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  2. steveorino

    Age of active TIs

    Let me update my answer. The DZO is closing in on 50 and I'm 64 with 3000 tandems. Heck I have over a 1000 tandems on my new knee. Age is a hell of lot more than a number! STEVEMACHINE!
  3. JeffCosta

    Vigil II & 2+ Replacement Display (NEW!)

    Time Left: 29 days and 23 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW

    Vigil II Control Unit (NEW) Flat and 15% thinner than the Vigil I controller The 26 X 96 dots display on the control unit allows a clear alphanumerical communication with the parachutist; it is protected by a scratch-proof sapphire/gorilla glass and a stainless steel cover. 2 wire technology Kevlar reinforced cabling – high traction resistance Wire-controller connection resists up to 50 kg traction Bidirectional I.R. Download LED Vigil 2+ Control Unit (NEW) 5mm shorter than Vigil II control unit LCD is protected by scratch-proof coating Other characteristics remain unchanged Buyer pays shipping! Offers accepted

    $225.00

    , Paraná

  4. Danielvaldez

    Vector III V348 (DOM Jun 18) Zero Jumps!

    Will a 190 be a tight fit?
  5. Today
  6. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    Yes, but only because Mucklow noted that Cooper seemed to know what he was doing when checking the parachutes and deciding which one to start putting on. I'm not going to name a suspect here, but I would also guess that Cooper had not jumped in a while. He almost certainly was the kind of guy who had barely two nickels to rub together, due to the type of clothes he wore. It was a low-budget operation all the way.
  7. Time Left: 29 days and 21 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Tie Dye, Soft Handles, Adjustable Elastic Lumbar Band, BOC Freefly Handle, Articulating Harness (chest and hip rings), MLW 16/18LP +.5 Stab, Standard RSL, AAD ready. Main fit 120-150 sq ft; reserve fit 126-138 sq ft. Occasionally used as turn rig - no damage, excellent condition!

    $990.00

    Lompoc, California - US

  8. Time Left: 29 days and 21 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW

    NEW condition! Packed but never jumped. Only H/C for sale. No damage, harness just a little big for me so bought smaller replacement rig. Variable Geometry Harness ($225), MLW 17 +1, fits approx 5’7” to 5’11”, Center Flap Piping ($70), 3D Spacer Foam ($170), Freefly Mod, BOC Freefly Handle ($40), Soft Reserve Handle ($45), Skyhook RSL/MARD ($282), Semi-Stowless Deployment Bag ($70), Metal Hook Knife ($35). Main fit 120 sq ft (x-brace) -190 sq ft. Reserve fit 150-170 sq ft.

    $2,800.00

    Lompoc, California - US

  9. Yesterday
  10. 377

    DB Cooper

    "The best altimeter on the planet is... the planet." LOVE IT!!! I made my first 38 post training solo jumps with no altimeter. I was a struggling college student who would rather spend the money on jumps. I got good at spotting and good and visually estimating altitude over well-known terrain. I was once riding as a passenger on a corporate King Air in Brazil. The pilot came back into the cabin and asked how the passengers were enjoying the flight. He asked if we would care to guess how high the plane was flying. I told him I'd bet him I could nail it within 500 feet. He took the bet. I had a really great steak dinner on him in Sao Paolo. It got even better because he invited a friend who had flown A4 Skyhawks for Argentina in the Falklands War. The stories he told of attacking British ships at mast top height were riveting, enhanced by serial Caipirinhas. Still jump an old SSE Altimaster 2. I have all the fancy L&B stuff too, but I am an engineer and I'll take simple aneroid mech baro as my primary reference any day. No batteries needed. No electronic components to age or fail. Do you think Cooper had prior parachuting experience? Just wondering. 377
  11. Shellsh0ck

    Built in turns

    Been a while since all this... I had 2inch slinks made for the right side. I've been flying it like that just fine for almost a year now. It sucks tho... I do love the canopy and it's in great condition ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  12. SKSWFL

    Tandem Instructor

    Time Left: 29 days and 20 hours

    • WANTED
    • NEW

    Sigma rated tandem instructor needed for busy drug free DZ in southwest Florida. Make more money with hand cam experience. Full time or part time. AFF rating a plus. Lots of new students year round. Serious people person. Team player. Call today for more information.

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    Punta Gorda, Florida - US

  13. To put some numbers to this: The fatality rate in skydiving is between about .25 and 1 fatality per 100,000 jumps; we'll take .5 as an average. Let's compare the risks of a working skydiver to some common occupations. The most dangerous occupation out there is commercial fishing - 99 fatalities out of 100,000 workers every year. A working skydiver who averages 10 jumps a weekend (which is on the low side for someone at say Eloy, a bit high for Pepperell) will see a 252 out of 100,000 odds of getting killed. Let's say you are twice as safe as your average skydiver because you are so current. Now you are at 126 out of 100,000. So a working skydiver will see a higher risk of being killed than someone in the most dangerous (tracked) profession in the US. "But it's more dangerous to drive to the DZ!" Nope. Driving deaths happen at 1.25 per 100 million miles driven. Let's say your average skydiver drives 100 miles to and from the DZ to make 10 jumps. Odds of dying while driving: .125 out of 100,000. Odds of dying while skydiving: 5 out of 100,000. 40 times more likely to be killed skydiving. "But I don't jump that much" you say. OK, then your risk is a lot lower. But then you have to compare it to other things you do at that low rate - AND you are uncurrent, which increases your odds of getting killed. So skydiving: 1 in 200,000 odds of getting killed per jump. Bungee jumping: 1 in 500,000 per jump. Scuba diving is similar to skydiving; 1 in 200,000 per dive. Now, if you BASE jump or free climb, congratulations; you have found something that is actually more dangerous than skydiving. But for the vast majority of people, skydiving is far more dangerous (using real odds) than anything they normally do.
  14. rjklein4470

    Required pull force for main d-bag extraction

    Try taking a eight second delay.
  15. dudeman17

    DB Cooper

    Ha, I remember Paralerts. I've never worn an audible, could never fathom the idea that you should need one. (Though I have always thought that they should design one with a snooze button.) The best altimeter on the planet is... the planet. That's the one that will never break down and lie to you. I jumped for years without any altimeter, put one back on when I got instructor ratings. I use an altimaster analog, they're easy to see, never need batteries, and they're easy to adjust - when I'm doing AFF I always sync mine with the student's at their pull altitude on the way up.
  16. meat.missile

    ATC vs Freak 3?

    It is also important when comparing suits for the pilot to be the same person.
  17. Dennis9955

    PDO-135

    Time Left: 29 days and 18 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Reserve - 135 size PDO performance designs optimum 2017 year

    $1,350.00

    Concord, CA

  18. 377

    DB Cooper

    I keep seeing references to a 28 ft Conical. E.g.: "Sounds like to me that Cooper jumped with the 'military back pack parachute' the 28 foot conical, belonging to Hayden." There was no 28 ft Conical, only a 26 ft Conical. The 28 ft canopy was a C9 mil surplus round. 377
  19. sogood

    Windtunnel at DZ Krutitcy Russia

    dzk_2019_en2.mp4
  20. FLYJACK

    DB Cooper

    nonsense, he could have picked a different seat like on the other side of the isle. He chose that seat to have the case on his right side, he could have chosen a seat to have his left hand in the case.
  21. Nicobase

    Intrudair Orca

    Time Left: 29 days and 17 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Incl. WTP. (What in my opinion for sure is needed on this suit in case wanting to base jump it) Please be advised this is a very experienced wingsuit pilot suit. Fits +- 1.82m regular build. 15 Jumps on it. Tail pocket Extra pocket (Fits large smartphone or pocket can be opened with double zipper and be used for a belly mount) No back-fly inlets. Buyer pays shipping. New price was +1.300€ excl WTP!!!

    $1,122.00

    - BE

  22. Nicobase

    Intrudair Wahoo

    Time Left: 29 days and 17 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    New price was about 700€ excl shipping. Fits +- 1.82m regular build. 18 skydives and 2 Base jups on it from +- 300m. In mint condition. 30€ hiking stick pockets in the legs. Base shoulders. No back fly inlets. No booties. Buyer pays shipping

    $504.99

    - BE

  23. EJU

    DB Cooper

    I absolutely disagree. Cooper would not have the case sitting in the chair on the aisle for two primary reasons. First, Flo and Tina used the seat. Second, the case is susceptible to being neutralized by someone in the aisle. The smart option for Cooper was the window seat to his right.
  24. FLYJACK

    DB Cooper

    Cooper was drinking, he put the case on his lap to switch to his left and drink with his right hand. MITCHELL,, "THE SUBJECT WAS NOT NOTICED UNTIL HE SPILLED A DRINK" If Cooper was left handed he would have placed the case on his left side. Using the fact that case was placed on the right side to negate a right handedness is poor logic. He likely placed it on his right and chose his seat to facilitate his use of his more dexterous right hand. Cooper was more than likely right handed.
  25. Lairygit

    Magnetic stowless D-Bag

    Time Left: 29 days and 16 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW

    Stowless magnetic D-bag by Silk Slinger. Excellent rigging. Brand new. Will fit 115-125 Sq ft. PM with questions/offer. Make an offer! :-)

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    Camberley, Surrey - GB

  26. Lairygit

    Camera suit (excellent condition)

    Time Left: 29 days and 16 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW

    All in one camera suit by Skylark systems complete with custom graphic. Complete with wings & booties for precision camera flying. Excellent condition (this was a second suit and has less than 30 jumps). Will fit 175-185cm (5'10"-6'0"). PM with any questions/offers. First or best offer wins! :-)

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    Camberley, Surrey - GB

  27. Time Left: 29 days and 16 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW

    All in one Freefly suit for mini tunnel flyers. To fit 104-111cm (3'3" - 3'6"). New with labels. PM with questions or offers. Buyer pays shipping. First or best offer wins! :-)

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    Camberley, Surrey - GB

  28. Lairygit

    Freefly trousers (NEW)

    Time Left: 29 days and 16 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • NEW

    Brand new PITTZ (Picnic in the Twighlight Zone) freefly trousers. Also good for wind tunnel. Will fit 29-32" waist. (Outside leg 41-44", inside leg 31-34"). Additional measurements in pictures. Buyer pays shipping. Message with any questions. First / best offer wins! :-)

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    Camberley, Surrey - GB

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