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Comment: COST (Score 4, Insightful) 473

by Garybaldy (#46214259) Attached to: Ugly Trends Threaten Aviation Industry

Well perhaps if planes did not cost as much as high end luxury cars (i'm sure federal regulations are some of that cost). More people would be into flying. Just learning to fly is expensive. It is a hobby only the well to do can afford anymore.

I spent pretty much my whole childhood hanging out at the local general avaition field. Gone were the days when pilots felt secure taking some local kid up for a flight. And that was 30 years ago.

Comment: Re:Safety harness... (Score 1) 247

by Garybaldy (#44649715) Attached to: A New Spate of Deaths In the Wireless Industry

That is a big difference between tower climbers and climbers in other industries. You learn to be quick as possible vrs as safe as possible. I have seen the same thing. While never seeing it in rope access. While mistakes are made in every industry rope access always has a backup in place. When one fails the 2nd takes over Always work in pairs, with rescue being a big part of all training.

By the way, qsl from another ham.

Comment: Re:It's a sad mess out there for the crews... (Score 1) 247

by Garybaldy (#44649663) Attached to: A New Spate of Deaths In the Wireless Industry

Well you sound just like a manager. Saying exactly what the carriers say. They wash their hands of it. Saying its all the workers fault. Odd how in order to do the work safely would double the amount of time required to do the job. Which leaves no profit. Carriers always manage to never have a supervisor on site making sure the work is done properly. Allows the carrier to say we did not know they were not working safe.

Comment: lowest common denominator. (Score 1) 247

by Garybaldy (#44649549) Attached to: A New Spate of Deaths In the Wireless Industry

I have worked in the climbing/rigging/rope access industry for almost two decades.

Everyone who wanted to keep a standard of living and their life has left the tower industry. Very little money in it any more or safety. Any climbers that are quick learners and responsible leave the cell tower industry. So the tower industry is often left with the desperate and unqualified.

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