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LloydDobbler  (D 30655)

Oct 14, 2012, 9:09 AM
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Glad they are still offering this rare experience. We are a huge hazard to those planes, so let's keep it careful up there, everyone.

^^ Well-said.


ChrisL  (C 35323)

Oct 15, 2012, 9:13 AM
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Dude you missed the coolest view ever by not looking up immediately after exit. Mad

I still got the shot, just a few seconds late. I was initially focused on
trying not to hit the sides on my way out and got slightly unstable.


cocheese  (D 24000)

Oct 15, 2012, 11:46 AM
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No. You're just going to have to do it again.Laugh

Look for the HUGE wingspan in your face. It takes up the whole screen on the video.Cool


ChrisL  (C 35323)

Oct 16, 2012, 8:07 AM
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I'm gonna try again next year.

Must do better!


cocheese  (D 24000)

Oct 16, 2012, 11:38 AM
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Laugh Just teasing you, man. Tongue Thanks for sharing the experience with us.Cool


Krip  (Student)

Oct 16, 2012, 1:39 PM
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Hi Chris

My father in law jumped out of one over italy. When he was a teanager

He Didn't talk about it much .

Except when it's time to go you gotta go.

I think he saved his nylon chute and had a nice italin lady take it apart dye some of the thread s and make it into a bedspred.

Thats the story and y boss is lurking it after her mom joins her dad.

Didn't think to ask My inlaw where he exited from.

R.


TDFbound

Oct 17, 2012, 8:06 PM
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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.


jzzsxm  (B License)

Oct 17, 2012, 10:21 PM
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Re: [TDFbound] B-17 Jump Opportunities [In reply to] Can't Post

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.


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