Phillbo

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  1. If you are landing on your knees, you're doing it wrong.
  2. Tell us how the accident occurred so we can learn from your mistakes. We as a community share this type of information so it can benefit others.
  3. I don't think trying to climb into a helicopter with an open rig is a good idea. I'm sure they sent someone out to grab it without a helicopter.
  4. Anyone else catch the balloon jump out of the Page Az airport?
  5. We get dust devils in Arizona on calm days as well. They are caused by the hot air rising.
  6. Well that was a strange reply...... Go to your DZ and talk to the riggers.
  7. You need to expect a malfunction on every jump!!!!! Practice your EP's daily even when not at the DZ.
  8. Mr Wang you need to slow your roll a bit around here. Like it or not, your advice has very little power with only 1 tandem jump. Focus on learning from the people with experience and not trying to teach them a lesson.
  9. This sounds like you will be paying for FJC and AFF1 twice with this approach. I'd heed the advice given to hold off until you can pay for the A license package and do it all at once. Then you'll need to think about how you will pay for the gear you will need. I hope you don't mean a credit card when you mentioned a 'card'... Wracking up debt to get into a sport while in college is not a good idea.
  10. This is what happened to me. Not so much the money but I began to struggle with finding the time to stay as current as I felt I needed to. Life got in the way so the smart thing to do in my opinion was to hit pause for a while. I plan to get back in the air when i retire in 5 years and have more time to dedicate to the safety aspect of the sport.
  11. Well done in my opinion. How were your landings?
  12. I would suggest you ask your friend to go first.
  13. We get them around here as well. This guy was in a wash about 1/4 mile from my house and came across him on a mountain bike ride. I back up to a preserve in Scottsdale so wild life is common place. I wish the Javalina would stay away but other than that I love seeing the critters...
  14. More details please .. when and where and what was the ride/ exit like?
  15. Phillbo

    B-17

    Yes, Nine O Nine..
  16. Eloy is a world class DZ. I'm surprised by your description of your time there.
  17. Heli Base... Not a BASE. It's a skydive. Where did it start? The sky, not a BASE object.
  18. LOL... oh yeah, something IS going to go wrong I would recommend you stage it as a hop and pop to limit the free fall time for the rookies. Maybe even a static line since it's military.
  19. wow... that could have been nasty if not for the quick reaction of the 3.
  20. When I had my A I did not want to jump with other A's... I knew how flaky I still was and did not want to compound that ....
  21. A beer and a Burger when jumping is done was my approach. Gave me an opportunity to gain additional insight while sitting around chatting with my instructor assigned to me that day. Created a learning environment that was a lot less stressful and overwhelming.
  22. Well done on the Level 1.... Dialing in the flare was a hard part for me as well. I would flare too high as well. Does your DZ use radios? If so keep using one and ask your coach to guide you until you get a feel for when to start your flare.