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Whamie  (No License)

Aug 8, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Hullo all!
I'm still a whuffo AFF student. I've looked at my calendar and planned out my last few jumps by the end of August (minus the wind tunnel practice).

I was wondering what the common practice/tradition for an AFF student after they pass their graduation jump from AFF status.

Do i buy beer for my instructor? Do i bring beer for the instructors that helped me along the way? A thank you card?
What is the common practice?

Thanks!


normiss  (D 28356)

Aug 8, 2012, 12:52 PM
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You should expect to get the A stamp on your forehead and log book at the same time.
BUY YOUR BEER FOR ALL JUMPERS.
Don't buy crap ass beer.

Cool

Congrats in advance....Cool


labrys  (D 29848)

Aug 8, 2012, 12:53 PM
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Beer is like arch. It's never bad.


snwbdr94  (B License)

Aug 8, 2012, 12:59 PM
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All you owe is a case of beer to the fridge and to keep jumping! Remember, a case is 24 not 12. Some people forget this and congratulations!

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Don't buy crap ass beer.

Could just buy beer that you enjoy... The beer I enjoy just so happens to come in a 30 pack for $12. Angelic


normiss  (D 28356)

Aug 8, 2012, 1:03 PM
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they still make AND sell Milwaukee's Best???
<burp>

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mjosparky  (D 5476)

Aug 8, 2012, 1:07 PM
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All you owe is a case of beer to the fridge and to keep jumping! Remember, a case is 24 not 12. Some people forget this and congratulations!

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Don't buy crap ass beer.

Could just buy beer that you enjoy... The beer I enjoy just so happens to come in a 30 pack for $12. Angelic

I would call that crap beer. Is this what skydiving has come to?Unsure

Sparky


missbrz  (B License)

Aug 8, 2012, 1:43 PM
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All you owe is a case of beer to the fridge and to keep jumping! Remember, a case is 24 not 12. Some people forget this and congratulations!

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Don't buy crap ass beer.

Could just buy beer that you enjoy... The beer I enjoy just so happens to come in a 30 pack for $12. Angelic

I would call that crap beer. Is this what skydiving has come to?Unsure

Sparky


If he likes it, it's not crap to him. I know quite a few people that actually like to drink PBR and would love that as their case... I may not agree that it's good but I'll still drink my free beer WinkBeer!


BigRageDave

Aug 8, 2012, 2:21 PM
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All you owe is a case of beer to the fridge and to keep jumping! Remember, a case is 24 not 12. Some people forget this and congratulations!

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Don't buy crap ass beer.

Could just buy beer that you enjoy... The beer I enjoy just so happens to come in a 30 pack for $12. Angelic

I would call that crap beer. Is this what skydiving has come to?Unsure

Sparky


If he likes it, it's not crap to him. I know quite a few people that actually like to drink PBR and would love that as their case... I may not agree that it's good but I'll still drink my free beer WinkBeer!

I thought, as a rule, free beer is always good beer. Or is it the other way around? Hmmmm.


Premier Remster  (C License)

Aug 8, 2012, 2:38 PM
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No cheap beer!!!


catfishhunter  (D 28796)

Aug 8, 2012, 2:43 PM
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Water and Gatorade/Powerade work as well. Not all of us drink alcohol and it is nice to have a free cold drink in the afternoon before the beer light comes on.


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Aug 8, 2012, 4:47 PM
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Two points:

1. Google "beer rules skydiving"

2. Skydivers will piss and moan about whatever beer you bring but they will drink it no matter how cheap or evil it is.


BKS60  (C 41583)

Aug 8, 2012, 5:27 PM
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Ok, my AFF has taken longer than most due to a combination of age, vacation, small bad landing injury, and grandson time!
I did show up one Saturday night with a cooler full of mixed beer. Heineken, Busch, Mic Ultra, and Coors.
No beer left next morning ( slept at the DZ) but everyone seemed happy!!
I did find out the young man who packs the student rigs did not get much for the packs so I tipped him my next trip for each of my previous jumps!
In all it's just a mixed group of really good people!


mahonie10  (B License)

Aug 8, 2012, 6:02 PM
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I think you will find it's just not AFF graduation. The beer rule applies to skydiving first's. i.e. first cutaway, first jump with a new rig etc. Us newbs owe alot a beer when all said and done.
Cheers


normiss  (D 28356)

Aug 8, 2012, 8:40 PM
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Then bring a gatorade and water light so we can tell please!
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missbrz  (B License)

Aug 9, 2012, 5:23 AM
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I hate the "green bottle" rule. It seems to be mostly lagers in green bottles. I'm not the biggest lager fan. I'll drink it of course but I'd prefer a good hefe or a red head instead. There are plenty of good beers that come in other colored bottles.


normiss  (D 28356)

Aug 9, 2012, 5:52 AM
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Brown is the correct color.
Tongue


Premier Remster  (C License)

Aug 9, 2012, 8:16 AM
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I hate the "green bottle" rule. It seems to be mostly lagers in green bottles. I'm not the biggest lager fan. I'll drink it of course but I'd prefer a good hefe or a red head instead. There are plenty of good beers that come in other colored bottles.

Did you _read_ the footnotes? Geeeze.....

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** Or other equally high-quality beer in other-colored bottles.


missbrz  (B License)

Aug 9, 2012, 8:19 AM
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I hate the "green bottle" rule. It seems to be mostly lagers in green bottles. I'm not the biggest lager fan. I'll drink it of course but I'd prefer a good hefe or a red head instead. There are plenty of good beers that come in other colored bottles.

Did you _read_ the footnotes? Geeeze.....

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** Or other equally high-quality beer in other-colored bottles.

I've heard it claimed in other places too. Not just your fancy written rulesTongue besides who reads footnotes??? Wink


Premier Remster  (C License)

Aug 9, 2012, 8:22 AM
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F'ing youngins...

These are not _my_ beer rules. These are _the_ beer rules (Hi Wendy!).

Have some respect for tradition will ya! TongueWink


missbrz  (B License)

Aug 9, 2012, 8:57 AM
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F'ing youngins...

These are not _my_ beer rules. These are _the_ beer rules (Hi Wendy!).

Have some respect for tradition will ya! TongueWink


If we followed tradition we wouldn't need beer rules. I've been told many a time "Back in my day you didn't order all these fancy craft beers. You ordered a beer and you got a beer. That was it. If you were lucky they had a choice between beer and light beer." Tongue I'll take my young-in beers thanks Tongue


Premier Remster  (C License)

Aug 9, 2012, 9:30 AM
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PBR drinker Tongue


normiss  (D 28356)

Aug 9, 2012, 9:34 AM
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SSSSSsssssshhhhhHHHH!

If everyone finds out how tasty the craft beers are, or how much ABV they contain, they just might get insanely popular!

Wait a second......

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Premier billvon  (D 16479)
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Aug 9, 2012, 9:59 AM
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>I hate the "green bottle" rule.

Here's some ammunition for you then:

Beer gets its bitterness from hops, specifically isomeric alpha-acids. Photons of certain wavelengths (specifically 200-500 nm) are energetic enough to break the bonds in these compounds, transforming them into compounds like 3-methyl-2-butene-1-thiol. This is very similar to the compound that skunks use to smell really bad.

Thus, you expose a beer to light (specifically UV and blue-green light) and it will get skunked. Beer is often drunk outside at DZ's, and green glass lets through plenty of blue and green light. Brown glass is much better; opaque glass or aluminum is ideal.


DougH  (D License)

Aug 9, 2012, 10:02 AM
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Absolutely, Heineken taste like skunky swamp water straight from the brewery, and then the green bottles don't help.


LDiCosimo  (B License)

Aug 12, 2012, 2:44 PM
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Although the good beer is usually [read: always] found in bottles, you can fit more in the fridge with cans Angelic


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