akarunway

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  1. Stow the damn slider. Had to turn off my speakers LOL
  2. akarunway

    Red Bull Down Town L.A.

    Saw that this AM. Pretty cool. People freakin. Like Superman. "It's a bird, it's a plane. Or a meteor. Rock on Red Bull. Wish they would lower their prices tho. Killin me.
  3. akarunway

    Alan Homstead

    Bet he knew my dad. Same plane and amt. of sorties. Flew the "Run for the Roses" a pretty much suicide mission to bomb Hanoi. I'd ask him but he's gone also. I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
  4. I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
  5. Exactly. That would be more of a poised exit. You said Mr. 15K jumps didn't explain why. That makes me think he doesn't have a good reason. All the advice I dispense comes with the reasons why it's "good advice". he said because it was faster to get down to the formation. It seems to me that there might be some truth in this with respect to reaching terminal velocity faster. If you exit in the direction of flight in a head-low attitude, your body effectively becomes a wing at a negative AoA, meaning that the relative wind will be pushing you down. This is particularly noticeable in wingsuiting. With FS, this effect won't last very long as you lose forward speed, but you should still reach terminal velocity a bit faster than if you exit head-low toward the back of the airplane, where you'd experience the opposite effect. Of course, for you to benefit from this, you'd actually have to maintain your heading for a few seconds instead of flying back to your formation, so I'm not sure of an actual net benefit.Did a couple tandem chases. Exactly. Nailed em both I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
  6. mAN UP. bALLS IN HAND I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
  7. akarunway

    I feel a bit lost...

    I read Pat Works stuff online and started to teach myself to sitfly at 20 jumps. Decent by about 70 jumps. I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
  8. akarunway

    Any advice regarding getting current?

    Less you go to Perris. I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
  9. akarunway

    Getting over the fear?

    bowling or golf I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
  10. akarunway

    Do Canopies Naturally Turn Upwind?

    Ask Bill I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
  11. akarunway

    When you miss your boarding call

    read Kallends link on the new plane. I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
  12. akarunway

    New jump plane in our future?

    Short Final My friend was flying his Mooney 201 around the world. Needless to say, it was way over gross weight, flying with ferry tanks under a ferry permit. On departure from an Australian airport on a hot morning, he was only able to manage about a 200 FPM climb to his initial altitude of 5,000 feet. Controller: “Do you want to continue your climb, or would you like to stop there and rest for a while?" Lars Perkins Liked that one the best I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
  13. Define real jump please. A head down clocked at 225 mph maybe. I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
  14. GFL I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
  15. Should contact Kim's lawyers for Quiet Skies. See how that works out for em. And I think vacuum cleaners should be outlawed. I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.