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About stratostar

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  1. I just found a 1971 Thunderbow rig in fairly mint condition. Having never packed one, nor seen a manual in any lofts in the last decade, I’m hoping someone here just might have one in the dust bin of time. I would like the real manual, but would be happy with just a copy of one that at least covers the packing. So if you got one to part with please let me know,thanks.
  2. Yeah I have really nice NOS stuff in my collection. Hell I was thinking it might cool to sign up, but as soon as I saw that DOM BS and no modified, but yet they want steerables lol. Ok now too much hassle to go, can’t use my gear, and he can rent any of it.
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    How to sight in a ringsight

    I like to have a photo up on the wall above a monitor that has a live view of my camera, and about the distance away/below (for tandems) and then you can sight in the image and line up the sight to match. This process works much better than having someone else assist sighting in.
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    Strong Pop Top chest container PC options?

    Why not ask Mr. Sherman?
  5. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2018/feb/06/lawrence-city-commission-votes-allow-skydiving-cit/ So it only took almost ten years, it is right in line with other prior cases taking many years to reach a favorable vote. While the City Commission was a vote for a win there are still many unresolved issues the City staff was ordered to correct. That same city staff has a long history of non compliance. When I first made this thread in an attempt to not only wrap my head around the complex and confusing FAA regulations and grant assurances, but to educate skydivers. Too many times we see lots skydivers wanting USPA AAD fund money for fighting for having their home DZ kicked off an airport or a start up dz banned. Many skydivers totally don't understand how any of this works, nor do they take the time to truly learn. It's not a item worth their time to understand until they get the boot or refused access. The other reason I started this thread was some what a test of the info I got out of USPA's office of Government Relations and the process of the proceeding down the path first hand, and documenting it so others could see the hassle and complexity involved in seeing it through to the end. The amount of time and money it takes to pull it off. Most successful cases that have been won were at a high cost to the DZO in lawyer fees and in some cases loss of income. Some I've heard of losing their homes and divorce as well. And having now completed my own journey down that rough ass road, I can fully report that in fact this is not for weary or weak minded. You better be ready for the long haul and hope you got a lot of money to burn! I was able to do it without (for the most part) a lawyer. It was persistence and remaining pissed off, not taking no or putting up with lies like" we called the FAA and there is no usable air space in this county". I lost a lot of battles, but in the end won the war. So all these years later the original posts have many now non working links because the FAA guidance has been changed or updated. However the over all idea is still the same and good use of google you can find the newest version of the FAA guidance. You can also get a good start via USPA's website. The key is doing your homework and become an expert in FAA guidance manual 5190-6b and the additional advisory circulars. You also need to know your FAR's and USPA BSR's. Good luck you'll need it and a large bank account and a whole lot of time! P.S. Don't call me, call Randy O....
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    Pitt Meadows dropzone closed?

    It winter time and the beers freeze solid eh!
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    Reserves Smaller than Main

    Lol the older I get the larger my reserves become!
  8. Do they still have the save otter T-shirts? when I was out there they didn’t have any in my size damn it!
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    Glidersports Memorial weekend boogie

    I know a lot of people who are going who are posters here. for 99 bucks all you can jump (if you signed up in time for the discount) I'm sure there will be a lot of people showing up, last I heard it was 125 signed up for the 99 bucks. I also hear it will be on their new location, a private 50 acre dz.
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    nebraska june twin turbine event

    It is my understanding that it is the super van 900 from Glidersports in Clinton Missouri. And not what is advertised in this post, other than it's a turbine and it is in Wheeping water Ne.
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    A new "Citizens for Quiet Skies" issue

    http://kbnd.com/kbnd-news/local-news-feed/295496 Not going very well for them.
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    Dolhin Alternative Closing

    It is in the manual, look it up parachute manuals .com
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    Packing tandem rigs - how fast/how many?

    I use a canopy hanger and like um with four hooks, hang four at a time, flake and drop um, wrap um bag um one after the other, I also do inspections on the full rig as I go, takes about 45 mins to an hour fro all four depending on what shit needs fixing along the way. I can do it all day long. TI's and myself like the openings they/I get, no need to be in a hurry about it.
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    Bill Legg has lept the building.

    I met him down in Waller Tx. Still have his base biz card he gave me while talking about having two felonys for jumps and he was worried about the three strikes law is got busted again for BASE jumps. The guy was a hoot.