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Lucky Thirteen!

 


Lazarus_762  (A 67183)

Oct 13, 2012, 9:00 PM
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On October 13th, on my 13th jump, I passed AFF 7...(I was ragged and ugly, but I passed Blush ), and on the 13th Otter load of the day, I made my first solo jump...and got my first standup landing! It was off the LZ, in a patch of grass by the ramp, but I stood it up! WOOT! I feel like I have truly passed a major milestone in my life, and now the actual learning to be a skydiver can begin...thanks to all the awesome folks at Gold Coast Skydivers for your patience, your guidance, and the firm smack upside the head when it was needed...what a terrific day!CoolCoolCool


Mr_Polite  (D 420)

Oct 13, 2012, 9:26 PM
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Congrats! Now go drink 13 beers :)


SEREJumper  (D 29555)

Oct 13, 2012, 11:49 PM
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Cool Congrats!


jonathan.newman  (D 30644)

Oct 14, 2012, 12:16 PM
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Congrats on sticking through it. The whole world is still ahead of you.

I've seen that Gold Coast "smack upside the head" thing once. Got the student right back into the game. And gave me a new tool for my AFF toolbag.


Lukasz_Se  (A License)

Oct 14, 2012, 12:30 PM
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Congrats, if I count my Tandem as a skydive then I did my 13th jump on october 13th (second solo after AFF) Tongue The exit was very bad but the jump itself was amazing and landing left very good :) Good times :)


yeyo  (D 32048)

Oct 15, 2012, 8:49 PM
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Ohhh what a coincidence you stood it up when no one was watching! just kidding!Laugh
Congratulations, now the fun part begins!


Lazarus_762  (A 67183)

Oct 17, 2012, 5:50 PM
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Ohhh what a coincidence you stood it up when no one was watching! just kidding!Laugh
Congratulations, now the fun part begins!

Funny you should mention that..I actually thought to myself, "Hey, a standup...and nobody saw it! Crap!" Luckily, there is usually at least one person at the picnic tables who likes to watch the n00bs land off. One of the guys there did actually witness it - he said it was less ugly than my usual landings...LaughLaugh



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