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steveorino  (D 26782)

Nov 4, 2012, 8:32 AM
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I made my 3000th jump yesterday on an AFF Cat A with my Buddy Waz. It was fitting. I prefer AFFs and Tandems over fun jumps (except a WS) and it was out of a Cessna where probably 2800 of my jumps have been. If I come to your turbine DZ, don't be surprised if this old fart asks a lot of questions about jumping out of your bird. Wink


kallend  (D 23151)

Nov 4, 2012, 8:34 AM
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I made my 3000th jump yesterday on an AFF Cat A with my Buddy Waz. It was fitting. I prefer AFFs and Tandems over fun jumps (except a WS) and it was out of a Cessna where probably 2800 of my jumps have been. If I come to your turbine DZ, don't be surprised if this old fart asks a lot of questions about jumping out of your bird. Wink

Congratulations!Smile


FlyingRhenquest  (B 37920)

Nov 4, 2012, 9:19 AM
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Congrats!

Our DZ just got the ol' Cessna up and running again. Can't wait to jump out of it, though the jumpers who have tell me it's kind of a pain in the ass getting in and out of it.

Otter's really nice for exiting. You can dive from the door or climb out. I've seen a solid half the load climb out a couple of times.

King Air's kind of nice for exiting. You can dive from the door or climb out, but it's windier and the door is pretty thin once you get used to the Otter. This complicates early AFF levels and stuff. I've also seen a solid three quarters of the load (8 or 9 way) climb out of that thing. That was actually a bit scary and took forever!

If you want to see a lot of climb out exits from the Otter and a few from the King Air, Google around for Patrickskydiver's youtube channel. He's an instructor out there and posts all his videos up on youtube.


airtwardo  (D License)

Nov 4, 2012, 9:44 AM
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Congrats brother! Cool





And I feel your pain...we have so many different KINDS of turbines at Spaceland, sometimes I pull the old fart routine and ask...what's drill on THIS one?! Tongue


mrubin  (C License)

Nov 4, 2012, 11:22 AM
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Congrats SteveO!


AggieDave  (D License)

Nov 4, 2012, 12:26 PM
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I made my 3000th jump yesterday on an AFF Cat A with my Buddy Waz. It was fitting. I prefer AFFs and Tandems over fun jumps (except a WS) and it was out of a Cessna where probably 2800 of my jumps have been. If I come to your turbine DZ, don't be surprised if this old fart asks a lot of questions about jumping out of your bird. Wink

Congrats!

182 is where the real skydiving is found. Lower altitude, more time to sit and enjoy your friends' company. The large majority of my jumps are out of narrow body 182s.


Squeak  (E 1313)

Nov 4, 2012, 4:59 PM
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I made my 3000th jump yesterday on an AFF Cat A with my Buddy Waz. It was fitting. I prefer AFFs and Tandems over fun jumps (except a WS) and it was out of a Cessna where probably 2800 of my jumps have been. If I come to your turbine DZ, don't be surprised if this old fart asks a lot of questions about jumping out of your bird. Wink

Congrats!

182 is where the real skydiving is found. Lower altitude, more time to sit and enjoy your friends' company. The large majority of my jumps are out of narrow body 182s.
Single seater AggieDave styleSlySlySly


Congrats SteveOCool


airtwardo  (D License)

Nov 4, 2012, 5:32 PM
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I made my 3000th jump yesterday on an AFF Cat A with my Buddy Waz. It was fitting. I prefer AFFs and Tandems over fun jumps (except a WS) and it was out of a Cessna where probably 2800 of my jumps have been. If I come to your turbine DZ, don't be surprised if this old fart asks a lot of questions about jumping out of your bird. Wink

Congrats!

182 is where the real skydiving is found. Lower altitude, more time to sit and enjoy your friends' company. The large majority of my jumps are out of narrow body 182s.


Yeah I use to say that too...until I moved near a multi-turbine DZ! Tongue


Krip  (Student)

Nov 5, 2012, 9:30 PM
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Hi Steve O

Congrats on the big 3000.

The turbines are a money eating machine,climb fast = to many jumps/day.

R.


BIGUN  (D 23385)

Nov 7, 2012, 5:42 AM
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SteveO - congratulations, brother!!!

You've put in a lot of hard work over the years.

SHIT!!! 12 years?!?!? Where the hell did THAT go?!?!?


steveorino  (D 26782)

Nov 7, 2012, 6:20 AM
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Keith, I remember you and Brew Dawg jumping with me all the time teaching mecto really skydive and it was all on your own dime. No coach/indtructor fees. Thanks buddy!


skydived19006  (D 19006)

Nov 7, 2012, 7:49 AM
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Cool!

My percentages are pretty much the same regarding 182 v turbine. The thing that I don't like about turbines is that when you get a bunch of 182 skydivers around them, all they want to do is something way larger than the skill level says is going to work. I'd rather do a solid 4 way and turn multiple points, than follow (I won't go out early when the skill isn't there) a group out and watch the combat from above. I'll sit on the ground and drink beer, or go work the tandem concession.

How long till you hit 4k?


Premier Remster  (C License)

Nov 7, 2012, 9:23 AM
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Congrats dude!

I'm getting close to that number. I'd know for sure if I wasn't a lazy-ass non logger...


steveorino  (D 26782)

Nov 7, 2012, 8:11 PM
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How long till you hit 4k?

I've been did about 200-300 a year for awhile then I had a down year or so after the plane crash in 09. I did about 500 a year the past two years so I expect 2-3 years depending on my wife cancer.


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Nov 7, 2012, 10:27 PM
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The thing that I don't like about turbines is that when you get a bunch of 182 skydivers around them, all they want to do is something way larger than the skill level says is going to work.
Agreed. Vskydiver and I like to grab a couple of friends and do 4 way. Beats the group therapy dives all to heck. Cool



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