As the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) disease continues to spread, health officials are recommending face masks or coverings. See this link from the CDC on Cloth Face Coverings.
Those with a sewing machine and the materials have been able to make reusable cloth face masks. While ChutingStar has not had access to the necessary materials and we've had limited access to our loft during this time, we do have face mask alternatives available. One of our fellow skydivers and parachute riggers, Nikki Kingen, demonstrated this on a recent trip to Walmart for supplies for her family.
Neck Gaiters or Headsocks have been a staple at ChutingStar for years. These multi-use fabric tubes can definitely be used as a face mask alternative. Furthermore, these can be washed and then after the need for mask subsides, these can later be used on your skydives or in the wind tunnel. Continue reading