deadwood

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  • Main Canopy Other
    Delta II Parawing
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    210
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    MT1-XCCT
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

Jump Profile

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    Skydive New Mexico
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  • License Number
    9930
  • Licensing Organization
    uspa
  • Number of Jumps
    3500
  • Years in Sport
    42
  • First Choice Discipline
    Wing Suit Flying
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    100
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Speed Skydiving
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    55

Ratings and Rigging

  • AFF
    Instructor
  • Tandem
    Instructor
  • Pro Rating
    Yes
  • Rigging Back
    Rigger Examiner
  • Rigging Chest
    Rigger Examiner
  • Rigging Seat
    Rigger Examiner

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  1. deadwood

    Alan Homstead

    Al was also one of the survivors of the Great Lake Erie Tragedy jump. He was onboard the plane but elected not to jump. Good decision Al!
  2. deadwood

    Alan Homstead

    Al passed away on Jan 8th 2019 at 4:01 AM at the age of 83 Al was one of the sport's pioneers and started jumping in the late 50's. He was a fighter pilot in Vietnam with over 300 combat sorties in the F-4, 1000 hours aircraft commander in the C-130 and spent 16 years as a crop duster pilot. He was Chief Pilot at the National Parachuting Championships and started the jump school at the Air Force academy. He was also an aircraft mechanic and avid motorcyclist and we made several long-distance motorcycle trips together. I'll miss you my friend. BSBD He who hesitates shall inherit the earth. Deadwood Skydive New Mexico Motorcycle Club, Touring Division
  3. deadwood

    Strong Aerosport manual

    Help a guy out. I just got one in for repack and need a manual too. He who hesitates shall inherit the earth. Deadwood Skydive New Mexico Motorcycle Club, Touring Division
  4. deadwood

    why not a second reserve?

    There are some Comp Paraglider pilots who have two reserves in their harnesses. I helped a guy rig one up a few weeks ago. He who hesitates shall inherit the earth. Deadwood Skydive New Mexico Motorcycle Club, Touring Division
  5. deadwood

    Hook Knife Location

    Always wear 4 hook knifes. The first one you will probably drop. The second one you probably won't be able to get to. So you end up using the 3rd one to solve your problem. The 4th is your spare.
  6. deadwood

    Riser and 3 ring sizes (Mini vs. Large)

    Three rules of skydiving. 1. you gotta look cool 2. You gotta feel cool. Safety's 3rd. He who hesitates shall inherit the earth. Deadwood Skydive New Mexico Motorcycle Club, Touring Division
  7. Had a friend here with exactly the same problem. Sent it back and they fixed it. Good folks. He who hesitates shall inherit the earth. Deadwood Skydive New Mexico Motorcycle Club, Touring Division
  8. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt, washed the car with it. Many years ago when the Cypres first came out I made a ‘low” pull on my main, had my Cypres fire and got dual squares. Got them to a side by side and cut away the main without undoing the RSL. One riser left cleanly but the Velcro on the RSL side cause that riser to delay, trailing the main for just a second or two. When it finally released the riser and RSL was flung out with a lot of force and the RSL wrapped around one of my reserve suspension lines for just a moment. Everything finally cleared and I landed safely with a new understanding of how my Cypres worked in a low main pull situation. So, if you have time I suggest you release the RSL as soon as possible after you have a dual square situation. He who hesitates shall inherit the earth. Deadwood Skydive New Mexico Motorcycle Club, Touring Division
  9. deadwood

    Tipping

    I would usually share my tips with the packer. He who hesitates shall inherit the earth. Deadwood Skydive New Mexico Motorcycle Club, Touring Division
  10. deadwood

    AFF - handycam

    Nice to have that thing off your head isn't it? He who hesitates shall inherit the earth. Deadwood Skydive New Mexico Motorcycle Club, Touring Division
  11. deadwood

    Looking for master rigger around raeford, NC

    I have the same issue with training senior riggers. I can pack a reserve in 2 -2.5 hrs. by myself. I've spent 5-6 on a reserve pack job when training people. Even when they have 15 or so under their belt it still can be 3 to 4 hrs. But I still do it for select people and I don't charge. I just feel at this point in my life that part of my job is mentorship and passing things on. When I'm dead and gone some of the things I've taught these people will still be alive in them and they will in turn pass it on. I am however, very selective in the people I start with. There has to be some dedication already shown. I've seen too many people get to 3 or 4 pack jobs, decide this is too much like work and then quit after I've invested a lot of time in them. He who hesitates shall inherit the earth. Deadwood Skydive New Mexico Motorcycle Club, Touring Division
  12. deadwood

    Buying First setup 1989 Talon

    Check the RI site for service bulletins. If the rig sat in closet for awhile it may have several of them due. (Or, if it didn't sit in a closet maybe nobody has ever checked to see if they were due.) He who hesitates shall inherit the earth. Deadwood Skydive New Mexico Motorcycle Club, Touring Division
  13. deadwood

    AFF - handycam

    I've found the chest strap mount is just a little too close to get an overall shot of the student head to toe. Moving it back to the belly seems just about perfect. At least that's what worked for me. He who hesitates shall inherit the earth. Deadwood Skydive New Mexico Motorcycle Club, Touring Division
  14. deadwood

    AFF - handycam

    With it on your belly its far enough back that you get the whole body in the shot, eliminating the need to do a full body scan. See the picture I up loaded a few posts ago. What we are trying to fix is to eliminate the snag hazard of the GoPro on the helmet. He who hesitates shall inherit the earth. Deadwood Skydive New Mexico Motorcycle Club, Touring Division
  15. deadwood

    AFF - handycam

    Hope this helps. If you have hip rings you can just make a Velcro strap and attach it to them also. He who hesitates shall inherit the earth. Deadwood Skydive New Mexico Motorcycle Club, Touring Division