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BillyVance  (D 18895)

Oct 20, 2008, 11:02 AM
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As a few of you know, this Skydivers with Disabilities forum was my baby (idea), and Sangiro set it up for us all. Only that he decided to open it to all disabilities, which I have no problem with.

However, over the years I've noticed that not everyone frequents this forum on a regular basis. Maybe that could be due to the dilution of this forum amongst all the other disabilities.

I just joined Facebook a few months ago. I'm still new to things over there, but we do have a Deaf Skydivers group set up there with 12 members currently in it. I'm starting to think that this may be an easier way to keep in touch with each other and stay connected. You will be able to post threads and pictures and write on the wall there.

Why not come over there and give it a try? But don't quit this website either. Both have their advantages in their own ways.

Smile


FLYCOOL5

Oct 21, 2008, 9:09 AM
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tell me what site you have done? it would be nice to do a site just for the deaf around the world .... good continuation
ciao blue sky Wink


Clite  (C 24255)

Oct 21, 2008, 7:33 PM
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There is a site called www.deafskydivers.org , also Billy is talking about a social website you can join called facebook (www.facebook.com) then inside that you can join a group called deaf skydivers.


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Oct 21, 2008, 8:35 PM
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In reply to:
There is a site called www.deafskydivers.org , also Billy is talking about a social website you can join called facebook (www.facebook.com) then inside that you can join a group called deaf skydivers.

Wes is right. Since we do not have the chat or forum feature on www.deafskydivers.org, www.facebook.com is the best option we have in that regard. Smile


sky722  (Student)

Nov 7, 2008, 5:13 PM
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I'm on facebook and tried to send you a message through that about that forum. Guess it wouldn't let me throughUnsure


goesky  (D 11863)

Dec 8, 2008, 1:55 PM
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  Ahh!! I just open my Facebook that I havent open my book for a longtime. Surprise me Everybody waited for me to open my book! They jump out of my book....Skydive!...Wow we know too much!!!Cool


rickjump1  (C 1323)

Jun 22, 2009, 2:35 PM
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Billy, I'm not deaf. I'm just an old helicopter pilot with a hearing problem. Are you using a ditter with a visual indicator? Which one and are you happy with it?


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Jun 22, 2009, 9:55 PM
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In reply to:
Billy, I'm not deaf. I'm just an old helicopter pilot with a hearing problem. Are you using a ditter with a visual indicator? Which one and are you happy with it?

Not using anything at the moment. I used a Time-Out with LED for a while, and still have it somewhere in one of my gear storage bins. At the Deaf World Record event in Lake Wales in 2005, we were given an opportunity to demo a bunch of new Laarsen and Brusgard altitude warning devices with visual indicators with digital readout screens positioned in front of your eyes, but damned if I can remember what they were called. Several of us have been using them since.


mx757  (C License)

Jun 23, 2009, 9:56 AM
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In reply to:
Billy, I'm not deaf. I'm just an old helicopter pilot with a hearing problem. Are you using a ditter with a visual indicator? Which one and are you happy with it?

Not using anything at the moment. I used a Time-Out with LED for a while, and still have it somewhere in one of my gear storage bins. At the Deaf World Record event in Lake Wales in 2005, we were given an opportunity to demo a bunch of new Laarsen and Brusgard altitude warning devices with visual indicators with digital readout screens positioned in front of your eyes, but damned if I can remember what they were called. Several of us have been using them since.

they are L&B Optoma.. I have been useing them awhile now they are very nice..


rickjump1  (C 1323)

Jun 23, 2009, 8:28 PM
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Thanks guys for all for the information. I gave away my old ditter to a friend at Couch Freaks when he lost his. At that point, I could not hear it.


mdrejhon  (C 3268)

Jul 10, 2009, 9:14 AM
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In reply to:
Billy, I'm not deaf. I'm just an old helicopter pilot with a hearing problem. Are you using a ditter with a visual indicator? Which one and are you happy with it?
I use an L&B Optima, with the LED attachment now.

I broke the LED attachment once, but I decided to repair it myself with a new replacement LED from Active Components, and it works great. I didn't mount it well the first time around, now it's been mounted integrally into the visor.

If you got a fullface, get the Optima LED "XL" accessory, rather than the regular Optima LED accessory.


rickjump1  (C 1323)

Jul 10, 2009, 7:12 PM
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I wear an open faced helmet. I guess you can mount the atachment on goggles or perhaps sew it in place? I read something about the Optima being made of poor plastic. How long you had yours, and does it appear to be holding up. Thanks for the response.


mx757  (C License)

Jul 11, 2009, 3:16 AM
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its made of plastic.. but it's pretty well made....


rickjump1  (C 1323)

Jul 11, 2009, 6:38 AM
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Thanks again.


goesky  (D 11863)

Sep 9, 2009, 5:26 PM
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 I added the 1/2 inches black plastic behind the blink lights and you can see it better.


rickjump1  (C 1323)

Sep 9, 2009, 7:50 PM
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Thank you for the information.


Nikki_vZ

Sep 15, 2009, 4:02 PM
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I study sign language at the University of the Free State. 2nd year. Smile

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.


(This post was edited by Nikki_vZ on Sep 15, 2009, 5:47 PM)


Nikki_vZ

Sep 19, 2009, 6:27 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tywjj9IZRhY


maggott  (D 5964)

Sep 21, 2009, 6:57 PM
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Can I join even though I'm hard of hearing? I can pass as a hearing person, but I can also sometimes pass as a Deaf person. I'm ASL fluent, and can still hear ok and along with lipreading, you might not know that I'm hard of hearing.


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Sep 21, 2009, 9:45 PM
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In reply to:
Can I join even though I'm hard of hearing? I can pass as a hearing person, but I can also sometimes pass as a Deaf person. I'm ASL fluent, and can still hear ok and along with lipreading, you might not know that I'm hard of hearing.

Not a problem. I'm the same way. Grew up hard of hearing. Perfect speech. Hearing went down further as I got older.


AviationTD  (A License)

Sep 22, 2009, 10:09 AM
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Welcome Aboard!Cool


maggott  (D 5964)

Sep 23, 2009, 10:57 PM
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Great! I'll join! I Just got back from ASL coffee night! I'll join the facebook group now. But my facebook account has my real name, not Maggott, so here's my real name so you'll know me!
~Rick Mangan


mdrejhon  (C 3268)

Sep 25, 2009, 10:30 PM
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Welcome aboard.. :-)


mdrejhon  (C 3268)

Apr 8, 2010, 7:11 PM
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Hello Billy,

I never noticed until now, but I noticed you removed yourself from Facebook. Why would this be the case?

It's a good recruitment tool for Deaf Skydivers and you can have a barebones account (minimal contact info, no revealing photo) if you're giving a rat's ass about Facebook privacy. The Rainbow Boogie is doubling in size thanks to Facebook Rainbow Skydivers group, you might need to take advantage of it for the next Deaf World Record to get it big enough, because there has been a long period since the last one.


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