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  1. Meh… so many other DZs with more tandem incidents than Lodi. Lodi had a single incident resulting in a doubly fatality and it took like 40 or 50 years of 7 day a week operating a good sized DZ for it to happen. sport jumpers however seem to be keen for the sacrifice! Tho its been a couple of years since there was a fatality- 2021- there seemed to be a trend for a while there(a 20 year trend) where Lodi was having a sport jumper fatality every year on average . Sans tandem passenger there are Still no student fatalities there. i believe that if the worlds dropzones got the media exposure that lodi gets when there is a fatality, people would have the same take on lodi with a lot of DZs. That is, with the exception of the legal drama regarding the tandem fatality. That kinda fucked everything up. if there was a legit skydiving fatalities list with locations posted then everyone could read about where tandems or students are actually dying or getting injured in Norcal and its not Lodi. These days The Parachute Center isnt just a 182 dz, its a DZ with three 182’s!
  2. Whats an IPD? i fly WS and have never heard of such a thing.
  3. The Aurora is pretty long.
  4. Was reading parachutist magazine today. Saw the graph regarding tandem incidents-issue762 Page 57- and noticed that there wasnt any fatalities in the graph for the USA for 2004. I swear recall an incident in guam 03 or 04 but wary of any details. Anyone got the beta or am I tripping?
  5. $10 hop n pops $25 for 10k or 12k if theres a tandem on the load. theres not a lot going on there these days. They are a 3 c182 DZ now.
  6. Sorry kid dont take me too seriously. I thought that the comment was funny…
  7. Bang out 440 hop n pops in Lodi for $10 a jump
  8. jakebaustin


    Excluding canadia sure this is important. But If we are talking eastern coast of North America there are significantly bigger mountains in places like Gros Morne and Baffin. On a different note, i was surprised to learn people are jumping natural E objects in missouri and oklahoma!
  9. So the french invented the tandem skydive. Nice.
  10. https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2023/02/11/tandem-skydive-turns-forty
  11. https://nltimes.nl/2023/01/06/experienced-dutch-wingsuit-pilot-dies-base-jumping-accident-switzerland
  12. ive gotten thru to BS and am awaiting a response. Thanks!
  13. I did try [email protected] and got a 550 sorry, no mailbox here by that name (#5.1.1)
  14. looking to get in touch with whoever runs this website. Anyone know someone? http://www.skydivingfatalities.info
  15. https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/former-google-executive-reflects-on-world-record-skydive/3026971/?amp=1
  16. thought this was interesting: https://apnews.com/article/d7c78855f862ef2cc9ff03218334248f
  17. heard about a few DZs that have closed sometime in the last year or so. DZ in Germany, kamloops, Truckee, skydive temple, skydive Sacramento. Was wondering if anyone knows of any other DZs closing. Also curious, how is business at your DZ? Staying busy?
  18. average for the last ten years is about 20 per year in the US. However if we’re comparing 2022 numbers to 2020 and 2021 it seems that this year has been significantly more deadly- 50% more fatalities so far in ‘22 compared to ‘21- but really ‘20 and ‘21 were just covid times and not as many people jumping which probably lead to less fatalities.
  19. https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/queenstown/he-wanted-me-lie-through-my-teeth-skydiving-boss-investigated-over-call-after
  20. https://nationworldnews.com/lauterbrunnen-be-seeks-license-for-base-jumpers/
  21. https://www.taosnews.com/news/crime/base-jumper-lands-safely-off-rio-grande-gorge-bridge/article_d5a452e4-1a7c-11ed-b309-6fbf0c75175b.html
  22. 280’ is the lowest tandem base I’ve heard of https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/shrewsbury/2022/08/19/watch-shrewsbury-daredevil-in-tandem-base-jump-off-280ft-devon-cliff/
  23. You’re gonna wanna find a place that has 400’s with the big drogues. There are only a few of these such places around. Lodi is one of them.
  24. Byron skydance hollister silicone valley lodi Monterrey Santa Cruz cloverdale Tracy Probably a couple others out there I’m forgetting