danornan

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danornan last won the day on October 1 2019

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  • Main Canopy Size
    132
  • Main Canopy Other
    Pilot
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    140
  • AAD
    Cypres

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    Z Hills
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    D
  • License Number
    11308
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    3400
  • Years in Sport
    31
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    3400

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  1. No need for special ear plugs. Good disposable ones that lower the decibel by about -30 are fine and disposable. I use the same on my motorcycle. Key is to use them correctly. I've been using disposable ones for at least 15 years.
  2. I always carry mine and check the knife. There is no reason to carry your rig without putting it inside a general backpack type of container. TSA will give it a look and generally pass you through to the swab table and then say thanks... Don't make a big deal about it and they won't either. Everyone on the airplane does not need to know that you jump out of airplanes... I also check my weight belt.
  3. If you look at the cost per year to own any AAD, and amortize it over it's life, the cost difference between the best and the worst is very little. Why not own the best. Maybe one jump a year difference !
  4. I have what will be an out of date, (06 19) but still working Cypress and hate to just throw it away. It's available to anyone who wants it. Preferably someone not too far away from Z-Hills...
  5. No, not using google search.... Next time I'll give it a try. thanks for the suggestion.
  6. I used to be able to see a summery of all of the listings without any detail. It made it quick and easy to find what I was looking for. Now I have to look at each listing to see if it is the brand that I am looking for.
  7. Giving it a try, but I feel like I went from an adult novel to a children's primer... BIG BLOCK PRINT with lots of unnecessary space. Still trying to locate an AAD in Classified and I feel like I'm wading in quicksand. It is no longer user friendly.... Quite frustrating and this used to be a favorite site.
  8. You basically made too many changes too quickly and I feel lost.. Hate to say good by...
  9. Still having lots of difficulty navigation on the new improved site ! There is so much white space I waste time just looking for the last reply to anything. I'm presently looking in the classified section for a new AAD and can't look at more than 4-5 items at a time on a page. Seems like the summery is missing. The site is loosing me and it's a shame because I used to looks at DZ.com pretty regularly. I feel like I've lost a friend.
  10. I don't like it and it is harder to find what used to be easy. It is also harder to read. Go back !! Too much white space and not enough content. Harder to navigate. Go back !
  11. Maybe it's my age or maybe I just liked the previous face and format before the change, but I don't like the new Dropzone.com web site and find that I now avoid what I used to enjoy. It is not as easy to navigate and a lot of the print is lighter and not as easy to read ! I remember the last change a few years ago and I think I was uncomfortable with it too It was not as drastic of a change, and I did grow to like it. I hope the same happens here, but I don;t think it will. There are several other web sites that I used to go to regularly, that have changed recently, and I unfortunately now avoid them too. Change just for change sake is not always good.
  12. I rarely look at my altimeter and use it as a back up for my eyes. I keep it mounted on my mudflap and glance at it around pull time and canopy deployment. The rest of the time, it's rarely used. Audible is used that way too. I don't think the market would be very large or justify the time and effort to design, build and then market. My $0.02.... Dano
  13. Same worded in the coal mines. It was a simple brass tag. All it takes is effort. Dano
  14. The design seems to take something that is simple and make it complicated. I'd still do a pin check ! Dano
  15. I disagree. I have been involved in several DUI road checks and not only are they well advertised but there are turn-offs before the check point. People still drive through who are obviously drunk. Everyone else gets past through unless there are other VERY obvious violations. This happened in Temple Terrace, FL. Results elsewhere may vary.. Dano