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Shell666  (C 1817)

Jan 23, 2012, 7:20 PM
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Bob Moore is getting a free skydive for that replyTongueSmileCoolLaughSly

Duly noted for the jump list.

LaughLaughLaughLaugh


Iago  (D License)

Feb 3, 2012, 12:14 PM
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28 days out! Get your tickets booked for advance purchase.

First two people on the 1pm Delta Atlanta that find Iago at the airport get to hang out in the Crown Room and get warmed up.


Iago  (D License)

Feb 3, 2012, 12:20 PM
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Who's buying medical/evac insurance and what company are you using?

I used iHi Bpa when I went to Haiti mostly because International SOS was over a grand. Didn't need it so I can't say if it was any good or not.

Just FYI- The airline trip insurance may not cover skyjumpin'. Delta has it through Allianz Global and it is excluded.


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Feb 3, 2012, 12:25 PM
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Bought ours through ihi bupa - it still covers skydiving (though it seems recently they've put BASE on their exclusion list). We got full year coverage since it wasn't much more than single trip, which allows encourages us to go on another trip.


Iago  (D License)

Feb 3, 2012, 12:31 PM
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Bought ours through ihi bupa - it still covers skydiving (though it seems recently they've put BASE on their exclusion list). We got full year coverage since it wasn't much more than single trip, which allows encourages us to go on another trip.

Hmm, I hadn't considered the annual policy.

$150 for the single trip with liability.

Annual is $181 for the medical, $300 with the liability option. Not a bad deal.


Shell666  (C 1817)

Feb 20, 2012, 9:31 PM
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Well, it's just under 2 weeks out and we're ready!!! About 200 people in total and 127 jumpers.

If you haven't read Richie's emails, here's the scoop!

Manifest will be open on March 2nd for assorted paperwork. Make sure you have your license and an in date rig. There won't be any jumping on the 2nd (they're doing a demo that day) . There is a MANDATORY briefing the morning of March 3rd and then manifest will be open for waivers, gear checks and we'll let the games begin!!!

Rich has done a TON of work for this boogie. This is the FIRST civilian jumping EVER in Nicaragua. Please remember that we are guests of Nicaragua, the Barcelo Montilemar and of Rich and Kristine Grimm. Please conduct yourselves accordingly.

There are a few invite only demos but there are a few "all are welcome" demos going on throughout the boogie. We'll have lots of info available at manifest on the big white boards.

Read the emails that Rich has sent. They have all the info you need to get there. Once you're there, we'll have the rest of the info.

SAFE travels everyone. We'll see you on the beach!!!

And the countdown is on ... 12 sleeps until most of you get there!!!!


quack  (D 589)

Feb 21, 2012, 12:53 PM
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Vamos a jugar por la playa. Cool


Feeblemind  (D 28621)

Feb 21, 2012, 2:02 PM
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Here's your plane!
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Shell666  (C 1817)

Feb 21, 2012, 4:57 PM
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Vamos a jugar por la playa. Cool

Okey dokey!!

CYA there!


ntrprnr  (B 28397)

Feb 28, 2012, 8:26 AM
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See you all there. :)

(Peter Shankman - occasional skydiver.) Wink


normiss  (D 28356)

Feb 28, 2012, 8:53 AM
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Nice!

I was excited for you when I heard!

Enjoy your trip Peter!!!


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Feb 28, 2012, 12:02 PM
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I was going to ask you this week if it was going to work out for you. Can't wait to hear about it! Cool


ntrprnr  (B 28397)

Feb 28, 2012, 12:07 PM
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Two days of jumping, two of touring. arrive tues, home sat. Jumping weds and thurs. Goal is to get tan. :)


iluvtofly  (C License)

Feb 28, 2012, 12:18 PM
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Do you even KNOW how to take a vacation??? Enjoy. Laugh


BrokenR1  (Student)

Mar 9, 2012, 9:06 PM
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So is it bad when 17 out of 18 people land in the ocean? I didn't wake up early enough to watch myself but I counted at least 9 rigs and was told 17. Crazy


iluvtofly  (C License)

Mar 9, 2012, 9:08 PM
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I heard from several people (one who was on the load), thag thr entire load got blown out to sea. Everyone is ok though.


BrokenR1  (Student)

Mar 9, 2012, 9:33 PM
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Yep, turned into a laundry then a pool day. Laugh


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iluvtofly  (C License)

Mar 9, 2012, 9:35 PM
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I wish so badly I was there.


5.samadhi

Mar 10, 2012, 4:41 AM
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haha effect of el lago nicaragua :)

i didnt think about that but what makes it such a great surfing country is the winds blow offshore almost 365 days a year.

I wish I was there but not to jump from a plane that I could do in any bumfuck part of the USA ;)


ntrprnr  (B 28397)

Mar 13, 2012, 3:22 PM
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I wish so badly I was there.

You don't if you were hoping to skydive.


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Mar 14, 2012, 10:12 AM
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Well, Rich, it sure wasn't what we all expected, was it? Laugh Even though there's not too many (okay ONE) jump in my logbook from the boogie, I'm consoling myself with the fact that just having a civilian skydive in Nicaragua logged puts me in some very esteemed company, as this is definitely the first (and I'm guessing the lastWink) time folks will be jumping there.

I'm not sure who convinced the wind gods to smite us, but whoever did it did a fantastic job - you couldn't have asked for sketchier conditions than those crazy uppers and constant offshore ground winds. Add in the prodigious demand for Cipro by our crew, and you could have had a mutiny on your hands. It's testament to you (and your whole team's) past success in running boogies that instead, you attracted a great group of folks instead who rolled with all the punches and had a great time nonetheless. Sure, we were frustrated, but no one had to be "that guy" about it.

Looking forward to using up some of my leftover jump tickets in Oceanside and wearing the collector's item Skydive Nicaragua t-shirt with pride!


Danl  (D 24141)

Mar 14, 2012, 10:36 AM
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Here are my pics from the trip, the ones that survived the bottle of rum breaking in my luggage.

Dan'l

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goobersnuftda  (D License)

Mar 16, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Pic set 1 of 2

Sure there were winded out days but at the all inclusive resort (including booze), eat and drink to be merry. Your own private rooms (complex was massive), and when you could not skydive there was:

-quad on the beach or into town (with bar stops, try that one at home)
-surf, body boarding
-tours into towns or cities
-volcano sliding (yup, $5 toboggan rental to slide 75 km/h down the side of a real active volcano)
-lobster is the local food
-tons of sun and pool side fun

There may have been more skydiving but this was the usual awesome get together with everyone you know, have a tropical vacation and do some skydiving.
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goobersnuftda  (D License)

Mar 16, 2012, 10:08 AM
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Pic set 2 of 2

There was lots of other pool side shenanigans but I'll let others post those :)


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moggybean  (C License)

Mar 18, 2012, 4:12 AM
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If it's any consolation to any of you, the weather in Belize was just as bad during that period. The whole of Central America experienced unusual winds and rain.

If Rich had had the boogie here again, I think you may have been winded/weathered out most days too. For those who didn't jump much, don't let that put you off, Rich organizes legendary 10 day parties, with some skydiving thrown in as a bonus Laugh


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