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  1. Time Left: 10 days and 8 hours

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    Rare Opportunity - Central Florida unrestricted private airport available! Used as DZ for FreeFlight Skydiving for 25 years – 4,170 ft. x 150 ft. Runway. 4 existing hangars, clubhouse, office and land to build more hangars. Permanent NOTAM for Skydiving to 15,000 ft. MSL. Owner financing available to qualified buyers. Located in Coleman, FL near The Villages – Florida Turnpike & I-75. Please call Frank (352) 748-6629 or email (no texts please - they get lost in cyberspace) - thanks


    Coleman, Florida - US

  2. "They simply do not know how their reserve system or components exactly work and what potential problems they can cause them." Well said; lack of hanging harnesses in the FJC used in training malfunctions fails to give a realistic experience since the "walk around" and "leaning against the wall" harnesses do not get the student off his/her feet to feel the drop and see the handle locations shift on cutaways. Some DZs allow students to graduate without knowing how to pack a parachute or do a gear check other than ensure the Cypres is on. Great article - Frank D-8200
  3. Fly free Arch! Thanks for the great times in the mid 1980s with the Miller Light Beer Demo Team - we were very well paid for demos into amazing venues - Clear Lake, TX unlimited hydroplane races with the Golden Knights demo team was one of many - too much fun. When I heard you made 40 jumps on your 40th birthday in 1974 (or 1975?), I was inspired to make 50 on my 50th birthday in 2003 - I did not realize you were 21 years older than me until I saw your age of 88 in the news article. The Cypress Gardens, FL jump with the double malfunction into soft sand and survived always was an amazing story, having heard it a few times after some night time beers. Will see you in the next life and don't be late (Jimi Hendrix) - Frank D-8200 - BSBD
  4. See you in the next world Ian; loved your bar in Z-Hills 1993 - 94 and the murals on the walls from Rickerby - fly free amigo - BSBD - Frank D-8200
  5. Damn, first Gary, now Flip. Enjoyed skydiving with you over the years and your jokes, mi amigo - fly free - BSBD - Frank D-8200
  6. Fly free Gary - I enjoyed our time at WFFC with your Load Organizing tent next to my AFF tent 1993 - 1998. Thank you for inviting me for input with the single AFF instructor/wind tunnel training approval in the USPA regs last year. You gave a lot to our sport and we appreciate it; sorry I did not see you recently but at least we spoke on the phone in the last year or so. BSBD - Frank, D-8200
  7. Update: My trip was very cool and fun. Was not able to fly in all 6 WTs due to mega-malfunction of my laptop/video equipment, but was a good first trip and I plan to do another one in the future to fly in the other 4 WTs. Flew 15 minutes each in Bedford, UK and Roosendaal, Holland - both machines are amazing - large flight chambers and fast, smooth air wall-to-wall. They make my local Orlando WT look like a toy, but am glad to have it 45 minutes from my house and DZ. Special thanks to the staff and owner Paul Mayer in Bedford and Roosendaal staff - very professional. Thanks also to Flemming for his offer to meet in Copenhagen, Kate Bjerrum, CEO of Copenhagen Air Experience, Jan in Prague and the German and French WT staff I was in email contact - I will make it another day in the future. If any skydivers are in central Florida, please stop by my airport with new DZ Florida Parachute starting in December in Coleman, FL and we can make some jumps and fly in the Orlando WT - (352) 748-6629 or - blue skies, Frank
  8. Just flew in Bedford WT - great machine - very fast - Aerokart next - Frank
  9. Thanks - appreciate your offer; I have 15 minutes booked on 2 October 2013 at 2 pm (14:00). I fly in from Amsterdam on the 1st - I'd love to meet another skydiver for tips in the city, I've never been in Copenhagen. I won't have a phone but will have my laptop so you can email me - - for contact. Please send test message when able to establish link to your email, and I look forward to flying with you - Frank - PS - I leave US tomorrow for UK Bedford tunnel -
  10. Hello gang - I'm doing an EU Wind Tunnel Tour starting next week - I'll visit UK, France, Holland, Copenhagen, Germany and Prague over 3 weeks and fly/video each facility. I'm looking for input from any skydiver that has been to these Wind Tunnels for hot tips, people/staff I can contact ahead of time at these Tunnels, travel tips and local sights to see. Any advice would be appreciated - blue skies, Frank