Prior to the meeting, I emailed and telephoned the BDC again with my thoughts and suggestions on alternatives.
Local business owners pleaded for the BDC to drop the plan since their revenue would take a massive hit if jumpers failed to show for Bridge Day 2015.
On January 21, 2015, a Bridge Day Commission meeting was held to discuss the opposition to fingerprint scans.
I couldn't attend due to a work commitment in San Diego, but several jumpers attended and voiced their concerns.
The main pneumatic cylinder that provides the 10,000 lbs of force required during a launch had an air leak, which was described in the auction.
I'm the mechanical engineer who designed and built the catapult, which requires a strict inspection routine during repeated launches.
Newspapers started to pick up on the fact that Bridge Day 2015 might be a bust, so the BDC decided to "rethink" their newly-created background check process.
The momentum seemed to move towards the BASE jumping community.
All BDC members voted for the motion and Bridge Day BASE jumping officially died at that very moment. No Bridge Day background checks were performed from 1980 to 2000.It is a utility tool that is designed to analyze and benchmark the computer system for the user.It can analyze and benchmark many types of hardware like cache performance, CPU performance, RAM performance and CD/DVD-ROM performance, hard disk performance, FLASH Media performance and MP3 compression performance and video performance.The background check process was always a one-time only check performed months in advance of the event, meaning that a successful check from 2002-2014 would permit a jumper to not be required to submit the same information year after year.During that 13 year time period, no problems arose and no jumpers ever failed the background check.
This has now changed to just checking for "terrorists" as it apparently garners more public support.