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Prior23  (B 34434)

Feb 7, 2010, 7:47 PM
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Did my first tandem jump today and wow, 9 hours later I'm still trying to shake off all the adrenaline!

Luckily I got the instructor that I really wanted, and he gave me an altimeter and a jump suit and trained me as an added bonus during the jump. Normally I guess your first tandem is all about taking in the sights but I did a pretty good job at keeping my cool and remembering to check my C.O.A and do three practice touches then wave off and pull. I guided the shoot to the DZ somewhat, and flared for the landing on my feet.

Going for my ground training tomorrow and my first AFF Friday hopefully.

I'm really thinking I found my new passion, it's very overwhelming that first leap out of the plane, I barely even remember most of the free fall because of all the adrenaline.


skydiverbry  (D License)

Feb 7, 2010, 8:33 PM
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Fun ain't itWinkCoolSmileSmile



Bry


thrillstalker  (C 40678)

Feb 7, 2010, 10:54 PM
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welcome! it only gets better. where are you jumping?


Prior23  (B 34434)

Feb 8, 2010, 5:58 AM
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Skydive Southwest Florida in Punta Gorda.


LadyDoc  (Student)

Feb 8, 2010, 6:07 AM
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awesome! have a blast! I was finishing up my level 6 jump and a level 1 came in, it was so interesting the changes that you make mentally from just 1-6. the kid was nervous and kinda jumpy. just remember to relax and have shittons of fun.


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Feb 8, 2010, 7:54 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Smile I'm glad you enjoyed your tandem. Good luck with AFF!


JohnRich  (D License)

Feb 8, 2010, 8:10 AM
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I guided the shoot to the DZ somewhat, and flared for the landing on my feet.

Congrats! In the future, you'll want to spell that "chute". Wink


wolfriverjoe  (A 50013)

Feb 8, 2010, 8:14 AM
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I guided the shoot to the DZ somewhat, and flared for the landing on my feet.

Congrats! In the future, you'll want to spell that "chute". Wink

Or perhaps "canopy"Tongue


mutumbo  (Student)

Feb 8, 2010, 8:33 AM
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awesome! have a blast! I was finishing up my level 6 jump and a level 1 came in, it was so interesting the changes that you make mentally from just 1-6. the kid was nervous and kinda jumpy. just remember to relax and have shittons of fun.

glad youve calmed down i. Those few jumps. Me, yeah i still loathe the plane ride up along with the exit. Once im out though, its all good. Hopefully i wont have to wIt damn near a month for the weather to be good enoigh to jump again. Haha. ;)

good luck with aff though. Its a blast. :)


Prior23  (B 34434)

Feb 8, 2010, 9:22 AM
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Haha was so excited didn't notice!

I'm super stoked to start AFF Friday, I think I am starting to feel the effects of addiction. Tongue


airathanas  (D 29277)

Feb 8, 2010, 10:53 AM
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Welcome to skydiving! Kiss your money goodbye. Unimpressed


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Feb 9, 2010, 2:34 AM
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I'm pleasantly impressed that your tandem instructor did what he was supposed to do for you. Tell him I said, for all the potential students out there, thanks!

So...you've been had. Welcome to the big blue skies!


thrillstalker  (C 40678)

Feb 11, 2010, 1:51 PM
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I think I am starting to feel the effects of addiction. Tongue

haha, the addiction only gets worse, but the jumps get more fun each time.


Anvilbrother  (C 39168)

Feb 14, 2010, 4:55 PM
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Congrats get others involved! Skydiving is best enjoyed when mixed with friends! Welcome to the sky


blondeskydiver  (C 39070)

Mar 3, 2010, 8:50 AM
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Welcome...AND...welcome to Punta Gorda. Great instructors and friendly skydivers. See ya there!!!


SkyPainter  (Student)

Mar 12, 2010, 5:11 PM
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Welcome to the skies! Sounds like you caught a good instructor! Yes, it gets addicting, and more fun the more you do it.


regulator  (A 53175)

Mar 22, 2010, 1:09 PM
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And more expensive...but the fun outweighs the cost by miles...



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