Saturday, January 30, 2016: Annual CBCC/NWPC Parachute Deployment and Repack Party
When: Saturday, January 30, from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. If it looks like a flyable day, plan to come early to deploy, then go fly with a freshly-packed reserve.
Where: International District Community Center,
719 8th Ave. S, Seattle 98104 (corner of Dearborn and 8th)
Why: Because it's been a while since you've hucked and checked your reserve, and chances are that your reflexes are rusty and your rubber bands are rotten.
Who: Anyone who flies higher than they'd like to fall—club membership not required for participation. If you have a new reserve or a new harness and have never tried to deploy, PLEASE come! Every year somebody discovers a major malfunction with their chute or their harness that could easily have had disastrous results in a real emergency.
How much: $40 if you're a NWPC/CBCC/NCSC/OHGA member, $45 for non-members. Part goes to pay the packing assistants, part to pay for the facility ($415), part to cover miscellaneous event-related expenses, and the rest will go to cover our annual land-use agreement at Saddle Mt., or to help with the USHPA insurance fund. (If you're a biwingual or a tandem pilot with more than one parachute, you get to huck and pack the second one for $20.)
One more thing: If you're not a member of any of the local clubs, you can join NWPC or CBCC (and save the $5 non-member surcharge) or renew memberships at the clinic.