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riggerrob  (D 14840)

Aug 2, 2005, 9:06 AM
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I hate doing tandems from 6,000' because - by the time you have sorted out the unstable exit - it is time to open.
I have also found that most students need an exit above 8,500' if they want enough time to wake up in freefall, have time to look around and relax.


iam  (D License)

Aug 2, 2005, 11:30 AM
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I hate doing tandems from 6,000' because - by the time you have sorted out the unstable exit - it is time to open.
I have also found that most students need an exit above 8,500' if they want enough time to wake up in freefall, have time to look around and relax.

Cant agree with you more


NSEMN8R  (D 26397)

Aug 2, 2005, 2:47 PM
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Re: [riggerrob] How many can you do in a row? [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't think I'd have the balls to do them from 6 with a first time jumper.


altichick  (D 28146)

Aug 2, 2005, 3:54 PM
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Re: [iam] How many can you do in a row? [In reply to] Can't Post

...And how's that real job treating you Ian??


bodypilot1  (D 16037)

Aug 2, 2005, 3:59 PM
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I don't think I'd have the balls to do them from 6 with a first time jumper.

I know of one DZ that takes tandems out anywhere from 5500-6000ft, if passengers are over 215lbs, to reduce opening forces on the equipement.
The subterminal opening are like butter. Smile

Just be good on your exits and it's a sinch. Wink



Be safe.
Ed


NSEMN8R  (D 26397)

Aug 2, 2005, 6:54 PM
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Just be good on your exits and it's a sinch. Wink

Is that all there is to it? I wish I'd known it was that easySmile

I probably shouldn't admit it, but I can think of a couple jumps in particular that may not have ended so well if I had exited at 5500.


bodypilot1  (D 16037)

Aug 2, 2005, 7:30 PM
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I probably shouldn't admit it, but I can think of a couple jumps in particular that may not have ended so well if I had exited at 5500.


Here's a tip..... if you dont already know...

For a clean, stable, head high, student into the relative wind no matter what body postion they are in exit, try squatting with the student already at a 45 degree angle in the door of the plane, and as you exit, think about leading with your left hip.
Make it a fast agressive move and get all the work done in that instant rather then fighting the wind for stability. Wink



Be safe!
Ed


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Aug 16, 2005, 8:30 AM
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Saturday, I did 11 tandems and a 10-way, all from 12,500' out of our King Air.
We set a new school record of 54 tandems in one day ... 10 more than our previous record.
I studiously avoided packing because of a painful sun burn on my neck.


FreeFlyASC  (D 24102)

Aug 17, 2005, 9:43 PM
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Re: [riggerrob] How many can you do in a row? [In reply to] Can't Post

I have done 19 tandems in a day,but that was out of Mike Mullins king air. I did 16 this past Sunday half tandems, Half Aff


efs4ever  (D 7014)

Aug 19, 2005, 6:24 PM
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13 one day is my record.

One time myself and Elio did 24 (12 each) on a Monday by doing four triple back to backs.

13 is plenty tough, though.

To those who do 15 plus, I can only say that your fatigue may affect you in ways you don't understand. Of couse, if you are landing right next to the loading area, dropping the rig and getting back on the plane it's easier. My record HARD day was doing 11 and walking each rig appx 225 yards back to the packing area, and then walking about 150 yards back to the plane.


ssandy  (D 26479)

Aug 22, 2005, 8:55 PM
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Re: [iam] How many can you do in a row? [In reply to] Can't Post

I think the "32 in one day" involved the King Air... not just the C-182. But I'm sure there was still plenty of yelling to make it more of a "normal" day at the fun factory
Hope you're getting to fun jump Ian! It's all fun for me these days.


deadwood  (D 9930)

Aug 23, 2005, 8:41 PM
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I did 47 out of a Cessna 150 one day in Leadville Co. It was 120 degrees on the ground. All went to 12,500 AGL, with video. (All stand-up landings) We had to carry 4 O2 bottles (one for everybody) as the air was getting a little thin. Of couse we had to hot fuel all day. Went thru 94 RATO bottles also.
Was I glad when 5 o'clock came and we finally finished.


Kimblair13  (D 28140)

Aug 23, 2005, 9:19 PM
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Re: [deadwood] How many can you do in a row? [In reply to] Can't Post

Well I've done 10 and I'm a girl Tongue
I've only had my TI for a short while, so I'm sure that number will be passed.
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NSEMN8R  (D 26397)

Aug 24, 2005, 5:03 AM
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Re: [deadwood] How many can you do in a row? [In reply to] Can't Post

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I did 47 out of a Cessna 150 one day in Leadville Co. It was 120 degrees on the ground. All went to 12,500 AGL, with video. (All stand-up landings) We had to carry 4 O2 bottles (one for everybody) as the air was getting a little thin. Of couse we had to hot fuel all day. Went thru 94 RATO bottles also.
Was I glad when 5 o'clock came and we finally finished.

47 from 12.5 before 5pm? On a hot day in a 150?

I call bullshit...Wink


superstu  (D License)

Aug 24, 2005, 1:27 PM
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Re: [Kimblair13] How many can you do in a row? [In reply to] Can't Post

those are some good pictures there kimmie, you should buy the photographer a beer or somethingWink


Kimblair13  (D 28140)

Aug 24, 2005, 7:05 PM
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Why would I do a silly thing like that?Tongue


DanglesOZQld  (F 623)

Aug 25, 2005, 12:52 AM
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Re: [iam] How many can you do in a row? [In reply to] Can't Post

Totally agree re 6,000 is too low to enjoy the jump and we do tell everyone about the pros of going higher.

Still some are not going to jump at all if it costs more than they are willing to pay.

BSBD! -Mark.


packerkevin  (D 27873)

Aug 25, 2005, 6:32 AM
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Re: [deadwood] How many can you do in a row? [In reply to] Can't Post

In reply to:
I did 47 out of a Cessna 150 one day in Leadville Co. It was 120 degrees on the ground. All went to 12,500 AGL, with video. (All stand-up landings) We had to carry 4 O2 bottles (one for everybody) as the air was getting a little thin. Of couse we had to hot fuel all day. Went thru 94 RATO bottles also.
Was I glad when 5 o'clock came and we finally finished.
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funniest thing i have ever heard. this week anyway.[sWink wonder how many other people realize leadville is 9900' msl to begin with.Tongue


superstu  (D License)

Aug 25, 2005, 8:02 AM
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Re: [Kimblair13] How many can you do in a row? [In reply to] Can't Post

well it's either that or...Wink


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