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mountainman  (A License)

Apr 10, 2001, 4:08 PM
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I am going to be doing AFF in June at Skydrome Air Sports. They have a VR "thing" that they use in training. Can anyone tell me more about this and possible a web-site that I can check out that has more info?? Thanks a lot!!

Brandon Wren
http://www.onu.edu/user/student/stu5784


NewGuy  (B License)

Apr 10, 2001, 6:32 PM
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You might be able to find them listed under http://www.primeline.com/~highwind/whp_home.html.

Cheers,
NewGuy Cool



mountainman  (A License)

Apr 10, 2001, 7:13 PM
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Hey man...thanks for the link, but I am looking for Virtual Reality to be used for skydiving training. Not the wind tunnels! Thanks a lot though.

Brandon and Laura
http://home.woh.rr.com/brandonandlaura/
a work in progress


SkySlut  (D License)

Apr 11, 2001, 4:18 AM
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The only place that I have seen that simulatot is at ESPNZone in Manhattan. I also saw a picture of someone using one at the PIA Symposium. Maybe you could contact someone @ PIA.com and see if they have a list of vendors that attended this years symposium and see if they can help you out.

"I'll jump anything!"


mattb  (D License)

Apr 11, 2001, 4:57 AM
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The US repair shop for for Cypres (SSK?) had one at the Winter Expo at Skydive Chicago. It took me a second to realize that I had to tilt my head up after deploying to see that I had line twists. Pretty fun.

-mob



mountainman  (A License)

Apr 11, 2001, 6:40 AM
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skyslut...thanks for the info. I will try to find something online about that. I will be going down there tomorrow to see the DZ and check out things, so maybe they'll let me see how it works. I am also going to try and get a job down there as a packer to pay for my jumps:)

Talk to y'all later!!

Brandon and Laura
http://home.woh.rr.com/brandonandlaura/
a work in progress


mountainman  (A License)

Apr 11, 2001, 6:48 AM
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The parachute simulator webpage has been found!! It looks so awesome too! Here it is to whoever is interested: http://www.systemstech.com/paramain.htm Thanks again for the www.pia.com thought. It was at the bottom of the link page.

Can't wait to use it!

Brandon and Laura
http://home.woh.rr.com/brandonandlaura/
a work in progress


SkySlut  (D License)

Apr 11, 2001, 1:21 PM
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Cool!!! Thanks!

"I'll jump anything!"


mountainman  (A License)

Apr 11, 2001, 7:49 PM
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I finally got my info packet of information today from Aerodrome Sky Sports where I am going to be taking my AFF next year. It had a brochure on the VR simulator for canopy training.

This is only offered at two DZ's in the US right now: the one that I'm going to and then the Cleveland DZ in Cleveland, OH. They are both within 3 hrs of me.

Anyway, I am totally syked for this. FYI, this is what Prez. G. Bush Sr. practiced on before his AFF several years ago. Should be a great learning tool. Do you think they'll let me swoop or do hook turns on the simulator before my first jump?? (Didn't think so, but it was a thought!)

Blue skies

Brandon and Laura
http://home.woh.rr.com/brandonandlaura/
a work in progress


Kirils  (D License)

Apr 12, 2001, 9:46 AM
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I have used the VR personally at Cleveland skydive. I think it's a great tool for learning canopy control.
Give Bob Gates a call at 800-TLC-JUMP.




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