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    150
  • Main Canopy Other
    Lightning176
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    150
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    Swift Plus 175
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    Cypres

Jump Profile

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    D
  • License Number
    16855
  • Licensing Organization
    uspa
  • Number of Jumps
    3515
  • Years in Sport
    26
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • Second Choice Discipline
    CReW

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  1. iowa

    carry on bag size

    Thanks folks, Keith ''Always do sober what you said you would do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.'' - Ernest Hemingway
  2. iowa

    carry on bag size

    How strict are they? I haven't made a commercial flight in almost 20 years. I have a couple bags that are just over the linear inches limit. The next smaller is a bit too small. Can I push it through? They are soft, like gym bags. Thanks, Keith ''Always do sober what you said you would do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.'' - Ernest Hemingway
  3. I've met and talked with Bill three or four times in my 30 years and I've always enjoyed the visits. Cool tribute too. Keith ''Always do sober what you said you would do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.'' - Ernest Hemingway
  4. Chuck Akers, Jim Twardowski (Twardo); I would nominate either, but I'm from the midwest. Keith ''Always do sober what you said you would do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.'' - Ernest Hemingway
  5. iowa

    air travel with vape/e cigs?

    aarrg, I was never talking about vaping on planes, I was asking about traveling (TSA) on planes w/ vape stuff. I was never rude about it anywhere to anyone when I was smoking cigerettes. Keith ''Always do sober what you said you would do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.'' - Ernest Hemingway
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    airline travel w/ vape/e cigs

    The question is ''the transpotation of the divices and associated liquid'', not using them on the plane. Keith ''Always do sober what you said you would do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.'' - Ernest Hemingway
  7. iowa

    air travel with vape/e cigs?

    Nothing on the search, so anyone with this expierience? The good news is I quit smoking, bad news is I still need a crutch. It's working and better than real smoke. Keith ''Always do sober what you said you would do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.'' - Ernest Hemingway
  8. ''wellwritten manual / good manual'' . where do you find one of those? Keith ''Always do sober what you said you would do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.'' - Ernest Hemingway
  9. The demo team I used to jump with would jump into Rockford, IL on labor day weekend two jumps a day. The campground we stayed at (let us stay free if we jumped in each day) was less than mile from the ATC and they said they could see our three stack every time. Keith ''Always do sober what you said you would do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.'' - Ernest Hemingway
  10. iowa

    BULT Digital Video Helmets

    First you should read the 'Small Camera "Incident" List' in the camera and video forum. Then you might be able to appreciate why the rest of us beat everyone down for wanting to jump with a POV camera. There is NO value, absolutely NONE, to your learning anything with any kind of camera on your head. That being said, I've been looking at this camera for a while to use for CRW. I'm certain it will be useless (read "shake") for freefall. I was hoping to see the X5 version with higher resolution. Keith ''Always do sober what you said you would do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.'' - Ernest Hemingway
  11. Very nice! Keith ''Always do sober what you said you would do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.'' - Ernest Hemingway
  12. iowa

    Getting started in CRW

    Eduardo and/or Chad are who you want to hook up with at CPI. Keith ''Always do sober what you said you would do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.'' - Ernest Hemingway
  13. iowa

    Cover story Triathlon to Spectre

    I've jumped a lot of different canopies (anywhere from 101 to 425) and the one I hate most is the Spectre. I really can't quantify why but it doesn't "behave" the same as others. Openings, great; flying, OK; landing a Spectre I haven't figured out. I can land it OK but not what I would expect. I've jumped several from 150 to 210 and just don't get that canopy. Keith ''Always do sober what you said you would do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.'' - Ernest Hemingway
  14. iowa

    Pie question

    After the first 4000 jumps we're treated with dignity and respect, right? That and never let 'em see your log book, the other pussies stopped logging so they don't get pied. Keith ''Always do sober what you said you would do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.'' - Ernest Hemingway
  15. I think the difference is the military vs. the civilian way. My first three jumps were from Hueys (UH-1H) from 3500' at about 60 - 70 mph. Civilians thinks of helicopter jumps as zero air speed, aka hover jumps. Of the about 150 Heli jumps I have ( Huey, Blackhawk, Chinook), None were hover jumps. Granted, a Huey at 14,000' doesn't have much forward speed. They're all good. Keith ''Always do sober what you said you would do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.'' - Ernest Hemingway