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  1. There wasn't a knot (at least as far as I could tell). I'm pretty sure the bunching of the lines on the right side is due to the line that caused the lineover. A front line that goes over the top and down the back has to course outside around all the remaining lines to reach it's attachment point on the front riser. (and vice versa if it was a back line). You would expect that bunching to not look as extreme if the lineover was nearer the end (shorter distance, fewer good lines to get past).
  2. FYI, here's what my lineover looked like on a Pilot 189. I'm sure it fully pinched in the middle, but hidden by adjacent cell fabric.
  3. The dropzone you will be jumping at almost certainly will have experienced licenced skydiving photographers for the jump portion of your experience (but call and ask to be sure). The DZ may or may not let you bring your own outside photographer for photographing the jump portion (if you find someone qualified who would be willing to do this for you) so ask about that too if you decide to bring your own. The DZ should be fine allowing an outside photographer to shoot ground scenes, but call about that too to be sure, and so that they can prepare for it (DZ's don't normally allow spectators to be out in the landing area, or near the plane). Happy wedding!
  4. Bump. (Because it is a very entertaining thread)
  5. Wasn't there a wingsuiter that survived a no pull when he crashed into trees? His vertical velocity may not have been typical free fall speeds, but total velocity speed must have been pretty fast; as was, I would guess, Connery's as well. (I would assume that Connery's speed can be determined from the video; did that ever get revealed?)
  6. An interesting story about a somewhat similar problem in the Airbus A330 from 10 years ago. A brutal experience, although fortunately they were able to land intact. But a case where the computer controls overrode the commands of the pilot. https://www.smh.com.au/national/i-ve-become-very-isolated-the-aftermath-of-near-doomed-qf72-20190514-p51n7q.html
  7. I google searched for "parachute found in Amboy was not from Flight 305 as it was too large at 34-feet in diameter", and first link was this (which contains the exact phrase): https://themountainnewswa.net/2012/05/14/the-hunt-for-db-cooper-looking-for-the-amboy-chute/ Does this help?
  8. I don't know any of the details about what went on (I'm just a skydiver mildly interested in DB Cooper), so excuse me if what I say is so obviously contradicted by the known details. But I'm curious why you assume he didn't use his own rig? I certainly wouldn't trust a rig given to me by the authorities if I were in his shoes, particularly when jumping into unknown terrain at night. Even if I could assume they wouldn't jimmie it so I had a total malfunction, they might make the parachute small, or with other defects, that would ensure a rapid descent and a hard, injurious, landing. And I would have also thought about a tracking device being hidden inside. So why ask for parachutes? Could be because he assumed they'd put in a tracking device, and he would toss that out 50+ miles from where he actually exited so that any search would focus on where he wasn't. And/or use some or all of the rigs or reserves to do the final descent of some of the load he was carrying. (What did he exit with, and how much did it weigh?) And a night jump into unknown and gnarly terrain with tall trees? He could almost be assured he'd be hung up in the trees: maybe extra rigs were for rope/lines, etc to help extricate himself. Anyway, just some thoughts
  9. Can I point out again that the pinned posts at the top of many sub-forums are long out of date. They are a distraction at best, and some make the place look really old and abandoned. For example, look at the pinned posts in the swooping and canopy forum. "CP 2014 event master"? "Post your picture threads" (all the threads linked in there haven't had any activity in many years)? Are these and any of the others worth the real estate they take up? In General Skydiving forum: the one on Skyride? Does anyone even remember what that is these days? The "Crowdsourcing" one? The "UPSA role in enforcing aircraft..."?
  10. Another analysis from a pilot and software developer. https://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/aviation/how-the-boeing-737-max-disaster-looks-to-a-software-developer
  11. A man goes to the doctor with his wife because she's acting odd, and after a barrage of tests, the doc says: "Well, it's either Alzheimer's or AIDS, and I can't tell which one." The guy says "Well, if you can't tell which one, what's your advice?" "Take her somewhere she's been before, and if she comes back, don't fuck her!"
  12. His explanation for taking the video down is in the first 6 minutes, the rest of the video is answering viewer questions submitted to him. Short answer is that he realized he was speculating about the cause of an accident that was still under investigation. (BTW, I find his videos go just as well at 1.5x speed)
  13. Well, my Google foo must be weakening, as it apparently led me to the 2018 version. So I stand corrected: it is "freefall jumps" now in the SIM (2019 version).
  14. Hmm, I didn't see that. I pulled up the online version of the SIM to check things, so if they did change the requirements, they haven't yet put it into the SIM.