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ReLLiK75  (A 186037)

Sep 30, 2005, 2:27 PM
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Howdy all!

I've found a local company who will take Skydivers up to altitude and let us out. A simple balloon ride for 2 people is $300 which I was planning on doing with my fiancee and just getting out at the end. But then I starting thinking it'd be more fun to have a bunch of people get together for baloon jumps. So I'm trying to organize an event. I'm sure if I can get enough people together, the prices would be quite reasonable--($60 range).

PM me if you're interested so I can start getting a head count together. I'd like to set this up for somewhere around the end of October/beginning of November.

Any takers???!!!!!


jumpchikk  (B License)

Sep 30, 2005, 2:41 PM
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I would love to do it, but the end of October beginning of November is not good for me.


CSpenceFLY  (D 25252)

Sep 30, 2005, 4:13 PM
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I'd love to help out and participate but October thru the first weekend of November is shot to hell.Give us some info on balloon size,where you would like to launch from.Sounds like a good reason to have a party.Anyone up for a party???


ReLLiK75  (A 186037)

Sep 30, 2005, 8:20 PM
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I don't know balloon sizes, but I do know they have a few of them. I can find out if it will make a difference??? As for launch location, I'd let the balloon company dictate that. It'd definitely be somewhere in Augusta--probably not too far from I-20 (if you're familiar with the area). I could definitely push this into Nov as I'm sure the cooler weather will make for better flying conditions.


chaoskitty  (B 26574)

Oct 1, 2005, 10:07 AM
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In reply to:
Anyone up for a party???

Not me.. I hate parties. AngelicLaugh

Would LOVE to make another balloon jump! Spence, you own the boogie schedule ...


pullhigh  (D 22774)

Oct 1, 2005, 7:17 PM
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Dude, count me in for sure. Just say when and where.

Ganja

PS If he'd be interested, HMB in St. George is coming up soon.


quatorze  (A 39233)

Oct 17, 2005, 5:09 AM
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oh yeah, I am only 45 mins or so from Augusta, sounds like a great idea/ reason for me to get down there again, not just for the disco techTongue


fmmobley  (D 29558)

Oct 17, 2005, 7:24 AM
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I'm in.

Never done a balloon jump before! How much altitude do you get?


LoudDan  (D 27481)

Oct 17, 2005, 11:57 PM
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Throw me in the very interested category, I'm in if you can get the price down, I know a few people who would like to ride along and not jump (I didn't ask why, this would be their problem) for the same price (around$60). I'm sure I can get some of the Atl folks to c'mon down.


skyedivr  (D 28054)

Oct 18, 2005, 5:06 AM
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I may get in a balloon if I knew where to see one on the ground.


skinnyshrek  (D 25109)

Oct 18, 2005, 5:09 AM
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In reply to:
I may get in a balloon if I knew where to see one on the ground.

Hey Biatch are you dealing tonight?


ReLLiK75  (A 186037)

Oct 18, 2005, 2:09 PM
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Ok...Since I'm seeing some growing interest but there seems to be some conflicts with November, I'm going to throw two dates out there: Dec 3 or Dec 10 (both are Saturdays).

Check your calendars, let me know which works best and I'll lock it in and get busy coordinating with the balloon company.


lauraliscious  (C 35895)

Oct 18, 2005, 3:32 PM
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Count me in if it's December 3rd Cool

Especially if the RoamingDZ.com crew are up for sponsoring a party!


pullhigh  (D 22774)

Oct 18, 2005, 5:34 PM
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Either of those Saturdays would work for me. Just let us know what date you settle on as soon as you know so that we can keep it open.

Ganja


chaoskitty  (B 26574)

Oct 18, 2005, 7:04 PM
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Gets kinda chilly up there... but I'd be up for it!


BigM  (D 24891)

Oct 19, 2005, 4:43 AM
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So what is the current status of this happening? I PM'ed the originator of this thread, but no response nor has there been an update here. We going to skin this cat or what?

Blue 111-
Jeff


pullhigh  (D 22774)

Oct 19, 2005, 5:49 AM
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See post #12

Yo BigM, little organ, you going to grace us wuth your presence at the Harcest Moon Boogie this weekend? I haven't seen you chime in on that thread...

Ganja


ReLLiK75  (A 186037)

Oct 25, 2005, 5:42 AM
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Ok....so here's the scoop:

When: Saturday, Dec 03
Where: Augusta, GA (exact location TBD)
Time: Around 8AM
Cost: $100 gets you two jumps--one from 10.5K and one from 5K (75$ if you just make the one jump from full altitude)

Each balloon can only hold 4 jumpers. If you are interested I need to start getting a head count ASAP so they can line up the rest of the balloons to accomodate. I will also need money upfront. I have a paypal account, so that will be the easiest way to go. We need a minimum of 3 other people right now to fill the one balloon and get the $100 price.

Alright people!!!! This is a go! Now who's definitely up for this???!!!!


pullhigh  (D 22774)

Oct 25, 2005, 4:41 PM
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Count me in for both loads. I'd also like to buy one slot on the 5K load for my whuffo wife if that's possible.

Ganja


ReLLiK75  (A 186037)

Oct 25, 2005, 5:40 PM
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Official Head Count=2

About two weeks out, I'll start looking to collect money. Like I said, will be done via PayPal.

Oh...forgot to mention that Fort Gordon's Barton Field may be the landing area. Still working out the logistics for that with the balloon company and Ft. Gordon.


(This post was edited by ReLLiK75 on Oct 25, 2005, 5:42 PM)


bodyofflyght  (C 34744)

Oct 25, 2005, 6:20 PM
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Sounds like a blast just let me know when you decide to do it. I am going to school in Augusta so I am totally down.Angelic


LoudDan  (D 27481)

Oct 25, 2005, 8:23 PM
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I'll get witcha with a couple of questions, before I commit.


LoudDan  (D 27481)

Oct 26, 2005, 3:12 AM
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OK couple of questions:

Is there a weather day?

Refund if the loads don't go?

Non refundable deposit (if any)?

Are they providing the skydiver chase crew or is that something we're going to have to figure out on our own once we're there?

Conditions that make the event a "NO GO"?


(This post was edited by LoudDan on Oct 26, 2005, 3:15 AM)


ReLLiK75  (A 186037)

Oct 26, 2005, 5:30 AM
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Is there a weather day?

No. Normally weather in GA in Dec is pretty nice, so here's to hoping!

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Refund if the loads don't go?

Yes.

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Non refundable deposit (if any)?

If you can get someone to fill your slot. Since balloon jumps are expensive to begin with, and to avoid others getting stuck with the cost of making up for a no show, if you commit and provide money via PayPay, please show up.

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Are they providing the skydiver chase crew or is that something we're going to have to figure out on our own once we're there?

They will have a balloon chase crew, so they will also be picking us up. Additionally, if Ft. Gordon works out, we'll have a designated landing area which means we'll meet at Ft. Gordon and caravan to the launch point. Also, us "locals" will have extra vehicles/Significant Others who can help out.

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Conditions that make the event a "NO GO"?

Wind/Weather. If we don't jump, you get your money back.


chaoskitty  (B 26574)

Oct 26, 2005, 6:10 AM
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Count me in for 2 jumps.

Spence, you'd better be in on this too because I'm riding with you. Cool

Laura.. first annual "Team Licious" Balloon Jumps!! We need video!! Smile


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