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voodew1  (D 25988)

Jun 15, 2003, 5:19 AM
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Thats right 2.50 helo jumps from 14k at Skydive Temple in Salado Texas. There will also be $90 tandems. This all happens next weekend the 21&22.
Now the bad news for most you, must be a military ID card holder to jump this Helo.


CDRINF  (D 15996)

Jun 15, 2003, 5:27 AM
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Wow! What's up, has the Fort Hood Sport Parachute Club been reestablished?

CDR


SkydiveMonkey  (B 102345)

Jun 15, 2003, 5:59 AM
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Good to see tax payers money going into something worthwhile Smile


PurpleBadger

Jun 15, 2003, 6:02 AM
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Do you have to be US military, or can your friendly Allies from the UK come along to? Any Idea on the lift capacity?


airtwardo  (D License)

Jun 15, 2003, 9:20 AM
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Quote:
must be a military ID card holder to jump this Helo.
In reply to:
...Hey, is it tooo late to join? Unsure


beej  (A License)

Jun 15, 2003, 11:53 AM
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What about spouses of retired vet's? Can they jump?Smile


Jessica  (B 25202)

Jun 15, 2003, 1:21 PM
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Holy krap. Are the $90 tandems for everyone? My little brother has a military ID but I don't think his gf is in the service.


wingnut  (D 27688)

Jun 16, 2003, 1:38 AM
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dang, i wish it wouldn't cost me 250 for a plane ticket down there... i'd be all over those helo jumps...... for once this little gren card could help me out... oh well... any plans on this happening again soemtime?? if i coul dplan ahead i would definatly try and take leave to make some jums outa one of those helo's,,,,,


voodew1  (D 25988)

Jun 16, 2003, 3:43 AM
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As far as I know and what I have been told is that if you have a military ID which can be a spouse of the person in the military you are qualified. I would say if you can get on a military post and buy goods at the military stores you would qualify.
As for the lift capacity I am not sure but it is something like 40 I think.


pd190  (D 25471)

Jun 16, 2003, 7:49 AM
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I don't know if a CH-47 will fit 40, I've jumped 46's which are the scaled down version of the Army 47 (46's are the Navy and Marine Corps versions) and we only put 12 or 14 in, but of course that's with combat equipment and military rigs are twice the size of normal parachute rigs.

I would imagine that you could probably squeeze 28 to 34 people in there. I just hope that bird doesn't leak hydralic fluid like the 46's do. Any one jumping them, what out for puddles on the seats and floor!

We Marines have a saying when flying in 46's -
"If it ain't leakin', don't fly in it. No leaks means it's out of fluid!"


DaGimp  (D 26522)

Jun 16, 2003, 6:14 PM
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man would love to do that but thats a long drive from NC just for a reag two day weekend


nacmacfeegle  (D 11004)

Jun 17, 2003, 2:04 AM
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"If it ain't leakin', don't fly in it. No leaks means it's out of fluid!"

Ah chinooks, they have a bit of a potted history, they are grounded for civilian use here in the UK after one went down off Shetland killing 45 guys flying home from the Brent Bravo oil rig (I narrowly missed that flight). Another incident saw one hitting a hillside in the Mull Of Kintyre, and one went in near Mannhein Germany killing all the skydivers on board and the crew - 46 people....



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