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denete  (B 33880)

Aug 20, 2007, 8:50 PM
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Has anyone heard any possibility of Skydive Monroe reopening with a new facility?

I don't know anything about the dz, except that the airport ended the lease.

- David


RkyMtnHigh  (D 29121)

Aug 20, 2007, 8:52 PM
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I've heard rumors of a reopening but nothing official. I know Monroe had a big following of jumpers who would love to return. I haven't been there but if they reopen I would check it out for sure.


CSpenceFLY  (D 25252)

Aug 21, 2007, 5:29 AM
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The last rumor I heard was there is approval to build a new hanger but they were not going to let the jumpers land on the airport. I guess this is being debated.


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Aug 21, 2007, 6:28 AM
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Since we now have a bigger bus, we may be able to sell Bill the little one.
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Alternatively, the soccer fields are looking better and better. It'll be a cold day in hell before the briar patches, the jailhouse and the shooting ranges are start looking good, though.

Maybe it's going to be a conglomerate...Bill (DZO) and Gary (equipment owner).
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CSpenceFLY  (D 25252)

Aug 21, 2007, 7:06 AM
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Nothing against Gary of course, but I think Bill might be through with having partners.Unimpressed


jojo69  (B 27448)

Aug 21, 2007, 9:12 AM
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I do not have any knowledge of this but if it is true, I will be there. I miss being able to jump there and the people there were great.


denete  (B 33880)

Aug 21, 2007, 10:17 AM
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Okay, thanks. There was a skydiving club at the Univ. of Georgia, but it appears that it went inactive not too long after it started. I was interested in seeing if there might be a dz close enough that might already be populated with UGA students who could get the club running again.

- David


CSpenceFLY  (D 25252)

Aug 21, 2007, 10:38 AM
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The UGA club pretty much went under with Monroe I think. A few of the members show up here and there every once in a while.


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Aug 21, 2007, 10:44 AM
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Nothing against Gary of course, but I think Bill might be through with having partners.Unimpressed


Yeah...I don't think Gary would make a very exciting girlfriend.
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CSpenceFLY  (D 25252)

Aug 21, 2007, 11:42 AM
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Well that is not where I was going with that but I guess partner could be taken that way.Laugh


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Aug 21, 2007, 5:28 PM
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You can bet Gary was not going that way either.
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popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Aug 22, 2007, 6:01 AM
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In reply to:
...I know Monroe had a big following of jumpers who would love to return. I haven't been there but if they reopen I would check it out for sure.

I'm curious as to just how many would permanently go back. I've talked to about 10 that definitely would. Probably more than a few have found new homes and are sitting on the fence...stay/go back.


CSpenceFLY  (D 25252)

Aug 22, 2007, 6:29 AM
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I think for many, Monroe closing and not having a DZ close by was a reason to leave the sport. There are many I don't think you will see again other than maybe a visit.


Hans  (D 16658)

Aug 22, 2007, 6:29 AM
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I won't go back. Found greener pastures.Wink


micduran  (C 35982)

Aug 22, 2007, 7:05 AM
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Typically, the people make the dropzone, but management practices can have an impact on that.
I would defintely go check out a dz that opened at Monroe. I felt very comfortable there the few months I jumped there prior to it closing. There was a great vibe there that I don't feel at the other 2 DZs in GA. I still don't feel like I have a "home" DZ. Frown


lauraliscious  (C 35895)

Aug 22, 2007, 8:06 AM
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I agree, the people make the DZ. If Monroe re-opened I would definitely go check it out, like Mic said. Not sure how much of a regular I would be though, the Farm has grown on me. Especially when they get that Otter for the winter. WinkSmileCool


stratostar  (Student)

Aug 22, 2007, 8:52 AM
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How could anyone not love the farm! Just don't drink the water.......MadBlushMadUnimpressed


micduran  (C 35982)

Aug 22, 2007, 9:36 AM
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You've got that right!! SmileUnsureCrazy


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Aug 22, 2007, 9:56 AM
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In reply to:
Typically, the people make the dropzone, but management practices can have an impact on that.
I would defintely go check out a dz that opened at Monroe. I felt very comfortable there the few months I jumped there prior to it closing. There was a great vibe there that I don't feel at the other 2 DZs in GA. I still don't feel like I have a "home" DZ. Frown

I loved Skydive Monroe when I regularly showed up 3 or 4 times a year in the late 90's to early 00's. They just had great vibes and I could find high end groups to jump with easily. It was well worth the 2.75 hour drive each way.


lauraliscious  (C 35895)

Aug 22, 2007, 11:01 AM
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How could anyone not love the farm! Just don't drink the water.......MadBlushMadUnimpressed

I DO love the Farm. And I have drank the water. And nothing has happened to me so far...LaughCrazyTongue


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Aug 22, 2007, 12:07 PM
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I DO love the Farm. And I have drank the water. And nothing has happened to me so far...

So far...

Did you see Erin Brockovich? These things take time to get into the system. Wink


stratostar  (Student)

Aug 22, 2007, 12:38 PM
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And nothing has happened to me so far...

Well this weekend drink you a gallon of it and see if you don't end up the next one to get pregnant!DevilDevilDevillaughter

Don't say I didn't worn you.Tongue


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Aug 22, 2007, 12:57 PM
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...And I have drank the water. And nothing has happened to me so far...LaughCrazyTongue

Famous last words....


lauraliscious  (C 35895)

Aug 22, 2007, 1:07 PM
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I knew what you were talking about. Maybe I'm just not there often enough for the water to have any effect on me. Tongue


stratostar  (Student)

Aug 22, 2007, 1:35 PM
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Seasons not over, yet...Tongue


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