• Content

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Feedback


Community Reputation

2 Neutral


  • Main Canopy Size
  • Main Canopy Other
  • Reserve Canopy Size
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    PD 160

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Perris Valley Skydiving
  • License
  • License Number
  • Licensing Organization
  • Number of Jumps
  • Years in Sport
  • First Choice Discipline
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freefall Photography

Ratings and Rigging

  • Pro Rating
  • Rigging Back
    Senior Rigger

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Longtime Kapowsin skydiver Pat Hayter passed just before Christmas. I knew Pat as an incredible skydiving videographer back in the 90's when he was flying video for our CRW team, Team Infinity. He loved skydiving, always had a smile on his face and a laid back attitude about life. I lost touch with him over the years, but spotted this obituary notice on Tracey Jordan's Facebook page today. Wherever he is now, I'm betting he's getting AWESOME video! https://hillfhpuyallup.com/tribute/details/166842/Patrick-Hayter/obituary.html?fbclid=IwAR3oabFnA6OhPNKRHapWxhrfAR0x9LljUEB0jbocVz_dXI0-g3tEJRHn6HU
  2. If we go back to the original comments about how the proposed $15/hr minimum wage at Target would cause higher prices and employee cutbacks at Target, what would this little graphic mean? These numbers come from the Target Corp SEC filings for fiscal year 2019. (https://www1.salary.com/TARGET-CORP-Executive-Salaries.html) That totals $41,038,633 in compensation for 5 people. If we looked at that as workers making $15 per hour and working roughly 2000 hours per year, that would be 1,367 entry level employee person years. Using averages and those same numbers, if those 5 company officers were paid at $15/hr and worked about 2000 hours per year, for that one year of actual compensation, they would have each been paid for 4,103 years at $15/hr. I think my math is correct. Does that strike anyone as a bit skewed? According to Forbes magazine: In the 1950s, a typical CEO made 20 times the salary of his or her average worker. (https://www.forbes.com/sites/dianahembree/2018/05/22/ceo-pay-skyrockets-to-361-times-that-of-the-average-worker/#1c9f92c4776d) We're now talking about 5 upper level management employees from one company (Target) ALL being compensated 4,103 times the PROPOSED increase in base pay for their employees.
  3. Apparently it's 103. https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/oldest-tandem-parachute-jump-(female) I had the privilege to be on this load. She was incredible!
  4. My thoughts on death, specifically my death: Each day I try to live my life to the fullest. The goal is that when my time comes, if I have a moment or two to reflect on all I've done, seen and the people I've shared it with, it will take the undertaker a week to get the smile off my face. Jack Gramley Computer Consultant
  5. Pieces of Eight skydiving. All amputees. http://www.parachutehistory.com/skydive/records/poe.html Jack Gramley Computer Consultant
  6. I once flew from Seattle to Ontario CA with my rig as carry-on, literally. I didn't use any form of bag, just tossed it over my shoulder and walked on the airplane. As I was boarding, one of the pilots was standing, watching the passengers board. He looked at me and asked, "Is that a parachute?" Being a cocky jerk I answered, "Yes, and I'm on an exit row, so you better do a good job!" Upon landing, I again tossed it on my shoulder and waited to deplane. As I got to the front, the same pilot was there, looked at me and said, "Oh, still with us, huh?" Touche.... Jack Gramley Computer Consultant
  7. Two things on this. First, I suspect you haven't really removed ALL of the little gremlins on there. When I clean systems for my clients, I use at least 5 different programs to get things back into shape, often running some of them multiple times. I'm guessing there is only a partial removal of a virus/malware that is still setup to execute, but the actual program has been deleted, hence the error. Also, problems nowadays are VERY good at masking themselves and re-infecting the system if EVERYTHING is not completely removed. I stay in Safe Mode until I have all scanning tools giving me ZERO issues. Second. if you suspect there are damaged or missing files, use the System File Checker that's built into Windows: Start in Safe Mode, using F8 key at startup Select Safe Mode with Networking Open a command prompt window In the command window, type sfc /scannow If there are missing system files, that should cure it Take heart, you system is no where near a big problem. You just need a few more steps to get it back to normal. If you want specific information about scanning it for real, PM me. None of the programs/processes cost money and all are readily available from reliable/safe sources. Jack Gramley Computer Consultant
  8. On one of the "Pieces of Eight" jumps about 12 years ago, the pilot was in contact with ATC on jump run. It was a single plane load, I believe out of a Skyvan. As soon as the formation left the plane, ATC immediately contacted the plane and demanded to know what have been released from the plane, because they were receiving a significant radar hit. They seemed sure that we had dropped a large metallic object from the plane. There were multiple chuckles at the Bombshelter that night over that. Jack Gramley Computer Consultant
  9. John - See, now that's what I expected to see in your first post. Always glad to know that you and V are still in the air together. WAY too many good times with you guys back in Kapow. Jack Gramley Computer Consultant
  10. Dammit John! I thought you were going to post a picture of Valinda! Jack Gramley Computer Consultant
  11. Bill - It was actually a monkey AND an Iranian astronaut. The monkey worked all of the capsule controls and the Iranian was there to feed the monkey. Jack Gramley Computer Consultant
  12. Contact the school at school1@skydiveperris.com. Make it to the attention of Moley Stapleton (chief instructor). He can answer all of your questions. Jack Gramley Computer Consultant
  13. Actually, this is only news worthy outside of the deep south. Jack Gramley Computer Consultant
  14. Okay, this is a fake sign, but I actually saw this on a commercial strip center marque on Roosevelt Road outside of Chicago in the last 60's. I looked at it and thought, "Yeah, that would work...." Jack Gramley Computer Consultant
  15. Then thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Jack Gramley Computer Consultant