drdive

Members
  • Content

    1,392
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Feedback

    0%

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

Gear

  • Main Canopy Size
    152
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    176

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Skydive Sebastian winter/ West Plains summer
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    29619
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    1886
  • Years in Sport
    12
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    1300
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freefall Photography
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    545

Ratings and Rigging

  • IAD
    Instructor
  • AFF
    Instructor
  • USPA Coach
    Yes
  1. Buy him some life insurance. "We saved your gear. Now you can sell it when you get out of the hospital and upsize!!" "K-Dub" "
  2. Kapowsin - great views of Mt Rainier, Hood Canal, Puget Sound Sebastian - fantastic views of the Florida coast, intracoastal waterway Lost Prairie - gorgeous valley with mountain views everywhere "We saved your gear. Now you can sell it when you get out of the hospital and upsize!!" "K-Dub" "
  3. """Have you tried pumping the brakes (twice) to get the slider down like you were taught during AFF? Your story makes it sound as if you passively waited till you were at 2000ft."""" I agree. But regardless, he reached his hard deck without a good canopy and chopped appropriately IMO. Good job. "We saved your gear. Now you can sell it when you get out of the hospital and upsize!!" "K-Dub" "
  4. drdive

    Sebastian Folks

    Since the DZ has a big and well attended NY Eve party, I think you are out of luck. "We saved your gear. Now you can sell it when you get out of the hospital and upsize!!" "K-Dub" "
  5. I was honored to know Bill. He always welcomed us when we visited Sebastian, and made it a point to jump with us. He made it a point to welcome us to the community when we moved here earlier this year. It was an honor to be on his last skydive yesterday in Sebastian. Blue skies Bill.
  6. 25 Sleeps until fort Washington arrives on July 31!! We will have to bring our Doggies. Our house closes July 30, and our new home until our move in September will be our 5th wheel. "We saved your gear. Now you can sell it when you get out of the hospital and upsize!!" "K-Dub" "
  7. Yep - jumping there 4 or 5 days a week, heavy on weekends. I know Kara has had problems with her phone. Were you calling 509-838-JUMP?? I can get you her personal cell phone if you want. West Plains is a great little DZ, great vibe, nice folks, and with a Caravan most of the season. DZ phone # is 509-659-1500. Answered mostly on Fri-Sun. "We saved your gear. Now you can sell it when you get out of the hospital and upsize!!" "K-Dub" "
  8. AnalMike DrDive Happychick & Jim Lady Diver Monkycndo NWFlyer TallGuy SuperDean & Stephanie #10 in a row for Lady Diver and I. "We saved your gear. Now you can sell it when you get out of the hospital and upsize!!" "K-Dub" "
  9. We have the chart posted in our Caravan. Definitely useful. West Plains Skydiving, Ritzville WA., and the plane winters in Skydive Mesquite. "We saved your gear. Now you can sell it when you get out of the hospital and upsize!!" "K-Dub" "
  10. We love Sebastian, and it is our second home DZ. We will be there March 4-18. There is a boogie March 6-8. Should be lots of loads, and the vibe in Sebastian is great. "We saved your gear. Now you can sell it when you get out of the hospital and upsize!!" "K-Dub" "
  11. Where is the LIKE button?? "We saved your gear. Now you can sell it when you get out of the hospital and upsize!!" "K-Dub" "
  12. Luis in Sebastian "We saved your gear. Now you can sell it when you get out of the hospital and upsize!!" "K-Dub" "
  13. 5 sleeps!! The riff raff coming with us arrive in 4 days "We saved your gear. Now you can sell it when you get out of the hospital and upsize!!" "K-Dub" "
  14. I would love to work at one. Lower stress, and real sick ones you just ship to the hospital based ER who can't refuse anything. However I would rather work at the urgent care in Puerto Rico that was mentioned by an earlier poster!! I am considering getting out of the rat race soon, and doing lower stress/acuity stuff, and maybe some locum work in cool spots like that. "We saved your gear. Now you can sell it when you get out of the hospital and upsize!!" "K-Dub" "
  15. We have 2 urgent cares within one block of my hospital, and many patients with insurance still come to the ER for minor problems. And of course, many without insurance come to the ER instead of the urgent cares, because we can't by law turn them away. (ER docs are the only citizens not covered by the emancipation proclamation - we are still forced to work for free by government regulation - oh I digress) Education about care alternatives may help, but for many, the ER is the path of least resistance. By the way, thank you for returning to the ER and thanking them for good service. That makes our day. We try to take good care of folks in a difficult environment. I worked my butt off last night to save the life of a young man losing his airway from a tonsilar abscess, then got crap from a patient with chronic back pain who was out of his hydrocodone because he had to wait. Retirement looms in the very near future. Ed "We saved your gear. Now you can sell it when you get out of the hospital and upsize!!" "K-Dub" "