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Old 04-21-2003, 11:51 AM
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Doing PLF's off the roof was enough to convince me I needed to remain earthbound.
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Old 04-21-2003, 12:13 PM
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I very much recomend trying it, Go tandem the first time.
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Old 04-21-2003, 12:20 PM
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rws, that is called a Static Line jump.
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Old 04-22-2003, 12:53 PM
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Default I know the rush !!

My first two jumps were static line from 4500'. I then did the same deal that Sydwayz described. Usually got out at around 12,000. Had 10 free fall flights, was only jumping with one instructor, and he was pretty much just watching and showing me better control. Then, I started racing boats and priorities changed, (read; time & money).
I've been wanting to go back to get my freefall license, but just never got the time.

Oh, Jon,
Although they had a great record, our DZ wasn't exactly known for having "perfectly good" aircraft. Even the pilot had her own chute...
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Old 04-22-2003, 01:13 PM
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Can you say almost ketchup?

You guys have the stones to do that great.

Me, I want 3000 lbs of steel/glass/etc around me

or a boat I can steer.

Wild, you are lucky you did the fall w/ the instructor. If not you may have been history!
Now we know why some people will only pack their own chutes.

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Old 04-22-2003, 01:39 PM
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I went jumping too.......but a little higher. I snapped this photo just as I hopped out of the plane.

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Old 04-22-2003, 01:49 PM
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That plane you're in makes a helluva shadow
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Old 04-22-2003, 07:02 PM
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Nort don't miss Spain or africa you might land in France!

Skydiving at one time maybe now my insurance Co says "no sir".
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Old 04-22-2003, 07:40 PM
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Never ever jump into Nigeria after nightfall ....
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Tandem or AFF is the way to go! Did it many times years ago, now I get my rush from racing boats... Great PICS Randy. Looks like you guys had a blast.
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