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Greetings from NorCal

 


butterflyer  (Student)

Sep 4, 2012, 8:40 PM
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I'm a new AFF student jumping out of Cloverdale with both Jimmys Halliday. I just finished my level 3 this past Sunday. What a beautiful zen rush! I was released by both of my wingmen and flew totally stable :) It's slow going for me, because I've been traveling a bunch this summer, but am planning to do 4 and 5 the weekend after this.

These forums are awesome for me, learning so much by reading other divers' experiences and advice. I'm happy to report that I've never yet had to by a case of beer (thanks you guys!), lol Angelic

I know this is for me...never before have I done anything so perfectly fitted to my dreams. I know I'll never again look at the skies the same way.

Cheers!


(This post was edited by butterflyer on Sep 4, 2012, 10:16 PM)


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Sep 5, 2012, 4:47 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Smile Well, in just a few more jumps you're going to have to buy beer! Better enjoy this time now...Wink


butterflyer  (Student)

Sep 5, 2012, 11:02 AM
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Can it be my favorite kind? Crazy


Trafficdiver  (C 39999)

Sep 5, 2012, 7:58 PM
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Can it be my favorite kind? Crazy
Yes. What is your favorite?

And congratulations on not spinning out of control when they let go of you. Took me some work to get over that hump.Smile


butterflyer  (Student)

Sep 5, 2012, 8:47 PM
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Ha! Thank you! I though it would be harder, but I kept reminding myself to relax. Honestly I didn't feel them let me go, I just noticed it when I saw them in my periphery...I turned to look at my main instructor and realized I was initiating a turn, lmao! He tapped me back, I regained my heading and just...flew!

Ooh, all-time favorite brew, to gift or sip...Racer 5, from the Bear Republic micro brewer just North of my home. Too yummy, might have to offer up two cases.

Is there anything better? But interesting, I have never seen any of those guys drink beer...perhaps this DZ doesn't share this tradition?


wolfriverjoe  (A 50013)

Sep 6, 2012, 7:19 AM
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... But interesting, I have never seen any of those guys drink beer...perhaps this DZ doesn't share this tradition?

Don't forget that drinking during jump operations is strongly frowned upon.

Have you hung out until the end of the day when the "Beer Light" comes on? (usually when the last load of the day leaves the ground)


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Sep 6, 2012, 8:12 AM
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But interesting, I have never seen any of those guys drink beer...perhaps this DZ doesn't share this tradition?

Your beer choice sounds great! I have never been to a dropzone that didn't include beer at the end of the day but maybe you've found one!

Here are the beer rules, just so you know. Wink


ratman91  (A 64899)

Oct 23, 2012, 12:34 PM
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Oh yeah you just need to stick around until the end of the day. And dont worry they will make you buy once you pass your AFF.


Lks2fly

Oct 23, 2012, 2:20 PM
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Roger that, Racer 5 rocks!
I visit the Bear whenever I am back home. I recieved my private pilot license in Cloverdale and did flight instruction there in the early 90's.



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