popsjumper

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  1. You know what? Fuck it. There's no point in putting up with DSE's asshole, arrogant bullshit. My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  2. ^^] Agreed, wholeheartedly. My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  3. OK, I hear ya'. Point taken. My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  4. Straight to video? My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  5. At Spaceland, look up Chuck Akers and pick his brain. You'll be glad you did. My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  6. What in the hell is wrong with you? Are you mentally unstable? Take your crap somewhere else. You stalk me and are trying to kill another thread. It's childish. You have no business being a greenie. WTF do you have to do with AFF anyway. Stick to your self-designated "wingsuit instuctor" business. You obviously have nothing to add for AFF. You just want to tear down. Go away. My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  7. No, not missing that at all. Agreed Setting the bar higher is the goal and that has nothing to do with expense. Holding the "world" to a standard is best...and that has nothing to do with what your standards are. Got anything besides the S&TA bit that will help improve? Thanks in advance. My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  8. What to work on? -Did they give you an A-license Progression Card? THAT'S what you need to work on. -Please thoroughly learn the knowledge-based information. I can't emphasize that enough. -Get as much canopy flight learning done as quickly as you can. -Drill, drill, drill emergency procedures. And welcome to the Big Blue Skies! My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  9. Why, yes, yes I have...in here as a matter of fact. My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  10. Oh..the standard, Stu: "I didn't hear it.". AFFI: Funny, I could hear if on the ground. My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  11. Rarely seen that where it actually uncocks the PC. Color disappears? yeah but that doesn't mean it's not cocked...it means you should check it for sure. My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  12. Yes. Exactly. OK..that's how you feel. I'll ask: How many pre-course jumps do you want? Which do you think is the better idea: - turning them out on the students with only a limited number of AAF-related jumps. - turning them out on the students with a defined time for additional practice and experience? You're right, there is not a lot right now that can be done about how the techniques are implemented in the field. OK, I get you...considering costs and back-to-back, what suggestions do you have to improve the training? Yes, this kind of stuff is what I meant about the tool". You sound like nobody but you has any right to question anything. Knock off the arrogant, holier-than-thou BS. ??????? You must be talking about I/E. Not the topic here. Do you even see the irony here? Can you show us where anyone in this thread has done that besides you? They also do research - poll, gather facts and opinions, review and finalize and draw up proposals which is what is going on here by people who believe a change is needed. If you have done some groundwork in this area, why don't you share it with us instead of complaining that others don't yet have it? We are trying to get something done here. If you have help, please input, otherwise, please quit wasting bandwidth with the negativity. My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  13. Currently, the training is the AFFI Pre-course. Yes, you should be already prepared when you take the AFFIC. My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  14. Apparently you are in it only for the money. My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  15. Simple. You don't. Coach jumps are about the STUDENT, not the Coach. Hmmm? I'm not sure I agree with you Pops... Sounds like he wants to be a coach? Desire is 98% of the battle. Maybe he needs to switch DZ's? Maybe he needs to work closer with his DZO? Or, maybe he needs to jump more? I just hate to advise him to give up or say "there's nothing for you here". That's not what I was saying nor what the OP was saying. It's that WE serve the students needs. The students don't swerve the Coach's needs. Nothing more than that intended. Maybe I should have said "can't" instead of "don't". The faulk04's DZ apparently may not get enough Coach jump opportunities for every Coach to meet the requirements. What could we do anyway? One step further though, along the lines of the thought you brought up. I'd have to ask about motivation. What is your motivation to get the coach rating - to help students, or for the money? You don't have to guess the appropriate answer, right? Hence, WE swerve the students needs. My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  16. ...and get signatures of the rich and famous. Some don't even charge you!
  17. You are obviously a young jumper and have not been taught these things as yet. Stop what you are doing and talk to a rigger. Buying the main slinks now is not a bad idea but before you do anything else...see the rigger and have him show you what's what. This is too important to be guessing and hoping it's right. Get it wrong and..... My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  18. ...and get signatures of the rich and famous. Some don't even charge you!
  19. BRAIN FLASH! Voice recorder. Your SO can transcribe when you get home! My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  20. We've touched on it but not discussed in any depth yet: General skydiving knowledge. So far it seems that most agree that this is an area that could be improved, is that right? We know all about the open book tests for the courses...pretty meaningless, IMO, would you agree? - Make it a pre-req to know the SIM (you could specify sections, I guess) - Dump the open book test. - Write a general knowledge test to be taken 1st day of the course. You could do this for both courses with the level of expertise expected in line with what is applicable to that particular rating. - What does a Coach need to know to perform all Coach duties? Test for it. - What does an AFFI need to know to perform all AFFI duties? Test for it. My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  21. Had you read the thread you'd have seen that was said more than once. And don't think that separating them in time is the only idea. There's a lot of other things that could go towards improving. Dude. There you go with your presumptions...never learn, eh? It's about the students, not you, not me. STUDENTS. Finally an opinion about the topic. So you are of the opinion that taking the pre-course and the course back-to-back is OK? Keep the status quo? No improvement needed, is that your opinion? Cool...that's a couple or so. . In your haste to again be the denigrating, condescending tool, you have missed the obvious...this IS a thread for getting input, putting it up for discussion and possibly coming up with some ideas on how to improve things with the most positive impact. That's not correct. The "poor" are here because of the low expectations to be met. We do not have "best standard that is attainable". We are here to serve the needs of the students. Not, the candidates, not USPA, and not the DZs (although, yes, many, many would argue that from several angles.) What this is all. about is to get closer to that "best standard that is attainable". You've provided nothing except negativity. Got any positive/new ideas? My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  22. Simple. You don't. Coach jumps are about the STUDENT, not the Coach. My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  23. I'm a tree hugger. Started out trying to squeeze something more than "formation" on those skinny lines in the logbook. Gave it up... Jump 30 pull at 1.9. Jump 31 pull at 2.2 etc., etc. Later years we had those fancy ones and wrote paragraphs for a thousand or so, then... Jump#x - 36-way Jump#x - 120-way Jump#x - Cutaway. Thanks, Chad. Jump#x - Gas station at Fitz Jump#x - Bail at 1.7 Jump#x - Sit Jump#x - Coach A. XYZ Jump#x - AFF L1 A. XYZ with Dave K. Jump #999999999 - Ga. POPs record Fitz Nice to end it on an upswing. My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  24. This is the hole that needs plugging. It's what generated this whole discussion. You would think that was true but there seems to be too many cases where they don't. You keep saying that and I keep saying that two distinct courses would solve that problem. You learn at one, you test at the other. Training class starts date XX, testing starts date YY. That would take that option you are arguing against right out of the equation because it DOES have definite start dates. We've been through this already. Personally, re-thinking, I see no value in limiting training. Train for a month if you like...it can only help. It has always been "sort-of ready" for training by the vast, vast majority of candidates. I guess what you are saying here is maintain the back-to-back training and test just put a hard stop date to training and start testing. Geez...that's what we have now in many cases. No difference. AND it does nothing to promote better AFFI skills AND knowledge which is the point of all this. My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239
  25. Thanks. Some reasoning. Thanks again. That's why they pay you the big bucks, eh? At minimum: -Teach FJC -Teach all in-air levels of Harness Hold student training (note this includes canopy work) -Perform all in-air skills of Harness Hold student training -Teach general skydiving information up to and including all student sign-off requirements for licensing. My reality and yours are quite different. I think we're all Bozos on this bus. Falcon5232, SCS8170, SCSA353, POPS9398, DS239