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  1. Found a photo taken at the Aricebo Observatory in the mountains a few miles inland from the DZ at the 2007 Puerto Rico Boogie. Woody, Ted (Professor), and I made a side-trip from jumping on a cloudy afternoon to see the largest radio telescope in the world (cuz we were all tech geeks...).

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  2. Woody will be missed. He and I shared a condo room at the Puerto Rico Boogie in February 2007. Based in Austin, he jumped a lot at DZ's all over Texas. He was a very likable "Salsa" kind of guy - loved FS and lived a pretty good life. It was just too short ...

    Flyin'Bob D-5526

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  3. Post: 001. ~ Come have a docking good time with us~
    1. Yuri
    2. Jarno
    3. Simon
    4. Andreea
    5. Kyle
    6. Kipp
    7. Butters
    8. Monkey
    9. Purple Mike
    10. Matt
    11. Stu
    12. Danny
    13. Pat
    14. Ralph K
    15. Randy
    16. Gleison
    17. DSE
    18. Brian
    19. Justin "late" ShorbWink
    20. Todd
    21. Michelle
    22. FlyinBob (Late Fri)

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  4. 1. Scott Bland (notsane)
    2. Scott Gray (The Brothers Gray)
    3. Chris Gray (The Brothers Gray)
    4. Todd Statdfield (DaMan)
    5. Michelle Statdfield (EmLo)
    6. Justin Shorb ( Flock U)
    7. Jeff Nebelkopf (heffro1)
    8. Chuck Blue (Z-Flock Wingsuit School)
    9. Mike Masheff (Grey Mike)
    10. Phil Peggs (boring uncreative name)
    11. Nick Rugai (#1 gay guy)
    12. LoudDan
    11. Tyler Smith(jumpinfly)
    12. Scotty Burns (Scottygofast & Z-flock)
    13. Tero Paukku (Aerodynamite)
    14. Matt Hoover
    15. Rick Hough (Flock U)
    16. Bob Futrell (FlyinBob)

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  5. Thanks for a great boogie, Z-Flock & Friends! The weather started out uncooperative on Friday, but cleared up nicely on Sat afternoon and Sunday. Many great flocking experiences...and some after sunset ones too.

    I had a fantabulous time making 15-20 way 3D and sequential dives. The excessive moisture fouled a lot of camera lenses so the video guys may not have their usual crop of great pix. But it was worth the trip to see all of my flocking friends.

    CYa Next Time.


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  6. Back to the thread ...

    I had such a great time last year I'm going to try to make it again in '08.

    1. Scott Bland (notsane)
    2. Matt Hoover (The111)
    3. Justin Shorb (Flock U)
    4. Jeff N.
    5. Steve H. (Flock U)
    6. Jose
    7. Yeyo
    8 Josue
    9. Ivan
    10. Melvin
    11. Danny
    12. Scott Campos (LouDiamond)
    13. Chuck Blue (SkyMonkeyONE)
    14. Bob Futrell (FlyinBob)

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    Who's heading out that way. dates are sept 27/28th-30th

    It was a blast last year! But I can't make it this year. Gotta do a smoke demo that weekend (flying the game ball into a football game). And I'm going to FND3.5 the next weekend.

    CYa Nxtm

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    Post your last sighting of Jeff as he criss-crosses the country for Tony Suits.

    Tony Uragallo & Jeff have been at Skydive Spaceland near Houston, TX all week for Skyfest 2007 The mobile birdhouse RV is parked next to the hanger, and is pretty much the center of wingworld for video reviews, bull slinging, and beer guzzling. Rob Jones from Phoenix-Fly and Nick Rugai from EG Suits have tents adjacent to the RV, all with racks of wingsuits on display.

    There is a lot of interest in wingsuiting at Skyfest. It helped that we set a Texas state record with a 22-bird wedgie flock yesterday with the Texas BoyZ and many friends from out of state. Chuck B, Gray Mike, Zach, Scott & Chris Gray, Scotty Burns and many others helped organize the regulars and some partime flockers. A number of FFC's were done also.

    This has been great for the newer more recently trained birds to see the level of skill developed for both organizing and flying in medium to large flocks. A lot of people have also been trying out new (to them) suits.

    The weather is closing in today (Sunday) but Wed through Sat were great!

    I beileve Tony, Jeff, and the mobile birdhouse RV are on their way to Chicago next for Summerfest.

    BF aka FlyinBob D-5526 PFI-37

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    Who's going

    1. Scott B. (Notsane)
    2. Mike M. (Gray Mike)
    C. Sean H. (Monkycndo)
    4. Scott Gray (The Brothers Gray)
    5. Chris Gray (The Brothers Gray)
    6. Justin Shorb (Flock U)
    7. Ryan Desjardins (Soon to bee Canadian Flocker)
    8. Bob Futrell (FlyinBob)

    Since FND3 was so good, and I'm skipping Moab this year, I will try for FND3.5. Bookin' it now...


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  10. I have a demo Phantom you can try a few times. I'll fly with you for video. I have two sizes, medium and large. If you were flying Voodew's Acro, then you will fit in the medium Phantom - Voodew has flown that suit before.

    I live in Austin, TX but travel around a lot to most Texas DZs - I'm a freelance PFI. PM me for hooking up some time soon.

    BF aka FB D-5526 PFI-37

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  11. I had a good visit to Skydive Orange VA this weekend, despite the weather. Mike, Ned, and the others were very hospitable, and the facilities make it a first class club!

    Unfortunately, the ceiling remained at 5500' so we only got some low jumps in from the Cessna on Friday (but I did ~40 secs from 5300' in my Phantom, and some self-geek video!). Rained Sat and although crystal clear on Sunday, it was 25+ winds so nothing to do but watch videos and talk jumping most of the weekend.

    I did do some FFC instruction for Juan on Friday, but we did not finish as we could not get altitude for FFC completion. He'll be a great flyer after training and some flights. Good body for wingsuit flying - 6'4" and lanky with good strength.

    Chris, good to see you again - last was FND3 at ZHills. Hope you get to Texas for Skyfest in July. It'll be grand - it's like a carnival for jumpers, many different and interesting things to do. Lot's of different aircraft, and lots of different jumpers.

    Thanks for all the help and hospitality guys!

    BF FlyinBob D-5526 PFI-37

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    I will be representing BirdMan in a training capacity, too, and will have a few demos. If anyone is interested in a BMI course, I could probably facilitate it so long as there are at least three candidates. I don't know if any PFI/E's will be there to run a PFI course. I can tell you for sure, though, that Nick will be minting EGI ratings to qualified and interested people.

    The Texas PFI's that I am sure will be there are Voodew, Ted, Jenn, and myself, and we have a whole range of sizes in Prodigy, Phantom, and Vampire demos. We can surely handle some FFC's for wannabes.

    Would be great for PF to qualify some more PFIs to help us though.


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    Bob it was fun flying with u guys at first glance it looks like u would be one of them RW Douchs lol see yall at skyfest.

    Good to fly with you, Jason! Yes, I'm an old belly flyer (1st jump 1973). I liked small RW groups, but got bored with it. Wingsuit flying got me excited again. Tell your friends: If you like belly flying and formation skydiving, then you'll LOVE wingsuits as it will DOUBLE your freefall time and maximize your jump $!

    Y'all come back now, Ya Hear!

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    Bob, I know you will be at Orange that weekend! You too Stoney & Brandon!!

    Yes, I'll be there, but Friday and Saturday are my DZ days. I have to go to a banquet Sat nite, and there are some events on Sunday morning and early Sunday afternoon that I need to be present for. I have a flight back from Richmond at 6:30pm. Try to arrive earlier on Sat if you can.


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    Attempting the guage interests. If the Brothers Gray were to organize and host a wing suit boogie around Halloween at Skydive Orange in Virginia, who would be interested in attending????

    First, I want to be sure we're talking about Orange, VIRGINIA not Orange, MASS. I've already been confused once before on the name game.

    Second, Halloween is a long time off. More nearterm, I am planning on being at Skydive Orange VIRGINIA May 4 and 5, 2007 with my stable of at least 6 different wingsuit types, with some in a range of sizes for FFC's. I've never jumped there before, but have to be nearby for a 40th High School Reunion near Charlottesville that weekend (events are on Sunday). The alumni want to have a golf tournament on Friday and Saturday, but I'd rather fly wingsuits than duff around with alums.

    I have emailed the DZ to see if there is any interest in wingsuits there, and they bounced me around to a couple of folks already. I have a few lined up for FFC now. May find some walk-ons when I arrive.

    I would more than welcome any experienced flockers in the area to come help me promote wingsuiting at that DZ. Seems like a big place, with a fast Otter, drawing population from Washington, DC and Richmond, Va.

    If any of you who read this forum can spread the word, I may be able to recruit a few more flockers for you and start their training for your Halloween event.

    PM me if you have any people specifically interested.

    BF D-5526 PFI#37

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    Myself and Mudbug will be there late Thursday night with the rest from Austin not showing until Friday afternoon

    FlyinBob has reservations Thursday night through Sunday. I expect to make the drive right after work on Thursday, to be there to make the first load on Friday morning.

    Can't wait to fly with my fellow Texicans!


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    Bob... how the hell did you get a wingsuit up to 212 MPH? I couldn't do that if I had an anvil stapled to my forehead.

    Yeah, surprised me too. Next to last out, get oriented, then fold back the wings and go head down to catch the flock, level out and float in.

    You saw it, Neptune said:
    12K: 76 mph
    9K: 212 mph
    6K: 80 mph
    3K: 58 mph

    I'll get it into ParaLog and check out the dive track soon.


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