CornishChris

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  • Main Canopy Size
    149
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    160
  • AAD
    Cypres

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Sibson or Empuria or Gap or Chatteris
  • License
    C
  • License Number
    102981
  • Licensing Organization
    BPA
  • Number of Jumps
    720
  • Years in Sport
    12
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    400
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Wing Suit Flying
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    100

Ratings and Rigging

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    Yes
  1. CornishChris

    Organising balloon jump

    I jumped a balloon at Dunkerswell a few years back and landed on DZ. Most balloon companies in the UK will run a mile but this one was run by a former RAF Typhoon pilot and jumper so he was less risk averse. We got c. 5,000 feet. Be aware that you will likely be landing in an unknown location, unless they can out you over a DZ. You will need to have an idea of wind direction on the ground (balloon direction should help with this but not guaranteed to be the same on the ground) and will need to know how to spot potential obstacles for landing - for example in Spain the last thing you want is to spot a landing area from 5k and then find out it's a field of olive trees. You'll also need to plan a pick up solution - someone to follow the balloon on the ground and pick you up when you land. CJP Gods don't kill people. People with Gods kill people
  2. Agreed. Tramontana is a pain - that's why I said lots to do if the weather isn't great - like a massive wind tunnel! CJP Gods don't kill people. People with Gods kill people
  3. I did AFF in Spain (a long time ago) and it is a great way to combine a holiday and get your license. It's worth checking which system they operate under in Madrid - is it BPA (British) or not as this may affect your return to Ireland. Check out https://www.facebook.com/AbsoluteSkydiving/?pnref=about.overview in Empuria Brava. It's a great DZ, lots to do if the weather isn't perfect and Nigel is a great instructor... CJP Gods don't kill people. People with Gods kill people
  4. CornishChris

    Is this jumpsuit too tight? (pics)

    My first jumpsuit was similar in tightness to this and I had real fall rate issues when jumping with other newbs. CJP Gods don't kill people. People with Gods kill people
  5. For Cambridge I would recommend Sibson or Chatteris - more going on at Sibson, better plane at Chatteris. CJP Gods don't kill people. People with Gods kill people
  6. BPA membership is mainly insurance. Not sure if your German equivalent will cover you as well but if it doesn't include insurance then BPA is probably required. The club may also charge a membership fee. CJP Gods don't kill people. People with Gods kill people
  7. CornishChris

    Wingsuiters that freefly - help!

    I use a clip from a puppies collar (when my dog was a puppy). One half is attached to a keyring loop, on one leg loop and the other is on the bungee, through the other loop. It clips open and closed and works well. Checked with my rigger and they were cool with it. CJP Gods don't kill people. People with Gods kill people
  8. CornishChris

    Stupid things I have done

    No it's not. I stood down from a load the other day whilst we were walking to the plane. When I told manifest they said "good call". CJP Gods don't kill people. People with Gods kill people
  9. CornishChris

    Mal - mmmm - what would you have done different ?

    Ah, the subtle nuances of the written word online. I was being sarcastic. Based on my experience of a mal, shortly after cutting away and pulling reserve I ejected both handles and then spent two hours walking around in a field looking for them. It's all the rage. CJP Gods don't kill people. People with Gods kill people
  10. CornishChris

    Mal - mmmm - what would you have done different ?

    I would have chopped earlier, it seemed clear that wasn't going anywhere good but if he worked to his hard deck then fine. His canopy control was a bit shit, especially the last 500 feet. Also, based on personal experience, I would have dropped my handles. CJP Gods don't kill people. People with Gods kill people
  11. CornishChris

    BPA Vs USPA Tandam Rating Differences

    Just because you wrote it down in an internet forum doesn't make it true. CJP Gods don't kill people. People with Gods kill people
  12. Losing a bit of weight may help in general in the long run, not least with fall rate - i.e. how fast you fall in relation to others. You are not too big to jump and you can compensate with larger suits and canopies but in general it wouldn't hurt to lose a few pounds... CJP Gods don't kill people. People with Gods kill people
  13. CornishChris

    Student jumping solos in the UK

    I came back from Spain with 17 jumps and completed my final consolidation jump in the UK with no refresher. Take your log books, expect to be grilled and at worst case expect to have an accompanied jump but otherwise I think you should be OK. Another option is to email the DZ you are expecting to jump at in the UK and ask them what additional info they require... CJP Gods don't kill people. People with Gods kill people
  14. I have had the leg straps slide down my legs just in a sit and wouldn't jump without. I rigged up a small clip (from a puppy collar) onto a key ring circle and elastic to make them easy to clip on and off when switching between freefly and wingsuit. As with a poster above - why would you not have them?! CJP Gods don't kill people. People with Gods kill people
  15. I imagine CanCan would have some choice words on this subject! I have taken a photo in the plane and texted it to someone at 3k but wouldn't dream of using a phone under canopy - please let me know if you're on the same lift as me so I can avoid you! Really, this is a bad idea. If you want a good picture get someone to get you landing or in the air. ETA: looking again at your poll options it looks like you are just having fun and it is being lost in the noise of the internet. Let this be the case! CJP Gods don't kill people. People with Gods kill people