Re: [ksudiver87] First Cutaway, jump 30, and got my A too
Thanks guys (Nova )!! Yeah that was actually a short one for me!
Thanks for the feedback and congrats. It's good to have it over and done for the first time.
I did think about that- that the falling handle could be damaging at that speed from that height, as mentioned, but at least I knew I was the only hop n pop and pretty much right over the dz (at least that's where the main landed-- I wasn't as aware of my location as I should be when I realized I had a potential cutaway on my hands ) Even a soft reserve pud caused issues, huh?
Yeah I can totally relate to what you were saying, fcajump- it's almost shock/disbelief, like, you've gone over it so many times verbally, and done the motions without *actually* pulling them, that you're like, wait, I am actually needing to do this now? lol
Ksudiver87, ROFL It is a PAC dz, though they have a cessna running instead from-mid November to late March. I would absolutely love to ask for a go-around, in the PAC, as the only hop n pop on the (very full) load.. awesomeness. I may have to do that someday just for the hell of it! I think they'd have thrown me out though But I guess I'll be optimistic and just assume that they didn't want me to get a long spot (yeah yeah kinda hard to do on a hop n pop at 4k, with winds at less than 5... but let's just pretend)
Thanks guys!! Blue ones, R
(This post was edited by skyflower_bloom on Nov 1, 2010, 3:08 PM)