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Day 3....the real beginning

 


diverdriver  (D 19012)

Dec 9, 2002, 8:50 PM
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Ok......some photos....I'm too tired to post much more. Maybe more tomorrow. Early start tomorrow too. Nite all.
Attachments: Sunset Day3.JPG (292 KB)
  300-way formation.JPG (43.6 KB)


lippy  (D 30348)

Dec 9, 2002, 9:07 PM
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Nice pics Chris!!! That sunset is F*#kin amazing. Can't imagine how nice it would look actually being there.


RebelMike  (D 23346)

Dec 9, 2002, 9:32 PM
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I have to second that. the sunset shoot is fantastic. Keep them comming!


pilotdave  (D License)

Dec 9, 2002, 10:02 PM
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Awesome pics. I'm just curious about something. How do DZs get away with carrying paying passengers during formation flights? For a big, public event like a 300 way with so many planes, do they get a waiver from the FAA?

Dave


Meatbomber  (A License)

Dec 10, 2002, 1:55 AM
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that has been a big discussion on other formums too... i think it's setteled that skydivers are no passengers :) but rather they are aviators thus the defeinition is somewhat different. i'm sure chris can explain better !

Cheers
MB


Dumpster  (D 27314)

Dec 10, 2002, 4:54 AM
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Thanks for the awesome photos, Chris! Hope to see you again sometime soon!

-Lenny


AndyMan  (D 25698)

Dec 10, 2002, 5:59 AM
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that has been a big discussion on other formums too... i think it's setteled that skydivers are no passengers :) but rather they are aviators thus the defeinition is somewhat different

Correct. Skydivers are "Jettisonable Cargo", not passengers.

Of course, this raises the wisdom of flying 13 heavily loaded cargo planes in tight formation.... but whoever accused skydivers of being particularly wise?!?!?Unsure

_Am


diverdriver  (D 19012)

Dec 10, 2002, 6:22 AM
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Actually, we are "occupants" not passengers. The FAA was out yesterday and went over all the aircraft after our first load. They had some comments but that's their job. No problems. No show stoppers.

The FAA also recognizes that skydivers are a more than normally informed group and thus accept the increased risk involved. It's not like you paid an airline for a ticket from point a to b and an F-16 formed up. Oh wait, they already do that without your permission. Cool


ladyskydiver

Dec 10, 2002, 6:37 AM
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Love the pics and updates. Keep 'em coming.


DYEVOUT  (Student)

Dec 10, 2002, 6:55 AM
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[Homer Simpsonesque tone]

MMMMMMMMMMMM. . . . . . Otters.


ShivaDas  (A 40326)

Dec 10, 2002, 7:11 AM
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So Coool!!
I, like everyone else reading this thread,
Wish I was there!!!!
safe landings to allSmile
we're pulling for ya


eeneR  (C 34303)

Dec 10, 2002, 7:14 AM
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About 34 hours from now I will be landing at PHX!!!! Im soo excited...!!!!


eeneR  (C 34303)

Dec 10, 2002, 8:17 AM
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I will be taking some pics from the ground of the formation, I will post them to the board.

This is going to be amazing!!!


sdctlc  (D 16437)

Dec 10, 2002, 9:18 AM
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In reply to:
I will be taking some pics from the ground of the formation, I will post them to the board.

This is going to be amazing!!!

Maybe you will be too late if your getting there tomorrow, they may do iut today! Good luck to all!!

Scott C.


eeneR  (C 34303)

Dec 10, 2002, 10:12 AM
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Maybe you will be too late if your getting there tomorrow, they may do iut today! Good luck to all!!


Ahh...however if they get the record they are going to try and beat again right away...so I may miss one, but at least watch them break it again!! Wink

Actually if I remember correctly, it normally is somewhre near the end of the attempts that they are broken. It does take a few jumps to get things going....but I dont mind if they get it early...Laugh


dreamsville  (D 25528)

Dec 10, 2002, 10:50 AM
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Yes, Chris, I am impressed. All the positive vibes and prayers I can muster go with you and the others.

I know the 300-way will be a raging topic at the SDC XMAS party, which I am guessing you won't be attending.

Harry


eeneR  (C 34303)

Dec 10, 2002, 10:57 AM
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I know the 300-way will be a raging topic at the SDC XMAS party, which I am guessing you won't be attending.

Nope, we dont get back to SDC till Monday. We will keep everyone posted at SDC as to what is going on..Laugh


Mad47

Dec 10, 2002, 12:55 PM
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Thanks for the pics, Chris. It is nice to recognize our yellow bird on your amazing sunset photo. Good luck to ya all and be safe!



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