bill6870

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About bill6870

Gear

  • Main Canopy Size
    170
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    176
  • AAD
    Cypres

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Skydive Kansas
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    23527
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    3300
  • Tunnel Hours
    0
  • Years in Sport
    30
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    0
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    0
  • Freefall Photographer
    No

Ratings and Rigging

  • Static Line
    Instructor
  • Tandem
    Instructor
  • USPA Coach
    Yes
  • Pro Rating
    Yes
  • Wingsuit Instructor
    No
  • Rigging Back
    Senior Rigger
  • Rigging Seat
    Senior Rigger
  1. bill6870

    What counts as a freefall jump?

    From the latest SIM currently on USPA's website. Clearly states 25 freefall skydives. Note: USPA Headquarters will accept either completed card signed by a USPA Instructor without the official stamp. The registration fee must be included. 1. Persons holding a USPA A license may jump without supervision, pack their own main parachute, engage in basic group jumps, perform water jumps, and must have— a. completed 25 freefall skydives b. completed all requirements listed on the USPA A License Proficiency Card c. completed five group freefall skydives involving at least two participants d. received the signature and official stamp on the USPA A License Proficiency Card or USPA A License Progression Card (ISP) which validates the A license for a 60-day time limit following the completion of the card e. The completed and signed USPA A License Proficiency Card or USPA A License Progression Card must be validated within 60-days of completion by sending the card to USPA Headquarters. Once validated, USPA will issue a license number that becomes a permanent record of the member. f. passed the USPA-developed written and oral USPA A-license exams conducted by a current USPA I, IE, S&TA, or USPA Board member
  2. bill6870

    Easiest Stability Exits

    That's fantastic! Congratulations.
  3. bill6870

    Easiest Stability Exits

    Did it just click or was there something specific that you did to make it happen?
  4. bill6870

    Easiest Stability Exits

    There are three parts to an exit. The setup: how you position yourself in the door, hand and foot placement etc. The launch: how you actually leave the airplane, should be hips into the relative wind. The flyaway: how you ride the hill. Take your time and set yourself up properly in the door. Once you are set up launch yourself with your hips into the relative wind. Then continue to fly your body on the hill. A lot of people have said to arch hard but in my opinion that tends to make you tense and rigid. I find an exaggerated relaxed arch works much better.
  5. bill6870

    1 or 2 Pin AAD on 2001 Infinity?

    Have safe and be fun! I wish you many years of healthy skydiving. My one piece of advice is to get to know your gear, your life depends on it. The skydiving world needs people like you so please take the important steps to make sure you are around for many years to come. I apologize if my reply came off as harsh, I didn't mean it that way. I just want you to progress in a safe manner. I wish you all the best that this sport has to offer. It has served me well for the last 32 years and I hope it does the same for you.
  6. bill6870

    1 or 2 Pin AAD on 2001 Infinity?

    It seems odd to me that you say "The experience I currently have is sufficient enough to determine what rig is right for me" but you don't seem to have the knowledge to lift up the reserve flap and count the number of pins. You might not know as much as you think. Some time with your rigger and instructors would be well spent.
  7. bill6870

    BOD Meeting July 2018

    Most non GM DZ's require you to be a USPA member so you have the 3rd party liability insurance. I don't necessarily agree with the GM concept but there is a practical reason for DZ's to require membership. I doubt that if USPA dropped the requirement that many DZ's would follow suit.
  8. bill6870

    How old is too old?

    and what size human?
  9. bill6870

    D license able to jump with students?

    From the BSR's in the SIM 6. Students training for group freefall [S] a. Student freefall training for group freefall jumps must be conducted by either a USPA Coach under the supervision of a USPA Instructor, or a D-license holder, and; b. The maximum group size allowed for any group skydive is four if that group includes any solo students cleared for self-supervision. There must be at least one instructor, coach or D-license holder for each student involved.
  10. bill6870

    Questions - just did AFF Level 1

    Spend time working with your instructors until you have the landing pattern down. It is absolutely a safety issue to fly a proper pattern, if you don't, you dramatically increase the possibility of a canopy collision. In the meantime check out skydiveschool.org USPA's online ground school. The section on patterns has good descriptions and graphics to help you understand the concept. It has a lot of other good information as well. It is good you are reaching out to get a handle on this important part of the skydive. Have your instructors go over the pattern before every jump you make with an aerial view of the airport.
  11. bill6870

    Altitrack: How to use Simulator

    There is no simulator function that I am aware of. There is however a playback function letting you replay any jump in your logbook. If you have a jump in your logbook that is similar to the profile of the students jump then you can replay that jump and use it as a real time practice altimeter. page 49\50 in the manual explains how to do this. I have used it this way before. It's not the most convenient way to do it but it is better than nothing. If you do find a simulator mode please be sure and post for the rest of us.