Re: The question

Subject: Re: The question
From: Kevin McLauchlan <kmclauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 09:53:51 -0400

Parachute equipment also comes under the TSO rubric in
the USofA. Here in Canada, we are not governed by the
FAA (at least, not directly), but anybody who builds and
repairs parachute equipment tends to abide by the relevant
TSOs in order to maximize their market and so that Canadian
skydivers visiting the States will not have problems with
equipment inspection/compliance.


My favorite dropzone has been run for 30 years by a
gentleman named Tom McCarthy (Gananoque, ON, Canada),
who -- in addition to his many other qualifications and
accomplishments -- has constructed and repaired many rigs in
his time, and has signed-off on other people's work in his
capacity as Rigger-Instructor.

So... when equipment, practices, or procedures in our neck
of the woods are proper and appropriately blessed, they are
said to have been "TSO'd".... wait for it... "Tom Says Ok".


/kevin (who is grinning, ducking, running and hiding)
On Tuesday 20 August 2002 18:18, Jeffrey Osier-Mixon wrote:
> Don't forget context!
> For example, TSO means something very different to
> aviation enthusiasts. Care of
> Stuart Law, a regular poster on the newsgroup
> > TSO stands for Technical Standard Order. It indicates
> > that the product complies with a detailed "cookbook" of
> > requirements for that type of product and that the
> > manufacturer's processes for manufacture are acceptable
> > to the FAA. The TSO specifications are usually written
> > by standards societies such as SAE or RTCA using both
> > industry and government personnel. These are often
> > published as a separate document and included in the
> > TSO by reference.

** DIR-ty DEEDS, and they're DONE dirt cheap. (Sing it,

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