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  1. skymama

    Blue skies Marianne (blueskyserenity)

    I cannot even handle this news today. One of our old school dz.commers who was such a shining and bright light in our community. It was always so great to see her at the Fitz boogie every year. She was such a sweet woman, and so, so smart. Her death is so not fair.
  2. skymama

    California in August

    At any Florida dropzone, August is a pretty miserable month to jump in, not gonna lie. You'll have a dry heat in CA, but a humid, wet heat in FL. If you like to sweat the toxins out of your body, Florida in August is the place for you! There will most likely be afternoon thunderstorms every day. They do tend to pass quickly, so that's a plus. Locals at FL dropzones tend to get on the first loads of the day, and stop jumping in the early afternoon and head indoors or go do water sports. So, if you're into the beach, kayaking, paddleboarding, etc., Sebastian could work for you if you plan your day accordingly.
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    Skydiving is NOT like riding a bike

    Welcome back! I bet you'll have better skills in no time, especially with the tunnel training.
  4. Everyone is going to be so sad to not see that camper in the first slot this year.
  5. Don't we have to go through this every year? Rick, if you don't come, you're going to break Bradley's heart. He loves hanging at the Muff Trailer and eating your pretzels!
  6. skymama

    Lower Florida DZs?

    South Florida is super hot and muggy for most of the year. The rest of FL is just hot and muggy. You can jump all year long, the hurricanes aren't that bad. We went about ten years in between really bad hurricanes. The summers are pretty dreadful when you have all of your gear on, not gonna lie. Most people tend to get up early to get a few jumps in, and then stop in the afternoon to go do water sports or to just go inside. You'll get afternoon storms on most summer days, but sometimes they only last for about 20 minutes before they pass. As others have said, you'll get more bang for your buck if you stay in Central FL because there are so many dropzones within a few hours drive. Check out the area that I-4 goes across the state, and focus on the towns that fan out from there. The east coast is more old school, the west coast a little more upper crust. Tourists are everywhere, just like the mosquitoes and roaches.
  7. skymama

    New jumper in OR

    Welcome to the forums!
  8. Welcome to the forums!
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    Newbie Intro

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    Newbie in SC

    Welcome to the forums!
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    New Tunnel flyer in Connecticut

    Welcome to the forums!
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    Returning skydiver.

    Welcome to the forums!
  13. skymama

    Hi Everyone

    Welcome to the forums!