long skydiving careers, makes on "wrong".[:/]
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  4. GreyCopGC148

    Well it looks like the RENO letter has nothing to do with Duane Weber at all ,You can see kenne right in it .After 42 years it only took me 15 seconds or less .HA HA HA DB COOPER GC 148 THE GRAY COP GAME .



    But, of course "Dan Cooper" didn't send it. Since he would want to be remembered as "Dan Cooper" (if he even wanted that), the persona he chose, not the misnomer made up by the press. "Dan Cooper" didn't send the letters. It doesn't fit the profile. "Dan Cooper" the actual suspect, isn't mentioned in any of this thread. Well, not too often at least.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  5. Amazon

    ***Back to Cooper.
    I have a question for the skydivers. I know this has probably been answered before (tee hee) but, considering what kind of chute that Cooper had - what would he have had to do to make it out of a water landing?

    And how likely would it be that he could have?

    And would the particular body of water make a difference - say the lake vs the river?
    Most folks from the day say if he landed in the water he's a goner -- but then a lot said he wouldn't have made it period. And we know that he "could" have made it. So any thoughts?

    And I know the logical answer - I'm really looking for the logistics involved in coming down and surviving in possible rough waters. Like what do you have to unbuckle or take off, how would you keep from getting tangled, etc.....



    3 Quick release snaps that connect the leg straps and the chest strap.

    2 Capewell releases to just dump the canopy.

    But what would I know I only have well over 100 water landings and I appear to still be here.

    Parachutes and harnesses are scary... you die if you use those don't cha know:D

    All probably negated by improperly tying the money bag onto his person. (if the "experts" are right in how he attached it)

    -To the forum-
    I still have not found any record of KC being ASSIGNED to any ABN DIV, maybe he was only attached?

    Since the Old McCarthy Hall was destroyed for the new Harness Shed at the US Army ABN School, finding records of graduates is a slow process, but no one has found KC in any classes through 1952.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  6. So you're a manufacturer? Since that is who made the rule happen, it needed not be made by USPA. It shows who runs the "industry", as skydiving has long left being a sport. Your post was pure opinion, without logic applied in any manner.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  7. 377

    I agree that its worth a try to analyse the envelope DNA and compare it to Sheridans. I'm just trying to explain why the FBI disagrees. As far as they are concerned Sheridan has been ruled out. I doubt if they can be moved from that position.

    377



    Hasn't the FBI ruled out all the "Suspects" presented in this thread, based on the actual physical evidence?

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  8. dorbie

    ******Who seriously thinks 2k is good hop and pop altitude?



    I do.

    Then this rule if for you. It may save your life.

    That seems a highly opinionated and uneducated post.
    Did you even look at Drew's post in the proper context, and factor in his experience and equipment choices?

    Use the right tools for the job. We are talking about PLANNED jumps after all. Emergency type exit, is a whole different ball of wax.

    I've exited at 470' agl before, it was perfectly safe (as far as the jump part).

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  9. Well, they didn't need a USPA rule change to do that.

    An Owners Manual with the new details would have been less confrontational, and would be Global.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  10. mrshutter45

    ***Maybe he meant the French Para's Jump Boot? It is said to have a "springier" sole.

    But they too look very much like a boot, not dress shoes.

    Matt




    this is what I found...Men Vintage PARA SAUT France Paraboot Black Leather Jump Combat Lace Up Boots Size 9 (see photo) you would see him a mile away walking around in these....B| this was his answer to KC being short.....:$

    Yep, those are them.

    Makes his story pretty laughable huh?

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  11. Maybe he meant the French Para's Jump Boot? It is said to have a "springier" sole.

    But they too look very much like a boot, not dress shoes.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  12. thevasc21

    Who seriously thinks 2k is good hop and pop altitude?



    Thousands of Skydivers, who have done it hundreds of times, with the right equipment.

    Any and all SL Transition trained Skydivers are quite comfortable with it. AFF Trained tend not to be till they advance into another aspect of the sport.

    USPA had no reason to change their rules/recommendations. Any and all Manufacturers who think raising the minimum altitudes are a good idea, should just do so with their user agreements, owners manuals, etc, and do so world wide.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  13. kelpdiver

    ***
    Do you have proof that it was a deliberate lie?
    It seems to me that all your poster boys were in on the decision too.



    Oh, I think there's no problem proving it was a deliberate lie. And yes, the Democrats in the Intelligence subcommittees knew it was made to sell the war to the public.

    And of course the "Lie" is used today as a reason to be in league with Syria, since the current admin is concerned about the WMD's there, some they got from, wait what, Iraq? Really? odd I thought...

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  14. That is why I only said higher, and not really high, 1/2" is not enough, 8" (real 8 not our usual Guy measurement) is a bit high.

    But if one puts the rubber on over the leather, the rubber will wear ling before the leather. The leather on the inside seems to hold up longer as well.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  15. If Groupon Living Social etc, run advertisements for businesses that do not exist, wasn't their sine fort of Federal Suit to fix this not long ago?

    Can't REAL DZ's complain to the Corporate HQ's of each CO and fix the false adds?

    Seems a REAL DZ filing a compliant, reduces the need to spend money on bad middlemen competition.

    Using Google/Bing/Yahoo etc isn't using a middleman, it is just like buying advertising on the TV and Radio.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  16. The only things I would do differently is go higher with the Goo on the front, for the reasons mentioned, and get some rubber and cut it to the size of the leather sole piece. Use super tack and super glue (or shoe goo even) and glue and stitch it on, then Shoe Goo over the seems and the rubber sole (ala Michigan Suits Style). I have a 4 year old Bev, and 8ish year old Michigan Tetris Suit that i did that with, and neither show wear on the toes or soles like the ones I see unprotected.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  17. Seems kind of silly on the AAD Co's part, put a higher opening altitude in the owners manual, problem solved.

    So this will be a BSR, until Jumpers (only Jumpers) run for the BOD I suppose.

    And to the other posters comment about placing the opening altitudes on a 7711-2, well this isn't an FAR, but may not be a bad idea in the end.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  18. AAR 77 is a Standard set forth by the Association of American Railroads. The standards the AAR Set are used in complying with Load Securing methods for Cargo Transport. The "77" portion refers to either; the year the Strap was either inspected or re-inspected for use, or the year group standard it was certified under.

    It matters not really as far as Cooper lore, as the markings alone would rule it out as equipment from the highjacking.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  19. It is a simple concept, only you seem to not know what it is. It isn't even a Military, or Skydiver, exclusive concept.

    Of course the statement above is wrong, because you do know what it is, and just want o come off as superior to others. Your entire history of posting is nothing more than your attempts at trying to prove your superior to others, but mostly you want to be superior Robert. The envy of him must eat you up.

    I fortunately, do not suffer from those feelings of inferiority.

    So, moving on, if the Sheridan backers can break his alibi, he could be a viable suspect.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  20. Bev makes the exact pants you're describing. I used a pair in Team Colors for a few years. Great product.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  21. georger

    ***

    As to point 1, it has been proven over and over, eye witness testimony is flawed at best.

    Point 7, He seems to have had a risk reward plan in effect.

    Matt




    Glad to see you and troll Blevins agree in the stereotypes above.
    No surprise there! I guess novice Blevins adopted your position you have been pushing for years.

    Of course yours (Blevins and yours) is the minority opinion.

    At some point before too many more years pass by unaccounted for, you might bother to explain to people precisely what a risk reward plan is.

    If Cooper had one, it might be nice to know what one is!

    For example, if a Bonobo were handed a parachute and
    convinced he was going to be pushed out of an airplane
    would he display a risk reward plan ?

    What is there that Cooper did that in your judgement qualfies
    as a risk reward plan of the type which could only come
    from massive technical training in the military ... which Bonobos
    faced with an extreme threat for survival lack, do not manifest
    in contrast ?

    Otherwise Matt, your phrase risk reward plan has no
    efficacy. You may understand what your trying to say but Im
    not sure anyone else does, unless it would be another skydiver
    or someone making a bunch of assumptions you never intended?

    B|

    For some one with such a high level of eduction, you sure do come off as immature and childish most times.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  22. georger

    *********As to point 1, it has been proven over and over, eye witness testimony is flawed at best.

    Point 2, a year is a long period of time if the Doc said he was there at the time of the actual hijacking, you may have a point.

    Point 3, they can still circle back if they find more evidence, a lot of times the best suspect is the right suspect, even if they move on to others, just to rule them out.

    Point 4, Sheridan did a jump dressed just like this right? The order to take off with the stairs down supports your assertion he was planning on leaving quickly. I have seen people jump in wedding outfits, dress shoes and all, so he foot wear? That is no big deal.

    Point 5, if he had SOF connections, easily done, at least back then.

    Point 6, Correct.

    Point 7, actually, if he is looking for paracord, he would know the dummy would be a poor choice. If he was sure it was an all "on the main" ride, he didn't have a plan for the reserve anyway. He seems to have had a risk reward plan in effect.

    So far, he is the only one who has the actual training, experience, and audacity. All the rest, can't even be placed in the training (confirmed at least).

    Matt



    Sheridan is the devil. Sheridan is the devil

    it has been proven over and over, eye witness testimony is flawed at best. it has been proven over and over, eye witness testimony is flawed at best.

    eye witness testimony is the devil.

    You can lead a horse to water but you can't lead the water
    to the horse.

    Close the door before it closes itself.

    Mulholland Drive is on Muholland Drive.

    Carnap on Carnap:
    http://www.ams.org/journals/bull/1938-44-03/S0002-9904-1938-06694-3/S0002-9904-1938-06694-3.pdf

    You said zip on the Cooper case there. It was another 'gee, look how educated and smart I am' post.

    I will think of you however, every time I take a nap in my car. :S
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    You arent worth replying to!

    And yet you quoted my entire post in your childish hit on Robert.

    If the childish antics could be deleted, or posters banned, this thread would be less than 1000 posts, and could have some quality information in it.

    Matt

    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!