Here is the link to the Yahoo towing group and the message Gregg Ludwig posted, from Riss Estes.
As you can see, Riss blames the new SOPs on the Jean Lake accident. Also seems to focus on drivers.
Please read the other recent messages from Garrett. Because of the new requirements that all crew must be ushpa tow tech certified, he might give up his hopes/plans to teach HG, for the love of the sport, not for profit, because, ......
he seems to have run onto the same road block of tow tech clinics not being offered in his area because the quote:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/sky ... sages/8551
commercial tandem admins don't want the competition.
No one can deny that the Groupon joy ride tandems are exposing the masses to what HG and pg is all about. That's about all I can say that's good.
But recognizing the harmful side effects is like some of todays drug adverts on tv.
1. commercial tandem admins don't want the competition.
2. tandem exemption abuse like Jean Lake and that other flying site in San Diego,