Ralph_W

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  1. Saulgau is at 1907 feet amsl. Why do you need 3000?
  2. Ralph_W

    HELP!!! Jumping in Austria.

    You are piloting a wing trough airspace. What do you think you are? A pilot probably? What was the name of this book? Ahh, now I remember: the parachute and its pilot. "Sport pilot license" is written on the cover of the German license. But on the other hand, Germany is ta totalitarian shithole right now. Why do you make it so complicated. No dropzone ever asked me for my passport. Go to Austria, talk english, show your USPA license, get a cheap few day guest insurance and jump. Just dont tell anybody that you are a "Schluchtenscheisser". They will think you are an American and let you jump.
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    Boogie in Botswana

    As last year's Boogie in Botswana, as the one two years ago, was just amazing, we do it again this year. The quick facts: 12. - 15. July 2019 Hercules C130 and Casa 235 Load organizers: RW: Dan Brodsky Chenfield, Ian "Milko" Hodgkinson, others to be announced FF: Andre du Preez WS: tba  The little longer version: Boogie in Animal Kingdom There are many cool boogie destinations around the world, but the one with probably best visuals this year is in Botswana. But before you are scared by the country by mistake, here are some facts about this more than extraordinary boogie location. Botswana is the highest developed country in Africa, a true democracy with a lower corruption index than some western European countries. It has a higher gross domestic product than some south European countries and the lowest crime rate in Africa. Besides that it has the highest population of elephants in Africa, as conservation is a true priority of the Republic of Botswana. Now imagine jumping out of a almost brand new Hercules C130 or Casa 235 above an wildlife preserve next to the most colorful lake you have ever seen in your live. Sounds too good to be true? Well, ask Dan BC, who was organizing the Big Way jumpers at the boogie in 2017 and 2018 and will return for 2019, then supported by Milko Hodgkinson. Freeflyers will be organized by Andre du Prezz. Not the mention the, as all participants of 2017 and 18 agreed, best food ever served at a boogie. Need more info? Take a look at: http://makgadikgadiepic.com and see you in Botswana.  Just as a little warm up, read the article about last year's Boogie in Botswana in Skydive the Mag: http://www.skydivemag.com/article/back-to-summer-camp?articleId=c2t5ZGl2ZW1hZyMyI0w4c2NJU2g0VEpPV1A4V1ZnXzY0Nnc&fwd=1 https://www.smallteaser.com/…/recipe-for-the-perfect-boogie… Other write-ups can be found in Parachutist, Paramag, 90 Percent, et al. See you there.
  4. Depending on where you are going in Switzerland, check this: https://www.swissskydive.org/de/dropzones-clubs-schulen/ Reichenbach, even if you see it from the train, is a more Tandem orientated DZ.
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    Skydiving in Stuttgart, Germany

    https://www.dfv.aero/Service/Pl%C3%A4tze++Vereine
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    Helispringen in Niederöblarn/Österreich

    wann: Samstag, 25. August 10:00 - 18:00 wo: Niederöblarn, Österreich was: Der Teppichklopfer am Start! 1500 PS / 2 Turbinen, mit der Bell 212 Tickets Solospringer: 129,00€ 1500m pro Ticket Tickets Solospringer: 149,00€ 3000m pro Ticket Tandems: 399,90€ pro Tandemsprung Es wird 1500m oder 3000m ÜBER GRUND gesprungen! Startgebühr: nicht Member Solospringer 20,00€ Anmeldung nur per Email: fliegerreichel@freenet.de oder Tel: 0160/920 69 568 Austria Tel: 0043 6645896506
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    Rigger in Stuttgart

    https://vertical-elements.de/ Kann ich nur wärmstens empfehlen.
  8. Ralph_W

    Boogie in Animal Kingdom

    As last year's Boogie in Botswana was just amazing, we do it again this year. The quick facts: 13. - 16. July 2018 Hercules C130 and Casa 235 Load organizers: RW: Dan Brodsky Chenfield, Ian "Milko" Hodgkinson FF: Nate Smith WS: Pat Walker The little longer version: Boogie in Animal Kingdom There are many cool boogie destinations around the world, but the one with probably best visuals this year is in Botswana. But before you are scared by the country by mistake, here are some facts about this more than extraordinary boogie location. Botswana is one of the highest developed countries in Africa, a true democracy with a lower corruption index than Spain. It has a higher gross domestic product than some south European countries and the lowest crime rate in Africa. Besides that it has the highest population of elephants in Africa, as conservation is a true priority of the Republic of Botswana. Now imagine jumping out of a almost brand new Hercules C130 or Casa 235 above an wildlife preserve next to the most colorful lake you have ever seen in your live. Sounds too good to be true? Well, ask Dan BC, who was organizing the Big Way jumpers at the boogie in 2017 and will return for 2018, then supported by Milko Hodgkinson. Freeflyers will be organized by Pat Walker and the Wingsuiters by Nate Smith. Not the mention the, as all participants of 2017 agreed, best food ever served at a boogie. Need more info? Take a look at: http://makgadikgadiepic.com and see you in Botswana. Just as a little warm up, read the article about last year's Boogie in Botswana in Skydive the Mag: http://www.skydivemag.com/article/back-to-summer-camp?articleId=c2t5ZGl2ZW1hZyMyI0w4c2NJU2g0VEpPV1A4V1ZnXzY0Nnc&fwd=1
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    Dropzones in France

    Dropzones: http://www.ffp.asso.fr/ou-pratiquer/ http://www.idropzone.com/centres-ecoles/itineraire-et-meteo You need to buy a french foreing license (License Etranger) for 12 Euro, which is valid till Dez. 31 Many French skydivers speak English.
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    Recommendations for southern Florida

    Happy New Year everybody, I will be in southern Florida the last weekend of January and the first weekend of February. I am looking for recommendations on dropzones with some freeflying going on on these weekends. Dropzones which look interesting to me are: FSC Lake Wales Skydive Sebastian Skydive Spaceland Clewiston Skydive Space Center Skydive City - Z-Hills Skydive DeLand Which of these DZ can be recommended in general and which have some freeflying going on last January or first February weekend? Thanks in advance and Blue Skies Ralph
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    BOOGIE IN BOTSWANA

    2017 gab es einen sehr schönen Boogie in Botswana, mit Casa und Hercules als Absetzflugzeuge. Einen Bericht dazu gibts hier: http://www.skydivemag.com/article/back-to-summer-camp?category=skydivemag%23latest&fwd=1 2018 gibts den Boogie wieder: www.makgadikgadiepic.com
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    GoPro 6 vs. Sony FDR-X3000R

    Was anybody able to compare the specs of these two cameras? I didnt find a decent listing of the GoPro specs yet. Any suggestion/opinion of which of the two cameras is more suitable?
  13. If you order fried potato sticks, NEVER call them French fries.
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    Winter DZs near Baumholder

    FSZ Saar is open when the weaher is good.
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    Drop zone Near Kaiserslautern

    List to all DZ http://www.dfv.aero/Service/Pl%C3%A4tze++Vereine Those two are bigger DZ with bigger planes and a lot of jumpers. http://fsz-saar.de/ http://www.fsc-suedpfalz.de