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wayne8577

Nov 15, 2005, 5:53 AM
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Well, hello! New to this forum but not new to the sport ( I think) as I am 56 and returning to the sport after 32 years. I use to jump in Ft. Lauderdale with the Gold Coast Skydivers Club and was at the first jump at Homestead Fla. I also jumped at Indiantown Fla. back then. I jumped round rigs from TU-5 to Para-commanders, and some of the first square rigs they came out with. ( only hop&pops on the squares as terminals were not aloud) I have 1741 jumps but this has become a whole new sport. Very exciting! Any oldtimers out there from Fla give me a shout! Soft landings. Wayne Roach


steveorino  (D 26782)

Nov 15, 2005, 6:12 AM
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Well, I'm not from FL, but my first jump was 1977 and I'm 50 going on 51 so almost qualify. Wink

Welcome back!


Peej  (B 2456)

Nov 15, 2005, 6:16 AM
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Welcome back to the forums and to the sport! Cool

I think it's awesome that you're back!


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Nov 15, 2005, 6:38 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Smile I'm not really an old-timer per se, but I'm old and from Florida...does that count?


wayne8577

Nov 15, 2005, 7:49 AM
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Thanks! Really looking foward to wieghtless bless again! Wayne


wayne8577

Nov 15, 2005, 7:54 AM
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Sure does! Had to get out of Fla. Too many nasty people have moved in all wanting to tell you how to live your life and wanting to sue everyone for anything! Do miss the weather! Now live in Ga and will be jumping in Monroe and Thomaston. Smile Wayne


Broke  (A License)

Nov 15, 2005, 9:41 AM
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Hey not every New Yorker who moves to FL wants to sue people... lol


wayne8577

Nov 15, 2005, 10:21 AM
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Hey, Sorry if I offended,didn't mean to! I work in NY as I'm a pilot for United. Good people there as well as S. Fla. I lived in Tamarac which is mostly a retirment area. Enough said bout that. Wayne


wayne8577

Nov 15, 2005, 11:25 AM
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Did it take a long time to put a pic on your post like i see? I've tried to put a FF pic of myself in some antique gear I have but it seems to take forever. Any thoughts? Wayne


Mike111

Nov 15, 2005, 11:28 AM
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Welcome mateSmileSmile


wayne8577

Nov 15, 2005, 11:36 AM
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Thanks! can't type or spell here!


wayne8577

Nov 15, 2005, 11:39 AM
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Just have to ask... How did you put the pic on your posts? I've tried but no luck! I have a FF pic of myself from 32 yrs ago in some antique gear over Ft Lauderdale I would like to have on my posts ! Thanks in advance! Wayne


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Nov 15, 2005, 11:46 AM
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Read this. If you have trouble resizing it, send it to me via pm and I'll do it for you.


Broke  (A License)

Nov 15, 2005, 11:49 AM
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In reply to:
Hey, Sorry if I offended,didn't mean to! I work in NY as I'm a pilot for United. Good people there as well as S. Fla. I lived in Tamarac which is mostly a retirment area. Enough said bout that. Wayne

Sorry if I came across as being cross. It is just some things kinda get me going. I hear that Ray was able to purchase a piece of property at the old Grumman Complex, so hopefully at least the facilities will get better. Hopefully they will get a decent gear shop that will allow you to rent demo rigs and such instead of having to pay I believe it is 85 for a day on student gear. I know of a couple of people who had to make the decision to not jump for a while and save up for gear because they couldn't afford the rentals. Then again these are just my personal opinions, and we all know what opinions are like Wink


Broke  (A License)

Nov 15, 2005, 11:51 AM
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Try the Ifram viewer it is free from cnet.com


wayne8577

Nov 15, 2005, 12:14 PM
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Thanks Andrea for your offer! SmileI'll try once again as this is what I did before but it just seemed to take forever to download with direcway. Unsure


wayne8577

Nov 15, 2005, 12:44 PM
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SmileI sent the pic via e-mail to skymama@dropzone.com. Thanks for the help as I will be too old to jump again if I was to wait for the dadgum thing to upload! MadThanks again! Wayne


sky-pimp  (C 104872)

Nov 15, 2005, 1:14 PM
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i also have a picture to put up ,, haw do you resize them /or do you call it compress ?????Unimpressed


Eule  (Student)

Nov 15, 2005, 1:17 PM
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In reply to:
Well, hello! New to this forum but not new to the sport ( I think) as I am 56 and returning to the sport after 32 years.

Wow! I've heard that the Wright brothers were pretty good jump
pilots - is that true? :)

Welcome!

Eule


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Nov 15, 2005, 3:15 PM
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I use photoshop, but there are other programs that will do it also. I think the Paint program in Windows will do it also, but I've never tried it there. People have posted that it has worked if you want to do a search, or you can send it to me also.


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Nov 15, 2005, 3:43 PM
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This should work.
Attachments: Wayne.jpg (4.52 KB)


wayne8577

Nov 16, 2005, 5:10 AM
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Well, it took some grey matter,what little is left,to finally figure it out but got it done. Thanks so much for your help!!! Smile Oh, never had to use the chest reserve thank God! Used it one my piggyback though! Thanks again! Wayne


wayne8577

Nov 16, 2005, 5:16 AM
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They were great guys but was hard to land soft when ya jump from 100 feet! One heck of a PLF though! Wayne


wayne8577

Nov 16, 2005, 5:29 AM
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Great! Glad to here there is some greyhairs like me still around. Man this sport has changed in the last 32 yrs. This swooping stuff looks like fun but at my age I might need to go to an OLD T-10 or something! That would be real trick-swoop in a T-10! You probably recognise the antiques in my pic! Thanks for the welcome! Bigbug


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Nov 16, 2005, 6:33 AM
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Quote:
Thanks so much for your help!!!

No problem, that's what I'm here for. Smile



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