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Gear

  • Container Other
    Vortex
  • Main Canopy Size
    102
  • Main Canopy Other
    X Fire
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    126
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    Optimum
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

Jump Profile

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    AerialFX / Skydive Rustenburg / Skydive Qatar
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    507
  • Licensing Organization
    PASA
  • Number of Jumps
    10000
  • Years in Sport
    32
  • First Choice Discipline
    CReW
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1600
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    3000
  • Freefall Photographer
    No

Ratings and Rigging

  • Static Line
    Instructor
  • AFF
    Instructor
  • Tandem
    Instructor Examiner
  • Formation
    Coach
  • USPA Coach
    Yes
  • Pro Rating
    Yes
  • Wingsuit Instructor
    No
  1. The SA Nationals are happening now at Skydive Rustenburg www.skydiverustenburg.co.za Scores are available here http://www.nspace.co.za/intime/InTimeMeets.aspx?IT=1 --------------------------------- www.skydiverustenburg.co.za www.skydiveqatar.com
  2. There's a few reasons why we use a tandem to compliment whats possible with a helicopter - the first is that its extremely newsworthy. Anti-poaching skydiving dogs here in SA create many opportunities and publicity for funding. Just delivering them by helicopter not so much... - helicopters are noisy, expensive to operate and have a limited range and support in some of the areas so the idea is to use fixed wing aircraft which are available almost everywhere and at a much reduced rate. Ultimately the intention is to train specialised K9 handlers to skydive with their own dog and remove the tandem part - it does indeed keep the dogs (and us) happy as we get to skydive more & in interesting places and situations :) --------------------------------- www.skydiverustenburg.co.za www.skydiveqatar.com
  3. Swakopmund Desert Boogie in Namibia and if you're from Germany then you will feel at home :) https://www.facebook.com/graham.field.79/media_set?set=a.10153039614680815.1073741893.602830814&type=3 https://www.facebook.com/graham.field.79/media_set?set=a.10152159027625815.1073741868.602830814&type=3 --------------------------------- www.skydiverustenburg.co.za www.skydiveqatar.com
  4. Yes it was for marketing purposes before ChuteShop became Parachute Systems so that the canopy could be identified once open - the old ZPs had an equal sided triangle , the Bladerunner had a long narrow triangle and the early Hurricanes had 2 small triangles. When ChuteShop became Parachute Systems the shapes were done away with --------------------------------- www.skydiverustenburg.co.za www.skydiveqatar.com
  5. Thank you - I guess we doing it right then ;) Most of mine below Aero Comp - CompAir 7 SLX Aeronca - 15AC Sedan Aeroprakt - A22 Foxbat Aeros - Aeros 2 Aerospatiale - Alouette II / Alouette III / Dauphin / Gazelle / Puma / AS350 B2 Squirrel Airplane Factory - Sling 2 American Champion - 8KCAB Super Decathlon Augusta / Bell - 204 Huey / 206 Jetranger / 206L Longranger / 222 / 407 Augusta Westland - 109 Auto-Gyro - MT Sport AMD - CH640 Zodiac Antonov - AN2 / AN12 / AN26 / AN32 Atlas - Angel / Kudu / Oryx Aviate - Raptor Beechcraft - Bonanza / Baron / Beech 18 Boeing - Stearman / CH-47 Chinook Britten Norman - Islander CASA - 212 / 235 Cessna - 150 /152 Aerobat / 170 /172 Skyhawk / 172 Diesel / 172 RG / 177 Cardinal / 180 / 182 Skylane / 182 Diesel / 185 / 205 / 206 U&T / 207 / 208 Caravan / 208 Grand Caravan / 210 / 401 / 402 / 406 Caravan II Rheims De Havilland - Twin Otter / Beaver (Floats) / Tiger Moth Dornier - Do27 / Do28 / Do228 Douglas - DC3 (C47) Dakota / DC3 Turbine (Turbo Dak) ELA Aviation - ELA Gyrocopter Eurocopter - EC130 Eurofox Aviation - Eurofox Fieseler - Storch Replica Fresh Breeze - Xcitor (PPG) GAF - N24 Nomad GippsAero - GA8 Airvan Grumman - G164 AgCat Harbin - Y12 Jabiru - J430 Jora - Jora Ultralight Kitplanes - Bushbaby/ Explorer / Explorer Radial / Safari LET - 410 / L-23 Super Blanik (Glider) Lockheed - C130 Hercules / C130 L 100 30 (Stretch Herc) Magni - M22 Voyager (Gyro) MBB - BO105 / BK117 McDonnell Douglas - Hughes 500 Micro Aviation - B22 Bantam Mil - MI 8 North American - T6 Harvard P&M Aviation - QuikR / GT450 Pacific Aerospace - PAC 750XLS Partenavia - P64 Piaggio - P166 Albatross Pilatus - PC6 Porter Piper - Pacer / Tri Pacer /J3 Cub / Super Cub / 140 / 160 / 180 / 235 / PA 31 Navajo / PA 31-350 Chieftan / PA 32 Cherokee 6 Pipistral - Sinus Pitts - S2B PZL - 104 Wilga Rainbow - Cobra / Scout / Safari Robinson - R22 / R44 Short - SC7 Skyvan Sia Marchetti - S208 Skyreach - Cheetah XLS / Bushcat Skystar - Kitfox Steen - Skybolt Solo Wings - Aquila / Windlass Technam - P92 Thunderbird - Thunderbird Ultralight Yakolev -18T / 52 Hot Air Balloons (11) --------------------------------- www.skydiverustenburg.co.za www.skydiveqatar.com
  6. I dont know how he did it but I just sat on the wing till jump time and then left but hey this is Africa... ;) BTW it was a test run for a stunt on Fear Factor here in SA --------------------------------- www.skydiverustenburg.co.za www.skydiveqatar.com
  7. If you want to do AFF in Jhb then we can help you at Skydive Rustenburg see www.skydiverustenburg.co.za for details or if on Facebook join group SkyDiversity . Remember in SA you cant jump around from 1 DZ to another till you have your A Licence with 25 freefalls Cheers Graham CI Skydive Rustenburg --------------------------------- www.skydiverustenburg.co.za www.skydiveqatar.com
  8. Awesome - now do it from the front ;) --------------------------------- www.skydiverustenburg.co.za www.skydiveqatar.com
  9. I have 5 YAK jumps - 3 flat and 2 inverted, both inverted were from a barrell roll and not a loop. I found it really easy to get out onto the wing from the rear seat for the flat exits although you obviously need to have the pilot slow the plane down quite a bit and raise the elevator (put the nose down). From standing / crouching on the wing just roll over the flap area towards the back corner of the wing and dont jump up as its not so far to the rear elevator - if you do f*ck it up from this position you will hit your foot and not your head with this exit... Watch out for your pins and handles on climbout and check the length of your closure loop. There is plenty of place to stand on the wing and lots of handholds on the front and rear canopies - the rear steering column presses against your gut on takeoff when in the rear with your rig on so if you 'large' you may not fit - I think the rear control can be removed ? I have tons of experience on all sorts of inverted exits from Pitts and others so the barrell roll exit where you must leave at the right time is a piece of cake. However I would not allow you to come anywhere near strange exits / inverted etc on any of my demos till you had way more experience and showed me that you were OK with doing some basic aeros and seeing the picture from inside the aircraft without jumping. However whatever, have fun and try not to kill yourself or anyone else and whatever happens make sure you get it on film... ;) --------------------------------- www.skydiverustenburg.co.za www.skydiveqatar.com
  10. A, I think I saw that pic on the wall @ Icarus IIRC - will look when there again --------------------------------- www.skydiverustenburg.co.za www.skydiveqatar.com
  11. LOL funny - if it wasn't so true... --------------------------------- www.skydiverustenburg.co.za www.skydiveqatar.com
  12. Also without too much time looking @ Logbooks I have about 1500 demos since early 1990's and average @ least 1/2 of those @ new places each year - real dropzones around 50 in 15 countries on 5 continents. Bandid jumps - well that could get me in trouble... ;) so I would guess getting up to the 1000 or so The planet is your dropzone LOL --------------------------------- www.skydiverustenburg.co.za www.skydiveqatar.com
  13. Tswaing Meteorite Crater demo - 5 March 2011 www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuiznYdozt0 --------------------------------- www.skydiverustenburg.co.za www.skydiveqatar.com
  14. or for the busy who would rather be skydiving than packing --------------------------------- www.skydiverustenburg.co.za www.skydiveqatar.com
  15. Big SA Flag demo Oct 2010 - Newcastle World Summit SA --------------------------------- www.skydiverustenburg.co.za www.skydiveqatar.com