Thursday, December 13, 2018

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Rating Corner | Improving Your Speech Habits

Rating Corner | Improving Your Speech Habits
Saturday, December 1, 2018

One of the simplest ways to become a stronger instructor and a better leader is to change ineffective speech patterns. Three common habits can cause a noticeable lack of clarity. Once coaches and instructors correct these habits, they instantly add power and confidence to their lessons.

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Safety Check | Jim’s Last Letter to Santa

Safety Check | Jim’s Last Letter to Santa
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Dear Santa,

2018 really flew by! I can’t believe it is already time for another wish list, but hopefully you can see to it that all my wishes come true. It’s a long list (and it’ll be my last one as director of safety and training for USPA), but it’s all pretty important stuff. This past year brought a lot of lousy weather, so first of all, I would like to see a bunch of sunny weekends so jumpers can get to their drop zones frequently and the drop zones can stay busy flying lots of loads.

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The Front Office | Stalls

The Front Office | Stalls
Saturday, December 1, 2018

“The Front Office” answers questions about jump pilots and piloting. You’ll learn what pilots do behind the scenes to make your favorite time of week happen, and you’ll get a one-of-a-kind view from the one seat in the airplane you never get to be in.

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Ask a Rigger | Bottoms Up

Ask a Rigger | Bottoms Up
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Q: Some rigs have the main bridle routed top to bottom over the closing flaps, and some rigs have bridles that come out from underneath the closing pin and then back down the same direction. Which is more correct?

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Keep an Eye Out | Rig Storage

Keep an Eye Out | Rig Storage
Saturday, December 1, 2018

A Federal Aviation Administration Senior Rigger opened this pilot emergency parachute system, which had seen many years out of service and was stored in an unknown manner, and found that all of the rubber bands had rotted and that many of them had melted onto the suspension lines.

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