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BillyVance  (D 18895)

Aug 21, 2006, 6:49 AM
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Billy Lane is our newest Deaf Skydiver and AFF graduate!!! He completed the initial training program at Skydive The Farm yesterday, just in time before the weather rolled in.

Thanks to all The Farm's staff and instructors for letting me come and help. Really, Billy made our jobs easy, as he's a natural for the sport. He does have survival instincts! On the first jump two weeks ago, he got confused over the altitude and his flight plan that he ended up landing in the backyard of the house across the street from the DZ, right in the middle between the house, garage, high-voltage power lines, trees, and 4 dogs running amok in the fenced-in yard, and he did a perfect PLF landing, got up and dusted himself off. Wow... I don't think I could have done it my first time.

The last jump he made, level 7, after following instructions to follow a pre-determined left hand pattern in a certain location and land facing away from the hangar all day, the wind changed. He made the decision on his own to check the flag and land into the wind, facing the hangar. Had his softest and best standup landing! Now THAT's the way to end a great weekend!

Billy, when you turn 21, you OWE BEER, boy!!! LaughLaughLaugh

Great job and thanks for having me along for the ride as assisting coach and videographer.

CoolCoolCool


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Aug 21, 2006, 6:56 AM
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Congrats to Billy. Wink

Yves.


FlyinDawg  (A 50873)

Aug 21, 2006, 7:54 AM
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Congrats to Billy. Wink

Yves.

Thanks Sly I'm happiest person to be skydiver! Billy V, and everyone. I will come back to Skydive the Farm to jump more in Mid-September! Hope to get License A sooner! Wink


Clite  (C 24255)

Aug 21, 2006, 3:22 PM
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Congratulations Billy Lane!! Cool Sounds (no pun intended) like you are really getting the hang of this thing. I hope to make a jump with you sometimes soon.


flyangel2

Aug 21, 2006, 7:43 PM
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Wow, that was fast!

Maybe I'll be able to met up with you all during your next Deaf Record. It's been a long time since I've seen John and it would be a great excuse to get my interpreting skills back up to speed since I'm out of that career now.

Again, congrats to Billy Lane.


skycurlycat  (D 26891)

Aug 22, 2006, 10:01 AM
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Whoo hoo! Way to go Billy Lane! Can't wait to meet and jump with you at DWR 2007. Be sure to try to jump as much as you can and come on join in the crazy fun with us at DWR 2007.
Mary-sure hope you come down to Texas for the DWR next year Smile


tmaricle55  (C 37849)

Aug 22, 2006, 12:06 PM
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It was great seeing you guys working!! It was wonderful meeting you Billy Vance and your student has so much to learn from you! Can't wait to see you guys back at the farm!!

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Billy, when you turn 21, you OWE BEER, boy!!!

We look forward to the beer you owe!!

Congrats and enjoy the sky!!


skinnyshrek  (D 25109)

Aug 22, 2006, 3:40 PM
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Why does he have to turn 21 Billy? If he has 30 bucks i will go and buy the beer. A case of heineken should be good


FlyinDawg  (A 50873)

Aug 22, 2006, 4:02 PM
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Why does he have to turn 21 Billy? If he has 30 bucks i will go and buy the beer. A case of heineken should be good

I definitely agreed with you! Sly


FlyinDawg  (A 50873)

Aug 22, 2006, 6:54 PM
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Billy Lane is our newest Deaf Skydiver and AFF graduate!!! He completed the initial training program at Skydive The Farm yesterday, just in time before the weather rolled in.

Thanks to all The Farm's staff and instructors for letting me come and help. Really, Billy made our jobs easy, as he's a natural for the sport. He does have survival instincts! On the first jump two weeks ago, he got confused over the altitude and his flight plan that he ended up landing in the backyard of the house across the street from the DZ, right in the middle between the house, garage, high-voltage power lines, trees, and 4 dogs running amok in the fenced-in yard, and he did a perfect PLF landing, got up and dusted himself off. Wow... I don't think I could have done it my first time.

The last jump he made, level 7, after following instructions to follow a pre-determined left hand pattern in a certain location and land facing away from the hangar all day, the wind changed. He made the decision on his own to check the flag and land into the wind, facing the hangar. Had his softest and best standup landing! Now THAT's the way to end a great weekend!

Billy, when you turn 21, you OWE BEER, boy!!! LaughLaughLaugh

Great job and thanks for having me along for the ride as assisting coach and videographer.

CoolCoolCool

Thanks for announce about this to everyone Wink You still up for Sept 16-17th? If can't, that's fine. Let me know. Sly


BagsterWantsIn

Aug 22, 2006, 6:56 PM
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Hey lil' BRO! I can't tell you how PROUD I am of you! You gave me the BEST weekend in a LONG time, and I can't wait until September when you go BOOGIE!!

I'm starting to save up my $$$ so I can go through th levels and jump with ya! Hmmm....maybe I'll have to see about that when we go back to the Farm in Sept...we shall seeeee!!! Love you!

MarilynWinkAngelicTongue


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Aug 22, 2006, 8:24 PM
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Thanks for announce about this to everyone Wink You still up for Sept 16-17th? If can't, that's fine. Let me know. Sly

Billy, I should be able to make it that weekend. I checked with my wife and we didn't have anything planned that weekend. It's perfect anyway because I'm out of town for the next two weekends, and I'd get to stay home and relax the weekend before the boogie.

However, it is probably going to be too hot to bring the baby for that weekend. My wife said if The Farm has another boogie in October, we would all go. Smile


FlyinDawg  (A 50873)

Aug 22, 2006, 8:41 PM
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Thanks for announce about this to everyone Wink You still up for Sept 16-17th? If can't, that's fine. Let me know. Sly

Billy, I should be able to make it that weekend. I checked with my wife and we didn't have anything planned that weekend. It's perfect anyway because I'm out of town for the next two weekends, and I'd get to stay home and relax the weekend before the boogie.

However, it is probably going to be too hot to bring the baby for that weekend. My wife said if The Farm has another boogie in October, we would all go. Smile

Are you tell me, that weekend (Sept 16-17) is a boogie? If so, good! =) Seem like The Farm have boogie every month! LaughLaughLaugh Meet more new people! By the way, I finally got USPA member as student before License A yetersday.


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BillyVance  (D 18895)

Aug 22, 2006, 8:48 PM
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Are you tell me, that weekend (Sept 16-17) is a boogie? If so, good! =) Seem like The Farm have boogie every month! LaughLaughLaugh Meet more new people! By the way, I finally got USPA member as student before License A yetersday.

Yeah, they have a $139 all you can jump boogie that weekend. I would be glad to coach you through your transition jumps. Cool

Hey, in the meantime, why don't you get with Andrew Christain and see if he can spend a day or weekend with you and teach you how to pack a main canopy? Of course, you can always have a packer pack it for you at the boogie for $5 per packjob, but it's nice to be able to do it yourself. We would want to be able to jump as much as we can. Wink


FlyinDawg  (A 50873)

Aug 22, 2006, 9:49 PM
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Yeah, they have a $139 all you can jump boogie that weekend. I would be glad to coach you through your transition jumps. Cool

Hey, in the meantime, why don't you get with Andrew Christain and see if he can spend a day or weekend with you and teach you how to pack a main canopy? Of course, you can always have a packer pack it for you at the boogie for $5 per packjob, but it's nice to be able to do it yourself. We would want to be able to jump as much as we can. Wink
That's definitely sound good. I will make sure to contact him for learning packing main canopy... That's way I can packin' PD 230 at The Farm... I'm wonderin' does it include to pay rental gear at The Farm for boogie?


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Aug 22, 2006, 10:28 PM
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That's definitely sound good. I will make sure to contact him for learning packing main canopy... That's way I can packin' PD 230 at The Farm... I'm wonderin' does it include to pay rental gear at The Farm for boogie?

I didn't see anything on their website about gear rental, but I'd think you would be paying something. However, don't bet on that particular rig being available the entire weekend if it's a student rig.

PM Hans and see what he says...


RkyMtnHigh  (D 29121)

Aug 22, 2006, 11:23 PM
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Awesome!Smile
Congrats!Cool
Welcome to Skydiving!Smile


mdrejhon  (C 3268)

Aug 23, 2006, 10:56 AM
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Billy Lane is our newest Deaf Skydiver and AFF graduate!!!
Congratulations to Billy!!! Smile


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cptchaos  (A 2341)

Aug 24, 2006, 2:25 AM
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well doneCool and welcome to the SKY'S


FlyinDawg  (A 50873)

Aug 31, 2006, 9:01 PM
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Grr. Andrew Christian haven't contact me back for teachin' packin before boogie. Anyway, I'm still come for Skydive the Farm boogie in mid-Sept! I hope to see Billy V. up there!

PS: Billy Vance, If Andrew Christian haven't respond back about teaching packin main canopy, could you teach me in some way at boogie before first load and jump? I could owe you anything for it! Wink


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Aug 31, 2006, 9:12 PM
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I'll get in touch with Andrew and see if he'll help you. If he doesn't come through, you can try the newest DZ located somewhere just north of the Florida state line in extreme southeast Georgia. I forget the name of it, but Packing Cathy is the owner. She's a famous packer well known for going to boogies and the WFFC. There's a thread in the Events and Places forum, I think. Yep, here's the link: http://www.dropzone.com/...;;page=unread#unread

Of course, if all else fails, I'll help you. Wink


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FlyinDawg  (A 50873)

Sep 3, 2006, 9:18 PM
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I'll get in touch with Andrew and see if he'll help you. If he doesn't come through, you can try the newest DZ located somewhere just north of the Florida state line in extreme southeast Georgia. I forget the name of it, but Packing Cathy is the owner.

Oh thanks for everything as attempt contact Andrew and Cathy. Yes I heard about new dropzone in St. Mary. It once closed before but it reopen now. Georgia need more dropzones! Cool I would like to learn pack a main at anywhere or at the Farm, since it's $15 packjob which Hans said. Sheesh, I tho it's $5. Unsure


chutingstar  (D 19956)

Sep 6, 2006, 12:42 PM
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I would like to learn pack a main at anywhere or at the Farm, since it's $15 packjob which Hans said. Sheesh, I tho it's $5. Unsure

It's $15, per jump, for gear rental. If you pack your own rental parachute, you get $5 back (for the packjob). Hope that clears it up a bit.

Mike


skinnyshrek  (D 25109)

Sep 6, 2006, 5:42 PM
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What about the Chuting star frequent card. If you get so many reserve rides in 1 year do you get a free pack job? So is my reservy all nice and packed for this week-end


chutingstar  (D 19956)

Sep 6, 2006, 6:14 PM
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What about the Chuting star frequent card. If you get so many reserve rides in 1 year do you get a free pack job? So is my reservy all nice and packed for this week-end

Right...funny how that reserve ride happened on the day before your reserve was going to be out of date. Tongue I know you probably rigged up that Nitro to have those 4 lines break on opening. You like testing out how the Nitro flies sans the middle A/B lines, eh?

But yes, your reserve has been inspected/repacked and is ready to jump. Thanks for untwisting the freebag bridle...you rock! Now I just need Beezy to come through with the new HMA lineset for your Nitro and you'll be set for the weekend...woohoo!

Mike


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