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Cat C jump - zoned out?
 

MattyB  (Student)

Aug 19, 2012, 2:14 AM

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Hi, being my first post to the forum its also to ask for advise about my scariest jump and my best jump, although what should have been scary wasnt and whatshould have been fun scared me..

I did my Cat C1 and the exit when perfect. I was to maintain heading and be released. I maintained my heading but after doing my initial COA I just zoned out and stared out at the distance. I looked at my altimeter but I wasnt registering anything. I was so stuck on flying on my own and being in this sense of calm that I had to be reminded at 4500 to pull..

I did right away and had a moderate line twist.. Something that should probably be scary for a third time jumper. I was so unbelievably calm about it that only after I got home did I start thinking about it and it scared me that I wasnt there for the event...

I was passed on to Cat D and my instructors chalked it up to me not making a jump in a few weeks due to a hand injury requiring stitches.

They were happy with every part of my jump other than being slow, I actually scared myself since I am VERY aware in what are otherwise stressful situations and this time I was off in la la land.

I have to ask, is this normal? The jump was so smooth and without complication that it seems like I had too much time to just fall and check out the scenery. I was going to jump tomorrow but I need a minute to at the very least chill my self out from the fact that I checked out and I could have had a bad situation.

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Cat C jump - zoned out? MattyB Send a private message to MattyB Aug 19, 2012, 2:14 AM
    Re: [MattyB] Cat C jump - zoned out? obelixtim Send a private message to obelixtim Aug 19, 2012, 2:26 AM
        Re: [obelixtim] Cat C jump - zoned out? Lindenwood Send a private message to Lindenwood Aug 29, 2012, 5:53 AM
    Re: [MattyB] Cat C jump - zoned out? skybytch Send a private message to skybytch Aug 19, 2012, 6:11 AM
        Re: [skybytch] Cat C jump - zoned out? MattyB Send a private message to MattyB Aug 19, 2012, 5:48 PM
            Re: [MattyB] Cat C jump - zoned out? pandamonium Send a private message to pandamonium Aug 24, 2012, 11:33 AM
    Re: [MattyB] Cat C jump - zoned out? jtval Send a private message to jtval Aug 24, 2012, 12:19 PM

 
 
 


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