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wind tunnel = currency?

 


accur8shot  (A License)

Jan 29, 2013, 1:00 PM
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I hope this isn't a dumb question, but does wind tunnel time count toward currency guidelines?


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Jan 29, 2013, 1:20 PM
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No.


theplummeter  (C License)

Jan 29, 2013, 1:23 PM
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No.

I disagree. How was your dive plan, exit and canopy separation, and landing?


Mr_Polite  (D 420)

Jan 29, 2013, 2:04 PM
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Only if you pull in the tunnel!


theonlyski  (D License)

Jan 29, 2013, 2:40 PM
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No.

I disagree. How was your dive plan, exit and canopy separation, and landing?

You disagree with Pops?

I am 100% behind him on this.


Anonthemouse  (A License)

Jan 29, 2013, 3:19 PM
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You've got to ask yourself the question, "What does currency mean?" When are and when aren't you currect? Falling is only one of the many parts of a skydive.

Gotta go with Pops.


Krip  (Student)

Jan 29, 2013, 3:53 PM
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I hope this isn't a dumb question, but does wind tunnel time count toward currency guidelines?

Maybe and thats finalSly

After the additional tunnel time you would be a current tunnel flyerSly

Then when you went to the DZ and made a currency jump you would be current jumperSly

Don't you want to do both? It's only moneySly


GLIDEANGLE  (D 30292)

Jan 29, 2013, 3:54 PM
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I hope this isn't a dumb question, but does wind tunnel time count toward currency guidelines?

Yes, it is a dumb question.
No, tunnel time does NOT count for currency.

See my sig line.


wasatchrider

Jan 29, 2013, 5:20 PM
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niether does base jumping but at least your current landing a canopy. Maybe if you base jump then go to the tunnel haha


NeonLights  (D License)

Jan 29, 2013, 5:48 PM
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BASE jumping INTO a wind tunnel counts.


Squeak  (E 1313)

Jan 29, 2013, 6:09 PM
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BASE jumping INTO a wind tunnel counts.
only if it's PCA'd


wasatchrider

Jan 29, 2013, 7:41 PM
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what if you go to the outdoor tunnel in NC with a rig on pull your pc and land out with you parachute that should count


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Jan 29, 2013, 7:59 PM
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No, but it counts towards being a lot better flyer, and that gives you bandwidth to concentrate on the important parts of skydiving, like not getting killed. Smile


Austintxflight

Jan 30, 2013, 12:18 AM
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Yes the tunnel does take your currency away in a cyclone of air. It takes alot of currency.


davelepka  (D 21448)

Jan 30, 2013, 4:11 AM
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does wind tunnel time count toward currency guidelines?

Keep in mind that the wind tunnel only helps you with freefall skills. Currency has nothing (very little) to do with freefall skills. Nobody is worried about how many points you can turn, as long as you can arch and pull, the freefall portion is cool.

The currency is more about your safety and the safety of others. Proper gear checks, proper behavior in/around the airplane, exit seperation, traffic management under canopy, landing patterns and a safe landing are what the real concern is, and the tunnel is not going to help you with those things.

Yes, being a better freefaller might give you more of an opportunity to focus on the safety related aspects, but that's a stretch, and I wouldn't count on it. Even if you're razor-sharp in the tunnel, if you become an un-current skydiver make sure you think of yourself as an un-current skydiver until you do the work to get current.


NeonLights  (D License)

Jan 30, 2013, 9:33 AM
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disregard females, acquire currency.


popsjumper  (D 999999999)

Jan 30, 2013, 12:26 PM
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disregard females, acquire currency.

Dude! Do you realize what drastic limitations you are putting on most of us? Disregard women? REALLY?
LaughLaughTongue


theplummeter  (C License)

Jan 30, 2013, 2:19 PM
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No.

I disagree. How was your dive plan, exit and canopy separation, and landing?

You disagree with Pops?

I am 100% behind him on this.

Sorry, I'm just learning about internet sarcasm and not that good at it yet.


LeslieRP  (C License)

Jan 31, 2013, 7:03 PM
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I hope this isn't a dumb question, but does wind tunnel time count toward currency guidelines?

You hoped wrong Angelic



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