Chilly_Dk

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Gear

  • Main Canopy Size
    84
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    113
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Perris Valley Skydiving / DeLand
  • License
    D
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    11500
  • Years in Sport
    12
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Swooping

Ratings and Rigging

  • IAD
    Instructor
  • AFF
    Instructor
  • Tandem
    Instructor Examiner
  • USPA Coach
    Yes
  • Pro Rating
    Yes
  • Rigging Back
    Master Rigger
  • Rigging Chest
    Master Rigger
  1. Brooke was always a happy smile, any time I saw her at and off the DZ. She was the surgical nurse during my surgery, both on my ankle and my knee, and was helping me on every visit I had to the doctor during my recovery. Motivating and helpfull in any way. Everyone who knew her understands what a happy person Brooke was, and how she could make anyone smile. Those who never got to meet her, have missed out on a very special person. I am happy I got to give her a hug, wish a merry Christmas and thank her for the Christmas card she sent our house. All right before getting on the same last load as her. My thoughts go out to Brooke's family, co-workers, and her friends and bestest friends. It's all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.
  2. http://difficultisworthdoing.com/ Also; http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QHunQqwoeeI http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pDwievf_rIA http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pRxK1CbWrLQ http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=kjL5tO9xKZA http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_LJ1Ro1VwxQ http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vyeg1JFelZg http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=MOYhx_zIEJs And http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/may/12/advertising http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/video/2008/may/12/honda.final.mark http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/video/2008/may/12/honda.wind.tunnel.ad http://www.brandrepublic.com/News/808571/Wieden---Kennedy-launches-unbranded-Honda-ads/ Yeah, this was a lot of fun, and quite challenging as well. Really looking forward to seeing the final result.
  3. Screw 'em. If you explore your canopy, and fly it out in all of it's areas, you are doing what's right. Being at a large DZ, I see plenty of skydivers, even on mid-hundred canopies, not being able to stand up their landings. It's not the canopy's fault or the winds, it's just a matter of having a canopy that fits you and your skill level. Remember; canopy flight is more than just landings. Oh, and if you get to the point where you get interest in swooping, the 210 can make a decent swoop too if you play it well. It's all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.
  4. A couple of questions, prior to having a suggestion: - What setting is the AltiTrack on in regards to "dive type"?? (Find this in the setup, can be for example 0 (standard), STU (student), SLO (slow)) - Do you use it to log free fall only, or free fall and canopy flight?? - When playing back the jump, you will be able to see the altitude of your min/max speeds. At what part of the jump does this occur (start/middle/at opening)?? Any questions, feel free to PM me
  5. I second that! He (and Ellie) also informed of the necessity and structure of the practice jumps prior to the course, so it was clear when signing up. Ron, I'm sure you would like my partner I had on the double-jumpmaster dives. Good communication It's all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.
  6. Take out the sock and take another pic... It's all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.
  7. It's all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.
  8. I'm not sure what you mean by "more from the front so you see the cell openings" and "from above with the subject in a diving turn", since they would contradict. What Aerodyne photo?? The one shot from underneath?? It's all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.
  9. This is correct. The TAS is the "True Airspeed" at any altitude = the vertical speed of an object relative to the surrounding air, regardless of the altitude. Remember that this naturally will change during the skydive (because of the air pressure change, and change in air resistance). Therefore the first half of a skydive will register "faster" than the second part when using TAS. This makes some people complain about their ProTrack showing that the base of the skydive slowed down in the end (Who hasn't heard that excuse? ). Using SAS this can be avoided, since all altitudes are adjusted as if the complete skydive had been performed at a fixed air pressure and a fixed temperature, which corresponds to 4,000 feet ASL. L&B has choosen 4000 feet, since most skydives ends around that altitude (not addressing all the low pullers out there ) Anyways, conclusion is; TAS shows your speed in relation to your current altitude, SAS adjusts to one specific altitude, and is a lot more comparable. Do I make sense at all???
  10. When I was working as a packer, I saw rigs once in a while where bridles where routed over/around the pin when stowing it. I asked a few of the jumpers whether they were aware of this, and they all put it down as important, since the pin was curved and not able to snag. Personally I always place the pin pointing to one side, and route the bridle to the other side without crossing or being on top of the pin. Another type of PC-in-tow I witnessed a couple of years ago: The loop on the rig was not tightened up very well, and ended up being on the wrong(!) side of the eye of the pin. Since a pin check was done on the ground and in the plane, it is believed that the bridle snagged on the pin, causing the pin to lift up like a lever (because of the loose loop) and letting the loop slide over the eye. Another reminder for tight loops. (See attached drawing for better idea) It's all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.
  11. Chilly_Dk

    Altitrack

    Had about 400-ish jumps on mine, and only had a bit of it come off because my hand got stuck on exit. The rest was fine, and was like normal wear. It's all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.
  12. 1. Pull 2. Pull at correct altitude 3. Pull while stable 4. Land safely It's all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.
  13. "....for such a simple man. Won't you please, please tell me what we've learned I know it sounds absurd but please tell me who I am. Now watch what you say or they'll be calling you a radical, liberal, fanatical, criminal. Won't you sign up your name, we'd like to feel you're acceptable, respectable, presentable, a vegetable!" I wonder how long you get to play in these fora (forums )? (And for those pointing fingers at me for feeding a troll or spammer, I could not resist to continue The Logical Song... ) It's all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.
  14. Dude, you are right! I just saw the catalog today, and the handle is in place now. I am not 100% sure, but pretty much, that there is an original with the handle out. That original, or one from same jump, was on the cover of a magazine. Can't remember which. Anyone knows??? I guess ParaGear most likely did not follow: "We look for photos that have not been previously published and most likely would not accept them if they have, as we want a photo that no one else has seen yet" for the selection It's all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.
  15. Norwegians do not always fasten their cut away handle..... So I bet you will find one that is loose on that photo It's all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.