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  1. A little late reaction, but we at www.paracentrumteuge.nl, made this switch to www.dz-manager.com. (We came from JumpRun5!). Migrated all our customer's and are very pleased with the result after one season of full use. (We run a 2 Grand Caravan operation (actually 1 grand caravan and 1 super caravan)) We are currently setting up the online reservation system which comes the DZ-Manager. Our staff has fallen in love with the software and training time for new staf is reduced enormously. Also the support has been more then excellent. If you (or any1 else) want to know how we did the conversion and why we chose DZ-Manager, over the other options suggested, hit me up. The trouble with skydiving; If you stink at it and continue to jump, you'll die. If you're good at it and continue to jump, you'll see a lot of friends die...
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    Cypres-2 fire on ground

    Ah, I wondered where the Dutch virgins went... The trouble with skydiving; If you stink at it and continue to jump, you'll die. If you're good at it and continue to jump, you'll see a lot of friends die...
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    Cypres-2 fire on ground

    Bei Angriff unter Wasser gedrueckt, Wasserbomben. Letzter Gegnerstandort 08:30 Uhr, Marqu AJ 9863, 220 Grad, 8 Seemeilen, stosse nach. 14 Millibar faellt, NNO 4, Sicht 10. The trouble with skydiving; If you stink at it and continue to jump, you'll die. If you're good at it and continue to jump, you'll see a lot of friends die...
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    AR2 AAD

    apparently, you can still sell the AR2 on ebay: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/LJ-Engineering-AR2-AAD-Ripcord-HALO-MC-4-Parachute-/330553689224 The trouble with skydiving; If you stink at it and continue to jump, you'll die. If you're good at it and continue to jump, you'll see a lot of friends die...
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    Argus failure - Gold Goast MS - USA

    We highly disagree. If an AAD fires when I'm head down, my AAD has just killed me. When my AAD fires when I'm doing FS and someone (e.g. the cameraguy) is above the formation, I just killed someone else (and highly unlikely that I will survive myself. If I'm exiting and my AAD fires, I just killed everyone in the plane. The trouble with skydiving; If you stink at it and continue to jump, you'll die. If you're good at it and continue to jump, you'll see a lot of friends die...
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    Argus failure - Gold Goast MS - USA

    Well "the set and forget" is as far as I know only applicable for the cypres. In the case of Argus this is not the case. It's simply a question of RTFM. Argus has always made it very clear that they want you to check the display before every jump. (This has also always been in the manual). So I hope every Argus user has done that in the past also.... (But through, it reminds me of skydivers which use a Swift 5 reserve and don't know not to release the steering brakes before the slider has come down.) The trouble with skydiving; If you stink at it and continue to jump, you'll die. If you're good at it and continue to jump, you'll see a lot of friends die...
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    Argus failure - Gold Goast MS - USA

    I couldn't care less if my container is locked or not 3.5 - 4.0 seconds before impact, I'm dead anyway. Secondly, you're implying there is a major shortage in replacement cutters, how did you get that information, since Aviacom themselves state there are enough cutters available? The trouble with skydiving; If you stink at it and continue to jump, you'll die. If you're good at it and continue to jump, you'll see a lot of friends die...
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    Another Argus SB

    I spoke to William about this bulletin a few days ago, he assured me there would be enough cutters and that they would be replaced free of charge. The trouble with skydiving; If you stink at it and continue to jump, you'll die. If you're good at it and continue to jump, you'll see a lot of friends die...
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    Argus failure - Gold Goast MS - USA

    "Dude", calm down. I too do not approve of the way Argus dealt with this issue. In fact I'm deeply dissapointed. But other AADs have dissapointed me also how they dealt with issues. Now, unless I've missed something, no-one has had an incident with a locked container, after a ripcord pull. Not saying it can't happen, but it didn't happen and Aviacom finally woke up and now demands all the cutters to be replaced. Although a cutter with a "soft" knive is something that should be addressed with way more action then Aviacom did, the "locked container" scenario has never been an issue for me for my personal use. (And not only because my cutter is on the bottom) For the "locked container issue" to be dangerous for me, (assuming I would jump e.g. a Micron) I somehow didn't do anything, while being going through my harddeck, then waited some time more, then aprox. 4,5 seconds before impact, my AAD would fire, after which I decide to finally do something. I just don't see that happening... If I finally do something after doing nothing all that time, I would have been screwed anyway, because I wouldn't have enough time to get past line stretch. But then again, how unlikely it then I suddenly wake up below 800 feet and suddenly start doing something sensible? This doesn't change the fact that the cutter should be replaced, because I like to have a higher certainty that the cutter works if needed. But I rather maken 1000 jumps without an AAD, or an AAD that *might* not open my reserve, then make a single jump with an AAD that activates my reserve when I don't want too. Through Karel is the worst communicator I have ever seen in my life, and if Aviacom would go belly up, he certainly did his part, but I too, am confused about the emotions and lack of rational thinking surrounding Argus/Aviacom. But I've been confused since they started (Argus has in at least The Netherlands been blamed for world hunger even since before they had a product on the market). (Although it does involve alot of "ego's" in which Karel's behaviour isn't helpfull) The trouble with skydiving; If you stink at it and continue to jump, you'll die. If you're good at it and continue to jump, you'll see a lot of friends die...
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    Argus failure - Gold Goast MS - USA

    that is exactly what I am referencing. The trouble with skydiving; If you stink at it and continue to jump, you'll die. If you're good at it and continue to jump, you'll see a lot of friends die...
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    Argus failure - Gold Goast MS - USA

    You mean the GIRL from Poland, which started the recall (and the discovery of "soft" knives)? And have you even read the San Marcos report? The trouble with skydiving; If you stink at it and continue to jump, you'll die. If you're good at it and continue to jump, you'll see a lot of friends die...
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    Argus failure - Gold Goast MS - USA

    Ok, then I stand corrected The trouble with skydiving; If you stink at it and continue to jump, you'll die. If you're good at it and continue to jump, you'll see a lot of friends die...
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    Argus failure - Gold Goast MS - USA

    Looks like someone is placing private emails on the PIA website. (As far as I know Jo and Karel hate each other guts... ) Edit: Apparently the email was posted with Karel his consent. The trouble with skydiving; If you stink at it and continue to jump, you'll die. If you're good at it and continue to jump, you'll see a lot of friends die...
  14. Not true Argus specically tells you to check the display before every jump. Always has, always will. The display would indicate a fire. Or ate there now also people imaging Argus to fail displaying an activation? The trouble with skydiving; If you stink at it and continue to jump, you'll die. If you're good at it and continue to jump, you'll see a lot of friends die...
  15. I know they offered several rigger exactly that option. The trouble with skydiving; If you stink at it and continue to jump, you'll die. If you're good at it and continue to jump, you'll see a lot of friends die...