Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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Rating Corner | License and Rating Paperwork

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Skydiving coaches, instructors and instructor examiners would much rather spend time in the air skydiving than on the ground handling paperwork. While this is understandable (hey, nobody likes to fill out forms, right?), each rating holder’s administrative responsibilities are extremely important. 

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Rating Corner | A Wake-Up Call

Friday, June 1, 2018

Last August, two tandem double fatalities occurred just a week apart. The details for both of those tragic accidents can be found in “Incident Reports” in this issue of Parachutist. While the casual observer may not see a correlation between the two accidents, they should be a flashing neon warning sign that screams for every tandem examiner, Safety and Training Advisor and drop zone operator to regularly review staff members’ tandem procedures.

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Rating Corner | Rule Changes Affecting Rating Holders

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Several changes that came out of the March 2-4 USPA Board meeting in San Antonio, Texas, affect USPA rating holders.

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Rating Corner | Running the Radio

Rating Corner | Running the Radio
Sunday, April 1, 2018

If you ever need a quick and easy way to make every coach and instructor in the hangar run away and hide, just yell, “I need someone to handle the student radio!”

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Marijuana Use

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Each year, more states legalize marijuana for medical and recreational purposes. As the use of pot continues to gain acceptance around the country, the skydiving community needs to be aware that it may lead to some issues with students, licensed jumpers and instructional rating holders. 

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