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councilman24 last won the day on December 22 2020

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  2. I have CAA (FAA predecessor) regulations that list ratings, experience requirements and privileges for rigger, senior rigger, and master rigger. Rigger and senior rigger hardly different. So there WAS a civilian "rigger" rating. Pick of regs later.
  3. After 35 years since I jumped a para commander and 17 years since last round jump jumped my Jumbo PC. Steel in ankle and weight gain kept from jumping rounds. After talking to a few folks on FB Round group decided wise to jump into water first. About 305lbs exit weight. I was ready to jump it last October on land but got weathered out and dz's closed for winter. Water jump pick up boat and opportunity came up very short notice. As much fun as I remembered and expected EXCEPT instant canopy. Discussion for rigging. Calculated descent rate somewhere around 17 fps. I can take that onto land. received_631436048348779.mp4
  4. No it wasn't the Atair your posted about.
  5. This is the BIG one. On your sternum means you can get it with either hand and your sternum doesn't bend so knife never get in the way.
  6. Reminds me I have/had one. Haven't seen it in years but I may know what file cabinet it's in.
  7. Hmm, about 1999 or 2001, someone displayed a welded seam canopy at the PIA symposium. AFAIK is never made it to market and of course no other has. I don't believe the fabric was nylon. I remember the look of the booth but not who it was.
  8. I don't get on here much anymore. But... A jumper who was working construction in the summer and throwing students weekday evenings essentially left his Javelin in the trunk all summer. Came to me for repack. It took over 30 lbs of pressure to pull the sticky free bag off the canopy stack after the locking stows were out. The bag was lifted off the floor between the anchored rig and my scale on the bridle. Given the force data from the PIA PC freefall testing he would have towed it for a ways after a cutaway.
  9. I resemble that remark. I finally found a full face that fit my head, a Phantom X (kiss predecessor). But I HATE jumping in a full face helmet.
  10. I have jumped one and have a friend jumping it, a 20 plus year old one, as his routine main. Should be a cheap reasonable main.
  11. For a complete system that includes harness and reserve as well as main, it is not legal for a US citizen to jump. The main in other TSO'd gear is. IF the UT 15 complete rig is legal in the home country of a non US citizen jumper then they can jump it here. i.e. a Russian citizen or if legal in Ukraine a Ukrainian.
  12. Okay, If a non us citizen has a rig that is legal in their home country they can jump it here. Lot's of more detail. For instance a Russian had a French reserve not TSO'd in US. It was legal in Russia so legal for him to jump here. The nationality of the non US jumper does not have to match the country of origin of the gear. We all read it like that for years but that's not what it says.
  13. It also was not just the mesh as Rob mentioned. I had a Pioneer with two panels on one gore next to one larger piece of mesh. So two pieces of white fabric next to one piece of mesh. Had seen identical conditions since sewn together. One panel full strength, one completely degraded. The two panels might have come from different lots, batches, rolls etc. but had been sewn next to each other. We gave Invista, maker of nylon filament, samples of bad fabric. IF they discovered the issue they never told the industry. I did several high tech spectroscopic analysis on the bad versus good nylon. I couldn't identify the difference. To the OP, I pack a lot of old stuff but I would not pack an old Securty LoPo in a pilot rig.
  14. I've added to my collection. I have a 217 with small cam lightly used as back up on upholstery shop $750, a 217n-8 no cam like new from older upholster's estate $400. A 217n-8 with cam in fair condition with rusty parts, $75, a clean 217n-8 except dropped and cracked casting and broken knee lift, $200. Those last two are going together to make one good one. And Thursday now a 217n-12 with cam needing a little tlc but should be good. First 217 small cam had complete original cam set. No other cams till last one which had the elusive large cam 308 double throw zig zag. I have two consew 199r-2a's 308 stitch somenI'm well stocked.