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  1. Have they broke ground? Where in Tampa? It is a ridiculously large area :) Propblast
  2. Raising a beer to Bill. BLUE SKIES Propblast
  3. I don't know honestly. Hey who was the pilot of that plane in the video? I'm curious. Propblast
  4. It does have everything to do with the subject of this thread. Propblast
  5. What are the criteria for a successful night jump? As far as I can see, being alive at the end is the only one. This doesn't demonstrate the development of any particular skill.You can land in a tree, on a roof, or dangling from a power line and still log the night jump. The night jump as a requirement is an anachronism. If we wish to add advanced skills to the most advanced license, those skills should be relevant to the type of jumping that skydivers are most likely to pursue. Living through a night jump is not a skill, it is just a rite of passage inherited from days long gone. Advanced skills worth developing would include CRW, head down, sit, wingsuit and swooping, all of which are pursued regularly at just about any good sized DZ, and each of which has some kind of performance metric that can be applied beyond "I did it and lived". Congrats professor as per usual you are right. There is no skill to jumping at night. It just happens. No planning no execution you just fall. Propblast
  6. Fantastic Video Gary. I really enjoyed all 1 plus minutes. Propblast
  7. B life requires a canopy control prof card. Or has that changed again? Propblast
  8. Everyone, including me, is offering opinions; to take them for what they are. IMO be facing into the wind, just before touchdown do a nice full-brake landing, don't use rear risers; PC's have very light toggle loads. Lowell Bachman, late owner of ParaGear, was a many times US Nationals judge. He would always make the wind dummy jump. He did not do the normal down-wind, crash & bash accuracy jump. He always turned, fairly high up, for a nice up-wind landing. One year he got a dead center doing this. It can be done; but do not count on it. Jerry Baumchen PC Ser #363 Thanks to all. Jerry, I agree with your grain of salt. I have well over 100 round landings on various modified canopies. I always plf as it is what I was taught. I just figured if I keep jumping this PC I'd see what I can do with it. Which means I'll probably just plf. Propblast