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FlyinDawg  (A 50873)

Jul 13, 2006, 6:29 PM
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Hello, My name is Billy. I have spoken with Hans at the Skydive the Farm. He couldn't get in touch with deaf guy who from Alamaba, who willing to help me through out AFF 1-7 training. I'm deaf also. I want to start on July 22nd as soon as possible. Thanks! Wink


jkwskydive  (D License)

Jul 14, 2006, 6:12 AM
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Hi here is Billy's email addresss
BVAskydive@aol.com
BVance@hotmail.com
bvance@tmo.blackberry.net
Hope one of them will get you.

Oh! my name is john, a friend of mine and am from Maryland...


mdrejhon  (C 3268)

Jul 14, 2006, 8:04 PM
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Hello, My name is Billy. I have spoken with Hans at the Skydive the Farm. He couldn't get in touch with deaf guy who from Alamaba, who willing to help me through out AFF 1-7 training. I'm deaf also. I want to start on July 22nd as soon as possible. Thanks! Wink
There's a deaf AFFI at Skydive Spaceland, as I understand it.

I heard Billy is taking a break from skydiving because of his new baby, just so you know!

Don't forget to check out http://www.deafskydivers.org too as well!


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FlyinDawg  (A 50873)

Jul 18, 2006, 8:30 AM
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Thanks a much for addresses, which I tried to contact him. But I'm sure he never got it soon as he can. But Thanks anyway. Walterboro Dropzone in SC, which agreed to will help me for AFF 1-7 this Sat. It's just an hour and half from here.

Thanks again. Wink


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Jul 29, 2006, 8:23 PM
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Hello Billy, this is Billy Vance, the deaf guy in Alabama. Sorry I have not been able to answer my emails lately. Home computer's been down for some time and my baby takes up plenty of my time. However, I still get into the air every now and then.

I'm only about an hour and 45 minute drive from Skydive The Farm. If you still need my help, just let me know.

Thanks,
Billy Vance


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Jul 31, 2006, 12:29 PM
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Thanks a much for addresses, which I tried to contact him. But I'm sure he never got it soon as he can. But Thanks anyway. Walterboro Dropzone in SC, which agreed to will help me for AFF 1-7 this Sat. It's just an hour and half from here.

Thanks again. Wink

I overlooked the fact you live an hour and a half from Walterboro. So I assume that you live in S.C. or southeast Georgia. If so, Walterboro is fine and probably the best choice for you for that distance. Andrew Christain, who is deaf, has jumped there for years. I'm not sure what his jumping status is now since he's been recovering from a stroke that hit him several months ago, but he's up and about already. Because of his history at Walterboro, the staff there knows how to take care of deaf jumpers. Wink


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Jul 31, 2006, 12:34 PM
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There's a deaf AFFI at Skydive Spaceland, as I understand it.

I heard Billy is taking a break from skydiving because of his new baby, just so you know!

Don't forget to check out http://www.deafskydivers.org too as well!

Yes, that would be Fred Goebel, but his AFF JM rating expired years ago when he took his 7+ year sabbatical from skydiving, returning to the sport just before the first Deaf World Record in 2001. That notwithstanding, he would still be a better teacher than I for AFF.

I'm still skydiving when I can, just not as much as before. The opportunities just aren't there but once every month or two. It helps that I take care of my baby during the week so I can escape for the weekend while my wife takes over. Tongue


FlyinDawg  (A 50873)

Jul 31, 2006, 2:48 PM
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I overlooked the fact you live an hour and a half from Walterboro. So I assume that you live in S.C. or southeast Georgia. If so, Walterboro is fine and probably the best choice for you for that distance. Andrew Christain, who is deaf, has jumped there for years. I'm not sure what his jumping status is now since he's been recovering from a stroke that hit him several months ago, but he's up and about already. Because of his history at Walterboro, the staff there knows how to take care of deaf jumpers. Wink
Well, FYI I haven't start AFF at walterboo, since they keep postpone and never call back to make appointment. I still interestin' for AFF training by you (Billy Vance) at skydive the farm if you are still avialable or not. Laugh


FlyinDawg  (A 50873)

Jul 31, 2006, 2:49 PM
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I overlooked the fact you live an hour and a half from Walterboro. So I assume that you live in S.C. or southeast Georgia. Wink
Forgot to mention.... I living in Rincon, GA. 30 mins away west from Savannah.


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Aug 1, 2006, 8:55 AM
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Would you be interested in doing the AFF ground class with another deaf guy from Warner Robbins? He tried to get his class set up at Skydive Atlanta in Thomaston and wanted to do his AFF1 jump this Saturday, but they are not ready to be dealing with people with disabilities for the time being, so I'm trying to see if he'll be willing to go to The Farm.

Anyway, it would be a lot easier if we had both of you in the same class. I will talk to Hans and see if that is possible, and hope that I hear from Daniel (the other deaf guy) today.

I've planned for this weekend to go jump somewhere now that my wife will be at home with the baby this Saturday and we'll have a baby sitter for Sunday since she has to work at the deaf school helping get the new students registered. So, I'm cleared for the weekend.

What do you say?

Blue Skies
Billy


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Aug 1, 2006, 8:57 AM
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By the way, Daniel goes by the name "Anf1tch21" on here. He doesn't post a lot on here but I have his email address.


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FlyinDawg  (A 50873)

Aug 1, 2006, 11:17 AM
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Would you be interested in doing the AFF ground class with another deaf guy from Warner Robbins? He tried to get his class set up at Skydive Atlanta in Thomaston and wanted to do his AFF1 jump this Saturday, but they are not ready to be dealing with people with disabilities for the time being, so I'm trying to see if he'll be willing to go to The Farm.

Anyway, it would be a lot easier if we had both of you in the same class. I will talk to Hans and see if that is possible, and hope that I hear from Daniel (the other deaf guy) today.

I've planned for this weekend to go jump somewhere now that my wife will be at home with the baby this Saturday and we'll have a baby sitter for Sunday since she has to work at the deaf school helping get the new students registered. So, I'm cleared for the weekend.

What do you say?

Blue Skies
Billy

Yeah, I had spoken with him twice or sometime on AIM. I'm glad and still interesting for AFF training in Skydive the Farm. If you couldn't get hold Daniel before weekend. It's still be ok have class without him?

Hopefully he could get this post. If you want talk with me on AIM (Dawg Dawson 25) My e-mail Gettys63@aol.com

PS. Would you do help through out AFF 1 to 7? That's what I will pay for package.

Hope to hear from you soon! Laugh


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BillyVance  (D 18895)

Aug 1, 2006, 1:46 PM
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Yeah, I had spoken with him twice or sometime on AIM. I'm glad and still interesting for AFF training in Skydive the Farm. If you couldn't get hold Daniel before weekend. It's still be ok have class without him?

Hopefully he could get this post. If you want talk with me on AIM (Dawg Dawson 25) My e-mail Gettys63@aol.com

PS. Would you do help through out AFF 1 to 7? That's what I will pay for package.

Hope to hear from you soon! Laugh

I'll help you as much as I can this weekend, and it shouldn't matter whether Daniel makes it or not. However, I can't guarantee anything after this weekend because of the little one. We would have to set a weekend ahead in advance so I can plan for it.

Talk to Hans about this weekend so he knows whether you're coming for sure so he can get his staff ready. He may be contacting you though. You do know he's on here as "Hans", right?

Blue Skies
Billy


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FlyinDawg  (A 50873)

Aug 1, 2006, 4:03 PM
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I'll help you as much as I can this weekend, and it shouldn't matter whether Daniel makes it or not. However, I can't guarantee anything after this weekend because of the little one. We would have to set a weekend ahead in advance so I can plan for it.

Talk to Hans about this weekend so he knows whether you're coming for sure so he can get his staff ready. He may be contacting you though. You do know he's on here as "Hans", right?

Blue Skies
Billy
Hello again. I'm really exciting for this Sat. Hans asked me to show up at 9am to start training and I will see you up there! I'm prepare for this! Wink


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Aug 1, 2006, 5:35 PM
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Hello again. I'm really exciting for this Sat. Hans asked me to show up at 9am to start training and I will see you up there! I'm prepare for this! Wink

Way cool! CoolCoolCool I'll be there! You know how to get there, right? It's right in the middle of nowhere. I had a hard time finding it my first time out there. Laugh

It's a long drive for you though! Are you going up Friday night?


FlyinDawg  (A 50873)

Aug 1, 2006, 7:18 PM
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Way cool! CoolCoolCool I'll be there! You know how to get there, right? It's right in the middle of nowhere. I had a hard time finding it my first time out there. Laugh

It's a long drive for you though! Are you going up Friday night?

We have ready with directions and maps. We will make sure get up early; in case not get lost and be late. Tongue

Yep, will leavin' Friday.


(This post was edited by FlyinDawg on Aug 1, 2006, 9:10 PM)


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Aug 6, 2006, 6:12 PM
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Hi Billy, This is Andy your ground school teacher.

Congrats!!!!
I want EVERYONE to know that FlyinDawg kicked butt this weekend both on the ground and in the air.

I was saddened that he only got those two jumps (weather and plane issues) but he DID it! AND he did it well, with STYLE!!!!

I'll let him tell you about the dog, though.

Billy V came and facillitated (his word, not mine) and made it all possible. It was an honor working with both Billys.

Blue Skies and I hope to see you again.

SmileSmile


Clite  (C 24255)

Aug 6, 2006, 8:45 PM
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Congrats. Now hurry up and get that damn license and join us at the next attempt for a deaf world record! Between Popsjumper and Billy V. it seems you have surrounded yourself with some great jumpers. Keep us posted on the progress.


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Aug 7, 2006, 6:13 AM
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Billy made 3 jumps over the weekend and passed the level each time with flying colors! He's cleared for Level 4 when he comes back!

People, this guy is one of the easiest students to teach. He's definitely cool-headed. Just what every AFF instructor wishes they had with every student. I am looking forward to helping him knock out the rest of the course and move on!

You ROCK, dude!! Cool


skycurlycat  (D 26891)

Aug 7, 2006, 12:55 PM
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congrats!! can't wait until you join in with us on the next DWR. :-) We're a bunch of fun people and very well behaved....TongueWinkCoolAngelicSmile
Keep up the great work and hope to see you sometime soon to make a skydive!


FlyinDawg  (A 50873)

Aug 7, 2006, 2:06 PM
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Billy made 3 jumps over the weekend and passed the level each time with flying colors! He's cleared for Level 4 when he comes back!

People, this guy is one of the easiest students to teach. He's definitely cool-headed. Just what every AFF instructor wishes they had with every student. I am looking forward to helping him knock out the rest of the course and move on!

You ROCK, dude!! Cool

Billy, I want to say again, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for everything to help me through the training! I can't wait to come back to do AFF-4 and more on Sat, Aug 19th. Of course, we would still drive on Friday night. My sister want to come and watch! SlyLaugh. Hope you could still come that time like "I am looking forward to helping him knock out the rest of the course and move on!" Tongue


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BillyVance  (D 18895)

Aug 7, 2006, 2:35 PM
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Billy, I want to say again, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for everything to help me through the training! I can't wait to come back to do AFF-4 and more on Sat, Aug 19th. Of course, we would still drive on Friday night. My sister want to come and watch! SlyLaugh. Hope you could still come that time like "I am looking forward to helping him knock out the rest of the course and move on!" Tongue
I talked to my wife late last night about this. While we were very tired by that point, I think all indications look good. I might be able to bring the whole family out for a short while, if they have a friend in the Atlanta area to stay with overnight. We'll see! Smile


Revillusion  (A 17017)

Aug 7, 2006, 3:27 PM
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Billy -
Congrats on doing one hell of a job on your first three levels! Smile Now, rest up, and recuperate those sore muscles so you can come back and finish 4-7.

Thanks to Billy Vance too, you're awesome guy!

Blue Skies -

Alan ( Reserve Side Level 1 Instructor )


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Aug 7, 2006, 8:24 PM
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Billy,

It's a done deal, I'll be there the 19th and 20th for you. Let's go knock them jumps down! Cool

Think your sister might want to try a tandem? Wink


FlyinDawg  (A 50873)

Aug 8, 2006, 8:36 PM
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Billy -
Congrats on doing one hell of a job on your first three levels! Smile Now, rest up, and recuperate those sore muscles so you can come back and finish 4-7.

Thanks to Billy Vance too, you're awesome guy!

Blue Skies -

Alan ( Reserve Side Level 1 Instructor )

Alan,

You are awesome instructor! Thanks for help through out Level 1. I will definitely come again on 19-20th to complete those levels!


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