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Skydiving and Parachuting
Modern skydiving, training, equipment, competition, regulations and safety.
Date and Time:
Friday, July 10, 2020, starting at 19:00 Eastern Daylight Time (16:00 PDT, 17:00 MDT, 18:00 CDT, 13:00 HST, 15:00 AKDT, 16:00 Arizona, 23:00 GMT)
Michael Smith, five time competitor at the U.S. Skydiving Nationals
Brief Description:

Most pilots and non-skydivers have a fairly antiquated notion of what skydiving, or parachuting is all about. This presentation will describe modern skydiving, training, equipment, competition, regulations and safety.

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Webinar Information

After you register on FAASAFETY.GOV, an e-mail will be sent to you from EAA Chapter 106's info mail.

The e-mail will include the zoom link and alternative methods to access this live event. Please allow two days for the e-mail with zoom information to arrive, except for starting July 8 when the registrations will be checked a few times a day.

300 seats at the facility, 172 remaining for online registration.
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Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Penny Bowman
Phone: (508) 284-5592
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

About our SPEAKER:

Michael Smith started skydiving during his freshman year of college at Kansas State University. He eventually became a jumpmaster and instructor in both static line and freefall, and spent many years doing freefall photography (video and stills). For 5 years, Mike competed at the U.S. Skydiving Nationals. With just over 2,700 skydives, at 55 years old, Mike does still jump, just not as much as he used to.

Spending so much time in airplanes is what made Mike want to get his pilot certificate. He became a private pilot in 2000, and received his instrument rating the following year. Mike currently has 800 hours of flight time, of which 480 has been in his Sonex, which he scratch built over a 5 year period.

Mike is currently the president of EAA Chapter 196 at the Minute Man Air Field in Stow, MA, and a member of EAA Chapter 106.

SPONSOR:     EAA Chapter 106  https://chapters.eaa.org/EAA106/  is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) educational public charity. EAA106 offers educational seminars and programs for pilots and those building their own aircraft throughout the year, including the annual NorthEast Experimental Aircraft Fly-In which showcases amateur-built aircraft and offers several seminars throughout the day (similar to Oshkosh ‘forums’). 

Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
1 Hour Total for AMT
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Any other task not covered in the NPP that is not A/W or Ops
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