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  1. There you are with the legal angle again. Do you jump with a Gopro?
  2. http://www.skydivecity.com/index.html $60 for high altitude at Skydive City in Z-hills.
  3. Found this thread with some more great information. And Airtwardo’s red/white PZ-81. http://www.dropzone.com/forum/Skydiving_C1/Skydiving_History_%26_Trivia_F21/PZ-81_Parawing_P3254543 Based on PCChapman’s and Calvin19’s comments and the Mi-8 jumpship this is probably a recent eastern European video. So the PZ-81 is still in use, true?
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8cL1gtYRcs At 6:07 this guy has a bow tie and cuts it. What type of reserve is he using?
  5. The physics is spot on. If you remember the X prize competition (first civilian group to send a vehicle into orbit twice) Dick Rutan sent a plane just into space and bounced along the edge of the atmosphere surface until the vehicle speed reduced enough to fall back into the atmosphere. He used the basic theory of low speed = low heat on reentry. http://scaled.com/projects/tierone/spaceshipone_flies_again_within_14_days_-_wins_10m_x_prize
  6. Take the chem job at $35k. I doubt you’ll be booking much overtime your first year so you will have free time. Use the $35k to buy weekend jump tickets. Apply for grad school next year and you will have bolstered your resume and been able to jump.
  7. Do you actually jump? Or fly? You seem to post on a flying website also. Or is it strictly theory?
  8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzOOjqcssgo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT50OdOwAXE&feature=related
  9. Don't think it would help here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bVGblyZvVg&feature=related
  10. We were discussing it today at the DZ. 2nd hand statement (from someone who heard from someone who was there but did not see the event) was no one knew why he deployed late. Also, I didn’t know he was hurt as bad as people are saying. His father posted the Youtube video. Since family posted the vid I poached it and pasted it here. I say he gets credit for the feat. Thoughts and prayers with him and his family.
  11. Does this count as landing a wingsuit without a parachute? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_dyy61h20M
  12. I agree with Ron. The school does count. The University of South Florida stacks up well. Good school and year-round access to: Skydive Tampa: 40 minutes Z-hills: 40 minutes Lake Wales: 60 minutes Deland: 90 minutes Orlando wind tunnel: 75 minutes No skiing though. But make sure you pick a school with a program you want to pursue for the next 30 years. A good education and job you enjoy will open up every DZ in the country. Although Uncle Sam is paying, put his money to good use for you. And thanks for your service.
  13. Here’s how you fake a Protrack logbook, Leave it at the DZ and let anyone take it up for a jump. It could turn loads without even repacking. After awhile you’ll have hundreds of jumps on it you didn’t make. Easy. Oh, by the way, my Protrack matches my logbook.
  14. http://www.google.com/search?q=Airborne+Systems+T-11&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7GPEA_en&prmd=ivns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=52MQTuiXAs2itgf5v-DVDQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CAwQ_AUoAQ&biw=1440&bih=649 Results from a google search of Airborne Systems T-11.
  15. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egg8NIBV2HI I count 1 touch before the stall and 3 impacts after the stall.
  16. Hey – I have to chime in on this one, being of German origin and proud to be an American. But when you state “Are you familiar with those Downfall Hitler rant spoofs on YouTube? I keep imaging Airtec's reaction to this accident as one of those rants since it's a German company after all.” This is a highly prejudiced statement, which in turn belies your basically prejudiced personality. Are you now saying that everyone from Germany is a Hitler? That’s what your statement easily indicates about your personal makeup. Prejudice within a psychologist personality, shame on you. Sorry for posting this in the morning at a decent hour, but at 4am I’m in bed.
  17. Could be: http://experts.martindale.com/J-Stephen-Vizzard/124752IX-Expert.html http://wa-edmonds.doctors.at/dr/joseph-vizzard-drjosephstephenvizzardphd
  18. Here's the original thread on this. http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?do=post_view_flat;post=3934990;page=1;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;mh=25;
  19. Maybe this? http://www.dropzone.com/photos/Detailed/Vintage/Paradactyl_accuracy_115529.html