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jumpforfun

Jul 3, 2012, 5:24 AM
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Can someone tell me what a holding area is.


chuckakers  (D 10855)

Jul 3, 2012, 5:38 AM
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Can someone tell me what a holding area is.

If used in the same context I always taught, it's the area upwind of the target where the jumper should stay and play until reaching an appropriate altitude to begin a landing pattern.


Premier skybytch  (D License)

Jul 3, 2012, 7:55 AM
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Your instructor should be able to answer that question...


GLIDEANGLE  (D 30292)

Jul 3, 2012, 9:46 AM
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It is an area at the DZ where those jumpers who owe a beer fine, but have not yet paid it, are kept until the Beer! fine is paid. During Texas summers, this holding area is outdoors in a place without shade or water. This results in the prompt payment of Beer! fines.

Wink


Premier billvon  (D 16479)
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Jul 3, 2012, 10:37 AM
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>During Texas summers, this holding area is outdoors in a place without shade or
>water. This results in the prompt payment of Beer! fines.

Well, that doesn't make a lot of sense. The holding area should be just outside a liquor store.



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