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SkyTango  (C 1706)

Jul 4, 2005, 12:23 PM
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Hi everyone.

I did my A-license jump requirements last weekend and got my A license signed-off the past weekend. (Packing license and written test). At last Im allowed to play a little.

I started on the static line progression program in February and converted to AFF by March. I was fortunate enough to do my AFF with Tonto who is always ready to teach his students the finer points ranging from safety to equipment choices. (Even if it took a punch or 2 in the ribs to get me to do those pesky little dummy touches on my first jump.Crazy)

All the people @ JSC are brilliant and totally committed to the sport or shall I say the way of life. Even in this short period of time (5 months) this sport has changed the way I view life. For one, when driving to work I catch myself looking at the sky and smiling constantly. I got to know my bank manager better. Im broke (but it seems that most of the other jumpers are to.) I spend I lot of time on the forums these days.

Hope to meet a lot of you in person someday. (I dont even know everybody at my home DZ yet)

Johan Coetzer (aka. SkyTango, JC or Ultramel for some)
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airtwardo  (D License)

Jul 4, 2005, 12:36 PM
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Welcome and Congrats!Smile

Great PICS!Cool

what program do you use for that effect??


SkyTango  (C 1706)

Jul 4, 2005, 12:47 PM
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I used "Paint Shop Pro 7". Bit of an old version but its great, got nice features and is cheap. Wink


Orange1  (B 2638)

Jul 4, 2005, 12:51 PM
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Hi Johan

Congrats, and look us up when you come to Cape Town.

Then you can explain why you're named after custard Laugh


SkyTango  (C 1706)

Jul 4, 2005, 1:34 PM
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will do..Blush


Peej  (B 2456)

Jul 5, 2005, 12:03 AM
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Hey Johan, welcome to the forums! It's always nice to see more South Africans and more peeps from JSC on dz.com. We haven't yet met but i'm sure we'll bump into each other out at the club sometime.

In fact, i think i might have been out there when you did that jump with Dave, was that taken when you passed your ISP?

Congrats on the A bro, stick around, you'll learn a shit load on here Wink

blues
PJ


SkyTango  (C 1706)

Jul 5, 2005, 12:54 AM
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Hi PJ,

Jip, that was taken when i passed my ISP. I'll be out there Saturday again (got a couple of CatII jumps booked for the afternoon.) Maybe we'll run into each other (on the ground Unsure)...

JC


Peej  (B 2456)

Jul 5, 2005, 2:46 AM
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Cool, i thought so Wink

Yeah maybe we will, i'll be out there too, sitting in on the FJC for my JM course and hopefully busting a late afternoon birdie or two. See ya laters.


NeilRobertson  (B 2576)

Jul 6, 2005, 1:41 AM
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Congrats and well doneWinkCool. I jump at JSC now as well and hope to meet you soon. Will also be out on Sat. I hope to complete my ISP soon. Would love to have a chat some time.


Orange1  (B 2638)

Jul 6, 2005, 1:58 AM
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Hi Neil! Hope you enjoyed your sojourn in Cape Town, even if the DZ was very quiet...


Peej  (B 2456)

Jul 6, 2005, 2:05 AM
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So you're out at JSC now? Cool! Come say hi on Saturday Wink


NeilRobertson  (B 2576)

Jul 6, 2005, 2:46 AM
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Hi, yes it wa great, just a pity I could only get in one jump, wow, what a difference a great view makesSmileSmileSmile


NeilRobertson  (B 2576)

Jul 6, 2005, 2:49 AM
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Hi Peej, will do. Look forward to meeting youWink.


SkyTango  (C 1706)

Jul 6, 2005, 3:06 AM
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Great stuff... you've twisted my rubber arm...
Sure we can make a plan for a beer @ the bush bar... Smile


NeilRobertson  (B 2576)

Jul 6, 2005, 3:39 AM
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See you thereWinkWink


Peej  (B 2456)

Jul 6, 2005, 3:39 AM
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Hi, yes it wa great, just a pity I could only get in one jump, wow, what a difference a great view makesSmileSmileSmile

If you liked that view you need to get licensed and get down to the next boogie at Margate, it's also beautiful from the air. See ya Saturday Smile


NeilRobertson  (B 2576)

Jul 6, 2005, 3:51 AM
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Would love to get to a Boogie down there. Working desperately on that licence. My own, new rig arrives in about three weeks time and then it will be easier and hopefully soon after that.


Orange1  (B 2638)

Jul 6, 2005, 4:10 AM
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If you liked that view you need to get licensed and get down to the next boogie at Margate, it's also beautiful from the air. See ya Saturday Smile

Margate doesn't have THE MOUNTAIN!!!! Tongue but you guys from joeys... as long as there's sea you're happy Laugh


NeilRobertson  (B 2576)

Jul 6, 2005, 4:42 AM
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Not at all, wouldn't change our weather for "The Mountain" or the sea or that matterTongueTongueWink


Orange1  (B 2638)

Jul 6, 2005, 4:48 AM
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Not at all, wouldn't change our weather for "The Mountain" or the sea or that matterTongueTongueWink

I lived in Jhb for 12 years.. I don't miss that early morning winter frost at all... howevre I cannot deny that jhb is definitely better for jumping in winter than here

ps pic of (over) margate on the dal's site by erik the viking, at www.skydive.co.za... does look very pretty but.. not as CT!


Peej  (B 2456)

Jul 6, 2005, 5:13 AM
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Cool dude, do it! Smile


Peej  (B 2456)

Jul 6, 2005, 5:16 AM
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If you liked that view you need to get licensed and get down to the next boogie at Margate, it's also beautiful from the air. See ya Saturday Smile

Margate doesn't have THE MOUNTAIN!!!! Tongue but you guys from joeys... as long as there's sea you're happy Laugh

Ah but when we're down there it does have a Porter and a King Air that get to 14000ft in a matter of minutes. The only reason i haven't moved back to CT is the Cessnas. Turbines rock!

Having said that i can't wait to fly a wing suit over Skydive CT and the Dal when i'm down there next Smile


Orange1  (B 2638)

Jul 6, 2005, 5:29 AM
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LaughLaughLaugh well.. i certainly can't argue with that one!!! you might argue we NEED a good view because of that l-o-o-o-o-ng ride up to "altitude"!! i think i might get a major culture shock when i end up in a turbine all the way to 14K Cool

d'you know jules? (i'm sure you do) was on a load with him a while ago and it was really cool watching him fly by while i was under canopy Laugh (given my limited jump #s was the first time i'd been all the way up on the same load as a wingsuit...)


Peej  (B 2456)

Jul 6, 2005, 5:40 AM
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The first time you get out at 14k is unbelievable! I remember doing a solo freefly back when i had like 70 jumps.

I got out the King Air, did everything i knew, looked at my alti and i was only at 9 grand. The first thought that went through my head was: "Now what!?" Laugh

The jk is that in the US every load is 14k, God i miss being there.

Yep, i sure do know Jules. He's the nicest of dudes and an even better wing suit pilot Wink


SkyTango  (C 1706)

Jul 6, 2005, 6:52 AM
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I got out the King Air, did everything i knew, looked at my alti and i was only at 9 grand. The first thought that went through my head was: "Now what!?" Laugh

I jumped 4 fun solos @ Empuria Brava in June. Had exactly the same problem. Hanging around @ 9000 and wondering what to do next (my bag of tricks are rather limited @ this stage Tongue). ...
So its lets try a sit. frommel Pirate. Ok lets not try a sit.... look @ the mountain, look @ the marina, look @ the ocean ... all the way down to 4000 WinkLaugh

JC


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