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Amazon  (D License)

Apr 21, 2006, 6:24 PM
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Tomorrow morning is the big day. The Porter PC-6 (TURBINE) is flying and we are ready to start jumping. The DZ is right next to Interstate 5 ( west side of freeway) at exit 224 just south of Mt Vernon Washington. THe DZ is just 1 hour north of downtown Seattle. This weekend...is just for experienced jumpers. The plane is set up for 8 jumpers so the ride to altitude should only be about 12 minutes. The weather is supposed to be gorgeous Highs in the 60's..... and its the weekend of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival so the fields will be VERY colorful below as we start a new DZ in a beautiful location.

Weather for this weekend

http://www.weather.com/...hr_topnav_undeclared

Tulip Festival street fair in Mt Vernon

http://www.tulipfestival.org/

There is also a Salmon BBQ as well in Mt VErnon.

More Tulips

http://flickr.com/...s/72057594103155800/


So come on out.... bring the wuffo friends and let them explore the town while the rest of us jump our butts off out of the Turbine.


Amazon  (D License)

Apr 23, 2006, 12:41 AM
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9 loads and that was with a bit of a wind hold in the afternoon.. GOD what a view from 14500.
The PORTER KICKS BUTT 12 minutes or less from wheels up to 14k+

Did I say the VIEW is AWSUM.. the doors have HUGE windows so everyone gets a great view of the spectacular scenery out over the Skagit River Delta in Puget Sound.

Even better weather on tap for tomorrow.
EVERYONE is stoked.....for a small DZ on a grass strip airport....it just does not get any better.


malpal  (D 12938)

Apr 24, 2006, 9:28 AM
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Love your new Northwest DZ. I had more fun than I've had in six years. Reminds me of the good old days...


Amazon  (D License)

Apr 24, 2006, 12:09 PM
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Love your new Northwest DZ. I had more fun than I've had in six years. Reminds me of the good old days...

See that is what happens when the Owner.. the DZM and the manifest are old school jumpers...

We want a good vibe.

We want to have fun and we want eveyone else to have fun too.....I think that will be infectious to others around here.

Come on out.. Camp at the DZ.. join us at the bonfire in the evenings... have a few beers with us and talk over the days jumping. Heck.. we can use all the old THERE I WAS THIS IS NO SHIT>>>THOUGHT I WAS GONNA DIE.... stoiries that anyone wants to tell around the bonfireSmileSmileSmile

The Porter has a door on each side with the best Vista windows I have EVER seen on any airplne ever.... well at least ones that had doorsTongueTongue

During the day we will be putting loads up just as fast as we can... and with this fast Porter that can be at least 3 loads of 8 an hour. Any tandems will be put in line with everyone else. We will not bump experienced jumpers from a load when they are manifested. I KNOW how that feels and it SUCKS.

So if anyone in the area wants to crank some loads.. Freefly... belly flyers...WINGSUIT FLYERS and get the vibe of skydiving as it should be....then Northwest Skydivers is the place to be.


karenmeal  (D 24737)

Apr 24, 2006, 5:42 PM
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I'll be up at least 1 evening this weekend. Save me a beer and a burger.Tongue

Maybe I will bring some cake for a special someone too.


Amazon  (D License)

Apr 24, 2006, 7:29 PM
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Alrightie... woo hoo..


Jim wants me to get something going about our Memorial Day boogie.. so far I have him talked into a BBQ.... and at LEAST the Helio Courier for a specialty aircraft... I am desparately trying to get him to bring the Gruman Flying Boat..... now THAT would be kewl to get in my logbook....SmileSmileSmile


OutOfTheBlue  (C 34608)

Apr 25, 2006, 3:11 PM
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hey Amazon, what are the days and hours of operations up there? Is there a phone number yet?


Amazon  (D License)

Apr 25, 2006, 6:58 PM
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Hours of Operation

Friday......Noon to Sunset with Beerlight on at Sunset.

Saturday 8 am to Sunset with Beerlight on at Sunset and bonfire to the wee hours.
( the Beerlight is an important thing at this DZ)Wink

Sunday 8 Am till Sunset.

Phone number right now is 425-231-1693

The 1-800 number will be hooked up this weekend but I do not know what it is yet.

Located 60 miles from Downtown Seattle.. and 81 Miles from downtown Vancouver BC


karenmeal  (D 24737)

Apr 25, 2006, 7:01 PM
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The DZ is open Friday through Sunday.

A phone number for the DZ is: 425-344-4587. You can call this for opening hours on Friday. I'm not sure if official hours are established yet. But on the weekend people will likely be camped out.. so stuff should get going relatively early.

Maybe I'll see ya there Friday afternoon! Will pack for jump money. Wink

-Karen


karenmeal  (D 24737)

Apr 25, 2006, 7:12 PM
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Whoops! I guess you would know Jeanne. Jeff was giving me the only number he had.

It turns out there are hours of operation Cindy!Smile


Amazon  (D License)

Apr 25, 2006, 8:41 PM
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Joe has to string the phone wire from the restaurant to be out in front of the DZ on Conway Siding Rd..... back to the "Fandango" Manifest TrailerWink THEN there will be an 800 number.Smile


I also found out the DECK in front of the Manifest window that is about 8 ft up in the air.. will also be made by this weekend.

Lots of good things are planned... stay tuned for funSmile


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Apr 25, 2006, 8:43 PM
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Maybe I'll see ya there Friday afternoon! Will pack for jump money. Wink

-Karen

Ooooh... depending on how busy my day is I can probably play hooky Friday. Especially if Karen will be there. Smile


karenmeal  (D 24737)

Apr 25, 2006, 9:07 PM
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Very tentative... maybe in the evening/late afternoon.


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Apr 25, 2006, 9:16 PM
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Very tentative... maybe in the evening/late afternoon.

I'll call you to confirm before I head up. If I come I'll want to head up before 3 to beat the traffic. All depends on how much work I have to do and the weather.


Amazon  (D License)

Apr 25, 2006, 9:29 PM
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The weather is supposed to be TOTALLY SUNNY.....SmileSmile


And you KNOW how much I hate crawling around packing.. SOOOOO my rig is unpacked from Sunday...that is one pack job alreadySly


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Stevehend15  (A 49287)

Apr 27, 2006, 5:01 PM
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Im gonna be in Washington this July.... I think I might be staying in Mt. Vernon with my grqandma. Is that by the Canadian boarder? I want to skydive when I am up there and was looking into Sonomish. If you guys are where I think you are I am gonna go for sure. Im also gonna get my cousin to do a tamdem......


Amazon  (D License)

Apr 27, 2006, 8:24 PM
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We are at Barker Field..... just to the south of Mt Vernon... exit 224 as you go north from Seattle.... 225 as you come south on I-5 from Canada.. we are 52 miles south of the Canadian Border.


SeaKev  (C License)

Apr 28, 2006, 2:50 PM
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Might be up Sunday w/ the kids since Saturday looks iffy at best.


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Apr 28, 2006, 3:14 PM
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Might be up Sunday w/ the kids since Saturday looks iffy at best.

I'm planning on Sunday. Decided to stay in town tonight. Lemme know if you want to carpool. Smile


Amazon  (D License)

Apr 29, 2006, 10:23 PM
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We got in two loads on Friday afternoon....SmileSmile

Today....We got the Deck built.. and bought another Packing tent...... so things are looking up..
The Blue Skies showed up at 6 PM but only Doc and I were there with Jim waiting for people to show back up... so we split about 7:30 to get some rest for tomorrow. Every one else had gone home around noon to get dry clothing and shower and stuff.. Jim the Pilot will be there at 9 am ready to fly loads all day... We even have our 800 number. woo hooo we can start advertising...Wink


sdctlc  (D 16437)

Apr 30, 2006, 8:03 AM
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I think I will get out there next weekend. Today is my Daughters 6th Birthday! Nuf said on why I am home today!

WX was crap yesterday but will be looking forward to getting up there at some point! Hopefully next weekend!

Did you build a website yet?

Scott


Amazon  (D License)

May 1, 2006, 10:29 AM
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I should have the website up this week... we now have a phone number.. WOO HOO.. and it starting to look like a DZ.. I have a real honest to goodness manifest window...Tongue

Phone number for the DZ is 360-424-3734

We will be jumping Friday Afternoon till sunset and Sat-Sun to sunset. Beer Light goes on when the last load goes up.. so we can have the Sat Night Hit and Chug.......Bonfire begins at Sunset:30



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