GoPro and Airmanship

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by FlyingFuzz, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. FlyingFuzz

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    Does anyone happen to know, if I have a GoPro and do jump this summer, would I be allowed to wear the GoPro while jumping or is that forbidden? I've seen the Wings of Blue wearing cameras when jumping into the football games but I don't know if it's allowed for AM-490.

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  2. Bullet

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    To be clear, are you asking if you can wear the camera while you are doing a jump on your own as an "activity not associated with the military" (i.e. on "your" time and your dollar), or are you asking if you can jump with a camera during a military exercise or training mission?
     
  3. FlyingFuzz

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    I was referring to the academy's course, but I take it from your tone that the answer is going to be no.
     
  4. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Fairly sure the answer is going to be "no," but you should ask the permanent party. I know the regs for flying, but I don't know what covers jump.
     
  5. buffalo

    buffalo USAFA 2013

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    Knowing nothing about the specific policies down at the airfield, I'd also guess no... But when you get back from leave, find a WoB, a sophomore/senior who has recently taken jump and find out!
     
  6. Fyterpilot22

    Fyterpilot22 USAFA '13

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    Definitely not allowed for 490. I was in the same situation and asked too. Instead, my jumpmaster had a gopro and filmed our element as we jumped out. He gave us the videos and made sure they didn't end up on YouTube (since AETC isn't too fond of 490) so even then there were restrictions.

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  7. BR2011

    BR2011 USAFA Cadet

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    The US Parachute Association recommends a minimum of 200 jumps before a recreational skydiver wears a camera because it's a possible distraction and is a snag hazard for the pilot chute which requires extra emergency cutaway procedures. This is actually a pretty big issue within the skydiving community because a lot of new jumpers think a small camera is no issue but it actually adds quite a bit of complexity to an already overwhelming situation. I wouldn't wear one even if they allow you to.
     
  8. FlyingFuzz

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    Thank you for the input everyone.
     

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