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Squeak  (E 1313)

Oct 9, 2002, 3:02 AM
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SmileI just got back home from doing AFF 5&6 WOW I ruleWink

Frighten the begeesus outa me hanging from the wing strut, AFF 5 went well, but having trouble maintaining good legs, so box position is flat, came in fast (no wind) and droped to knees but no damage.

AFF 6 still scary hanging off the wing, kicked lega abit on exit, and flat box position AGAINMad. I seem to be having a lot of trouble getting my leg correct.

Borth jumps did 360 degree turns left and right and forward pinning. AFF6 also had 180degree turn off b4 wave and pull. Landed AFF6 without any TA asistance (hadn't done that b4) Landing was a lttle off target but into wind and on my feet.

SKYDIVING RULES!!!Cool

cHEIF iNSTRUCTOR HAS CLEARED ME TO SOLO AND CONSOLIDATE

HOW HAPPY AM i


BPO  (D 87411)

Oct 9, 2002, 3:42 AM
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Congrats!

JUMP!!


nacmacfeegle  (D 11004)

Oct 9, 2002, 4:02 AM
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Beer


Squeak  (E 1313)

Oct 9, 2002, 4:21 AM
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sure, I'll buy abeer for anyone who fronts up to collect.

Pinjarra drop zone south of Perth Western australia, Friday 11th October 2002. Just mention this postSmile


Chief  (D 25365)

Oct 9, 2002, 5:50 AM
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Congrats to you and welcome. If you can get someone to shoot video for you, it will help withyour legs. I had leg problems early on. Someone video-ed me and instantly I saw, and later corrected, the problem. Stay Safe


Squeak  (E 1313)

Oct 9, 2002, 6:38 AM
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I've got video of AFF 4, 5 &6 (will get 7&8 aswell) but for some reason I can't get my legs to lock into a box postion, they flayle around like a marionetteUnsure


Airhead

Oct 9, 2002, 6:39 AM
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How VERY COOL, Squeak!

I'm cheering for ya...I'm doing my AFP6&7 this Saturday.

It's so encouraging to read about another student's training experiences and how it is goin' for them...YA Smile KNOW?


Squeak  (E 1313)

Oct 9, 2002, 6:48 AM
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Thanks airhead,

My instructors are VERY experienced, aprox 13000 jumps between them, one does camera and one does the "float in front and show me how it should be done" bit.

Both are very encouraging, which helps alot.

Strangely enough the scariest part of all of this is climing out the plane not the fall or landing.


Airhead

Oct 14, 2002, 6:31 AM
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Wow! Squeak - You are so LUCKY to have such experienced JMs! And I can relate exactly! The hardest part for me, too, is exiting...But I absolutely love the freefall!


Squeak  (E 1313)

Apr 28, 2012, 7:38 PM
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DAMN, 1200 jumps later and I STILL cant sort my legs outMadSlySlySly


strife  (D 5457)

Apr 29, 2012, 1:13 AM
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Cool post to look back on, just had all my A requirements signed off, looking forward to doing a solo at Pinjarra, where i grew up.


jers119  (A 65105)

Apr 29, 2012, 9:16 AM
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Congrats!!!!! I'm hoping to soon be there too! What was it like for you to do the level 1 jump? He does that compare to now?


Squeak  (E 1313)

Apr 29, 2012, 4:06 PM
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Congrats!!!!! I'm hoping to soon be there too! What was it like for you to do the level 1 jump? He does that compare to now?
Mt AFF1 was nearly 10 years ago now, I still remember it clearly, other than the initial opening of the door it didn't phase me much. It took me 7 jumps to actually "get" skydiving.
Now at 1200 jump it much more about trying to improve my limited skill


jers119  (A 65105)

Apr 29, 2012, 4:18 PM
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Congrats!!!!! I'm hoping to soon be there too! What was it like for you to do the level 1 jump? He does that compare to now?
Mt AFF1 was nearly 10 years ago now, I still remember it clearly, other than the initial opening of the door it didn't phase me much. It took me 7 jumps to actually "get" skydiving.
Now at 1200 jump it much more about trying to improve my limited skill

Aw man, I'm such a noob! I didn't notice that the original post was 2002 I think and that yes, you have 1200 jumps and class E!!! I'm sorry! Still jump at Mile-Hi?


Squeak  (E 1313)

Apr 29, 2012, 5:28 PM
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Still jump at Mile-Hi?
Never been to Mile Hi, although I have been to Littleton CO. and the indoor tunnel in CO.Sly

I live in Australia dudeCool


jers119  (A 65105)

Apr 29, 2012, 5:32 PM
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Still jump at Mile-Hi?
Never been to Mile Hi, although I have been to Littleton CO. and the indoor tunnel in CO.Sly

I live in Australia dudeCool

Oh man!!! I think I better just keep my mouth shut and pay closer attention here!!! Unimpressed. I'm an idiot but I do look forward to reading posts from ya man! Sorry for all the stupid questions.....



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