Jul 4, 2005, 12:23 PM
Post #1 of 58
Greetings from JSC
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 I’m 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.)
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. I’m 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 don’t even know everybody at my home DZ yet)
Johan Coetzer (aka. SkyTango, JC or Ultramel for some)
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
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 (given my limited jump #s was the first time i'd been all the way up on the same load as a wingsuit...)
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!?"
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 ). ... So it’s let’s try a sit. frommel . Ok let’s not try a sit.... look @ the mountain, look @ the marina, look @ the ocean ... all the way down to 4000