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  1. skymama

    Jack Ceman (jceman)

    Oh no! This makes me very, very sad. I just saw him post to FB on July 14th that he was celebrating ten years since his bypass, and he felt great. You know how there are people who genuinely smile and seem happy to see you? That was Jack. He always had a corny joke and a smile on his face. I have so much love for him and Lynn, the love of his life. (Photo from a picture his granddaughter posted on FB.)
  2. You both are right, there is a grey area to some of the advertising rules. We've had situations come up like this in the past. If it was posted monthly frequently, it would certainly cross the line. But, since it is a just a weekend event and it involves helping people be safer, I will let it stay. Thanks for the help!
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    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.
  4. 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.
  5. skymama

    this DZ closed in 2017

    Yes, please give us a name! She is Da Man, and you better not mess with Da Man, because she will lay some keepdown on you faster than, well, really fast. ~Billvon
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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. She is Da Man, and you better not mess with Da Man, because she will lay some keepdown on you faster than, well, really fast. ~Billvon
  7. Everyone is going to be so sad to not see that camper in the first slot this year. She is Da Man, and you better not mess with Da Man, because she will lay some keepdown on you faster than, well, really fast. ~Billvon
  8. 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! She is Da Man, and you better not mess with Da Man, because she will lay some keepdown on you faster than, well, really fast. ~Billvon
  9. 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. She is Da Man, and you better not mess with Da Man, because she will lay some keepdown on you faster than, well, really fast. ~Billvon
  10. Who did that to you? That's rude! She is Da Man, and you better not mess with Da Man, because she will lay some keepdown on you faster than, well, really fast. ~Billvon
  11. skymama

    Tunnel Time vs. Buying a rig (New skydiver)

    Buy a rig. There's so much more to the sport than the freefall. IMO, learning to fly your canopy is most important for you right now. If you're spending money at the tunnel and on rental fees, you're taking money away from being able to jump and learning to fly. In addition, just spending time hanging out at the dz will allow you to make better friendships, find people to jump with and you'll be able to absorb information from your elders in the sport. She is Da Man, and you better not mess with Da Man, because she will lay some keepdown on you faster than, well, really fast. ~Billvon
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    Returning to the sky

    Welcome back to the sky, Chuck! She is Da Man, and you better not mess with Da Man, because she will lay some keepdown on you faster than, well, really fast. ~Billvon
  13. Welcome to the forums!
  14. skymama

    Hal Spence

    If you had ever met Hal, you met a friend. He had an easy smile, laid-back personality, treated everyone with respect and wore the rattiest hat you've ever seen! He was one of the good guys, and will be sorely missed by all. Hal fought an exceptional fight after experiencing injuries from a hard landing while jumping in Eloy a few weeks ago, but has passed on. There will be a celebration of life in DeLand on July 1, at 4:00 pm. You can read more on the FB memorial page that was created. Hal. BSBD, Hal. She is Da Man, and you better not mess with Da Man, because she will lay some keepdown on you faster than, well, really fast. ~Billvon