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how can I get tips for good final approach

 


zulzain72  (A 5567)

May 24, 2001, 1:40 AM
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Hi,
I'm Zul from malaysia. I want to get some tips that I can use to perform a good final approach.

zulzain72@dropzone.com



Dutchboy  (A 37004)

May 24, 2001, 4:17 AM
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Get a copy of the video Fly Like a Pro it has lots of good tips.

The Dutchboy
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Craig

May 24, 2001, 9:06 AM
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I agree, get a copy of "Fly Like a Pro". What aspects of your approach don't you like? Some could possibly give you some advice here but need to know what you would like to improve on first.

Craig



lazerq3  (C -34113)

May 24, 2001, 4:55 PM
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Dont know how many jumps you have but my tip of the week is ,,,,Dont jump in 19mph winds with only 13 jumps!!! Makes for a scary learning experiance.

jason



cdunham

May 24, 2001, 9:04 PM
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In reply to:
Get a copy of the video Fly Like a Pro it has lots of good tips.
The best part is the trash talking four-way and the scary wrap at the beginning.

Oh, and a good point about learning to ace flying in deep brakes.

Carl



cam  (C License)

May 24, 2001, 11:10 PM
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hi zul,
sorry, no special tips, jus practice. but i wonder: where do u jump? i live in singapore -- n always lookin for somewhere closer than indonesia to jump. somewhere where u get more than 6000'...
see ya
cam




riggerrob  (D 14840)

May 25, 2001, 8:38 AM
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Get a copy of the "Basic Canopy Flight 101" video from Skydive University. It is better organised and easier to follow. By the time you finish all the exercises in BCF 101, you will be better than half the "Stiletto pilots."



Lindsey  (D 17865)

Jun 12, 2001, 5:56 PM
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I had one of those scary wraps one time!!!! Back when i had about 40 jumps..... This guy decided I needed to do my first CRW jump at about 1200 feet!!!! His canopy wrapped around me so bad when he hit me from behind....only my big ol' feet were hanging out as we both descended very quickly toward the run-way under only my canopy.....the other guy was a good 215 or so pounds....me about 170..... and his canopy was huge! I couldn't see anything. Finally he got his canopy off of me (amazing) at 300 feet. It was scary. Dane....if you're listening....hope all's well in your world!

Peace~
Lindsey

Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill.....





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