mountainman

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  1. Sangiro: I'm pretty sure mine was through Enclave as it didn't have the form info from Dropzone.com. Too bad he's using a Yahoo! account. I may email [email protected] with this guy's info. http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  2. Thanks, all! Just tryin to look out for a class act bunch of folks. :) http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  3. As you know, I've been selling my gear on the Classified Ads here and also have them listed on Enclave. I believe this one came from Enclave because it didn't come through the DZ.com email form. Anyway, I've been emailing this guy since Friday or so and today he sends me this: This came from a guy calling himself Lloyd Fisher and has this email address: [email protected] Now, I've heard of a lot of scams and this would be one of them. However, I've never heard of one coming through skydiving equipment. I just want those out there to watch out for this. Who knows, maybe he is buying some "heavy automobiles"...but I doubt it. Does anyone know this guy? Is he legit? I'm guessing he's not. So my question is this...is there anyone I should send all of this information to?? Sellers Beware!! http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  4. Excuse me, Bart! Could you give me back my underwear? http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  5. Yeah... I'm not arguing about which is more expensive. However, $20 only REALLY buys you about a minute of freefall and about 3 minutes under canopy as opposed to 20 minutes of Hobbs time in a 152, so if you really want to split hairs... :) I just can't afford to do both at the same time and do all the other things I want to do. Buying a 1/2 share in an airplane takes a good portion of funds. Heh heh. http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  6. It's very nice. I've been using it for 24 hours for all my stuff and it's GREAT!! Once I sell both my rigs, I'll be sending some Bail Money to Sangiro for thanks. It's a great resource. I just saved probably $20 already by not using eBay. Sangiro: did you get my message about editing your current ad? If you have a pic and edit, unless you choose it again, you lose it. Thanks again! http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  7. I left for my checkride last November with 40.1 hours TT. I spent a grand total of $3300 using a C-152 @ $61/hr wet. I didn't buy the fancy DVDs or anything. Just read the book if you need, use Sporty's website for the written practice (I scored a 95% using only that site for a week) and save some bucks. (Granted, I paid $61/hr wet and only $18/hr for the CFI. That saved a lot.) Best of luck! http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  8. Thanks for the well wishes. Yeah, I guess between the two I can use flying in my business as well as personal use. Lots of friends can enjoy it too. That, and it is 10 minutes from my house as opposed to 2 hours. What does your bro do now? Reason I ask...there is a guy at the local airport that flys a 310 for a local business man. He resembles you quite a bit. Later! http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  9. Hey guys...thanks for all the well wishes again. Yeah, I remember doing all those AV's for awhile and such. I sure wish I lived closer to the DZ. I know I'd continue jumping. Ah well... the world is my oyster. As far as the money on account, two years ago my wife and I paid for 100 jumps up front @ $18 a piece. However, we only used about 5-10 of them so far. Good planing, eh? We'll see what happens with it. http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  10. I'm not sure if I can transfer the money or anything. I know that it is non-refundable. I may check. They are always fair, but in the skydiving industry, I understand that all income needs to be accounted for. It would be very hard for a DZO to return it...especially since it has been awhile. We'll find out what they say. :) Thanks for all the well wishes. You're right...it doesn't have to be "Bye" forever, but there are a LOT of hobbies I still want to do (SCUBA, mtn bike, ski, etc etc etc) and I don't have the time or funds to do them all. We'll see!! Later. :) EDIT: I have sent an email. The grand total looks to be $1750. Ouch. http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  11. Well, after our first jump almost 5 years ago at SGC and then the past 4 years spent at Skydive Wayne County, my wife and I are calling it quits. I have logged a whole 89 jumps in almost 4 years and she has only logged 67. We just live too far away to make it a regular thing and with a new baby and a more expensive hobby taking up my funds (flying), we are closing this chapter in our book. I just wanted to say HI and BYE to all the folks here that I've met and that have helped me out. I haven't been around much lately, but that's only because I haven't jumped much either. I jumped once yesterday after a year without a jump. The thrill just wasn't there anymore. Yes, it was fun to fly through the sky WITHOUT a plane and the canopy ride was awesome, but the thrill that makes the risk worth it is gone. Thanks to Sangiro for this site where I've learned a TON, thanks to the folks at Richmond and SGC and to all the folks here who I know and have met here and in Chicagoland. I'll continue to take friends and family down to Richmond for tandems. I have a few friends who want to go and it'll be fun to be there with them. The only bad part is that we're going to loose over $1500 on our account there. Suck! Blue skies, all!! P.S. Once I sell all our gear on the Classifieds, where is the link to send Sangiro some bail money? I owe him after 5 years. http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  12. Sounds like a great time, Yoshi! I earned my ASEL this past November and hope to get done with my Insruments this year. I've been contemplating applying to all the local ANG squadrons around here. The helo is something I'd love to do someday. I've been up a couple times in one, but have never manipulated the controls. Stay safe! http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  13. Feel free to delete my potato chipping video. I'm sure someone would rather see a hot flygirl instead. ;) http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  14. It only gets worse. Go here http://www.half.com http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  15. Was this the guy that was spotted via airplane? I'm sure if he kept going they'd keep up with him and track him down eventually. That would have landed him in a WORLD of shit. http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  16. If you have the money to spare, here is the best place to start IMHO: http://www.incredible-adventures.com/ For a more affordable "combat" experience that won't break the bank, check this out: http://aircombatusa.com/ Those are the best ones I've found. If you do them, be sure to post about it! I'd love to do either or both. They look like a TON of fun! :) http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  17. Tried eBay? They have a lot. http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  18. Keystone is a good place to go! I really like Winter Park out of all the places I've been. TONS of runs and they are really long. Have a good time, Cat and stay safe. http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  19. Just be careful he doesn't come back on YOU for giving him bad advise. Should have just told him he's an idiot and then dropped it. http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  20. Link about half way down: http://tesol.net/scripts/AutoCGIMail/ http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  21. Hi Pilotmonkey! Thanks for the info. I'll certainly look into getting those mods for the headsets. I know someone else mentioned those cotton covers. The gel pads come with, so I'll be putting those on straight away. I did adjust the Softcomm headsets at the FBO so they fit me real well. No one else figured out how to do it apparently since they always fit me great. LOL I look forward to getting them. Also, thanks for the congrats on the PP. I didn't do my training in a short amount of time (a little more than 7 months), but I feel that I was very efficient. I never had to repeat stuff or keep going over certain aspects of my training. My CFI was pretty confident in me. The day before my checkride I only had 39.0 TT. I got one last lesson in and showed up to the DE with 40.4 TT. Close! Have a good one... BW http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  22. I've got 2 sets of the H10-13.4's on the way. I'm hoping to have them today as I'm taking my wife up for the first time today. :) http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  23. Hi Dave, I have been pretty lucky in the past couple weeks. Today I had lunch with that guy who owns the Cheetah with the 160HP conversion plane. He wants me to get some time in his plane so I can fly it. He has a Garmin 430 in it. Another guy I know at my airport (AOH) has a Traveler. Another guy at my airport has a Tiger and is willing to take me up in it. Those planes seem very cool with their slick exterior and powerful engines (180HP) for such a small plane. I can't wait!!! :) http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  24. Saw a bunch of people I went to school with this past Friday at a local bar. We just started chatting like it was yesterday. It was in 1998 that I graduated, so it had been awhile. http://www.brandonandlaura.com
  25. As I stated in my post, I stayed with friends and she happened to live there. I just took the bus to the train into Copenhagen everyday. It beat paying for my own hotel and food. http://www.brandonandlaura.com