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FlyingRhenquest  (B 37920)

Nov 3, 2013, 10:40 PM

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AFAIK, I'm the only one in my AFF class that ever got a license.

I guess I was *that guy*.

Some highlights:

* They clocked me at 170 mph in AFF. I weighed in on my first jump at 245, just barely under the limit. I've lost 30 pounds since then.

* One of my instructors called me "The fastest falling, most altitude-aware students I've ever had."

* Although there was never a moment where I considered not continuing, I did talk myself out of going to the DZ a few times when I was a student.

* I didn't have a stand-up landing until my mid-50s. Right after a downsize, I started standing them up regularly.

* My first really stable exit was shortly after I got my A license. Prior to that no one would leave me alone long enough for me to figure it out.

* I didn't get my own rig or start packing my own chute until mid-150s. I paid enough in rental fees to buy a new rig. I can pack my own chute now put still prefer to let the DZ packers do it when I can -- they're a lot more reliable for turning me around on loads than I am (I can do it in about 25-30 minutes, I've seen them do it in under 5.)

* I did my first wingsuit jump at *mumble* jumps. Approximately 200-ish. For low values of 200-ish.

* I seem to have lost several pages in the cheap wal-mart AFF logbook the DZ gave me. I'm actually kind of bummed out about that. My log entries have become increasingly verbose as time goes on. The first one in my new logbook (Jump 24) says "Lost helmet, pulled at 8000." Now my log entries take up half a page in a notebook and try to note everyone who was on the jump and everything that happened on it. I might still be fairly terse on a hop and pop ("Gainer exit, pulled at 3500, flew a nice pattern and landed 10 feet from the X, midfield.") But often my log entries will take up half a page or more.

I'm interested to see what the next year brings!

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