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scholarkyle  (B 33367)

Jul 16, 2012, 9:27 PM
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Have an opportunity to make a balloon jump soon. Never had one before--any special considerations?


alexafox  (D License)

Jul 16, 2012, 10:18 PM
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Me too! :) I'm interested to know any tips as well!


richardw38  (B License)

Jul 16, 2012, 10:53 PM
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Alexafox, where is this balloon you speak of, and is it a free for all??


alexafox  (D License)

Jul 16, 2012, 10:54 PM
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I'm organising one for Perris. I'm going to be heading over there in August 15th-17th August. So I'm hoping to organise it for then sometime.

Anyone else who wants to come along would be great! :)

The more the merrier (until the balloon is full) lol


alexafox  (D License)

Jul 16, 2012, 11:12 PM
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Alexafox, where is this balloon you speak of, and is it a free for all??

I just noticed you're in Aus too... Sorry to get your hopes up! Smile


richardw38  (B License)

Jul 16, 2012, 11:21 PM
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rats! yes I saw melb, and thought YIPPY. have fun in Perris!


Premier Remster  (C License)

Jul 17, 2012, 8:08 AM
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Pick your spot carefully.

Expect to land in a field, possibly with high crops if you don't pick you spot carefully Wink

Find a few indicators for the wind direction to set up your landing direction: there probably wont be any windsocks where you land.

Prepare for a PLF.

Have fun Wink


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Jul 17, 2012, 8:31 AM
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Pick your spot carefully.

Expect to land in a field, possibly with high crops if you don't pick you spot carefully Wink

Find a few indicators for the wind direction to set up your landing direction: there probably wont be any windsocks where you land.

Prepare for a PLF.

Have fun Wink
Thanks for the advice. Vskydiver and I still haven't made our first balloon jump yet. CrazyLaugh


cocheese  (D 24000)

Jul 17, 2012, 9:07 AM
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For some reason, a lot of first timers' legs and hands will shake on climb out, no matter how many jumps you have. Worried about the video/ exit pressure I guess.Laugh


Premier Remster  (C License)

Jul 17, 2012, 9:39 AM
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Pick your spot carefully.

Expect to land in a field, possibly with high crops if you don't pick you spot carefully Wink

Find a few indicators for the wind direction to set up your landing direction: there probably wont be any windsocks where you land.

Prepare for a PLF.

Have fun Wink
Thanks for the advice. Vskydiver and I still haven't made our first balloon jump yet. CrazyLaugh

Karen and I behaved like 1st jump students when we did ours! lol.... It's hilarious how one reacts to unnatural situations, like the apprehension of "falling" off a basket (while wearing a perfectly good rig! lol)


scottd818  (C 41314)

Jul 17, 2012, 10:16 AM
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I'm organising one for Perris. I'm going to be heading over there in August 15th-17th August. So I'm hoping to organise it for then sometime.

Anyone else who wants to come along would be great! :)

The more the merrier (until the balloon is full) lol

Count me in!! im doing one on Aug 4th out of perris as well. Which company r u planning on using?


virgin-burner

Jul 17, 2012, 11:02 AM
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Pick your spot carefully.

Expect to land in a field, possibly with high crops if you don't pick you spot carefully Wink

Find a few indicators for the wind direction to set up your landing direction: there probably wont be any windsocks where you land.

Prepare for a PLF.

Have fun Wink
Thanks for the advice. Vskydiver and I still haven't made our first balloon jump yet. CrazyLaugh

Karen and I behaved like 1st jump students when we did ours! lol.... It's hilarious how one reacts to unnatural situations, like the apprehension of "falling" off a basket (while wearing a perfectly good rig! lol)

first one i made was with an AFFI with around 2000 jumps; we were holding onto each other for dear life! LaughLaughLaugh


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Jul 17, 2012, 11:29 AM
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first one i made was with an AFFI with around 2000 jumps; we were holding onto each other for dear life! LaughLaughLaugh
Sounds like my first hovering helo jump. I let out a quick scream like a little French girl. BlushLaugh


mrubin  (C License)

Jul 17, 2012, 11:36 AM
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Karen and I behaved like 1st jump students when we did ours! lol.... It's hilarious how one reacts to unnatural situations, like the apprehension of "falling" off a basket (while wearing a perfectly good rig! lol)

I was fine until I had to climb up onto the edge of the basket. I think it was the silence that really threw me off. No engine noise and no wind noise made seemed to build up the suspense.


virgin-burner

Jul 18, 2012, 12:26 PM
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first one i made was with an AFFI with around 2000 jumps; we were holding onto each other for dear life! LaughLaughLaugh
Sounds like my first hovering helo jump. I let out a quick scream like a little French girl. BlushLaugh

you should DEFINITLY make a balloon-jump! Smile


alexafox  (D License)

Jul 18, 2012, 5:14 PM
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I'm organising one for Perris. I'm going to be heading over there in August 15th-17th August. So I'm hoping to organise it for then sometime.

Anyone else who wants to come along would be great! :)

The more the merrier (until the balloon is full) lol

Count me in!! im doing one on Aug 4th out of perris as well. Which company r u planning on using?

Awesome! I'll let you know if I can get it organised! :)


jumpy39

Jul 18, 2012, 8:59 PM
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Ahhh, I was in Perris recently for the Aussie Bigway camps (which were a blast by the way!!). We had balloon jumps all organised, got up early, met in the carpark on time, drove to the launch site, watched two balloons inflate gracefully, dirt dived exit plan, put on rig and....... My balloon had a defective gas hose Mad.

Got out of balloon, watched the other balloon rise into the air and had to listen to the whoops and hollers from my friends as they jumped.

If only I hadn't been so damn lazy and walked over to the other balloonUnsure


alexafox  (D License)

Jul 18, 2012, 11:04 PM
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Oh that would have been awesome! There were a few jumpers from my DZ that were there! Smeds and Nige and Kelly... Would have been great!

I felt sorry for you missing out on the balloon jump until I read the "I was too lazy to walk over to another balloon"

HAHAHA!Wink


jumpy39

Jul 18, 2012, 11:40 PM
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I am also a Nagambie jumper, therefore have (mis)spent serious time with Kell et al. See you around the dz soon. cheers Scotty


alexafox  (D License)

Jul 19, 2012, 12:14 AM
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Hahaha! Oh nice one! Well I'm sure I'll see you around shortly! :)


scholarkyle  (B 33367)

Jul 19, 2012, 12:16 AM
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Thanks all! We'll see if this happens. It's not a skydiving venue, rather a balloon one. Hopefully something can be finagled. Thanks again. Smile



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