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GreenLight  (D 18859)

Jun 27, 2011, 6:15 PM
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Do you really want to land near one of these things? I generally stop skydiving at the first sign of a dust devil. But what happens when the first sign of one is just as you are getting ready to land?

Video by Randy Forbes taken at Perris at 1pm June 25th, 2011.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PDlWJMgN-k


JohnnyMarko

Jun 27, 2011, 6:36 PM
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ALL CAPS REALLY HELPS!!!


PiLFy  (A License)

Jun 27, 2011, 6:48 PM
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Holy Sh*t! He saw it, & still flew towards it?!?!


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Jun 28, 2011, 2:53 AM
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Holy Sh*t! He saw it, & still flew towards it?!?!

No he flew around it.


jrmrangers  (B 36060)

Jun 28, 2011, 3:06 AM
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Im pretty sure i would have shit myself and landed off, way off , after seeing that!!


Skydivesg  (D 10938)

Jun 28, 2011, 9:19 AM
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It's the small ones (50-100 feet) with little or no dust visible that scare me more because they are very hard to see.

If I see one, I much prefer ones like that in this video.

I ain't gettin' any where near one of those.

Nice video.


GreenLight  (D 18859)

Jun 28, 2011, 6:17 PM
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It's the small ones (50-100 feet) with little or no dust visible that scare me more because they are very hard to see.

If I see one, I much prefer ones like that in this video.

I ain't gettin' any where near one of those.

Nice video.

Agreed... It's not the big dirty ones I worry about.


kickinMatt  (A 250695)

Jun 30, 2011, 8:36 PM
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I was there that day. Pretty much crapped myself. That was the biggest one I have ever seen. But everyone made it to the ground ok! :)


jinlee  (D License)

Aug 17, 2012, 3:47 PM
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The added dust really makes it visible.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ac3_1345188574


jtval  (D 26340)

Aug 17, 2012, 4:20 PM
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Here's a video I have been using to train my students.
Dust devil in Eloy


xlh883  (B 30058)

Aug 18, 2012, 1:58 PM
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In the summer of 2006 the day I got my A-License was the day my canopy collapsed. People on the ground thought I got into a dust devil that had just come up in the Perris student area. My canopy collapsed from 30 feet or so. I remember falling clearly, going onto my back, losing my breath and the ambulance ride to the Riverside Hospital trauma center. I got lucky with just a cracked vertebrae and no other ill effects except for the pain and back brace plus bruised tail bone in the short term and very rarely, a shooting pain through my back if I sneeze and am in a certain position But that is rare.

I never saw it to avoid it. I went back to skydiving six weeks later here in Ohio once the new neurosurgeon cleared me. I was 35 when it happened. I only jumped for a couple weeks before quitting for financial reasons. Still miss the sport and keep up with it here.

David


airtwardo  (D License)

Aug 18, 2012, 2:14 PM
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In reply to:
Here's a video I have been using to train my students.
Dust devil in Eloy


Use this one! Wink

http://www.youtube.com/...&feature=related



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