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FrEaK_aCcIdEnT  (B License)

Jul 17, 2005, 10:03 AM
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I was just looking at my log book and wondering how in the hell am i goint to log tunnel time when Skyventure opens up in Houston next year? How is tunnel time logged? Different book?


hookncrater

Jul 17, 2005, 10:34 AM
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Skyventure Houston? I thought that got squashed.

Anyway, I record tunnel-time in my skydiving log book, just so I don't have to keep an additional log. Plus I don't fly in tunnels that often anyway.


FrEaK_aCcIdEnT  (B License)

Jul 17, 2005, 10:39 AM
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no its still in the works. here is the site.

http://zerogroom.com/

edit: i just realised i put this in the wrong place...Crazy could a mod please relocate it???Laugh


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Paige

Jul 17, 2005, 11:33 AM
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I have a different book but that's cause I'm tunnel only now and have 25+ hours logged.

You can always just add it in to your current log book and have 2 running totals, one for sky, one tunnel. I like having mine seperate though.


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Avion  (Student)

Jul 17, 2005, 12:03 PM
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Yep, I use a different book too. My notes on tunnel stuff get lengthy at times.

Although, I have seen at least one skydiver logging his tunnel time in his jump log. He had about three hours, and wanted to be able to conviently show any interested parties his jump and tunnel experience in one easy way.

Cheers


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FrEaK_aCcIdEnT  (B License)

Jul 17, 2005, 1:04 PM
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well since this hasnt been moved, i guess ill keep it going Wink I was surfin the search feature and found out the the USPA doesnt recognize tunnel time. is that right? cuase it would seem to me that tunnel time would be an advantage to someone such as myself with little experience wanting to gain more control over my body on freefall.

again if a mod sees this and wants to move it please do so to the correct location. thanks!


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hookncrater

Jul 17, 2005, 1:17 PM
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No, the US Parachute Association, does not recognize tunnel time as counting towards any requirement. Can you become a better skydiver by flying in the tunnel, yes, but only the freefall part. You can't practice: exits, spotting, canopy flight, gear/safety checks, break-off, tracking, altitude awareness, emergency procedures, etc, etc... all of which is part of becoming a skydiver.

I know someone will bitch and say you can track in a tunnel, but forward motion is not a maximum performance track, the likes of which is mandatory after a group jump.

My $0.02, take it or leave it


FrEaK_aCcIdEnT  (B License)

Jul 17, 2005, 1:33 PM
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i see your point. thanx for the clarification! I still plan on gettin in a tunnel to fine tune body flight.


Avion  (Student)

Jul 17, 2005, 1:36 PM
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I had quite a bit of tunnel time, alot more than I actually needed, before I did AFF. If you can afford it 20-30 mins in a tunnel I think would be very helpful in getting you familar with freefall and help you acquire some basic skills, stability and turns etc that will hopefully enable you to get through your AFF levels on the first try. Have you noticed the recurring posts about people failing levels for wobbling or being unable to stop turning?


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BETO74  (D License)

Jul 17, 2005, 2:26 PM
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Why log tunnel time?????


FrEaK_aCcIdEnT  (B License)

Jul 17, 2005, 2:28 PM
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yes i have noticed but i will have to wing it cause there isnt a tunnel near me. so i will probably join the ranks of those pissed off at myself cause i didnt pass it the first time Laugh


ladyskydiver

Jul 17, 2005, 2:33 PM
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In reply to:
Why log tunnel time?????

Why not? Why log any jump? Tongue

I log my tunnel time in my log book but it is above a jump and isn't included in freefall time or (obviously) jump numbers. I keep track of it just to see how much tunnel time I accumulate.


heidihagen  (A 49756)

Jul 17, 2005, 4:31 PM
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they haven't broken ground. i think we decided the pic on the website is a modified orlando tunnel. i asked a while back and got my answer here- http://www.dropzone.com/..._reply;so=ASC;mh=25;
also - http://dropzone.com/...rum.cgi?post=1712531
maybe dallas or san antonio is more likely? i'm surprised they are putting up so many so close on the west coast. i guess as long as they profit <shrug>Cool

but as far as your question goes, unless your a serious tunnel rat, you can mark your time on that blank page in your log book. that's what i did anyway.Smile


marcandalysse  (C License)

Jul 18, 2005, 7:23 PM
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Why log tunnel time?????

I log my tunnel time separately.

I just write down date, how many minutes, who was my coach. I do so many drills in there, many repeated often, that I don't bother writing details. Plus I have the videos to watch if I want to remember details.

Then I sum up the minutes, multiply by $12.

Then I realize how much cheaper HEROIN or CRACK is than my TUNNEL ADDICTION!!!! Shocked

marc


RossDagley  (C 950932)

Jul 19, 2005, 4:04 AM
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I just did 2.5 hours in the tunnel over the last two weeks - i was wondering where to log it. Smile I think I'll stick it on a seperate sheet in my log book.

--R



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