Jul 27, 2007, 7:17 AM
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C-130J Jump Tickets $25 ea. Send NO money in advance!!! Reservations only at this time!!! 8/25/2007 to 8/31/2007 C-130J on loan to us for DEMO Jumps. Taking off from Napa Airport California and landing in the staging area at Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma Infineon Raceway Sonoma, CA. We will jump on the 2ed pass over the race track. The first pass will let out the American Flag Jumper with a giant American flag. Then we all exit with in one minute to be the opening act of the NASCAR Races. You get to stay and see the race for free. Afterwards there will be 2 chartered buses to take us back to the Airport. The C-130 will be available to jump for the following 9 days if there is enough interest. Exit will be at 14,000 Ground Elevation is 64ft from ground to exit in 6 min. there will be food venders available. The jumpers with the most experance will get to do the Demo Jump
(This post was edited by airtaxi on Jul 27, 2007, 9:02 AM)
I don't mean to dought you but it is hard to believe that they are going to let non Pro-Rated jumpers jump into a Nascar race. Am I understanding you correctly?
When I was talking with the company putting on the Nascar races at the Talladega superspeedway just down the road a few years ago, which has a grassy stretch in the tri-oval that's bigger than a football field, they told me it requires a PRO rating. Probably for the simple fact that its a MAJOR event with THOUSANDS of spectators and few outs, if any.
I dunno about the road track in California. It's set into a hill-side so I wouldn't want to be hosed on a bad spot.
Thats a recipe for disaster. Allowing jumpers with a little as 50 jumps on a demo load into a football field sized area with 100 jumpers ?
The number of jumpers with low experience would probably be few. And you can stage the opening altitudes at various heights, so that not everyone is trying to land at the same time.
No big deal.
Putting 100 jumpers of varying ability into an area the size of a football field is asking for problems. Staggering the opening works well when you know your team. You obviously have a little looser standards than I do Mr Rich. Go do the jump then report back.