A novice skydiver yesterday described how he survived a plunge of thousands of feet after the instructor he was strapped to suffered a fatal heart attack in mid-air. The US soldier Daniel Pharr was tied to skydiving veteran George Steele when the instructor stopped talking as the pair hurtled towards the ground over Chester County in South Carolina. The pair had jumped from 13, ft 4, metres with the novice strapped to his instructor's front. The jump was a Christmas gift from Pharr's girlfriend and the soldier says he used military training and what he could remember about skydiving from television to figure out what to do. The parachute had already been deployed, meaning Pharr had to use its toggles to steer the pair away from houses and other perils. Pharr grabbed the right toggle handle and pulled to avoid a house and tugged again to miss some trees, landing safely in a field about a third of a mile from their intended landing spot. Pharr, 25, said he wrestled out of the harness binding him to his instructor, and started emergency treatment to try to save him.
The instructor and student are usually connected by four metal buckles and it would be nearly impossible for them to become detached accidentally. According to News Center MaineSkydive New England has experienced several incidents over the past couple of years with skydivers getting injured and one person dying in A spokesperson clarified that the incidents are small in comparison to the 20, skydives the company completes a season.
Police are still investigating the incident and trying to figure out how the skydivers became separated in the first place. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Romantic relationships in any situation cloud human judgement. Now in an unforgiving sport like skydiving, that's a conflict of roles and interests that could result in a fatality. Most everyone knows it isnt good to mix business and pleasure Im surprised that so many people think it is OK to date their instructor Ive jumped once with my BF The whole Shana media circus probably wouldn't have happened if the instructor in question gave proper advice and put her out on the correct sized canopy that's the impression I get from what I have read, its my personal opinion and is not gospel.
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The incident made it into a Belgian paper well Okay by me, as long as they fall head-over-heels. Well, somebody had to say it! Lok at your HR manual at work. Almost every place I've ever worked managers are not allowed to date their immediate workers.
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If they wish to someone has to change departments to avoid conflict of interest situations. If you don't think it happens They use the whole overwhelming experience of a skydive as a way into someones pants too often.
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I don't like the idea of it either. There needs to be a seperation between a teacher and a pupil in order to ensure that there is no bias in the instruction. Scott Livin' on the Edge Not this again.
Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. Bad idea! Many skydiving schools specifically forbid instructors dating students.
Perris Valley Skydiving School fired at least one instructor because he phoned too many students. Later I worked with him - at another school - and it was just embarrassing the way he hit on every female student.
Far more mature to handle it the way "J" did.
Oct 03, The partner of a skydiving instructor who was fired for being gay has said that "this is a battle we have to win" when the case goes to the Supreme jankossencontemporary.com: Lily Wakefield. Skydiving instructor jobs tend to be seasonal or part-time. And while instructors can be hired as salaried employees, they're generally paid for each class they supervise. Dec 16, Many skydiving schools specifically forbid instructors dating students. Perris Valley Skydiving School fired at least one instructor because he phoned too many students. Later I worked with him - at another school - and it was just embarrassing the way he hit on every female student.
He got the hots for one of his first IAD jump students. She did the requisite two or three IAD jumps school policy - then as soon as he could - he handed her off to freefall instructors.
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They dated for a while, lived together for a while and have been happily married for a couple of years now. It would be unethical for a colledge professor to date a student, the student will probably be dating the porfessor for a good grade.
In skydiving, the grade is your safty. So it would be unethical for an Instructor to date a student. The student won't mind because they don't have a full understanding of everything that can happen.
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December 16, I've seen it work out really well, and the woman got super great instruction 'cause the guy cared about her so much, and now they're married with a bunch of kids and still jump. He posts here but would rather not have his head bitten off by those that think an instructor should be fired for dating a student. I think that many might not think it so bad if it was a female instructor - double standards and such.
I think it comes down to how it is done.
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