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  3. This statement makes no sense to me. I must be missing something. Can you explain why this is true? Sorry... just read this bit here ^^^ Totally agree, BUT... "decent FS" is far different from the early stages of learning to skydive, which is what our fearless @David Wang is up to.
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  9. This is why this case is so difficult... FBI docs, witnesses.... Cooper dictated the following request "two back parachutes and two front parachutes.." This can't be true.. Cooper asked for two chutes then changed it to four. That note can't be accurate.
  10. Robert: We all get the point about Quora. It has been discussed ad nauseam. When you post about Quora, it takes focus away from your other content.
  11. That is true, Lee. But, she was still one of the most versatile skydivers I'd ever meet. And, the girl I was talking about was there for a short time and was even shorter than Mandy.
  12. NOW you sound like an AFF instructor(or at least a worthy coach)!!!
  13. Is the person leading on their feet or their head? Being able to match a head first angle on your feet is a rare skill amongst free fliers, unless the leader is intentionally assuming body positions that are more friendly to feet first fliers. I would recommend against it until you have dozens of feet first angles. If the leader is on their feet and you have a decent sitfly, I suggest you start from a more static position and moves from there. And double check your confidence about being safe. The best way is to get in an angle camp with a smaller group that is ready to learn together with an experienced leader. Two ways are also great to start playing with it.
  14. You will not find a decent FS coach that will say to look where you are turning. Always look back to the center for as long as possible. As late a head switch as possible, and then only to look back at the center. If what you are doing is a center turn, you are not going anywhere, you are turning in place. And looking out early (or at all) will make you drift away.
  15. That's a strong arch buddy, I imagine you could surprise an instructor with it haha! A faster fall rate allows you to turn effectively with a smaller input, usually, in AFF, things happen in a more "slow motion" way. Don't sweat, you'll be fine.
  16. yeah, FF. So just turn blindly huh? I'll just keep flying solo wingsuit, where I feel somewhat safer.
  17. Dear skydiver, we invite you to the coolest island boogie in Estonia! Parasummer 2020 will be taking place on 11 – 18 July 2020 in Kuressaare – the capital of the biggest island in Estonia – Saaremaa. Hosted by Skydive Estonia. Make sure you invite your fellow skydivers as well! Why to attend? Coolest and biggest boogies in the region Innhopp to Abruka Island Demo landing to Raiekivi Säär Beach landings Coaching and load organizing in formation skydiving, freefly, canopy formation and wingsuit Free load organising by Kate Cooper-Jensen (FS), Marco Arrigo (FS), Heidi Lindewall (FF), Matti Miilumäki (FF) and Pasi Pirttikoski (CF) Jumping with a wonderful island view Parasummer has been selected as one of three official training camps for preparing for the European canopy formation record But of course parties, sauna, beautiful island scenery, sandy beaches, good people, great vibes. In general, the best possible reasons to book your summer vacation for that week and come join us in celebrating Parasummer 2020! Take your friends and family with you! GET ON BOARD! PARASUMMER_2020.mp4
  18. For sure, the majority does have a lower force, but some not, and I do not understand what could be the reason(s) and would love to find an explanation. Be safe. Jerome.
  19. Dear skydiver, we invite you to the coolest island boogie in Estonia! Parasummer 2020 will be taking place on 11 – 18 July 2020 in Kuressaare – the capital of the biggest island in Estonia – Saaremaa. Hosted by Skydive Estonia. Make sure you invite your fellow skydivers as well! Why to attend? Coolest and biggest boogies in the region Innhopp to Abruka Island Demo landing to Raiekivi Säär Beach landings Coaching and load organizing in formation skydiving, freefly, canopy formation and wingsuit Free load organising by Kate Cooper-Jensen (FS), Marco Arrigo (FS), Heidi Lindewall (FF), Matti Miilumäki (FF) and Pasi Pirttikoski (CF) Jumping with a wonderful island view Parasummer has been selected as one of three official training camps for preparing for the European canopy formation record But of course parties, sauna, beautiful island scenery, sandy beaches, good people, great vibes. In general, the best possible reasons to book your summer vacation for that week and come join us in celebrating Parasummer 2020! Take your friends and family with you! GET ON BOARD! PARASUMMER_2020.mp4
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    let us make one for you.we have been making pilotchutes since 1978.sizes 24" to 36" , f111 or ZP. lt us know what you need.only $80 .free usps shipping in the u.s.

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  21. I have seen both the yellow and the transparent version used for staticlines, but not the black ones.
  22. It's possible the stew was just being facetious, an attempt to lighten up the situation a bit. If one of the stews was offered ransom money, she should have ACCEPTED it and put it in her pocket. Maybe they could have gotten prints off it later. Everyone was tired, no one it seems, at least among the stew crew, was on their toes. For example, too bad Alice Hancock didn't think to see if anyone in First Class had a camera. She could have removed the flash from it and tried a few quick pictures with the First Class curtain apart just one inch. With all the ambient noise on board a 727 jetliner, Cooper wouldn't have heard a thing. NW305 says in part: Problem: Flight was no closer than six miles to Tina Bar when it passed the Tina Bar area. And it was actually moving away from the area a bit, to the SE. The bills would have to drift through the air more than six miles. Estimated drift under a parachute of the type Cooper used (according to expert chute guy 377, aka Mark), is no more than a mile in each direction. And that is under a chute. What this really comes down to is whether you believe ATC radar, SAGE radar, what the crew said themselves about it, and chase plane reports, etc....or believe Robert99's theory that the flight was way off course. I believe the ATC, the crew, and the chase planes. It has been said that maybe Cooper jumped a bit south of Ariel and not directly OVER Ariel. Okay, I can see that. But was the plane ever on the other side of the I-5 freeway? Not a chance. There are good reasons why on the night of the hijacking, and into the next couple of days why everyone was looking for Cooper either near Ariel, or just south of there. By the time Flight 305 departed Seattle, everyone on the ground was prepared to track the flight. Both the civilian tracking systems and the military were involved. They knew where that flight was the whole damn time. Don't let anyone convince you they did not. They KNEW Cooper was going to jump. Be assured they didn't just wave bye-bye to him as 305 departed with he and the bank's money. They tracked that flight and good, and the crew gave updates and what info they could along the way. *On a side note, in preparation for the idea that AB of Seattle will be closing our investigation into the Cooper case at the end of 2020, (we're moving out of state) Greg the Techie Guy has been instructed to begin purging certain files from our computers. Over the years, (frankly, to provide evidence of unwarranted and unfair attacks) we collected hundreds of screenshots and other information on these attacks. Most of them are from years ago, and serve no further purpose. They take up nearly 100 GB of computer space, and no longer matter in the larger scheme of things.* ^^^^*Boring Official Statement^^^^
  23. yup, some other hijackers gave/paid ransom money to crew or passengers, they handed back to authorities... A hijacker paying off crew is a brilliant idea... they would be compromised witnesses. The tip story and timeline just doesn't ring true.. somebody is being deceptive, it may one or more of the stews or the FBI holding back info.
  24. Not sure why they would cite a 'no tip policy' as a reason not to accept some of the ransom money. To accept and keep some would be a criminal offense. They could have accepted it and returned it to the FBI (and hoped for a bit of a reward).
  25. Most of the people who currently post to this thread, (and some who just lurk) have some extensive...and GOOD information/files...on the Cooper case. And I have a compromise proposal for you. Over at the Quora site Everything D.B. Cooper, each time a post is made, it goes out automatically by email to over 1,700 people who voluntarily signed up for the feed. I often share such posts with my personal followers, (about another 500 people)...and sometimes Quora staff, or OTHER Quora members will share your post as well. When a Quora staff member shares, your post will go out to an additional 1,000-10,000 OTHER Quora members. In other words, you will reach a LOT of people in a very short time. The sticky in all of this is that the Quora program more or less is based on people establishing TRUE identities to ask questions, comment, or answer questions there. And for some of you this seems to be a problem. However, although the majority of Quora users DO establish their true identity, I'm sure some of them use pseudonyms here and there. But the ones who do...if Quora members suspect that is what you are doing, they will often downvote your content and it will mysteriously disappear from sight for everyone except YOU. Before you hack on this idea too much, you should know that some really famous people belong to Quora, or have posted there in the past. Famous sports figures, CEOs of corporations, scientists, airline pilots, or people who work for NASA like Robert Frost, who is a flight controller there, and many others. Those folks get lots of answer requests, which is expected. Quora prides itself on being a community where anonymity is frowned upon, because other users want to know what gives YOU the right (or the expertise) to answer THIS question or THAT question. Their main concept is transparency. I have been racking my brain for a compromise that will allow people in the Cooper case who wish to remain anonymous the chance to become Contributors to the Everything D.B. Cooper site...without having their content just voted out of existence. I haven't come up with a comprehensive plan yet, but I am working on it. If we figure out a way you can do this, you can expect questions regarding the Cooper case to come into your inbox via other Quora members. You will rack up the traffic for sure. You will find out things. You will acquire informational sources, as well as REsources. None of this benefits me personally. There are Quora Spaces on many subjects, and most of them have far more followers than the EDBC site. However...if you have a book out there for example, you will get far more sales than you are getting now. If you are just investigating Cooper, your information base will grow. If you have a question that demands an expert, you will get your question answered BY an expert. And this is where Quora really shines. It gives you access to people who might not ordinarily answer a question you need answered. My current views to questions and answers at Quora is approaching 2.5 million in less than three years (non-Cooper), and I have expanded my informational base on the Cooper case a great deal more than it was before I joined Quora. Maybe we can work something out.
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