thesaint

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  • Home DZ
    Skydive Orange, Va
  • License
    C
  • License Number
    37527
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    400
  • Years in Sport
    8
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    380

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  1. thesaint

    DC Skydiving Center

    I went over to the DZ I pass it twice a week so I decided to go and check it out, because I had my gear with me. It was a light day as far as I could tell. So I looked around and a few things just bothered me. When I asked where the DZ map was one employee looked at me like I was speaking another language and then I was told by another to pull it up on my phone. The Bill Booth video was playing on a screen hanging from the wall but no one was watching it or even concerned that it was playing. I guess mostly I just didn't like that fact that I was clearly looking for a kinda DZ orientation but no one working there cared. This is not anywhere where I would go to jump which is too bad because I go past it all the time. In all fairness this might not be a DZ geared to fun jumpers. I gave services a 3 because I cannot really comment on them because I didn't use them.
  2. thesaint

    I GRADUTATED!!!

    Dude congrats....!!!!!!!!!
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    Skydive The Farm

    I went to STF on a Sunday morning. Got there a lil after 8. Immediately the DZO welcomed me to the drop zone.(I didn't know it was the DZO) I got a good orientation and it was off to dirt dive an 8 way. The otter was fast and the people were nice. $5 pack jobs to boot and I was feeling fine...! I usually buy a patch to add to my collection; well they GAVE me one...
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    Skydive Carolina

    I visited Skydive Carolina right around the 4th of July. I really enjoyed it. The landing area is huge and the staff is very nice. After a good orientation I got together with some belly flyers and made some nice jumps.
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    Canton Air Sports

    I went to Canton Airsports to get a couple of jumps. I met a friend there that I had not seen in almost 30 years. They were great to us. After a conversation with the TM he let me swoop and dock on he and my friend, that was awesome. The DZ LZ is HUGE and with nice views from altitude and to top it all off they had FastTrax's Caravan there. Woo Hoo. Check them out you will not be sorry.
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    The Shocker

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    Aerohio

    I went to AerOhio because I was home for the weekend and wanted to jump. I had never been there before. Everyone there is cool, and the DZO personally welcomed me and hooked me up with some R/W guys. They too were very friendly and welcoming. The drive from Cleveland is 35 minutes. It is in farmland with LOTS of outs. I was travelling light and didn't bring a helmet, I intended to rent one and the DZO was kind enough to let me borrow one. I met some nice guys doing R/W and we made about three jumps. The spots were all good with no problems making it back even when I burned up 1,000 feet looking for the DZ in the wrong direction. The landing area is soooo big that if you land far out they will come and get you in the DZ golf cart. The jumpship is a Caravan which is plenty roomy and just slow enough to let you really get acquainted with the local jumpers on the way up. Everyone wanted to chit-chat and introduce themselves. I'm glad that I went, and will go back again and again. The only reason I did not give the DZ all 5's is because I don't particularly like porta John's but that wont stop me from going back. They even have a little place for kids to play,...nice touch.
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    Chambersburg Skydiving Center

    I was at the Pelt Head Boogie in PA. The DZ had a CASA that day so that was cool. I think there normal jump ship is a King Air. They are nice and friendly folks there. The pacers are good and FAST. I kinda landed into a mound (small rise) it was hard to detect from the air but the fact that on a busy day no one else was landing there should have been a hint. I'll definitely go back.
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    First Annual Dropzone.com Gathering

    I was there almost two years ago now and I STILL remember the wonderful views of the Gulf and of Cozumel. Flying over the beach was a kick too. It's a small DZ so you can't just walk up and manifest but the DZO is great and an all around nice guy. The jump numbers required have changed since I went but if your a "D" License holder it's worth taking your rig.
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    Skydive Cancun/ Skydive Playa

    I was there almost two years ago now and I STILL remember the wonderful views of the Gulf and of Cozumel. Flying over the beach was a kick too. It's a small DZ so you can't just walk up and manifest but the DZO is great and an all around nice guy. The jump numbers required have changed since I went but if your a "D" License holder it's worth taking your rig.
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    Skydive Suffolk Training Center

    Skydive Suffolk is a great place to skydive. I loved the large "picnic area" between the packing shed and manifest. Kids were playing there and folks were lounging. As it is off limits for landing it makes for a nice place to spread a blanket. The staff is very nice and friendly. The PAC climbs fast. Take your favorite chair and setup under the trees.
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    Skydive Arizona

    I've wanted to jump at Eloy since I started jumping. Probably because my brother lives out there. So I went finally and was NOT disappointed. You could stay there for a week and NOT get enough jumping. The tunnel is there to refine you skills. I just wish the grass landing areas were a bit larger. They are plenty large until it gets crowded.
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    Skydive Empuriabrava

    I was really lookin forward to jumping Empuriabrava.We plained the visit so that it would be over two days in case of bad weather. Well it was raining both days. The folsk at manifest and in the Pro Shop were nice enough. I had a VERY good DZ orientation by one of the instructors. I mean it was very good and detailed. Well maybe next time I'll get to jump.
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    Skydive Cross Keys

    I visited Cross Keys on a Wednesday and had three great jumps out of their Skyvan. They have Great rental gear, a nice packing area, and nice folks at manifest. There was R/W Organization and I was able to get on a "Big Way" without anyone even knowing me. Even though the jump didnt quite come together it was way cool. I will definately go back to Cross Keys I enjoyed myself. 2 and a half hours from Washington, DC
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    Skydive Delmarva

    I like DelMarVa. The staff there is friendly. I showed up they were on a 15 minute call with only one other load for that day. They waited for me. How cool is that? There are lots of outs and great views from altitude. Every time I visit a new dropzone I have been made to feel at home and DelMarVa was no different. I will return very soon.