angrypeppers

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  • Main Canopy Size
    210
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    190
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

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  • Home DZ
    Mile Hi
  • License
    B
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    80
  1. In the airline world, weather is an "uncontrollable" delay or cancellation...which improves their operational stats. Missing/un-qual'd crews are an example of a controllable delay/cancellation. For example, an a/c has a radar problem and there's weather enroute or at the destination. There are no parts/techs to fix the radar, so the airline cancels the flight. Management will enter that as a weather cancellation since if the weather wasn't an issue, the a/c could have completed the flight. Drove me nuts the way my airline gamed the system, though honestly, they all do the same thing. Burn the land and boil the sea, You can't take the sky from me.
  2. FYYFF Burn the land and boil the sea, You can't take the sky from me.
  3. The story I heard (unconfirmed) was that she had gotten out of the a/c and walked away, then went back to thank the pilot and walked into the prop. Burn the land and boil the sea, You can't take the sky from me.
  4. A Husky... Burn the land and boil the sea, You can't take the sky from me.
  5. Hey Superman, I've got a green one too! Love it. The story I read was that starting in 2010, Toyota reduced the quantities imported to the US from 75000 to 25000/year, in order to keep prices up along with demand. There is some wiggle room in negotiations, but not much. The "ending production" stories have been out for years, but would be surprised if it happened any time soon. Burn the land and boil the sea, You can't take the sky from me.
  6. Ft. Morgan: Skydive Empire Boulder: Colorado Skysports Longmont: Mile High Skydiving Burn the land and boil the sea, You can't take the sky from me.
  7. I have a 2010 FJ. The only real complaints I have is the visibility out the back isn't great and the windshield gets pitted quickly since it's almost flat and vertical. Putting some little convex mirrors on the rear views and increasing your following distance a little bit will help a lot. Starting in 2010, the engine was changed a bit which upped horsepower, and allowed the use of non-premium gas. The FJ has a ton of power, and is very offroad capable right out of the box. Burn the land and boil the sea, You can't take the sky from me.
  8. I get the inspection before you sell it. You were probably shipping it to someone, and there's no reason to waste everyones time shipping a faulty peice of equipment. The inspection let's you advertsie the condition of the item with confidence. Why include the repack? The buyers rigger is just going to have to fire the reserve to inspect it anyway, so why waste the money on a repack? Beyond that, what if your gear doesn't sell as a complete rig and you have to part it out? Then you have to open your own 'fresh' repack. One step further, what if it takes more than 6 months to sell? The repack was useless in that case. It's said that the majority of the wear on a reserve is from packing, so the better move is to have everythying inspected, then bag it all up in some sturdy plastic bags. and put it in a closet until it sells. In my case, I had the repack done to verify there were no problems with the reserve after having been stored...it was for my peace of mind knowing that the buyers rigger couldn't and wouldn't find any problems. I didn't mind spending the bucks for the repack, as I could then sell it confidently knowing that the rig was perfect. As far as parting it out, that was not something I was willing to do, though I got a lot of requests to sell the main and Cypres separately. I agree about the wear and tear on reserves on repack cycles, but in my case, I had skipped one while I wasn't jumping, so cyclewise, the reserve was the same as if I had been jumping it regularly. Burn the land and boil the sea, You can't take the sky from me.
  9. When I sold my rig, it had a fresh inspection and repack. I wanted to verify that I was selling a rig with no problems (hadn't been jumped for a while), and also wanted to know that the buyer's rigger wouldn't find any problems. Burn the land and boil the sea, You can't take the sky from me.
  10. angrypeppers

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    I read the updates from my friends, but otherwise don't do much with it. I've actually started collecting emails addresses, etc from my friends, 'cuz I know I'll quit FB completely soon. Burn the land and boil the sea, You can't take the sky from me.
  11. That there is funny, I don't care who you are... Burn the land and boil the sea, You can't take the sky from me.
  12. Go to the DZ. Learn to jump. Jump. Hang out with the other skydivers and make friends. Bring beer and stay late enough to drink a few with your new friends. Immerse yourself in the culture and you'll find your subject. If you don't want to go to a DZ, read through the threads here. Something will stick out that is interesting to you and to your audience. Good luck and congrats on your first jump! Burn the land and boil the sea, You can't take the sky from me.
  13. Neck surgery two years ago grounded me. But it wasn't so much the surgery really. I was a very conservative jumper, very happy flying around on my tuna boat sized Pilot. But I knew that there was still a chance I could be injured severely, and didn't like the thought of being paralyzed for the next 40 years, and more importantly, didn't want to put my wife in the position of having to care for me for the rest of my life. I was never able to reconcile the risk vs. reward sufficiently. I'd love to take another look at jumping again in a couple of years. I feel fortunate that I was able to jump when I could, and meet the people I did along the way. No regrets about quitting, but I miss it every day. Burn the land and boil the sea, You can't take the sky from me.
  14. I bought my rig long distance. I talked to the owner a few times on the phone, and lots of times by email. When we finally agreed on everything, I FedEx'd him a check for half the price, and he sent the rig to my rigger for inspection. When the inspection was complete, I sent another check for the second half by FedEx, and once the check arrived, the seller called my rigger to release the rig to me. Worked out great. There is a lot of trust involved, but I felt comfortable with the seller, else I wouldn't have sent the check. Burn the land and boil the sea, You can't take the sky from me.
  15. It's probably an IA 63 Pampa. Burn the land and boil the sea, You can't take the sky from me.