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Cold weather skydiving 32 degrees SEL- Exit 8,000ft AGL

 


OHCHUTE

Nov 12, 2012, 9:10 AM
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Head to toe, hands feet, what do you recommend for clothing? Just wondering.


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Nov 12, 2012, 9:15 AM
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OHCHUTE

Nov 12, 2012, 9:38 AM
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Ooops, should have searched before posting. Thanks so much.


CarpeDiem3  (D License)

Nov 12, 2012, 10:43 AM
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What's "SEL"?


OHCHUTE

Nov 12, 2012, 12:51 PM
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Should read "MSL" Mean Sea Level. Sorry for the typo.


SansSuit  (D 21554)

Nov 12, 2012, 8:10 PM
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Head to toe, hands feet, what do you recommend for clothing? Just wondering.

Personally, I'd recommend NO clothing. Wink


Skydivesg  (D 10938)

Nov 12, 2012, 8:22 PM
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Single Engine Land

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davelepka  (D 21448)

Nov 13, 2012, 5:03 AM
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Just wondering, what sort of student jump are you planning to do from 8000ft AGL? Student jumps tend to come in two varieties - first is the SL/IAD in which the canopy is opened right as you leave the plane so the exit atlitude is generally between 2500 and 4500 ft agl.

The other is the AFF type, which adds freefall training and uses exit altitudes between 10k and 13k agl, mostly depending on the plane (182s don't like to climb much above 10k/11k). The reason for this is that if you're going to train in freefall, you want as much time as possible to get though the learning objectives for the jump. Doing AFF from 8k makes for a very tight schedule trying to get all the learning in before pull time.

To answer your question, you'll be provided a jumpsuit by the DZ for your jump, so that takes care of your outer layer. Under that, dress like you're going skiing with a couple of close fitting, comfortable layers. A turtleneck shirt with a snug collar is a great was to keep your neck warm without having worry about a scarf or gaiter coming loose in freefall. Do wear warm socks, do not wear boots with any sort of hooks for the laces.

Gloves are an issue, the DZ should have gloves available, but if you want to bring your own look for baseball batting type gloves. Any padding or insulation can make it hard to reach/feel your handles and should be avoided. Be aware that any outerware you bring for your jump may be vetoed by your instructor if they think they're not safe.

The DZ will provide you with a helmet.


blueblur  (A 64923)

Nov 13, 2012, 7:38 AM
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RE: gloves. I've been using football wide receiver gloves with the tacky palms! I've seen leather baseball gloves get slick over time and the tackiness on the football gloves is great for climb outs (not that he'll be doing that for a little bit tho). Just thought I'd throw that in the mix.


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Nov 14, 2012, 8:44 AM
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>Just wondering, what sort of student jump are you planning to do from 8000ft AGL?
>Student jumps tend to come in two varieties - first is the SL/IAD in which the canopy is
>opened right as you leave the plane so the exit atlitude is generally between 2500 and
>4500 ft agl.

Later jumps in the static line program take place at progressively higher altitudes.


ctrph8  (D License)

Nov 14, 2012, 9:34 AM
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I did most of my early skydiving at a Cessna DZ where the ground elevation was 4000 feet MSL. 8000 feet AGL was the norm. We did a static line progression and worked our way up to 8000 feet as soon as we could. There was plenty of time as a student going to that altitude.

The first time I went to a turbine DZ I was absolutely amazed that you can get on the plane, get to 13000 ft and do it in less than 15 minutes.


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Just wondering, what sort of student jump are you planning to do from 8000ft AGL? Student jumps tend to come in two varieties - first is the SL/IAD in which the canopy is opened right as you leave the plane so the exit atlitude is generally between 2500 and 4500 ft agl.

The other is the AFF type, which adds freefall training and uses exit altitudes between 10k and 13k agl, mostly depending on the plane (182s don't like to climb much above 10k/11k). The reason for this is that if you're going to train in freefall, you want as much time as possible to get though the learning objectives for the jump. Doing AFF from 8k makes for a very tight schedule trying to get all the learning in before pull time.


(This post was edited by ctrph8 on Nov 14, 2012, 9:53 AM)


ShotterMG  (Student)

Nov 14, 2012, 10:22 AM
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AFF jumps are designed to be suitable from 9000 feet and it is perfectly allowable to do so.


pincheck  (C 105040)

Nov 14, 2012, 10:33 AM
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Head to toe, hands feet, what do you recommend for clothing? Just wondering.

Ohhh that's warm Laugh. If you hillwalk you will now about layers and layering. This is best thing, a number of thin base layers is better that one big thick one. I would say best place to shop is a outdoor shop that specialises in climbing hillwalking etc. As they develop gear specifically aimed at cold environments. Not everything can be transferable but a lot can especially gloves or thermal layers developed to trap heat, Run any ideas you have past the experienced guys jumping around you first



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