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    Do you have my goggles?

    Super clever shirt! Love it!
  2. I know you are looking at places in Europe and the Middle East, but why not consider Skydive Arizona? Your travel to and from will be a little longer but in exchange you get fantastic weather, as many loads as you want 7 days a week, every discipline known to skydiving, and prices that are definitely cheaper than Europe or Dubai. Come to the land of the sun! It’s pretty nice here.
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    Dropzones in Dallas area

    Fake news. The Dallas area has started and graduated a ton of students from AFF. Be at the drop zone and be ready to jump. You’ll skydive plenty.
  4. I can't help but laugh at all of the people on here that have never been to Lodi but think bad things about it based on the comments made here by the keyboard warriors. Lodi is, hands down, one of the greatest drop zones in the world. The people there are great. You can jump your butt off and make a ton of skydives in 6-7 hours. $5 for a hop-n-pop or $15 to the top. What's not to love? I'm sure the keyboard warriors that have never been there before will line right up and start preaching about how it's unsafe there or that Bill doesn't do any maintenance on his aircraft, yet they've never been there to see the operation themselves. They've never chatted with the full-time maintenance guys in Bill's aircraft hangar. And they've never jumped there to see how jumpers approach safety on the aircraft and in the air. They simply have no idea, but are quick to regurgitate some rumor they heard once upon a time. As for Bill, he is a legend! He has given so much to the sport of skydiving. He has kept skydiving affordable for decades. And believe it or not, he actually hates to see people get hurt, which is why he has a multitude of rules in place that actually make jumping at his DZ far safer than a good majority of other DZs out there. (No turns over 90 degrees, must fly a predictable pattern, long bridles for wingsuits, and much more). Yes, I will admit, when Bill gets mad he can really unleash his anger on some people, but they are usually people that are practically asking for it anyway. Just steer clear of him when he's having a bad day. LOL. But for the most part, if you come to Lodi to skydive hard, you're not an a-hat, you're a safe skydiver, and you follow the basic rules, than you'll get along quite well with Bill. As far as I'm concerned, long live Lodi! I sure hope this FBI stuff is due to a bunch of nothing...
  5. Good story on the demise of Pitt Meadows. Truly sad. And I can’t agree with you more on rallying against ATC privatization in the US. Many skydivers don’t realize just how serious this is. The sport we all love would be forever changed in a really bad way.
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    Tandem suit

    Personally, I think the best way to go is to just use old clothing that is built tough. Surplus military pants and a good long-sleeve top work great. But since you are from Norway, perhaps you’re looking for a skydiving suit to throw over your clothes so you can easily take it off when you’re on the ground and not turning loads. In this case, I would buy a couple of used freefly suits and just reinforce them with cordura on the butt and knees. I’ve done tandems for a long time and I just can’t see buying a brand new suit for an activity that is tough on your clothes.
  7. Why is this an incident? I hope your proposal writing abilities are better than your decisions on where to post things.
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    private tandem rating

    Other than USPA, please tell me the name of any person or organization in the United States that is currently being recognized by the FAA for meeting the requirements for a master's license.
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    private tandem rating

    Federal Requirements: 1) Make sure you have a master license, assuming you're based permanently in the U.S. this means a D License from USPA. 2) Pass a current FAA Class III physical. 3) You will need to take a full tandem course to get your rating going again. Personal opinion: you need way more tandem currency than what your family members could likely provide. You also need the mentoring and seasoning of others. Techniques change over time. Gear maintenance changes over time. Are you equipped to handle all of that on your own? Maybe you are, most are not.
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    Sitting on TI lap during climb-Creepy?

    I don't think its creepy at all. Most of my passengers like the security when I offer them a 5th attachment point.
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    Canopy recommendations

    Crossfire 119. Love that thing!
  12. I don't understand why it is so hard for you to understand this. Luke jumped without a parachute.
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    How should i go about getting my A license?

    My advice is to print out the A-license proficiency card (if you haven't already), study it, and then talk to the instructors at your DZ to learn more about the things you need to be good at before getting your A license. It's ok to seek advice on the internet, but there is no substitute for proper instruction by your instructors at the DZ. Peace, Toggle