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  1. I don’t have that canopy any more and haven’t in a while... so I don’t remember Haha. Whatever came with the canopy new.
  2. I used to have a Pilot 168. Most beautiful, slow, snivelly openings. Except every so often, BAM. CRACKER. Hard to enough to make me see stars and need advil. We couldn't figure out why, didn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it (nothing noticeably different about pack jobs, body position etc. on those particular jumps). We eventually just figured it needed to remind me who was boss every so often.

    BOD Meeting July 2018

    CSPA has not donated any money to the museum. Izzy Perry VP, CSPA

    I feel a bit lost...

    I guess it depends why your coaches/instructors become coaches/instructors. I didn't do it for the money, and I know a bunch of others who didn't either. I LOVE doing coach jumps and teaching. But I don't do tandems or PFF, so perhaps I'm a bit of an anomaly.

    I feel a bit lost...

    I know of a lot of Canadian DZs that do their best to help newbies progress and retain jumpers. I am hoping Pchapman was being tongue in cheek :)

    I feel a bit lost...

    Some smaller Canadian DZ's do not have those kinds of resources :) At our DZ, there are a few of us that make sure that Solos have things to work on to get their A, and we try our very best to make ourselves available to do Coach jumps. You can go to manifest and tell them you need a Coach 2, and manifest will make an announcement for Coach 2's. I know myself in the last few years most of my jumps have been 2 ways or coach jumps We also are going to be doing a thing this year where a couple of us dedicate a day or two a week to specifically work with Solos and A/B licence peeps for them to get their requirements and licenses. So if people come out on those days, there will be at least two of us dedicated to only doing Coach jumps or two ways or endorsements or whatever people need. Also we are working on something to do 3 and 4 ways involving novices.

    Two canopy out.. to release or not release?

    It certainly wasn't my funnest jump.. but one of my most memorable! I have also heard the "don't flare" advice for the same reasons. I think I honestly just forgot or felt I didn't need to flare. There was a lot going on in my head at the time...

    Two canopy out.. to release or not release?

    What John says below - leave brakes stowed on rear canopy, fly the front with gentle toggle input, gentle flare at the bottom.

    Two canopy out.. to release or not release?

    Thanks for the input :)

    Two canopy out.. to release or not release?

    I didn't, I was under a 170 and a 170 - so LOTS of parachute for me! (I'm a 5 foot tall girl). Very nice, soft PLF. We teach a "very gentle flare" to ours. Is your procedure the same?

    Two canopy out.. to release or not release?

    I've had a two-out biplane. Softest landing in a canola field I've ever had. I flew that thing very gently, checking altitude, checking my clear landing area, checking that I wasn't backing up into anything. We teach not to cut away a biplane, and I would never cut away a biplane (unless something super funky was happening).

    Malfunctions below your hard-deck?

    Not always - recent incident comes to mind. If you don't have a safe place to land, living is not a guarantee (not that it ever is, but you know what I mean).

    How do I proceed after my AFF ?

    Here is a link to the CSPA website that explains a little bit on what you get when you join CSPA. Finishing AFF/PFF and getting your CSPA solo license are not necessarily the same thing. You'll see on your solo paperwork that there are tasks you must complete, a number of jumps you must have, as well as endorsements you must receive, and a test, in order to complete the Solo. Regarding insurance: please note that CSPA provides Third Party Liability Insurance, which is NOT personal insurance (i.e. covers you if you get injured) but if you do damage to a third party's property - under certain conditions (IE all BSR's have been followed, etc.). this is NOT a comprehensive explanation of CSPA's insurance policies. Please contact the office for more information. If you'd like more information, I would encourage you to contact the CSPA office directly. They can be emailed at but if you have this many questions, you should probably pick up the phone and call them. The office is always happy to answer any questions. Edited to add: If you are planning on going out of country to jump with just a CSPA solo or less, you may want to contact the dropzone you're planning on attending. The CSPA Solo is not recognized as a license in other countries to my knowledge, and each dropzone will have different requirements - they may require you to do jumps with an instructor, etc.

    E logbook

    If your profile is correct, don't stop paper logging yet. You'll need signatures if you want to get your licences and / or ratings (which ones depend on which country) also - paper logbooks are cool. It's nice looking back at the fun jumps I did

    Moving to Alberta Canada From UK.

    It's REALLY cold here right prepared. It should warm up eventually though... There are two dropzones in the Edmonton area, Eden North and Edmonton Skydive Centre. Both are great dropzones and both have really awesome people