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  • License Number
    12544
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    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    5700
  • Tunnel Hours
    46
  • Years in Sport
    31
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    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1200
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    BASE Jumping
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  1. You also should consider what will happen if riding your reserve in high wind conditions. That 330 isn't going to be there four you anymore....
  2. Using the Session 5, and I have the 2 session tower if the DZ doesn't have an app for creating photos. And the single session for places that do. Really is nice to fly with the single session as it is a zero snag item...
  3. Spent a small fortune for 2 Session 5's and the Vertical Stacking arrangement at Chutingstar.com Really nice snag free arrangement. Have the video on top and stills on the bottom. Have to hold the bottom button for 4 seconds to get it to do stills.... Sessions 5's are really sharp pictures.
  4. When a student decides to hang on longer than is reasonable I would pull the nose up, and so far, everyone has left the strut... Makes an interesting sound when the fingertips "strum" the strut on departure.
  5. 53 and there is no stopping me... Over 30 years in the sport and happy to make tandems all day! The one significant change over the years is my lack of interest in jumping when conditions are marginal. I only like to fly on days when the winds can't slap your ass to the ground.
  6. See attachment... I have the passengers forearms under the knees. Help them get them up if needed.
  7. I've been having passengers put there forearms under the knee. There is way more leverage and it is easier for them to hold. Get the knees up, forearms in and make fists. If they cant get them up I give a boost with my feet under theirs or reach down and pull them up. Everyone has been able to get the legs up, feet together and have feet level with their bottom......
  8. Your funny! And missed the point! I beg to differ... I've yet to pound in on a turning approach to landing. 90, 180.... But the brake and surge approach has put me on the ground way harder than I could ever screw up a turn to final. When you slow the parachute down and then dive it--your taking away flare energy and if your timing is off you'll be hitting the ground hard with no way to fix it. Certainly when the winds are bumpy. If you initiate a canopy flight cycle by any means (surge or turn recovery) you can end up with reduced flare power if you time it wrong. I think your argument is a case of "I can't do it, therefore it can't be done". [Bolded for your convenience]
  9. I beg to differ... I've yet to pound in on a turning approach to landing. 90, 180.... But the brake and surge approach has put me on the ground way harder than I could ever screw up a turn to final. When you slow the parachute down and then dive it--your taking away flare energy and if your timing is off you'll be hitting the ground hard with no way to fix it. Certainly when the winds are bumpy. Flying the canopy at full flight and making a turn to final gives you more speed/energy to work with for a much softer arrival. Also you have more options, stop the turn sooner or continue a bit longer to get the best possible flare. For me this beats the stall surge method. FWIW I could care less about standing every landing up. If its there great, if it isn't great. Some landing areas make it easy to ski on in and stand up. Others not so forgiving... Safe landings.....
  10. Skydive City in Zepherhills, FL
  11. Or just fly over the base at 3k and dump out whatever you have... 1.1 jumpers/year of operation landed inside the fence-last 2 right near the main gate in the recreation area. None inside P-50. If the rental police are overwhelmed by the obvious arrival of wayward parachutes we should be worried about base security... A few high ranking folks made money when that base was put in St. Marys and no doubt there will be more cleaning up on the debacle that is the airport and its board members.
  12. It's been awake since the Sub base was created. Just bounced around over the years... Now it's front and center again. I can see the security risk--a business jet departing runway 4 having an issue and crashing into the supermax bunker complex... Would be a mess. Skydiver on the soccer field. No so much.... Move the airport. Great!!
  13. [/url]http://www.faa.gov/airports/resources/publications/orders/compliance_5190_6/media/5190_6b_chap14.pdf[/url] Good reading if you want to see the "rules...." St. Mary's is a "sleepy" airport without the skydiving aircraft operations it may see a few transient flights per day and a couple of rag wing flights doing touch and goes... I can count on one had the # of business jets that have landed this year. The city has zero basis to completely exclude Skydiving under FAA rules. It's clear. So when the AAB decides to promote their agenda by fabricating issues, creating problems, attempting to overcharge for permits, and just plain lying. It tends to piss people off. AAB has truly bullied TJP with out cause. They started out by walking in the door and sucker punching us! Some of you may thing our civil disobedience will hurt the sport. I suspect that the more press this gets the more likely the FAA will act as it should and follow the rules in chapter 14. Tell the AAB that what they have done will cost them the federal funding and St. Mary's will be repaying that cash.
  14. Time will tell if this have been detrimental to Airport Access. Sure there are plenty of ways to spend lots of money to end up still ousted from your DZ. TJP has worked with the FAA, USPA, $400/hr recommended by the USPA attorney and others. Last legal advise was to continue business as usual.