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  1. San Diego. We’ve got a protected open space mountain directly behind us and this guy has been coming and going for the last 6 months or so. I figured I’d move a couple of my cameras to try and catch some shots of him. The video is attached. BE28C057-3B27-4063-A9AD-7681194830AC.mp4
  2. Bobcat! He’s a big fella.
  3. Money Weather Money again.
  4. What happened to skydivers having a thick skin? What's hilarious about this thread is that ZoeJD instantly got all bent out of shape with the first line of SB's reply (despite it seeming completely fair to me), but missed the unbelievably good advice contained after. Using skydiving as a tool to help get out of depression is fantastic, but the reality is that you can't do it forever, or even all the time you might want to. Having a backup plan to ensure you don't crash hard if you have to stop and are susceptible to depression is critically important.
  5. There have been crossbraced speedwings - The BioAir Ski'M and the GLX, to name but 2.
  6. yoink

    Skydive or BASE jump?

    I don't think there's any such thing as 'Heli-base'. If there was I'd associate it with 'Heli-ski' where a helicopter drops you off at the exit point. BASE jumping is defined by the object exited from (i.e. a fixed object), not the gear you're using or the height you open at. It wasn't long ago that people were jumping off cliffs and using skydiving gear. That doesn't make them 'skydives'. They were BASE jumps. If you'd posted the video on here saying 'look what I got up to!' you'd be getting everyone saying it was a cool jump, but by even trying to raise the question that you were BASE jumping to make it even cooler(!) it just cheapens the whole thing. I think that's why you're getting the push-back.
  7. yoink

    Skydive or BASE jump?

    It's a skydive. Of course it is. You jumped out of a helicopter... I've jumped out of a number of helicoptors and none of those were BASE jumps either. I don't understand how this is even a question? No matter how much you want to call it a BASE jump it isn't one. If any BASE jumpers were saying it is then they were humoring you because you were probably being weird and insistent about it.
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    Boeing 737 MAX problems

    You've got to wonder how the hell a plane that was out of control due to a systems malfunction and required intervention by a passenger can be flying again the next day with a full load of passengers. "The FAA last week said it planned to mandate changes in the system to make it less likely to activate when there is no emergency. The agency and Boeing said they are also going to require additional training and references to it in flight manuals." Awesome. Another cludge.
  9. What are the user numbers looking like on the back end? Maybe it's just me, but it looks like a whole bunch of people who I've not seen around here in ages have been posting more after the update.
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    Boeing 737 MAX problems

    I'm actually surprised that the FAA haven't jumped on this and it's really suspicious to me. Pretty much all other major aviation authorities have either grounded the 737 MAX or banned it from their airspace... Every single EU member state, India, China, Canada, Iraq - the list goes on and on. Look at the attached image: This morning there were only 33 737 MAX's flying and none of them were going to destinations outside the US.
  11. I’ve never understood the point of posts like these, on any forum. Its a free world. Nobody is making you post here so if you don’t like it anymore just move on. Why make a ‘thing’ about it??
  12. I disagree with the ability to have inline GIFs - at least in any forum except The Bonfire. They make for lazy forum posts.
  13. Having a ‘hover over to access’ functionality on a site that has been designed with mobile users in mind is a bit of a mistake. How do you hover when using a touchscreen?
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    Spiraling In The Holding Area

    Name one person who was killed because they did a high hook and their canopy collapsed specifically because of it. Provide me the URL to the USPA fatality report. I'm guessing ChrisD is rambling about toggle-whipping, as no other type of high-speed approach would leave a canopy under-pressurized after the turn or would be done at those altitudes. As usual he's best ignored. Regardless, there HAVE been a number of fatalities from canopies collapsing at various altitudes during a high speed landing, so he's right about that. Star Ruiz Bardavio in 2015 jumps to mind as one.
  15. yoink

    Merry Christmas everyone

    Likewise! Hope everyone has a cracking Christmas and gets a little relaxation time!