March 31, 2004
The USHGA and Dave Broyles, USHGA Safety and Training Chairman have delegated
Dutcher Stirling the task of modifying the BHPA
Chute Deployment Clinic Manaul, as proposed by Betty Pfeiffer... leading,
we hope, to not just USHGA, but world wide Chute Deployment Clinic Standards,
Grandfathering of clinic instructors and appointments of new clinic instructors.
So by this time next year, "Betty's" clinic could be even better!!! Imagine!
|From Betty Pfeffer [email]
Thank you for considering me for
your parachute clinic.
Below is a quick outline of what
I cover. The clinic usually is a 1.5 day event with
a) the first day being nuts
and bolts and
b) the second day covering
more of the technical issues.
It is better to focus either on HG
or PG since each sport has it's own unique situations
- i.e. in HG we have 5 levels
of decision making whereas in PG there are 13!
Let me know what you think and about
how many pilots to expect. If you want to cover HG and PG on the
same day Bill Gargano and I work well together. Bill designed the Quantum
Series parachute and is considered a leading parachute designer in the
Thanks again, Betty
PS We only charge transportation
and accommodation costs. We do repack the chutes and/or help your
|Course includes a full parachute
repack as well as the full day seminar!
Take a look at what you get!
The clinic will include video and
seminar presentations on:
• Parachute types, Para-swivels
• How a parachute works
• Decision to deploy
• Hypothetical (and real) scenarios
• How to execute proper deployments
• Problems after deployment and
strategies to handle them
• Strategies for preparing for landing
• How to avoid being hurt on landing
• How to avoid being dragged after
• Water landings, power lines, and
other major hazards
• Inspecting harnesses & parachute
systems for proper materials, workmanship, maintenance, installation• How
to repack you own parachute
• Size and weight considerations
• And many other topics
High Energy Sports, Inc.
Clinic Goals and Expectations