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     Dave Dewolf

    CELEBRATION OF LIFE for our beloved Handsome Dave - June 29, 2019 at Maytown Sport Parachute Club. MSPC is located at Donegal Springs Airpark (N71), 188 Airport Road, Marietta, PA 17356. The celebration will begin at 3:00PM. at 4:00 there will be an ash drop at the Susquehanna River. Transportation will be arranged at MSPC as we will need to carpool. We return to the airport afterwards. Dave is providing the beer and Harvey's Bar-B-Q will be catering. Trudy extends her thanks to all for the well wishes and offers of assistance. ~from The Herd Facebook page
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     Dave Dewolf

    Dave had many "saves" himself and when you multiply that by all the riggers he trained the numbers would be in the thousands. A life well lived.
  3. Any body else get one of these? The attorney is from New York Fucking ambulance chasers.
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    Email from an attorney .

    Wendy: My guess is they looked up S&TA info from the USPA data base. Mark: Can I use that? Ha!
  5. I was 18 and I did it to impress a girl. It didn't work (the girl part) The skydiving part worked great and after I started jumping I didn't care about that girl anymore. I met new girls. Girls that would show their tits in the airplane. Great times! Onward and Upward!
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    Dealing with high shock loading

    Yes! Simple solution; magnets on the slider stops. Tabs could work as well, similar to slider locks on the risers but sewn on the slider stops instead. This would certainly help to keep the slider in place during the packing process. Onward and Upward!
  7. Ok, sorry. You would know. I was jumping at Ralphs at the time. Onward and Upward!
  8. Jerry, I don't think Sheridan was ever a group member DZ. Ted was personally kicked out of USPA for life. I do not think anyone else has received a harsher penalty from USPA than Ted did. Onward and Upward!
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    Beagle Boogie Boys Chant

    Original Beagle chant; Cock suck-motherfuck, eat a bag of snot. 69 douchebags tied in a knot. Root hang, gang bang, nibble, gobble, chew. We're the Beagle Boogie boys Who the fuck are you? Onward and Upward!
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    Parachute labs website down?

    Looking for info on a racer container. Are they still in business? Onward and Upward!
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    What year did your school convert to squares?

    1987 1994 2014 Onward and Upward!
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    Anyone have contact info for a Paul Iglin?

    Peter, According to the FAA, time limits are to be addressed at the time of initial TSO certification to be valid. National is still manufacturing parachutes under the same old TSO from years ago that never had a time limit. The only thing that has changed at National is their manual. With that said and understood, there are not any National parachutes out there that have a 20 year time limit according to the FAA. MEL The same is true with softies (Paraphernalia) I have an F.A.A letter somewhere that states they can not impose life limits because none where stated under the original TSO. When we contacted the manufacturer they told us that the 20 year limit was just a "recommendation" and not really enforceable by law. So you have two options as a rigger, you can refuse to pack a 20 year old softie because of the manufacturers "recommendation" Or you can go ahead and pack it because technically it is perfectly legal to do so as interpreted by the F.A.A. Onward and Upward!
  14. Do you have Feb/march 1995? Onward and Upward!
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    Vigil service bulletin from Nov 9

    Anyone with a list of containers with the cutter located above the PC? I can think of Mirage, Icon, Infinity... What else ? Any guesses on why it is more critical when the cutter is located above the PC? The Infinity before 2009 had the cutter below the PC, it was relocated to the top of the PC after that. I prefer the older version. Onward and Upward!
  16. I currently have 4 containers/reserves and 5 mains. My favorite rig of them all was made in '97 with a 92 PD reserve. The main was made in 2008. Not a whole lot of difference in rigs made in the late 90s and early 2000s. I also have a very comfortable rig made in the early 90s but I rebuilt it with magnetic riser covers, new tuck tabs, new boc, etc. it also has new risers, new PC, etc. So older rigs can be updated. Talk to your rigger. hopefully an old guy. Onward and Upward!
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    Cutaway cable failure

    Yes, it has happened before. The 3 ring system has been around for a long time. I have seen the coating on older cables get brittle and crack, then if you flex the cable back and forth you could get it to split completely, seperate, and slide down the cable. These were always grounded once any cracks were found. The only time I have seen the coating on cutaway cables crack or split was on the older clear or red coated cables. (even some home made blue ones) I have never seen this happen with modern yellow cables. I have honestly not serviced or even seen a rig with clear or red cutaway cables in years, even on Racers (pretty rare around here) If you still have these on your rig I would get a new handle with the yellow industry standard cables. Onward and Upward!
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    Static Line/IAD Training DZ's

    All of them, except maybe one or two. Onward and Upward!
  19. Hi Ray, I am an S&TA in your region, You said you were going to come to our DZ, (the largest turbine DZ in Utah ) Never seen you. You are hard to get a hold of, you don't answer emails. You are on the safety and training comitee and you have a AFFI/IE who is a convicted Pedophile and sex offender and nobody has done anything about that. Now tell me why I should vote for you? Onward and Upward!
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    New Skydiver Gear Question

    Don't get your gear advice from the internet. There is a lot of mis-information here. Talk to your instructors and local riggers. Cheers! Onward and Upward!
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    Brand new in Oregon

    Bob is still the dzo in Madras as far as I know, they are having a mini end of the year boogie in October. He has also flown some loads at the Sisters airport this summer and starting next year there will be a new DZ there. No need to drive clear to Eugene to jump a cessna, Madras is much closer. Sisters will be even closer to Bend once they get going there. I have jumped in Central Oregon on and off since the early 80's in Bend, Cline Falls, (Redmond) and Madras. Bob has been running the DZ in Central Oregon since the late 1980's. It has always been low-key laid back atmosphere. Great people and great scenery. The new DZ in Sisters should be awesome. Onward and Upward!
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    Ted Mayfield

    I almost understood some of that, but it made even less sense the second time I read it. The aircraft was tied down but not chocked, apparently enough slack in the tie downs to allow it to lunge forward. No doubt he had done this a million times before. Complacency? Age and slower reflexes maybe? It is just hard to believe he would go out that way. Love him or hate him Ted was one of the original outlaw skydivers and a true icon/legend in the sport. He got a lot of people in the air and many of them are still jumping today. Related story: Onward and Upward!
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    REFLEX and Fliteline Systems ???

    Bump In search of a source for a free bag and pilot chute for an R235 Thank you Onward and Upward!
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    Which AAD to get? Vigil II, Cypres 2, M2?

    Perhaps I have been giving it an unfair rap. The Mars AAD has been around in Europe for quite some time now, the M2 is the newest version (like Cypres 2, Vigil 2) It is not a new start up company, many documented saves. From what I have been told it is more similar to the Vigil than the Cypres. No maintenence unless needed, 15 year life on battery. Very well made, aircraft quality aluminum case, stainless cutter, etc. I will likely replace my expired cypres units with the M2. Onward and Upward!
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    Thanks for a save....

    All the time with students and tandems. they usually don't even know who packed the reserve. Regular skydivers? Never, they are always very grateful. Onward and Upward!