BobMoore

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  1. I thought leaning back while coming in fast was done just because chicks dig it and it looks cool on camera. With all my many jumps I know I am still just an okay canopy pilot and I am impressed with what these guys can do with a parachute. On the other hand I know a little about physics and I can't imagine leaning back in a harness with two attachment points has any effect whatsoever. I've been wrong before though. It was in summer of 1979 if I recall correctly.
  2. You're absolutely right. But at some dropzones they talk the student in with radios. With that technique the student can get a sight image and visualize how far the ground should look at the different positions in the pattern. Of course you also can get that image for yourself while checking the altitudes on your altimeter. With radios an altimeter is isn't necessary, that is until they stop working.
  3. I was told that he'd been Il for most of his life. "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  4. She was probably relieved that you weren't into boys. "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  5. I'm a tiny dancer, with apologies to Elton John. "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  6. I can't get my head clear on what you're saying here. Whether you're "on the hill" or not the drogue throw should be the same, out to the side and then up behind you. Am I missing something here? "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  7. Yes, I saw that and had to laugh. I learn something new every day. "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  8. A two second search on google.com says FUD is short for "fear, uncertainty, and doubt". Google search is great. Use it. "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  9. No, and I wouldn't throw a student out without an altimeter either. "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  10. Yep. I bought my tickets (on American - they just declared bankruptcy) and Mr. Grimm has my money. I can't wait to be warm again. Damn New York weather. I haven't heard that we will be making any water jumps so my gutter gear will stay at home. If I have the pleasure of doing CRW with you again it will be with my Pilot instead of the Stiletto. Counting down the days. "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  11. I have to try this wingsuit thing. "The difference is that the wingsuit will give you extra surface area that gives your body life, ..." "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  12. that was Father Mulcahey That was Col. Potter imitating Father Mulcahy during movie night. "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  13. Wow. This is going to be fun. I can be REAL nice. Touchy, feely nice. "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  14. Now with the modern ZP canopies it is like stuffing a slippery eel into a tube sock. "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  15. How do you know that your own column of air does not intersect with your neighbors' own column of air? If you both are doing right flat turns you could run into each other, which is why several people in this thread say that's not a good idea. After your canopy opens in a cloud fly straight (don't pull on the toggles) and hope you are still heading away from the center of the formation, because no matter what others might say, if you can't see you can't see and you won't know when to turn onto final for landing until you can see the ground. "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  16. You may think so now but very soon you will want to jump and see another person in the sky with you. Flying relative to another person will show you what effect moving your arms and legs does to move closer or further from your partner. That's why it is called "relative work", forget the current politically correct term "formation skydiving". It's just what you did during your AFF training but now the pressure to perform will not be present. You can screw up a skydive and still have a blast in the air. Just remember to look at your altimeter and have fun, and think about what it must be like to have seven(!) other people in the air with you. "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  17. I'm VERY reliable. "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  18. gomoto? That's a new one for me. Never heard of it. Is it South African? "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  19. Is a double negative the same as a positive? It doesn't matter to me if the women are lying or not. The issue is how Cain has reacted to it. I want a chief executive who is better at thinking on his feet. "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  20. Wow! I didn't know his forward speed was that fast. "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  21. Actually it does work that way. If you get a Sport Pilot license you are restricted to "daytime only" flying, along with a few other restrictions. If you have a normal unrestricted pilots license but don't have a current medical you can fly a Light Sport aircraft but must fly in the "daytime only", along with a few other restrictions. "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  22. Sorry if I came off sounding like a prick. There's a busy road in my backyard and even if I was in a coma I'd know it was Saturday due to the loud bikes going by. By the way, I love your profile picture. "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  23. You just stay in urban AZ. Whenever I hear a bike with LOUD pipes I want to swerve my car into them and shove them into the nearest tree, not that I would ever do that, but I'd sure like to. p.s. I've been riding bikes for 40 years. "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  24. All of us who learned to jump using a Cessna 182 (I assume that's what you're using) have had the same problem. It's not that you are not strong enough, virtually everybody has the strength to pull themselves out. The issue is that it is an unusual force you are facing. As you continue in your training it will become a non-issue and you will look back on this time and wonder what you thought was so difficult about it. But don't take our word for it. Tell your instructors the difficulty you're having and they will work with you to ease your struggle out of the plane. Oh, I forgot to add - the wind blast during your climb out of the plane is going to be the same on every jump, regardless what the winds are doing on the ground. "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."
  25. Thanks. I'm afraid I'll have to downgrade "good progress" to mediocre progress- as yesterday I learned, somewhat belatedly, that I was supposed to take and pass oral quizzes corresponding to each jump level. I only have level "A" signed off! D'oh! Feeling rather stupid about that... That's not something for you to feel stupid about. An oral quiz takes two people. Your instructor has to initiate the test. Why didn't he? "For you see, an airplane is an airplane. A landing area is a landing area. But a dropzone... a dropzone is the people."