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My new Firebird - Pics as Promised

 


alw  (C 35179)

Dec 31, 2005, 4:02 PM
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Made three jumps this weekend. Still trying to come to terms with the grippers, but the flights were fun and long. It was an entirely different sensation to look down and see open chutes far below with 30 seconds of freeflight (can't bring myself to call it freefall) left. By #3 I started to gain the appreciation that another 2000 feet of altitude would get me another mile travel.

So, as promised - the obligatory "Birdman" shot. My daughter saw it on the screen when I was resizing it and asked, "Is that and Angel?" Angelic. Never been accused of that before.


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Nightwing  (D 24)

Dec 31, 2005, 4:07 PM
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Cool suit dude,

Looks good!!!

Enjoy it.

Courteney.


JENNR8R  (D 29001)

Dec 31, 2005, 4:34 PM
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Oooooo! Ahhhhhh! Beautiful!!! Absolutely Angelic

What made you decide on white? I've been trying to decide what colors to choose for my suit, and I can't make up my mind....but I'm a woman. What color is your rig?


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Dec 31, 2005, 5:07 PM
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Looking good my man. Now you need to try some back flyingWink


alw  (C 35179)

Dec 31, 2005, 5:22 PM
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Now you need to try some back flyingWink

I did. I flew out from the dropzone, and I flew back.Wink


alw  (C 35179)

Dec 31, 2005, 5:33 PM
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What made you decide on white? What color is your rig?

One word - vanity. I've notice while watching jumpers in freefall that the easies colors to see on a bluebird day are flourescent pink or white. Pink wasn't an option. I just thought it would be cool to be able to see a bird from the ground. Apparently it works.

Rig is Black and blue.
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squirrel  (D 26924)

Dec 31, 2005, 6:44 PM
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i believe you now log "freefall" time as "glide" time Cool


MarkM  (C 35089)

Dec 31, 2005, 10:30 PM
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It was an entirely different sensation to look down and see open chutes far below with 30 seconds of freeflight (can't bring myself to call it freefall) left.

Smile

Did ya buzz em?


The111  (D 29246)

Jan 3, 2006, 8:32 AM
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Congrats Allen, glad to hear it made it in time for the weekend. Smile Hope to cya flocking in Zhills sometime.


Brumby  (C 104799)

Jan 4, 2006, 3:53 AM
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Made three jumps this weekend. Still trying to come to terms with the grippers, but the flights were fun and long. It was an entirely different sensation to look down and see open chutes far below with 30 seconds of freeflight (can't bring myself to call it freefall) left. By #3 I started to gain the appreciation that another 2000 feet of altitude would get me another mile travel.

So, as promised - the obligatory "Birdman" shot. My daughter saw it on the screen when I was resizing it and asked, "Is that and Angel?" Angelic. Never been accused of that before.

Make sue you dont fall over on landing. that lovely white material should stay sparling Laugh


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alw  (C 35179)

Jan 4, 2006, 5:52 AM
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Make sue you dont fall over on landing. that lovely white material should stay sparling Laugh

The part I land on doesn't show from the ground Wink



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