ltdiver

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    Freefall Photography
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    Formation Skydiving
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  1. ltdiver

    Linda Hardesty - hottamaly

    Wouldn't miss it for the world. Linda was such a sweet soul, always ready to help, with a smile and kind word. Even though it's been years since we connected, I will miss her. Fly Free, dear Linda. May you fly with the dragons . . .
  2. ltdiver

    Pat Works

    Too many memories, but I'll account a few here. I read Pat Work's on-line persona when we were back at rec.skydiving and was immediately intrigued by his creativity and out-look on life. Which lead to speaking with him about what his writing -really- meant. Little did I know that I would be privileged to interview him, years later, for his 30th anniversary on the creation of the GodFrog Award! Thank you John Kallend for furthering this with a write up and web page! Then there was the time that I got a frantic call from the Perris School that Pat was needing me ASAP in the Perris bunkhouse. He was very ill. That lead to a 911 phone call and life flight to a trauma center. Pat had a rough landing at the beginning of the weekend, but shrugged it off and kept jumping. Seems that his brain developed a very small bleed, which progressed over the weekend, until Sunday he developed signs of an intercranial hemorrhage! Surgery and Physical Therapy and Pat was 'good as new'. I always wondered how his therapists took his quirky personality . . . did they know that his mentality was pre-existing? Or did they believe that his head trauma caused the 'disorder'? I'll always remember the skydive that he humbly asked if he could join and lurk. He freeflied around us, just a beautiful as could be. I always admired his skill (seen from video and writing). Now I was able to see it in person. I'll miss you Pat! So incredibly glad I that I got to see you one last time at the Perris 40th reunion. You were (are) one in a million! Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon
  3. ltdiver

    DB Cooper Case Closed

    Hahahahaha! ;) Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon
  4. ltdiver

    Pink Skies

    "Pink Skies" is also available on DVD from Amazon.com, and the winner of several awards this year. A work of love from our own Gulcin Gilbert. http://www.pinkskiesthemovie.com/ Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon
  5. ltdiver

    The Bigway Perris Wheel built today!

    First jump on Saturday. 151-way. Sequential practice on the jumps after that. Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon
  6. ltdiver

    The Bigway Perris Wheel built today!

    A well written article from the Press Enterprise: http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/perris/perris-headlines-index/20120519-perris-skydivers-jumping-for-joy.ece Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon
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    The Bigway Perris Wheel built today!

    Awesome sight in the air on their first jump today! http://www.skydivingphotography.com/events/p3springfling-051612 Good job, boys and girls!! Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon
  8. What do you want to bet this in response to the gap between the requirements for a Coach rating and the reccomendation for camera flying? If you can be a coach with 100 jumps, but are not supposed to jump a camera until you have 200, there are a bunch of coaches out there who aren't able to video the jumps they do. Many DZs like to offer POV video on coach dives, and the GoPros have made it fairly inexpensive, but then you have the problem of coaches who lack the experience to meet the USPA reccomendation. If I am correct, the worst part about it is that DZOs are lobbying to have the reccomedation reduced for the purpose of putting jumpers with less than 200 jumps in the sly with unlicensed jumpers while wearing a camera. As if the idea that a jumper with 100 jumps should be coaching anyone isn't bad enough, now they want them to fly video too. What would your answer to the problem be, Dave? I know I'm not Dave, however how about hiring a *real* cameraflyer to do outside video. Much better view as well . . . Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon
  9. ltdiver

    silvana wa crash august 21 1983

    http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/Response.aspx?queryId=bffc34da-7a3f-4240-a9ea-4d271282526d Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon
  10. When starting to skydive I had a built in slow turn on exits (Cessna 182). I tried to analyze what caused it and came up with an elaborate explanation. When I presented this to my instructor he just looked at me, shook his head, and said "You think too much. Just relax!". Years later I got to jump out of that same plane (after becoming an Otter snob) and found he was completely right! That, and looking up at the wing which had a really nice smiley face on the underside.
  11. Yep, same here. --Ram trucks ads -- MINI Cooper ads Safari 5.1. Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon
  12. Nope. Still watching the live feed, where they have CF rolling right now. Omniskore hasn't posted anything yet either. Still waiting. Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon
  13. Open Gold: Airspeed (24.30) Silver: Knights (21.80) Bronze: Fury (21.60) Advanced Gold: Spaceland Lite (13.10) Silver: Start 4 with a 14 on Round 11 (13.09) Bronze: Fallout with a 12 on Round 11 (12.91) Intermediate Scores still pending (per Ominiskore. There's a 3-way tie going into Round 10) edit: The fight for Gold is being pushed to Round 11 with a tied T-minus:01 and Dallas Khaos XP, who both have a score of 120! Congratulations to Dallas Pulse for earning the Bronze with a 119! Stay tuned! Gold: T-minus:01 with a 24 on Round 11 (13.09) Silver: Dallas Khaos XP with a 23 on Round 11 (13.00) Bronze: Dallas Pulse (11.90) Excellent work, everyone! Love nail biters with extra rounds being fought! Now go have a nice cold one! (unless you're prepping for 8-way now! ) Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon
  14. Am I a nerd or what? I have the day off today, so sitting here in front of the computer refreshing all pages that have anything to do with today's competition. 5 different pages open and running. Thanks Tim and Jan! Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon
  15. Nobody does it like Eloy! Have fun there Remi! Say 'hi' to your HOT wife!