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  1. Doesn't M. Mullins use one on his King Air?
  2. Thrilling but mostly fiction! I was at Columbus AFB to watch NASA 905 takeoff with a Shuttle on its back. They barely used half the length and climbed really good on a hot day. As a side note, as I drive to work everyday, I can see 905…..ready for disassembly and ultimate reassembly at NASA's Space Center Houston.
  3. Still trying to figure out that lil...radiation thingy. Yep, not gonna happen for a longggg time.
  4. Yes to ear plugs. I've descended at 60,000 fpm in an altitude chamber (versus roughly 10,000 fpm in freefall) while wearing them. No problems noted. Google "Valsalva maneuver" and learn to equalize the pressure differential on descent. Notice I said "descent". Ears/sinuses clear automatically on ascent. Try and not jump with much ear/sinus congestion. Counterproductive to equalization. And dependent upon altitude, you very well could experience some hypoxia. For some, as low as 8000 feet. But easily above 10K.
  5. I sat in Turn #1 this past weekend. Marquez..was just...unbelievable. Talent talent talent. Formula in November
  6. At this time, yes. Once we fully stand the program back up, I'll chime back in with scheduling info.
  7. ------------------------------ Like to add, we WILL resume training in Houston shortly. Probably stand the program back up within the next three months. So, if you are in Houston or will be passing through and have a valid FAA Class III medical or better, you can go through the training. Cheers..... Buck Please post when its up and running again. Will do. No problemo.
  8. ------------------------------ Like to add, we WILL resume training in Houston shortly. Probably stand the program back up within the next three months. So, if you are in Houston or will be passing through and have a valid FAA Class III medical or better, you can go through the training. Cheers..... Buck
  9. He didn't bend it, so great save
  10. Thank you. So, just so I'm clear: There's no FAR. There's no 200 jump rule. It is ONLY a USPA recommendation class C license. And if the DZO says no, then its no for that DZ.
  11. I teach it, so I'll pass. But, good info for others. As note: No U.S. military facility will provide any further physiological training to civilians. They ceased that training last year due to budget constraints.
  12. Teaches you about the physiological hazards associated with flight. Oxygen usage, hypoxia, decompression sickness and a multitude of other subjects are covered. Even a jump from as low as 14K takes a significant toll on the human body. But, like I said, the only location now in the country that offers this training free is with the FAA in Oke City. There are other altitude chamber facilities around the U.S., but prices are upward of $1K for a days training. Here's the FAA site: http://www.faa.gov/pilots/training/airman_education/aerospace_physiology/
  13. Effectively immediately, NASA has halted its physiological training program (ie. altitude chamber) in Houston for civilians . A wonderful (and did I say FREE?) program went dead in the water. Alas, the last free program left in the entire United States, is with the FAA in Oklahoma City. (It's a great program too). cheers
  14. I was Allen's jump pilot for many years in San Antonio, he'll be missed. Sorry for your loss.