Re: [gimpboogie] Paralyzed and progressing towards solo sky diving -info on what were doing
Projected time line:
Apr. 22/23 first test of the gimp FF pants we have now. A rigger made them sort of like a hybrid between Peter Hewitt's pants and Jari Kuosma's Impact system pants.
They are paraplegic friendly pants He put zippers along the sides of the legs up to the knees for ease of taking the knee braces on and off as well as for my leg bag. Now I'll be able to empty my bag under canopy This is important because as a para i do not want to be taking my pants on and off each time I want to put the leg braces on for a dive. I do not want to wear them the whole day either, for concern of skin breakdown in the summer heat. It takes me considerable amount of time to get dressed. I could propably do a dive in the time it takes.
This way, I can get to my needs, while keeping the pants on.
I'll try my hand at uploading a photo.
My coaches, Angus and Dave will fly in the tunnel on the 24,25,26th and I might join them in there for more tunnel training since there is 30 hrs booked by a PST DZ group for the 25,26 to buy into if I need/want (more to, how much can I afford ).
The AFF is tentatively planned for 3rd weekend in May, unless we find optimum conditions at the tunnel and great weather outside, we might just go do the 1st AFF the 26th of April.
We hope to get some tandem refresher dives in hopefully prior to the tunnel dates, if not then early May. The AFF will have to wait till after the tunnel and the refresher tandem's. We do not want me to fly my own canopy for the first time after not having done a tandem progression dive since Nov. This is the general time line. By the end of next month I will have learned how my attitude is in FF at the tunnel, and have something to report.
(This post was edited by gimpboogie on Mar 7, 2008, 3:42 AM)