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  • Home DZ
    Was New River Valley&Hartwood, West Point/Orange
  • License
    Student
  • Licensing Organization
    was USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    30
  • Years in Sport
    5
  1. Me too. My first jump was also my first airplane ride...and I never landed in an airplane the first year I was in the sport. I was curious...the Army airborne guys...how many jumps would one typically do in a year - courtesy the US Army and while in the airborne ..vs. what sport parachutists would do in that same time frame?
  2. Repost and it ain't OLD DAYS http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=4704062;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;;page=unread#unread oops. Sorry. Not old days.... But it IS an "Old" post...............LOL
  3. Here's kind of a scary story - in a video... Two tandems going up and the plane looses power at 700 feet AGL...forced landing....at a NEARBY RC FLYING FIELD yet. Check out the vegetation caught in the landing gear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyoAMuXIXXM
  4. Bet you had your share of fun. I love watching those old "high performance" rounds coming in. (I see a lot of old "blast handles" on those reserves......)
  5. Their first jump/student training was a lot more involved than mine. But then again, mine was more involved than this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9g7sBVUFMs "O.K. now you'll be coming out here and you'll be doing a stable fall - face down -frog modified. Now out here comes the static line 'cause it goes like from this to here see, and then the pilot chute will open and it'll pull the bridle out and then the main canopy will be open see, 'cause they're all connected, and then you'll be down here and you'll be looking up here at the WDI indicator and you'll also going to check for Mae West and if that's not there then you need to check here for 4 panels and a hole. Then when you come down you're gonna find the piece and you're gonna land over here and you're going to get in this position - except you don't wanna do that - because that means you in trouble, so what you want to do is you wanna get right here and then you're gonna come round here and you're gonna fold up and you're gonna do a toggle and jettison and always watch the horizon O.K?.."
  6. More from "down under". Pretty good static line first jump camera work (for the day)... "Throw away the ripcord handle...it may be worth $3.50 - but I reckon your life is worth more than that." LOL Lots of Paracommanders with some stand up landings. Too bad about the RW collision injury at the end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVhjuhbYtRA
  7. From "down under"...nice 45 minute vid, covers the skydiving scene from static line first jumpers to an Aussie boogie with DC-3, RAAF chinook jumps, early canopy RW, some cutaways. Old style- Frap hats, Protec hockey helmets, belled jump suits and swooper goggles.... And the yanks - USA "Mirror Image" 8 way team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6j5GvXxpFg (I see Norman Kent in the credits for some aerial filming....)
  8. Guess this is kind of a silly question, since some of you people ARE the notorious and famous. Maybe one of you TI jumped with a famous person...a former president, or show biz type.....
  9. Nice! This one is slower pace, but real artsy. Builds up nicely though....the look on the girl's face at 05:00.......priceless. Contrasts the people on the ground looking up - with the more adventurous folks "up there"... https://vimeo.com/15832294
  10. Guess I was lucky then...did my first freefall back in '74 when when there was no such thing as "tandems".... And there was that new thing called a Strato Star that everyone longed for....
  11. Ran across this blast from the past again on YouTube - for those that missed it... Pioneer jumpsuits and Paracommanderrs.... heh heh.... John Frankenheimer - with Carl Boenish's early work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeeQAetUWAY
  12. ------------------------------------------------------------ In Reply To Best Jazz: Pat Metheny Group. ------------------------------------------------------------ Oh, yeah!!! (where is the thumbs-up emoticon?) I've been a Pat Metheny fan ever since this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8NvhdFde_g ------------------------------------------------------------ Oh Yes. Fandango. A must see for any jumper..."and those will be."
  13. I can "almost" match that U-2 story. I saw U-2 back in 1983 in some dump of an old movie theatre in Washington DC..we were waiting in a line out in the freezing cold, and some rag ass dude tried to sell us some heroin - it was that kind of neighborhod.. U-2 were traveling in a bus and had just released their second album. They didn't have much material but they were great. Best: Bruce Springsteen at VA Tech Buruss Auditorium in 1975 . He had just made the cover of Time and Newsweek, and we were seeing him in something not much bigger than a high school auditorium. Neils Lofgren and his band happened to be in town that night playing a local cafe, and after the show Bruce jammed with him late into the night. Second best: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals on Brown's Island in Richmond last summer...for free!!! Gawd she can rock. And that lead guitar... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4bCnoqutHk Worst: I actually walked out of the Ramones...not because they were bad...but after the first three numbers...every song sounded the same.
  14. You look like you lost a little weight in that avataar from the last time I saw it.
  15. Now that was a party. How ripped were people when they built the pyramid?