Rover

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  1. Not really into numbers but have done more than 7000 jumps out of a 172. What are numbers and aircraft type?
  2. It's been a while but my opinion is Hop plus turbulence equals death. 6ooo jumps on Icarus and they are bullet proof - bullet proof. Can't comment on the others cause I haven't jumped them.
  3. My personal opinion is that 500 jumps is not enough for gaining a tandem rating. I'm not sure what the rules are where you but I would suggest that you look at outside camera as a way of building jumps and observing the sort of shit the TIs sometimes have to deal with. I got my rating around 1400 jumps and have 6000 plus tandems currently. Cheers.
  4. https://miragesys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Skyvan-2-833x1024.jpg 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  5. I have a Handbury container with single risers and a 26 lopo. Belly band. Main canopy is a Unit (love that name) going cheap. Let me know if you are interested.
  6. Can you point to any issues with Tandem reserve reliability? Can you show any incidents where a tandem reserve didn't open properly (when the TI executed EPs correctly)? Here is one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg5EoCDwhnk . The recent tandem fatality in Queenstown New Zealand where the passenger drowned in a lake involved a malfunctioning reserve. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  7. I would be surprised if the interval between a tandem rig and a sports rig would be different in any country. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNbml1Dl-v0&t=2s 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  9. If you listen the packer states quite clearly 7 sec into the video that the canopy is a Safire 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  10. And why would you disconnect the RSL? Goes against any training I've ever had. If you are a TI I suggest you review your EPs. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  11. https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/ww2-airplane-crash-chicago-man-jumps-out-482419101.html 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  12. That TI should not be doing tandems for a very long time - preferably never. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZJkOyjx3Ak 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  14. But we want to watch! top Agreed - the most entertaining thread in a ling time. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  15. Military intelligence - yeah nah. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  16. Harden up cupcake - it was the same shit when I started 36 years ago. I was never the most popular kid in the class, but I'm the last one standing. Get over yourself and get on with it. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFSp-SRGhNs 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  18. What kind of aircraft is this? 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  19. What if one of the parents is dead? 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  20. Thanks for your reply. I'm fully aware of the sequence of events. My question is more why the instructor in question made the decisions he did. Impossible to too answer but the fact that very shortly after the incident there was an issue with training of TI's raises a red flag. It is obvious that the TI did not follow his training. Why? Was there a language issue during training? I lived in Japan for 8 years and speak the language well - but there is no way I'd be able to go through my training in that language. The thread you refer to was locked very shortly after the incident. Have there been any developments since? 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  21. Are there any updates regarding this incident? There were issues re training, invalid ratings - both the issuer and the issuees (sic) but I haven't seen any info recently. Can't see anything in the incidents forum as the thread is closed. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  22. Before we had so many rules. https://vimeo.com/218078861 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  23. Bigfoot is real, and has been skydiving for a long time. Haha
  24. I'm more than happy to send you my template if it is any help. I also would encourage you to contact Mick at Swoopware - his support is excellent. PM me if you wish. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.
  25. Tore my ACL completely in my right knee in 1994 and have never had it repaired. Done about 7000 jumps since - 5500 tandems - mostly out of a C172. When I tore it I was living in Tokyo and couldn't afford to have it operated on. Not covered here in NZ because I wasn't resident here at the time of the injury. 2 wrongs don't make a right - but 3 lefts do.