Andrewwhyte

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Gear

  • Main Canopy Size
    105
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    120
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    Micro-Raven 150
  • AAD
    Vigil

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Edmonton Skydive centre
  • License
    C
  • License Number
    1988
  • Licensing Organization
    CSPA
  • Number of Jumps
    6200
  • Years in Sport
    28
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1500
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Swooping
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    800

Ratings and Rigging

  • IAD
    Instructor
  • AFF
    Instructor
  • Tandem
    Instructor
  • USPA Coach
    Yes

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  1. After a long fight with cancer John left us today. Loud, opinionated, direct, John was one of the people who added colour to the dropzone. He will be missed.
  2. Edmonton Skydive Centre in Westlock, AB has a lottery for a season pass with 100 jump packs having one lottery ticket included. The guy who one this year quit his job and moved to the DZ.
  3. Actually it was the Sergeant at Arms who neutralized the threat.
  4. A government minister has just tweeted that the reservist standing guard at the national war memorial has died. Ever since we committed to Afghanistan we knew this day would come. On 9-11 the world changed forever. Canada was caught up in this, but today is the day our society has changed forever.
  5. It must be because Roman Catholisism is the true Faith and God hates evangelical Protestants
  6. Walmart is also a private entity. Would it be legal if they fired an employee for a same sex marriage?
  7. I have nothing more than a manufacturors rating and I managed to stumble through a few thousand tandems without killing anyone. UPT demands that the holder have some sort of instructional/coaching rating as a prerequisite, so this person must have one of those. The real question is whether you are concerned about safety or creating drama. If safety is your main concern I would say relax. If you want to create drama, well then jump right in.
  8. Shaddup you or I'll send some geese to shit on your lawn.
  9. Changing the subject slightly, the way you phrased the question implies you consider cutting away to be a given. If that is so you should talk to your instructors/mentors about two out decision making.
  10. Yes, you should buy your own rig. If you buy a used rig with the intention to do one hundred jumps on it and then resell it you should be able to have an effective cost of $5.00/jump or less. Renting is not only frustrating, but poor economics.
  11. I have tried on a few G3s and found the tightness under the chin thing to be a show stopper. At first I presumed it was a newness thing or something that could be adjusted, but have concluded that that is just how they are made. People who own them tend to acknowledge it and brush it off. I can't and am looking for something else. Hopefully you will get used to it.
  12. and now you are showing us just how much intolerance you possess. Did I diss Ontario? No ... I simply stated that Harper is governing like a Liberal (which he is) because whoever controls Ontario controls 24 Sussex Drive. Pretty sure I just complimented Alberta... Pretty sure you didn't. Alberta beef is grass fed and grain fed. Calling Ontarians liberals is not much of a stretch if you consider a red Tory to be a liberal with a blue tie. This is the same feeling that led to the formation of the reform party during the Mulroney era. Of course Alberta's premier and Calgary's mayer both fit the Red Tory mold, muc to Canuck's chagrin I am sure.
  13. Uh ya, about that,.. Sincerely The Rest of the World
  14. Student jumps represent the largest risk to a Dz for a fairly low profit. The real revenue for DZs comes from tandem and, especially for Cessna DZs, the student ground school. You represent the type of student I liked dealing with the least when I was in the biz; you are treating student jumps like an end product rather than a means to the end of becoming a solo skydiver. You are not proposing to switch your program to this DZ, you merely want to do one or two jumps there before continuing your student phase at "your" home DZ. You are not alone in this approach but in general this type of jumping is a pain for instructors as they must make sure your knowledge and skill level are where you think they are. Unless they personally know your previous instructors they are unlikely to take their word for much of it. Furthermore this approach tends to be very cost ineffective for you. Since the owners of the Montreal tunnel do not cater to piecemeal student jumps at all (nor do they sell GFF), I will presume you are at the tunnel in Beiseker AB. My suggestion is you grind Debbie for the sixty dollar discount off your tunnel time, get Jesse to help you with your turn issues, and return to your home DZ when you have enough money to finish your solo certificate. This is probably the safest and most cost efficient path. Have fun.
  15. OMG the Vancouver strip clubs are absolute shyte! You want GOOD strip clubs, go to Montreal. Having lived in both cities, I know this to be true. In defence of jgoose71's opinion, it may simply be out of date. Twenty to thirty years ago Vancouver had a first rate dancer scene with three agencies competing the vigorously for both talent and venues. The result was good for both the well paid dancers and the patrons. Sadly those days are long past as perhaps ten percent of the venues employ poorly paid and motivated dancers (I use this term very loosely) who are all controlled by a single agency. C'est dommage.