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tube9999  (A 48947)

Oct 26, 2012, 6:32 PM
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  Just moved out to the San Fran bay area and really wanting to do a balloon jump. Anyone know of any going on in the area or nearby?


uberchris  (A License)

Oct 26, 2012, 8:57 PM
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i havent heard of anything yet but ill ask around the DZ tomorrow. i jump at byron. welcome, you should come out tomorrow~!


OneJumpWally  (A License)

Oct 27, 2012, 8:23 PM
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My wifes friend did a balloon ride with this crazy dude www.professormuldoon.com/hotair.htm and he said he was going to let me jump but I never did.


Mac  (C 101464)

Nov 1, 2012, 5:06 AM
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My wifes friend did a balloon ride with this crazy dude www.professormuldoon.com/hotair.htm and he said he was going to let me jump but I never did.

You might want to take down that link, balloon pilots with a living to make from it, probably do not want to be mentioned in the same breath as illegal balloon jumps on an open forum, especially when it didnt even happen.

NB: I am thinking from a UK perspective, however I am sure the US has similar rules and regulation.


(This post was edited by Mac on Nov 1, 2012, 5:11 AM)


OneJumpWally  (A License)

Nov 2, 2012, 10:37 PM
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More money for him. WHos gonna report him?


Premier WickedWingsuits  (D 30916)

Nov 3, 2012, 7:57 AM
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How is it illegal?


spage  (C License)

Nov 3, 2012, 12:38 PM
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In reply to:
My wifes friend did a balloon ride with this crazy dude --link-- and he said he was going to let me jump but I never did.

You might want to take down that link, balloon pilots with a living to make from it, probably do not want to be mentioned in the same breath as illegal balloon jumps on an open forum, especially when it didnt even happen.

NB: I am thinking from a UK perspective, however I am sure the US has similar rules and regulation.

He can't, now. You quoted it Tongue


(This post was edited by spage on Nov 3, 2012, 12:38 PM)


OneJumpWally  (A License)

Nov 3, 2012, 7:09 PM
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were all on the same team here. I hope no cops are on here hoping to catch crazy balloon guy Crazy


Mac  (C 101464)

Nov 5, 2012, 12:22 AM
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How is it illegal?

Maybe illegal is the wrong word, however in the UK (as I stated I was looking from a UK perspective) parachuting from aircraft (including balloons) is governed and controlled by the BPA and CAA, and as such, making jumps from balloons without the necessary authority can lead to the balloon pilot loosing his licence.

I have made several bandit jumps from balloons, and having spoken to a lot of pilots to find the right ones, many are very anal about the rules and regulations, and will not risk their licence to allow you to jump from their balloon. Again, my experience is only in the UK.

The pilots I have found open to the arrangement are "fun" pilots and not ones that have a livelyhood attached to their craft. Thus in my experience, people in business, may not want to be attached to the fact they are open to the jumping from their balloon without the necessary arrangements.

That was the point of my post.

Yes, quoting the post seems to have the reverse effect in removing the company. Blush

Hey, why do I care, its not my business, its not even my country, and making bandit jumps from balloons is a lot of fun!

Jump and have fun....

Smile


roostnureye  (D 32166)

Nov 5, 2012, 3:18 PM
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just head out to perris, they have multiple balloon companies there that will take you up. the pilots are jumpers themselfs, and you can even take two pin rigs!


Mac  (C 101464)

Nov 5, 2012, 11:54 PM
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In reply to:
just head out to perris, they have multiple balloon companies there that will take you up. the pilots are jumpers themselfs, and you can even take two pin rigs!

Perris is quite far for me, and to be honest, I have a pretty solid method of getting balloon jumps sorted... of course, with safety in mind, its also with a single parachute system Wink


chedlin  (A 65914)

Dec 10, 2012, 2:35 PM
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I'm pretty sure as long as you provide the correct notice to the FAA (at least 1 hours notice) it's perfectly legal to jump from a balloon and no one has anything to worry about.



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