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Gear

  • Main Canopy Size
    135
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    150
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    Micro Raven
  • AAD
    Cypres

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    AerOhio
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    5602
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    9200
  • Years in Sport
    35
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    2000
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freefall Photography
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    7000

Ratings and Rigging

  • USPA Coach
    Yes
  • Pro Rating
    Yes
  • Rigging Back
    Master Rigger
  • Rigging Chest
    Master Rigger
  • Rigging Seat
    Master Rigger
  1. I'm a premier member. In my classified ads I have filled in the box for my website address. My website does not appear in my ads nor is it in the "links" list which is difficult to find.
  2. Andyman, Yea, I know patent and copyright are different animals but my guy is well versed in both. I know I'd never get anywhere but I'm hopinig I can at least make him uncomfortable for a while.
  3. Mike, thanks for the compliments on the video. I wish you could see the whole thing. Maybe a local drop zone has one for their first jump course. I've sold very many to DZs. I was surprised at how fast YouTube removed the videos only a few hours after filing a complaint. One of our ex-jumpers is a high end patent attorney. I'm going to talk with him and see if I can at least make this guy's life miserable for a while. Wink Down To Earth Inc. Master Rigger Parachute rigging is simple. It only has to be perfect.
  4. The Videos on YouTube are pirated from a work I did titled "The First Jump Course, A Video Training Aid". I have filed a complaint with YouTube and will follow up by looking into legal action. This video isn't method specific but the freefall priorities section does lean toward AFF. It is narrated by Sherry Butcher, Secretary of USPA.It has 40 chapters that cover equipment, emergency procedures actual staged malfunctions, canopy checks, freefall priorities, decision altitudes, landing priorities, airspeed vs ground speed, landing patterns, and after landing. Over $10,000 and 4 years of hard work by a lot of great people went into it's production and it is a true crime that it is pirated by this low life from Columbia. Maybe he should go back to raising Coca plants. It is available from Para-Gear for $69.95. Look at the first video on page 4 of the new catalog or look it up on their online catalog. It is also available direct from me and I will extend a $10.00 discount to anyone responding to this post in an attempt to make up for this slim ball's piracy. I'll also include free shipping. Just email me at [email protected] I can accept CC number or PayPal. $59.95 gets you the DVD. John Winkler (AKA "Wink") Down To Earth, Inc. Specializing in; Professional Skydiving Photography and Video Wink Down To Earth Inc. Master Rigger Parachute rigging is simple. It only has to be perfect.
  5. A "T" I used to market and might again, When my old lady has PMS, I'd rather go in than go home. Wink Down To Earth Inc. Master Rigger Parachute rigging is simple. It only has to be perfect.
  6. I hope you realize that unless ALL your gear is TSOd catagory D you are you are operating in the danger zone and way over the limits of your gear.Quote Wink Down To Earth Inc. Master Rigger Parachute rigging is simple. It only has to be perfect.
  7. It's a coincedence that this thread happens to come up right now. I have just finished editing a first jump course video that has been four years in the making. Actually, the scripting started in the summer of 2002 by Tim and Sherry Butcher and the filming started in February 2003. Tim and Sherry have invested over $10,000 in equipment, travel, payroll and other associated costs. Tim and his partner, Kevin McCole, have donated countless hours of aircraft time and I have invested hundreds of hours editing. We have used the classroom at AerOhio as a “proving ground” for the past year to gain feedback from students and instructors to re-edit, tweak and polish this very professional production. This version is AerOhio Specific while the “generic” version is in the editing suite being readied for market as this is written. The video is broken down into 40 chapters so that instructors may page through as they choose. It includes all facets of the first jump course including equipment, emergency procedures, actual staged malfunctions, canopy checks, freefall priorities, decision altitudes, landing priorities, air speed vs ground speed, landing patterns, after landing and last but not least, out takes and bloopers. My plan is to advertise in all the Skydiving publications and to offer a free sampler which will show short clips of each segment so that the customer will know what he/ she is getting before they order. The price will be $399.00 with a introductory price of $299.00 This production is vital to the skydiving community and is long overdue. It will put everyone on the same page, which is essential to drop zones that use a number of different instructors to teach their first jump courses. If you want to order the video or a sampler. email me at [email protected] Wink Down To Earth Inc. Master Rigger Parachute rigging is simple. It only has to be perfect.
  8. It sounds to me like you're due for a new lineset. I'd have a rigger confirm that and then, if necessary, get them ordered A gerneral rule of thumb is that if your line set has 500 jumps on it, you need a new one. Wink Down To Earth Inc. Master Rigger Parachute rigging is simple. It only has to be perfect.