• Content

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Feedback


Everything posted by 174fps

  1. The DZ just hosted the Alberta Provincial Championships this weekend,so she really was busy.
  2. if you click on the url icon before and /url after makes them clicky
  3. http://phuketwan.com/tourism/phuket-birdman-taking-plunge-skydive-surin-wedding-15415/
  4. With you being in Florida another option before starting AFF is a little bit of Wind tunnel time. http://www.iflyorlando.com/ifly-indoor-skydiving It would help build your confidence, teach you correct body position without the stress of jumping out of an airplane.
  5. great cartoon, your cartoonland falling scene with the flower pot reminded me of the scent from 'hitchhikers guide to the galaxy' with the whale and the bowl of petunias http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0007558/quotes too bad the whale didn't have a parachute! Andrew
  6. Common Sense Prevails http://www.turnto23.com/news/29616137/detail.html
  7. www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpwiqBCSN10
  8. click on your profile ( paul.Mcallister in the original post) there should be a button for edit profile and edit /add picture in the top left
  9. Where does it say this? Page 135 - 136 (PIM 2A) Bi-plane configuration This occurs when one canopy is flying directly in front of the other, also known as a "stack". The nose of the rear canopy will tend to "lock" into the front canopy lines. NEVER cut away the main canopy when it is in front. First, ensure that there are no entanglements. Take the time to LOOK! Trace all 8 risers to see they are clear, up to the sliders, and visually follow the lines up to each canopy. The risers could be entangled; you must look up and follow each riser to make sure they are all clear of one another. DO NOT release the brakes. If the canopies or risers are entangled (this can happen if the reserve fires through the main canopy through deployment), or you are at less than 1000', or you are unsure, then steer the FRONT canopy, very gently, using the Rear Risers. Canopies of similar size will fly compatibly. Try to prevent a down-plane. If the canopies are not entangled, you can use the rear risers on the REAR canopy and steer into a side-by-side configuration. Then follow the information above for a side-by-side. When landing, DO NOT flare, and be ready to perform a PLF. The descent rate of two canopies out is slower than if you are under a single canopy. you have confused you can (an option) with you should
  10. You can't get the mag without becoming a member $74 overseas membership
  11. WS reqires freefall skills, 200 jumps at a turbine DZ will represent 200 mins of FF time ( 1min per jump) 3h 20mins Small group RW will develop more precise flying Larger group RW, will teach you, approach to bigger formations, floater track, swoop for later divers etc Free fly will help with recovery from instability( balling up so as not to cork) Group Tracking dives should help with body position, flying a pattern , and break off procedures Remember 200 jumps is a minimum
  12. It's the same in Canada ,CSPA membership card with highest CoP( license) and certified ratings. CSPA 3rd party insurance is valid world wide to members who are normally resident in Canada
  13. http://www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/Parachutist taking another shot record breaking jump over Saskatchewan/2920096/story.html
  14. From the above website * 6 ans expérience * 600 sauts * instructeur A et B * Entraîneur niveau 1 * Snowboarder professionnel * membre de l'équipe Canadienne ``CSF``
  15. If I were you I would reverse the plan, first take a course, your instructor will likely have rental suits for you to try, get feedback from your instructor, order the suit that is appropriate.
  16. What is you want from a suit? What type of WS jumps have you done? Solo's, small group, larger group? If your wing loading on your profile is correct, you don't weigh a lot why do you think you need a big suit?
  17. CRW lines will likely be dacron ( like the lines on most student gear) not spectra (microline) which will give the canopy a bigger pack volume. As long as you use a regular slider ( CRW can use mesh sliders or "spider" ( just a tape X between the grommets) slider) and a "D" bag It should be fine as a regular free fall canopy. Spectres are known for their soft openings, with dacron lines they should be even softer as dacron stretches where spectra does not.
  18. $19.50 with $30 registration was quoted on the facebook event page
  19. Start with the reserve size you feel comfortable with 143? 160? 176? once you have made that decision, then decide on a main. I have a 150 reserve, and have had 170, 150, 135 mains in my rig
  20. You should visit your Kamloops relatives on the May long weekend Kamloops has had a boogie that weekend for 40+ yrs Twin otter for three days
  21. Going to another country without knowing the letters of their law is somewhat common. The C CoP requires 200 jumps, so not that big a deal anyway, and similar enough to ours that it's easy to overlook, IMO. Another issue is that pesky word recommendation. Nobody commented on another one I threw out there: Wing cutaways. They are recommended now, and who knows, may become a regulation. I don't have, need or want any. Right now it's a recommendation I am free to ignore; am I wrong to do so? Spot stated the C CoP recommendation in two posts ..he knew. Thats all I'm going to say Hope you heal up soon Spot, get back to flying
  22. The CSPA technical recommendation is a C CoP and just to remind you the USPA recommendation is not 200 jumps but 200 in the last 18 months. If you are going to set yourself up as an advocate for safety going to an other country and deciding their recommendations are not necessary is somewhat hypocritical that is my point.
  23. On the original e mail the USPA B is written in blue the question is in Black, ie your response to Lyal's question. BS back at you.