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  1. Finding the right altitude to flare took me a good 20 jumps to figure out, either too early or too late at first. It will get better with the more jumps you make. One tip if to look in front of you and not below you and another is when you "think" its time to flare, wait 2-3 more seconds before you do. The plane is in the way right at the time where we could see when or how high you flared lol.
  2. Haha That makes a lot of sense. This is exactly why I got a rig sleeve, nervous fliers.
  3. Thanks for sharing :) Curious as to what the pilot's reasoning why he wouldn't want the rigs on his airplane
  4. And...…. ??? Cant leave us hanging like this
  5. I have added the guy who did my tandem on FB, however I see him almost every time I am at the DZ. I never mentioned anything on FB but when were hanging out waiting for our load to board, I mentioned to him that it was thanks to him that I pursued skydiving and the kicker was that my first ever jump - the tandem - we had pretty bad line twists and told me later on we almost had to chop. I didn't add him right away tho, it was after having had a few chats with the dude.
  6. You look really stable, especially for only having a few jumps under your belt. As mentioned just go with the flow and you will do fine
  7. Funny you mention that on level 3 as it was where I had uncontrollable spins, both ways, instructor broke the spinning on one side and picked up the other. Wasn't fun and major pucker factor for me at the time. I did what you said and did 10mins of tunnel and hasn't happened since. Everything wolferiverjoe said about symmetry is bang on as I watch my video again I see I was asymmetrical with arms and legs. You can take a look, its on my YouTube channel (on my profile). Good luck
  8. I get those dreams as well. I personally think its your brain rewiring for this kind of activity. I was a competitive athlete a few years ago and weeks leading up to the competition I would dream that I missed my flight, forgot my entry forms etc... Had dreams about mals, some I had seen/heard about some very imaginative ones to say the least haha
  9. Congrats man! Glad to see your parents are on board and you followed the advice given to you by others on this board to have all your ducks in a row before starting. 1- I find the waiting around to get on the plane worse than the actual plane and jump as well, it feels like once I'm in the plane there is no turning back, helps me come down. (dont worry that will change, you will start looking forward to your jumps rather than be anxious) 2- I can relate to your feeling of peace after landing, you just went from survival mode to feeling safe, endorphins are peaking. 3- Arch, straighten your legs and relax before you pull.
  10. The high school student threw me off, now that he said he was older than most his fellow students it makes sense.
  11. AND resurrecting an 8 year old post....
  12. He is a High School student... unless he's 18 or over that doesn't apply.
  13. If you are still thinking of doing FJC and AFF level 1 only as you mentioned before, please listen to what everyone is saying and WAIT until you can afford it. I wanted to jump in my early 20s unfortunately I didn't have the finances for it at the time and that's without even knowing the full cost of everything. 10 years later (after finishing school, paying my shit off, buying a house etc) is when I had disposable income to do this sport, even then I'm tapping into my not so disposable income, especially when you get comfortable enough and go jump 2-3 times on weekends, nothing shittier than sitting out and all your friends are jumping. Your mom might support your skydiving but she will NOT like that you're doing it. Good luck from me as well!
  14. I don't have any complaints about the VISO II except that it is very weak in terms of construction of the unit, I had mine fall from a picnic table onto little rocks (like the peas we land on) and it cracked my screen. If the ARES is built better - which it seems to be - I would go with this on for longevity purposes. Otherwise I see the VISO numbers just fine and it does its job.
  15. Your membership # will remain the same but your licence # will change as you progress to diff ones