juggalo

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    raven 2
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  • Number of Jumps
    5612
  • Years in Sport
    35
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    Formation Skydiving
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    2500
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    CReW
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    500

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  1. juggalo

    Choose a method of skydiving training

    Overall a good article. One main point is the little chart showing cost training F/F S/L etc. Tandem is not free fall. It is drogue fall.
  2. juggalo

    Tandem Skydiving

    Good article overall. But some misconceptions about tandem skydiving. These are quotes from the article linked below. " There is also the special tandem canopy, which will be the parachute that is deployed during freefall, also known as the main" "During free fall, you can expect to reach speeds of up to 120mph (180km/h)." "http://www.dropzone.com/safety/Learn_to_Skydive/Training_Methods/Tandem_Skydiving_52.html" Tandems are not free fall jumps. The speeds listed are OK but they do not explain the use of the drogue to achieve them or why. We are selling tandems as freefall when that is not true.
  3. juggalo

    Back in the day

    Not bad! Not sure if they are the youngest My kids both have logbooks from them being tandem passengers while Mom was pregnant with them. waving off is to tell people to get out of my landing area
  4. juggalo

    Scotty Carbone

    I still can’t believe that he’s gone! So many memories and stories to share. My heart goes out to you Tami! Scotty jumped with us in Waynesville for a few years, great times! We had a bunch of us that pulled low all the time so he fit right in! Miss you brother!! RIP BSBD These t shirts were made after the 91 Richmond THE Boogie! waving off is to tell people to get out of my landing area
  5. juggalo

    "Parachutist" Whatzit #2

    With all the twists that appear to be in the control lines and that little bit of excess finger trap hanging out is plenty to catch a guide ring or a slider I've seen stranger things cause problems. Like a slightly long slider collapsing line cause cutaways.. Personally I think too many people do know or pay attention to their gear. waving off is to tell people to get out of my landing area
  6. juggalo

    "Parachutist" Whatzit #2

    Cutaway waiting to happen ;) waving off is to tell people to get out of my landing area
  7. Check with Jamie at Waynesville sky divers in Ohio We had that plane there back in the 80s for a while Sweet jump plane waving off is to tell people to get out of my landing area
  8. juggalo

    Bill Cole (chuteless)

    Wow sorry to hear the news. Met him back at the 2004 Richmond THE Boogie. He sold me one of his old conventional rigs. We put in the rotation with all of our other rounds. He was a great guy to talk and hang with. We have lost a great man and friend. BSBD RIP BILL waving off is to tell people to get out of my landing area
  9. juggalo

    Deaf - radio assistance

    Years ago early 80's we had some deaf jumpers and did really intense canopy training along with the colored paddles to guide them and they all landed fine. Also knew a dz that never used radios for students and only had 1 miss the lz over a 4-5 year period. Also our DZO rigged up a servo from a remote control plane that controlled a indicator that mounted like a chest altimeter. It would move left or right to signal a turn then go back to center to stop. When they got close to landing we used the paddles to signal the flare. Hope this helps! Good luck waving off is to tell people to get out of my landing area
  10. juggalo

    Stow your excess steering line!

    There was an issue with rubber bands that people were using on their hip rings that were causing a massive acceleration of wear to the harness. I wouldn't put rubber bands in a place that could cause unnoticed wear, especially on a harness/riser. Interesting, never heard of anything like this. Regular bands or some other kind? Tube stows or the black bands that were around? I've used regular bands for years on some rigs with no problems. thanks for the input brew waving off is to tell people to get out of my landing area
  11. juggalo

    Stow your excess steering line!

    Good Point Gary Why not just larks head a rubber band on the connector link/slink east and no damage to risers. brew waving off is to tell people to get out of my landing area
  12. juggalo

    Things to check in a DZ..

    You all are nit picking DZs here Some are shiney and bright some are not. doesn't have anything to do with safety and training. I've worked at both. even the shiny places have there problems with "16's" watching the news?? But always check a place out. Be smart and use common sense. it's always best when more that ONE option is available... ESPECIALLY in skydiving even if it's a 2 hour drive, it's sensible to "look around"... and if you're Not all that excited about what you see.... extend that driving timeframe. and though I came up, through Static line , and we had nothing BUT cessnas,,, those are tough planes (imo) for learning AFF... it's easier and better from a turbine, for a Few reasons... anyway....good luck jmy USPA # 9452 waving off is to tell people to get out of my landing area
  13. juggalo

    Stickers in the inside of airplanes?

    I agree the times they are achanging waving off is to tell people to get out of my landing area
  14. Lots of interesting and funny replies on this one. usually listen to pic unless ac is going down or pic is paniced then I would probably exit w/o his permission This is why I almost always spot. I am by the door and a JIB (jumper in back) should act as loadmaster in these situations. Info from PIC should go to them (LM) or be relayed back if it a larger AC. I've been in quite a few of these situations and have seen a lot of experienced jumpers try and do stupid things (go figure jumpers doing stupid things) unless someone tells them what to do. Every flight should have some kind of plan in place just for these type events and a JIB in charge. On a lighter note one of my favorite bail outs (had a few as well as an upside down casa at Richmond) was a beech with gear problem. PIC wasen't sure if it would go back down after it got stuck going up and we couldn't climb. Mike and I had a level I AFF (Cat A for newbies). Rule book said to strap them in and un-hook AOD (AAD now) We did and as everyone else was leaving I looked back at him and the look on his face said WTF leaving me here!! We knew he had a few S/L jumps a while back so we grabbed him told him exit- PULL!! So a quick up down arch out we go at 2800 or so by then. He pulls we all land fine plane lands ok and all is well. So sometime rules need to be broken. Oh BTW we passed him to Level II waving off is to tell people to get out of my landing area
  15. juggalo

    Blue Skies forever-Freddie Freefall

    hi sorry to hear about fred was this fred from ohio that had a dz in shawnee? brew waving off is to tell people to get out of my landing area