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  1. Repost.. see the thread titled: The Great Leap, Michel Fournier attempts jump from 130,000ft on Sunday
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    when and where?

    Bottom of the page does say where, but no idea who... it's definitely old though... National Geographic for $8/year..
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    Simple answer: Ask the instructors where you jump... they know how you fly and what would be best. No, it's not the 'standard response'.. people here don't know you, haven't seen you flying a canopy. At best you would get a suggested wing loading. Your instructors and dzo know you and know your abilities..
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    Pacific Skydiving Center

    From the dz review from one of their instructors to the professionalism of their packers this is one drop zone you should definitely check out. The KingAir is fast to altitude with the climb out going over the Pacific (lots to see from the windows). Spotting is dead on, the view from altitude and under canopy is unbeatable. The packers are quick and efficient, the entire staff treats you like you're one of their own. I was only able to make one jump there yet was treated as if I'd been jumping there from the beginning. Definitely one of the friendliest drop zones I've visted, just remember to bring your beer!!
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    Anyone jump at Clewiston, FL?

    Weekdays are iffy at best.... if there are tandems during the week they'll go up, otherwise they're normally closed. Weekends are when you'll find the fun jumpers....
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    Student wind restriction

    SIM part 2-1, section F will tell you exactly what you need to know...
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    One would think the low price of a Wings system would indicate an inferior product but this is not the case. The fit is perfect and for those of us who are thin the cut in laterals make the rig hug your body. The quilted backpad and articulated harness are extremely comfortable. I've gone over my container with a fine tooth comb and found absolutely nothing wrong with it. Customer service is top notch, even during their busy season Ankie takes the time to answer even the smallest of requests, and does so very promptly! Would I recommend a Wings container to someone who was looking for a new one? Hell yes, and when I'm ready for another container there's no question... It'll be a Wings.
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    CRW at Skydive Adventures in Clewiston FL

    Figured I'd give it a little bump...
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    CRW - How Hard Could It Be ???

    http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=2448080#2448080 Makes it a little easier to find...
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    Jumping in Israel

    Two of the instructors where I jump are from Isreal.. I'll ask them about the dz and get some recommendations for you...
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    Puerto Rico Boogie 2007

    Very young CReW pup here... I'd love to get in a couple CReW jumps if anyone would happen to have a canopy I'd be able to beg/borrow or rent for the day...
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    ok just got my new jumpsuit

    Very nice... now you gotta tell Jeff about it...
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    Seating strategies for Caravan?

    We load 2 rows sitting on the floor with the first 2 leaning against the bulkhead behind the pilot, next 2 between their legs, and so on back to the door. With 2 small people sitting in the tail it's possible to fit 16 but normally limit the load to 14.
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    Wings Colors, need opinions

    Not bad.. I went with brighter colors on mine, without the tie dye...
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    Which altimeter??

    I use the Altimaster III mainly because of the large face and it's not too expensive...
  16. I'll let you know when I get my new Wings next month...
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    Signed off instructor!!

    WTG!! I know when I finally got cleared for self supervision it was awesome... You'll be testing for your 'A' before you know it...
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    Skydiving: Sport or Hobbie?

    For me skydiving is a hobby, I do it because it's fun... If I were competing then I'd define it as a sport...
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    Level 1 AFF done . . .

    Congratulations on your first AFF jump!! I'll be the first of many to say it so here goes... RELAX! That's all it takes, just relax and enjoy the ride, oh don't forget to do your tasks too... If your instructors are anything like the one I work with at Clewiston they'll be more concerned that you relax and pull on time more than anything else.
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    load for wingload-calculation

    Wingload = exit weight/canopy size Figuring your weight plus clothing and gear to be about 170 divided by 218 gives a wing loading of .779
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    survive terminal impact?

    Found this on answers.com....
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    Another "Got my A" thread

    WTG & congrats. I know what you mean when you say it's a confidence booster, when I failed my AFF4 on Saturday my instructor told me the same thing, correct my mistakes and when I get my license he'd be more than happy to jump with me anytime... so even though I failed I still felt good.
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    CH-47 Chinooks as jumpships

    Don't know of any CH-47's, I did a s/l out of a UH-1H back in the mid-70's and can only imagine the fun a chinook would be...
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    Skydive Spaceland Clewiston

    The staff is friendly and curteous by my third visit the entire staff knew me by name, the instructors are willing to answer any questions. They certainly know how to make someone new to skydiving feel at ease and welcome.