"In an ideal situation it would be more about screening the Pilot and less about which suit, but that means someone has to play bad guy and tell people (probably a friend) that they are not prepared to fly their magic carpet yet. Much easier and PC to just draw an arbitrary line in the sand. Unfortunate though, would make a great chance to enlighten a few folks about their perceived skill level. (and if someone who knows me thinks I fall in to this category I hope they would step up and tell me) "
"Glad to see some progress has been made there and thanks to Ed and Pete for making it happen, and to Bill for giving us another (third) chance. Hopefully those jumping there are being smart about it, respecting the rules and keeping Bill happy so we can see a full return soon."
Hi, Pete Swan here,meet one of the "Bad Guy's". Hey, not trying to piss in anyone's cornflakes here, but the jist of it is there a lot more cutaways with the biggest suits. Mostly when ill-prepared jumpers get one and don't upgrade the rest of their gear to match it. Bill was getting tired of parachutes in good condition having to be cut away because of small pilotchutes and smaller sized mains that would work "okay" with a Phantom or other medium size suits. Then the shit show of people flying around in cars on private property looking for gear. When you add the bigger burble of the bigger suits with the above, you hit a "tipping point" of reliability and the malfunction rate goes way up. We had to sit it out for the whole season, that sucked for me as my business is here and I can't just pick up and leave. So thanks, to all the folks who fucked up my WS flying this year....
So if you want to jump _any_ wingsuit here, you must get a checkout first. Your info will go in a card file and we will be tagging your rig. We are sticking with medium and smaller suits for a while to see how people behave. No tracking dives,with or without suits is allowed per Bill. Okay smartasses, yes you still must track away on group FF jumps for separation.
If you get a bigger suit there are other DZ's to get experience at with it. We don't have any sort of timetable for expanding the suit range as of right now. Believe me, I am less than thrilled to have to be semi-responsible regarding bird-flockery. I say that because pilots will be accountable. And yes, we have a "No fly" list of folks who have and continue to make bad choices. Sorry if this all sounds a bit Nazi, but WTF do you expect if someone come's and shit's in our yard then leave's???