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oldfart

Jan 15, 2004, 2:10 PM
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  I looked at the old archive posts as well as did a search on the web.So far I found only two DZ's in the US that offer HALO jumps for civilians.One is in Memphis,the other in California.Are there any others?
Oldfart


turnlow  (D License)

Jan 15, 2004, 2:25 PM
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Many DZs offer high altitude jumps on occasion (SCD, Z-hills, etc.). But, if you want to go above 22,000 feet or so (and thereby need bailout oxygen), I only know of two.

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ChileRelleno  (D 24868)

Jan 15, 2004, 2:53 PM
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The folks at West Tennessee also offered their High Altitude(aprox22000ft) and Very High Altitude(aprox30000ft+) at WFFC 2003 and will probably be back at in 2004.
It is highly recommended that you attend a PFT (physiological flight training) course prior to engaging in these jumps, more information pertaining to safety recommendations and access to PFT's is available in the USPA SIM (available online).

These jumps are so much fun and I had a blast doing them.Cool


cvfd1399  (B License)

Jan 15, 2004, 3:31 PM
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how much $


ChileRelleno  (D 24868)

Jan 15, 2004, 4:18 PM
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They were charging like $300+ at WFFC, that included all the gear and training.
Kinda steep according to some but for most it was a once in a lifetime jump and were happy to slap their money down.


Beerlight

Jan 15, 2004, 4:28 PM
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In reply to:
It is highly recommended that you attend a PFT (physiological flight training) course prior to engaging in these jumps, more information pertaining to safety recommendations and access to PFT's is available in the USPA SIM (available online).
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And for physiological training cost. ie. altitude chamber. It's available at quite a few Air Force base and some Navy installations for a small fee, these days $50. It includes about 6 hours of academics followed by an altitude chamber flight to 25,000 feet. The FAA in Oklahoma City and NASA at JSC, Houston, TX (where I work) offer the course for FREE..........!!

If you go to www.FAA.gov, look for "physiological training", it will route you to a ph#, and POC for setting up the training...............

Buck

P.S. Not sure where your located, but he you wish to have the training conducted at NASA, Houston then send me a PM, I'll fix ya up.......Oh, and you need a current FAA flight physical to go thru the chamber.....


(This post was edited by Beerlight on Jan 15, 2004, 4:31 PM)


slug  (B License)

Jan 15, 2004, 4:50 PM
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In reply to:
how much $

Check with Z-hill for latest price a couple years ago 22,000 ft, price two lift tickets $40.

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cruzlite  (A 44192)

Jan 15, 2004, 8:42 PM
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Wasn't there a King Air to 22k? at wffc for like 45$ ?


ChileRelleno  (D 24868)

Jan 15, 2004, 8:46 PM
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Yep, Mullins Kingair. This last year they also had Very High altitude for $300+.


WFFC  (D 24610)

Jan 15, 2004, 10:01 PM
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This was the group at the WFFC in 2003.


FIREFLYR

Jan 16, 2004, 12:58 AM
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In Eloy I did 22K for $25
At taft, I believe they offer 30K with flight training and the works,gotta have a D liscence and... cough....cough ...like $565.


gremlin  (D License)

Jan 16, 2004, 5:16 AM
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The Eloy boogie rocked. It was the quietest jump plane I have been on as everyone was concentrating on their oxygen and trying to guess at the altitude as all the alties stopped working at about 18,000ft.

23,000ft and all for $25. Superb Cool


WrongWay  (D 27371)

Jan 16, 2004, 7:20 AM
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F*ck that dude!! Crazy

I too did the high alt at Eloy, and I totally got hypoxy (spelling?) along with FFG. I don't see myself doing another high alt for a VERY long time... Unsure


FIREFLYR

Jan 16, 2004, 8:37 AM
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I was stoked to test my new neptune!
everyone else was like "how high are we now?"
I felt a little funny on the way down, and my Z1 Iced up a little but I had a blast doing over 190 mph in a stand!
for $25 I'll take that over 13K any day!


orbitjunkie  (D 27309)

Jan 16, 2004, 8:26 PM
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I am interested in the very high stuff..is this mike mullins and kevin hollbrook..do you have contacts for these jumps
Craig C


brothermuff65  (D 9451)

Jan 16, 2004, 8:35 PM
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they will probably be at wffc2004 look them up you will be glad you did


ChileRelleno  (D 24868)

Jan 16, 2004, 9:04 PM
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Quote:
This was the group at the WFFC in 2003

WFFC gives you the link for this outfit in his post above. A excellent site with answers to all your questions.


DickMcMahon  (A 40653)

Jan 16, 2004, 10:55 PM
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I think that West Tennessee place also provides
high-altitude TANDEM jumps for civilians. Not sure
what the requirements are, or how much.


koz2000  (D License)

Jan 17, 2004, 10:37 AM
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Mike Mullins
1664 Old Mill Road
Germantown, TN 38138
(901) 465-3483

Mullins King Air is currently at Taft

Taft-Kern County Airport (L17)
500 Airport Rd.
Taft, CA 93268-3017
90 miles from Los Angeles

Contact Information:
(661) 765-5867 (weekdays)
(661) 763-1555 (fax)
skydive@skydivetaft.com

Durning the Summer Mullins has certain dates where the KA is at west TN skydiving and has certain dates when they do high altitude jumps
http://www.skydivekingair.com/aircraft.asp

Dave


Ian84  (Student)

Jan 17, 2004, 3:49 PM
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do you need special equipment or do you use your own rig??


FIREFLYR

Jan 17, 2004, 5:04 PM
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In reply to:
do you need special equipment or do you use your own rig??
You might need oxygen out of the plane at 30K I'm not sure.
And a good pair of gloves!!Wink


Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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Jan 17, 2004, 5:07 PM
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At WFFC you had the option of using your own rig or sing a military MT-XX HALO rig. They provided the rig if you wanted to go that route. I think everyone used their own rig.


Ian84  (Student)

Jan 17, 2004, 5:08 PM
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In reply to:
You might need oxygen out of the plane at 30K I'm not sure.

Really.....and can you breathe while your falling???Wink I just realized how Whuffo i sounded in that last one.......


Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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Jan 17, 2004, 5:11 PM
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30k requires the use of bailout bottles and prebreathing before the jump. 22k jumps require breathing of O2 on the plane ride only.


orbitjunkie  (D 27309)

Jan 17, 2004, 5:12 PM
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when did ya do the eloy jump?


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