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  1. The Collings foundation B-17 , the nine 0 nine just went down at Bradley Int. In Connecticut. So glad I took advantage of the chance to jump from her.
  2. skydave114


    If you like long wait times and lots of rules, then this is the place for you. I recently moved close to jumptown, and thought living close to the DZ would be a nice perk. So far I’ve been there 7 times, and done 2 jumps, both solo, and both after 2+ hours waiting. Today was a beautiful summer day, I spent about an hour at the DZ but didn’t spend any $$. There was a solo slot available if I wanted to wait another 90 minutes or so. Tomorrow I’m going to drive right by, and keep driving another hour and a half to a more fun DZ. They do have a nice hanger though.
  3. If you are thinking of going to BD, please think again. I've been many times, always had fun, but I trust Jason Bell, and I've had enough of the WV State Police bullies. BOYCOTT BD 2015, maybee next year they will be more inviting.
  4. fly butt down (de-arch) with feet close together, until you are stable with good directional control. Then slowly flatten out and open your leg wing. I find that when inverted, my r-bird leg wing overpowers the arms.
  5. I suggest the local jumpers save your reciepts for every penny you spend when you jump somewhere else. Send copies to the town counsel. Money talks.
  6. Ya know, if you learn to fly first, you'll get much better footage. I really don't get why you kids bother with those things. YOUR VIDEO SUCKS
  7. 1st Q... it looked like fun 2nd Q... it was, and still is.
  8. Global warming hasn't hit around here yet. Better off bringing your snowboard!
  9. Don't rule out SDNE just because you'll miss the boogie. Especially if you like bonfires. Also, it's close to the coast, well worth a visit before you head west.
  10. there was one that opened in a decending a/c, killing all aboard. IIRC, it was a porter in south america.
  11. I had a Raven 1 main years ago. I put ~400 jumps on it, including a few at bridge day. Ended up selling it to a base jumper. I currently have a micro raven reserve. If you're looking for a second hand rig, the right size is more important than the "right" brand.
  12. SDNE-Lebanon, Me Jumptown-Orange Mass PSC-Pepperell, Ma. All good choices, all fly a Twin Otter. All allow on site camping. Pepperell is closest, Private airstrip, very large, grass landing area. moderate party scene JT is a club, on a municipal airport, They have a really nice hanger, mostly sandy landing area. minimal party scene SDNE-Private airstrip, small-ish grass landing area, lots of trees, nice campground. Usually has more fun jumpers than the other two. Best "party" DZ anywhere!
  13. Do any of you remember when you jumped just because it's FUN??? I know plenty of people who never do fun jumps anymore, and plenty more who rarely pay for their own slot. All this drama, grids, paid coaching, canopy classes, packing lessons, more and more rules, .....I want no part of it!! Thats a big reason why I call no DZ "home", and why lately I've been finding other things to do on weekends.
  14. Get a 12' plastic electrical conduit. Bend it into a circle and glue the ends together. Still lightweight, but much sturdier than a hula-hoop.
  15. Been skydiving 22 years. Mom still doesn't like it. Good thing she doesn't understand how BASE is different.