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promise5

Dec 19, 2012, 4:07 PM
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Smilelol You'll probably all laugh, but I'm very new to sky diving. ok I haven't even gone once. My last boyfriend skydived and now Im hooked on the sport!!!!! I will probably only ever do tandem and I want to start going to the wind tunnel. Sounds crazy but I have a small problem with heights. But, I love everything about the sport. Hope ya'll don't mind Smile


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Dec 19, 2012, 4:37 PM
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In reply to:
[:)My last boyfriend skydived...

LaughLaugh
Where have I heard that before?
LaughLaughTongue

You are more than welcome here...Let us know how it goes, eh?


promise5

Dec 19, 2012, 4:44 PM
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Oh I will!!! SmileSmileSmile Also, if the guy don't skydive sorry I don't have the time!!!Tongue


(This post was edited by promise5 on Dec 19, 2012, 5:18 PM)


Karen89

Dec 19, 2012, 4:58 PM
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I remember saying once "This is a one time thing." I did two tandems...and then I decided I wanted to get my license. :) Hehehe.

Enjoy your tandem and get a video! Always worth it!


promise5

Dec 19, 2012, 5:01 PM
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I have a tandem list started lol Places I want to tandem at, any suggestions? I honestly don't think I'll ever jump aloneTongue


wolfriverjoe  (A 50013)

Dec 19, 2012, 6:10 PM
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In reply to:
I have a tandem list started lol Places I want to tandem at, any suggestions? I honestly don't think I'll ever jump aloneTongue

Why not? You say you have issues with heights, so what? So do a lot of skydivers, including me.

The thing is, in the door of the plane, it's not height anymore, it's altitude.
It really is different.


BigMikeH77  (B 39490)

Dec 19, 2012, 10:28 PM
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Hi there! I'm new too :-) Im excited to hear about your first jump. When are you going to do it? Tandem is great place to start, and the wind tunnel idea is spot on! You're already on your way, so let us know how it goes!


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Dec 20, 2012, 9:41 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Smile I was only going to do one tandem also, I was terribly afraid of skydiving. That was 12 years ago...Wink Enjoy your jump!


promise5

Dec 20, 2012, 9:48 AM
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You mean the video where I'm begging and crying the whole way?? lol lol


Karen89

Dec 20, 2012, 11:08 AM
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Sounds like a good first time video! Lol.


promise5

Dec 20, 2012, 11:38 AM
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If your close enough, I'll let you know when I'm going so maybe you can stop by and have a good laugh Tongue


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Dec 20, 2012, 6:25 PM
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So, when are you planning on doing your tandem?


jumpsalot-2  (D 33093)

Dec 20, 2012, 7:26 PM
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What area of the country are you in. Could help with suggestions on a Drop Zone.


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promise5

Dec 20, 2012, 11:01 PM
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Everything in New England is closed, so I'm thinking I might take a trip south. I'm also looking into having friends come along. I just want to make it a little more memorable, because that was something my ex and I always talked about and planned on doing together. I would have been his first non-experienced tandem if I'm getting it right.


promise5

Dec 20, 2012, 11:02 PM
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OH I'm in CT.


FlyingRhenquest  (B 37920)

Dec 21, 2012, 6:28 AM
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OH I'm in CT.

Huh, aren't you guys about to get a blizzard?

Ok how about THIS for a plan:

1) Fly to Hawaii
2) Do a tandem there

That sounds like fun to me!

Actually my mid-term goal is to get into a wingsuit around 200 jumps in, get reasonably good at flying it, go to Hawaii and spend a week flying over it.


Karen89

Dec 21, 2012, 2:07 PM
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I'm in Pennsylvania so I probably wont be jumping for awhile. Too freaking cold up there for me to be able to function on my own in the weather we are having lately. In the summer it is a nice vacation from the hot weather.

If you don't mind cold (and I mean FREEZING COLD) do a tandem whenever, haha.


FlyingRhenquest  (B 37920)

Dec 21, 2012, 3:13 PM
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It was sunny and "nearly" 40 today here in Longmont. I only did one skydive this afternoon though -- I'm hedging my bets and hoping they'll fly the king air tomorrow. I'm all spoiled by, like, benches and a real door and a 15 minute ride to altitude and stuff. Jamming six dudes in the Cessna for half an hour is just uncouth!

I did really need a skydive today, though. I'm glad to see I haven't forgotten how to land in the past couple weeks and I was grinning from ear to ear once I got back to earth. It might be two or three weeks between the intersection of reasonably nice days and when the dropzone is open during the winter.

I really should count my blessings, though -- at least they ARE open all winter. If I can get to spring without having to flee south to stay current, I'll be pretty happy.


unkulunkulu  (C License)

Dec 21, 2012, 4:14 PM
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In reply to:
The thing is, in the door of the plane, it's not height anymore, it's altitude.
It really is different.
Right, and we love altitude, we're more uncomfortable with low altitudes Laugh


promise5

Dec 21, 2012, 4:16 PM
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Planning a tandem after the holidays, I've got my twin coming from Alaska at the end of Jan. and we're thinking of taking a mini-trip somewhere so we can go together. Figure we've been through everything so far together that we can do this together too!


tristansdad  (C 39285)

Dec 26, 2012, 5:28 AM
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We jump year round in Suffolk in southern Virginia. The weather thus far has been mild but I dont see us being grounded for any length of time.



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