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rach72  (Student)

Jul 30, 2012, 7:57 AM
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I'm Rach and new to skydiving. Just wanted to say hi to everyone and introduce myself since I have been lurking around on dropzone for a year taking in as much information as I could.

I did my first 3 tandems last summer. Yesterday I did my AFF 1 at Kapowsin. It was awesome! I had an unstable exit but after a while it dawned on me I needed to relax my body and arch. With my instructor's help I got stable and the second instructor was able to dock and things seemed to go pretty smooth from there. While I was unstable I surprised myself that I felt so calm about the whole thing. It was like Oh yeah I need to be doing this and I did it. That makes me happy knowing I didn't freak out. I will say it was a fun ride. Wink I had amazing instructors and so much fun. I can't wait to finish up my aff. Everyone I have met has been so friendly and helpful.


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Jul 30, 2012, 9:56 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Smile Good job on being aware of your body position in freefall. I bet that's a good sign that you'll be a good skydiver. Now, how are your canopy skills?


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Jul 30, 2012, 11:02 AM
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Hi Rachel.Cool

That jump was great. I loved helping you flip back over and you stuck the rest of the jump. You better keep going and become a skydiver 'cause your smile looks GREAT in freefall.

John


PPL

Jul 30, 2012, 4:18 PM
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Almost identical to my first AFF jump. Even when I was tumbling through the air I was calm. Weird.


rach72  (Student)

Aug 5, 2012, 5:23 PM
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Did AFF 2 today and had a stable exit. I felt really good about that. Still need to perfect my arch and legs. Landing needs lots of practice. :) Turned a little to much so wasn't going into the wind and ended up sliding in on my butt. I didn't break anything so I consider that a plus. Smile I am really enjoying this.


LookUpHigh  (A 65765)

Aug 9, 2012, 8:05 AM
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good luck this weekend Rach!


rach72  (Student)

Aug 20, 2012, 3:55 PM
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good luck this weekend Rach!

Thank you. I ended up not going that weekend due to a death in the family but I did make it this past weekend and successfully completed 3 & 4. It was really awesome. How are your jumps going? Have you completed AFF yet?


rach72  (Student)

Sep 3, 2012, 9:16 AM
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I finished AFF on Saturday! I busted out the last 3 and got it done. It was so much fun.



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