They do a yearly tour around the country. I'm assuming the regions stay pretty much the same, but this is the first year I've heard about it. I don't think they allow jumps at every stop, but I could be wrong.
(This post was edited by excaza on Oct 9, 2012, 4:32 PM)
Have fun! She's one very sexy plane to fly in, and I still get chills thingking about those huge radial engines starting up. The flight alone was worth the money, the skydive was the icing on the cake.
Be careful for snag hazards. A friend had to ride the plane down when he snagged his reserve handle.
Did it down at Quincy. Fourteen on board and we couldn't fill the bomb bay! Some of the guys actually DIDN'T WANT to go out the bomb bay.
All the bomb latches are still on the sides of the bomb bay and all greased up. Along with all sorts of threaded rods etc. First out climb down and stand STRADDLING the bomb doors. They are designed to break away so you can't stand on them. But you can stand on the center keel and the outside frame. Then the doors open underneath you. Just hop and put your feet together and drop out. Well worth the $350 at the time.
Are jump opportunities offered at each location this plane goes? I noticed it will be in my area for the next two weeks and was wondering if I went to see the plane if I would have a chance of meeting some skydivers in my area? I'm still waiting until I have the cash to dump into a full AFF program and get my first jumps in, but I'd still like to meet folks in my area and get some connections rolling.
It doesn't offer jumps in each stop it goes to. Whether or not it does a jump run, I imagine, depends on a variety of factors.
1) Is it at a dropzone? 2) Are there at least 8 people willing to pay the $4,500 total cost to ride to altitude? 3) Other things?
As for making the connections, I'd say relax and wait until you start AFF. You'll meet plenty of people without even trying. If you're in a part of the country that has winter then spend the next several months stockpiling cash and getting excited.