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T-4 Complete Para

 


iluvjovi

May 1, 2005, 8:43 PM
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Hi all,
I'm a t-4 complete para and I'm looking for all the information I can find on tandem skydiving and people in my situation.

I am new to this and I'm interested in doing this maybe during the summer.

Anyone with info., personal experiences, & pictures please feel free to contact me at: bonjovi221999@yahoo.com

Thanks!


ltdiver  (D 20506)

May 1, 2005, 9:17 PM
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Not sure where you are located, but here in Southern Calfornia Jim Wallace has taken several paraplegics and quadraplegic men and women for tandems.

Here is his web page: http://www.jimwallaceskydiving.com/

Welcome and come enjoy a jump!

ltdiver


iluvjovi

May 2, 2005, 5:32 AM
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I'm in Rochester, NY. I do appreciate your response. I will check out the website....Thanks so much!

I will def. post if/when I jump.


Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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May 2, 2005, 9:25 AM
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In your area you might also want to contact http://www.skydivetheranch.com or http://www.ranchskydive.com I know they have some experience taking special situations such as yourself.


iluvjovi

May 2, 2005, 10:59 AM
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Thanks for sending those links. I'm not sure how close Gardiner, NY is to me (in Rochester), but I will check them out!

Thanks again.


BillyVance  (D 18895)

May 2, 2005, 5:45 PM
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Gardiner is just north of New York City some 10 to 15 miles west of the Hudson River.... I think it's near New Paltz. Quite a drive for you, but it is the nearest major DZ with turbine aircraft.

There's also Skydive Rochester which is a smaller DZ close to the city, and I would not be surprised if they have had some experience with disabled tandems, being that Rochester has the highest population ratio of deaf to hearing people in the nation... but then that's totally different than dealing with para-plegics...

Check USPA's or DropZone.com's DZ list and start asking around... http://www.uspa.org is a good place to start, but it doesn't list all the DZs out there.

Good luck!


AndyMan  (D 25698)

May 3, 2005, 11:18 AM
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Frontier Skydivers is in a town called Newfane (near lockport), an hour drive to the west of Rochester. It's a great DZ, a small tight-knit group, with a turbine (otter).

I know they've done a handful of tandems with parapelgic students. Give them a call.

http://www.frontierskydivers.com/

_Am


(This post was edited by AndyMan on May 3, 2005, 11:21 AM)


iluvjovi

May 3, 2005, 12:19 PM
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Thanks so much for the info!

I will have to give them a call.


Premier TomAiello  (D 22400)
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May 20, 2005, 9:46 PM
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You might also ping Russel Metlitzky (contact via web page here). He's a T3 complete para who is BASE jumping, and would undoubtedly have some good suggestions for you. If you can come up with a good way to do a solo landing, he'd also probably be very interested in that.


mx757  (C License)

May 21, 2005, 8:55 AM
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talk to John King at Finger lakes Skydivers in Ovid NY


pBASEtobe

Jun 2, 2005, 4:26 PM
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In reply to:
If you can come up with a good way to do a solo landing, he'd also probably be very interested in that.

Yes I would, yes I would!!! Smile As Tom said I'm a T3 complete. If you've got any questions feel free to e-mail me. Contact me through my website here.

Russel



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