Novice in power lines

Novice in power lines

Post by JRC » Mon, 31 Jan 2011 13:34:54


I see by the Galveston paper a T.C. kid with 3 solos went into the
power lines at a local Texas DZ..., he survived but fell to the ground
when the canopy finally came loose (Just as rescue  & power workers
were raising a ladder to get him down apparently, EMT's checked the
young wind dummy over and he was alright. Isn't it policy to ground
students jumping solo in windy conditions anymore? Shoot SPX League
City used to just about ground C's and below in gusty winds. If the
paper has it right Only 3 solo's its just about got to be a student of
some kind----News reports filed by wuffo reporters are often wrong
though---One can only hope that news article was wrong. If not then
some S&TA needs to get on the stick.
 
 
 

Novice in power lines

Post by Mike Spurgeo » Tue, 01 Feb 2011 03:50:24


Quote:
> I see by the Galveston paper a T.C. kid with 3 solos went into the
> power lines at a local Texas DZ..., he survived but fell to the ground
> when the canopy finally came loose (Just as rescue&  power workers
> were raising a ladder to get him down apparently, EMT's checked the
> young wind dummy over and he was alright. Isn't it policy to ground
> students jumping solo in windy conditions anymore? Shoot SPX League
> City used to just about ground C's and below in gusty winds. If the
> paper has it right Only 3 solo's its just about got to be a student of
> some kind----News reports filed by wuffo reporters are often wrong
> though---One can only hope that news article was wrong. If not then
> some S&TA needs to get on the stick.

Who said it was windy?

 
 
 

Novice in power lines

Post by JRC » Wed, 02 Feb 2011 01:07:18


Quote:

> > I see by the Galveston paper a T.C. kid with 3 solos went into the
> > power lines at a local Texas DZ..., he survived but fell to the ground
> > when the canopy finally came loose (Just as rescue& ?power workers
> > were raising a ladder to get him down apparently, EMT's checked the
> > young wind dummy over and he was alright. Isn't it policy to ground
> > students jumping solo in windy conditions anymore? Shoot SPX League
> > City used to just about ground C's and below in gusty winds. If the
> > paper has it right Only 3 solo's its just about got to be a student of
> > some kind----News reports filed by wuffo reporters are often wrong
> > though---One can only hope that news article was wrong. If not then
> > some S&TA needs to get on the stick.

> Who said it was windy?

The news article. They are hardly ever right about skydiving but do
have the weather down pretty good.
You think its an attempt to sensationalize?

 
 
 

Novice in power lines

Post by Mike Spurgeo » Wed, 02 Feb 2011 04:23:19


Quote:


>>> I see by the Galveston paper a T.C. kid with 3 solos went into the
>>> power lines at a local Texas DZ..., he survived but fell to the ground
>>> when the canopy finally came loose (Just as rescue&    power workers
>>> were raising a ladder to get him down apparently, EMT's checked the
>>> young wind dummy over and he was alright. Isn't it policy to ground
>>> students jumping solo in windy conditions anymore? Shoot SPX League
>>> City used to just about ground C's and below in gusty winds. If the
>>> paper has it right Only 3 solo's its just about got to be a student of
>>> some kind----News reports filed by wuffo reporters are often wrong
>>> though---One can only hope that news article was wrong. If not then
>>> some S&TA needs to get on the stick.

>> Who said it was windy?

> The news article. They are hardly ever right about skydiving but do
> have the weather down pretty good.
> You think its an attempt to sensationalize?

You shouldn't quote news articles when you only provide a synopsis that
leaves out important details...
 
 
 

Novice in power lines

Post by * » Wed, 02 Feb 2011 11:10:46



Quote:



>>>> I see by the Galveston paper a T.C. kid with 3 solos went into the
>>>> power lines at a local Texas DZ..., he survived but fell to the
ground
>>>> when the canopy finally came loose (Just as rescue&    power workers
>>>> were raising a ladder to get him down apparently, EMT's checked the
>>>> young wind dummy over and he was alright. Isn't it policy to ground
>>>> students jumping solo in windy conditions anymore? Shoot SPX League
>>>> City used to just about ground C's and below in gusty winds. If the
>>>> paper has it right Only 3 solo's its just about got to be a student
of
>>>> some kind----News reports filed by wuffo reporters are often wrong
>>>> though---One can only hope that news article was wrong. If not then
>>>> some S&TA needs to get on the stick.

>>> Who said it was windy?

>> The news article. They are hardly ever right about skydiving but do
>> have the weather down pretty good.
>> You think its an attempt to sensationalize?

> You shouldn't quote news articles when you only provide a synopsis that
> leaves out important details...

Anyone care to give a URL to the article??

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Novice in power lines

Post by JRC » Thu, 03 Feb 2011 01:16:36


Quote:



> >>> I see by the Galveston paper a T.C. kid with 3 solos went into the
> >>> power lines at a local Texas DZ..., he survived but fell to the ground
> >>> when the canopy finally came loose (Just as rescue& ? ?power workers
> >>> were raising a ladder to get him down apparently, EMT's checked the
> >>> young wind dummy over and he was alright. Isn't it policy to ground
> >>> students jumping solo in windy conditions anymore? Shoot SPX League
> >>> City used to just about ground C's and below in gusty winds. If the
> >>> paper has it right Only 3 solo's its just about got to be a student of
> >>> some kind----News reports filed by wuffo reporters are often wrong
> >>> though---One can only hope that news article was wrong. If not then
> >>> some S&TA needs to get on the stick.

> >> Who said it was windy?

> > The news article. They are hardly ever right about skydiving but do
> > have the weather down pretty good.
> > You think its an attempt to sensationalize?

> You shouldn't quote news articles when you only provide a synopsis that
> leaves out important details...- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

You shouldn't feel defensive. All of the important factors are there.
Wind or no wind, tunnel vision and lack of air time
set it up...Its not a TM/JM's fault.
 
 
 

Novice in power lines

Post by JRC » Thu, 03 Feb 2011 01:48:11


Quote:





> >>>> I see by the Galveston paper a T.C. kid with 3 solos went into the
> >>>> power lines at a local Texas DZ..., he survived but fell to the
> ground
> >>>> when the canopy finally came loose (Just as rescue& ? ?power workers
> >>>> were raising a ladder to get him down apparently, EMT's checked the
> >>>> young wind dummy over and he was alright. Isn't it policy to ground
> >>>> students jumping solo in windy conditions anymore? Shoot SPX League
> >>>> City used to just about ground C's and below in gusty winds. If the
> >>>> paper has it right Only 3 solo's its just about got to be a student
> of
> >>>> some kind----News reports filed by wuffo reporters are often wrong
> >>>> though---One can only hope that news article was wrong. If not then
> >>>> some S&TA needs to get on the stick.

> >>> Who said it was windy?

> >> The news article. They are hardly ever right about skydiving but do
> >> have the weather down pretty good.
> >> You think its an attempt to sensationalize?

> > You shouldn't quote news articles when you only provide a synopsis that
> > leaves out important details...

> Anyone care to give a URL to the article??

> - Show quoted text -

All of the important information is there, the only thing left out is
"name of DZ" which was included in the original
article. Jumpers in the area know which DZ it was, I see no need to
further embarrass them at a International level,
these things happen. Thats why disclaimers are signed.

I might also add the S&TA might not have been there, quite often they
are local jumpers with regular jobs and lives outside
the sport. Clearly its the Power Company's fault for putting power
lines in the way! <grin>