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    FreeFlyHol

    That's all... Katie Get your PMS glass necklace here
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    Chicks Rock, 2011 Skydive Elsinore

    Anybody coming from LAX on Thursday night or heading back to LAX Sunday morning? Sep 29 Depart Kansas City (MCI) at 07:05 PM Arrive in Los Angeles (LAX) at 08:35 PM Oct 2 Depart Los Angeles (LAX) at 10:50 AM Arrive in Kansas City (MCI) at 04:05 PM Would love a ride!!!
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    Dennis Anderson ~ 8/11/10

    Blue Skies, Dennis. Thanks for your help and assistance on behalf of the West Point Parachute Team over the last two years. Katie Blue Katie Get your PMS glass necklace here
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    Post your GoPro set up

    I have a RAWA but didn't want the Go-Pro on top so I drilled out the top rivet and used one of the plates that came with it and screwed it in with a locking screw. Kind of hard to see in this picture but it's significantly lower than the top. It works great HD or on my belly. Katie Get your PMS glass necklace here
  5. Bought tickets last week! Can't wait to check out a new dz!
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    Roger Pickett

    Wow. Thoughts and prayers with his family - real, military, and skydiving! Katie Get your PMS glass necklace here
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    Chris Ware

    I think that was the same year I met Chris - very early in my wingsuiting days... good times. Hugs to Kelly! Katie Get your PMS glass necklace here
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    Crosssfire 2 119 in a Javelin TJNK.5

    My boyfriend has one in a TJNK and it's fine. I had a Pilot 104 in one and it was a little loose. That's why I love that you can tighten the closing loop ;) Katie Get your PMS glass necklace here
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    John Kelly, Jr - JP from Byron

    Thought of him and Corrine and the girls when I was drinking from my Starbucks coffee cup the other day...[/:(] Katie Get your PMS glass necklace here
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    BSBD Steve Harrington - Flock University

    Blue skies, Steve... CAW CAW! Katie Get your PMS glass necklace here
  11. I think you can learn just as much "on the net" as "off the net". What's the rush? I struggle with my awareness in the tunnel and tend to "tense up" off the net but my tunnel coach said that's normal. There's sooooo many good drills to do while still on the net at a slower airspeed. Why not do those drills first before getting lift off? 360's, switch daffy, 360's are one of my favorite drills. The other one I really like is being held by 2 TI's in an accordian just off the net while I work on my forward/backward. Finding my "stall point" is another favorite. The guys that got kicked off the last record will tell you that flying super strong in slot is really important. If you think you're stable, have the TI's push you around a bit - see how you counter and react. I don't think you need to rush getting off the net until you have all the basics down. (I don't mean you personally, just in general.) Katie Get your PMS glass necklace here
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    Rest in Peace, LeRoy Buckley

    Miiissssttteeeerrrrr Buckley! Damn it!!! I still remember Raeford when we first started jumping and you downsized to that small canopy (was it a crossfire?) and you hurt your ankle. Never could tell you anything. Then you had that little car with the God-awful Birdman graphic. That kept you occupied for a while but you moved onto BASE. Next thing we know you're on TV hung up in some antenna wires and everyone in NC is disowning you... Then you started to grow up. You had a few girlfriends, became really responsible in your job, worked your ass off at Bridge Day, and finally had a son. Everytime I saw you recently you never seemed to surprise me. You always had a big heart and rarely any bad intentions. You just wanted people to like and respect you. Thanks for all the conversations that helped me pass the time while I was deployed. Thanks for the awesome vid of me at my first Bridge Day. Keep an eye on the rest of us... BSBD, Katie Blue Katie Get your PMS glass necklace here
  13. Nice! Keep an eye on Jon - 2 chops in 3 jumps?! Katie Get your PMS glass necklace here
  14. Ever thought about coming back to West Point to teach? Katie Get your PMS glass necklace here
  15. I know but I couldn't go back and edit the poll... sorry Katie Get your PMS glass necklace here
  16. Thanks - I forgot S/L and IAD... Katie Get your PMS glass necklace here
  17. Please provide as much detail as you feel comfortable posting. Thanks, Katie Blue (AFF-I '09) Katie Get your PMS glass necklace here
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    Rate the AFFI Course Directors

    I know this is an older post but I still feel the need to comment. I took my Coach Course with Bram and Ellie at Z-Hills and I just completed my AFF Course with Kip Lohmiller at Endless Mountain in PA. I highly recommend both for either course. Bram did an excellent job covering all of the course material and spent a lot of time covering some of the "how to's" getting into depth on what makes a good coach. Kip's course was awesome as well. What I really liked was his passion for teaching and his ability to focus in on what each person's weakness was and help make them better. I also liked that he did not teach you how to pass the course; instead, he taught us to be excellent AFF instructors. If you do that right, which I think he did, then passing the course is second nature. A note on Kip - he didn't seem to be about the money. He'd spend as much time with you as he had available AND you only pay for his course once. If you fail too many eval dives, he'll work with you some more, then when you're ready to come back - he doesn't charge you an additional eval fee - just jumps. Seems Ok in my book. Katie Get your PMS glass necklace here
  19. I finally uploaded my pics from the boogie (hopefully they were all censored properly) Katie's Pics Enjoy!
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    Rob Jones

    To Kathy and the Z-Hills family - you're in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there. Blue skies Rob... Katie Get your PMS glass necklace here
  21. Connor and I are hitting the road tonight, swinging through the tunnel, then heading to the dz! Should be there tomorrow late afternoon
  22. Them used to be called "beer butt chickens" but now they're more commonly referred to as "sit fly chickens"! I love me sum sit fly chickens! Dale, cook me sum chickens! Katie Get your PMS glass necklace here
  23. If you don't like the rules go join some other free forum or volunteer to moderate one! You might find out it's not as easy as it seems!
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    Collegiates at Spaceland - Anyone going?

    I'll keep you in mind for this spring...