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  1. So far Trump is doing what he said he was going to do. Got voted in so doing it. I admire that. But... I hope he treads carefully. Of course the left is angry they are finished. British exit... Trump Pauline Hanson in Australia.. The tide is turning the left had there go and fucked it up ps democrats are not left by Aussie standards our left is far worse !! Quote I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  2. One of the greats !!!! I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  3. The good ole NRA. Yes I have noticed the power they have.. even on Fox news. ... Surely though if your on a no fly list you should not own a gun and every gun owner should have background checks (no gun show exemption) ........... and why the need for civilians to have military style ie M 16s etc We prob go too far the other way here we cannot even have a taser at home or pepper spray at home for self protection. So we have baseball bats and hammers under our beds. Having said above I have never felt unsafe in the USA Disneyworld Vegas etc. Memphis was little seedy but felt safe around Graceland. Do most of you folk on here own a handgun ??? I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  4. Then why was my jumping ended at Skydive Nagambie in Australia by the CI Don Cross for asking as to why the student rigs did not have Skyhooks. I expected support form Mr BOOTH over this but got nothing. banned from ever jumping there !!! (For asking questions) I was ahead of my time.. again Soon skyhooks will be on every student rig. Like in 1981 when jumpers laughed at me when I said automatic opening devices will be standard on rigs... AAD mandatory in Australia now !!! I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  5. As I am australian I will not vote but am amazed with a country of 300 million folk you could not come up with better candidates than this. You have many fine people over there(I know I have traveled to the USA 8 times) One thing I do not get is why are you scared of free health care(works here OK) and why pay your minimum wage $7.50 more like $20 here. Maybe if the minimum wage was raised you could get rid of that awful tipping gratutity practice. GREAT PLACE TO VISIT love yanks I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  6. when your laws will not even ban folk who are on the no fly list or terror watch list from buying guns there is no hope. When you have background checks but they do not apply to gun shows there is no hope. When you allow folk to buy Miiltary style guns to keep in the suburbs there is no hope I understand the self defence thing in the USA but some common sense should apply. I carry a hand gun at work for protection of myself and the community in Australia and would not have it any other way but you folks in the USA have to tighten laws at least. I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  7. To jump out of a plane.. period everything else was a bonus. Met some really good good people... and a few dick heads but that's the same every where. First jumps in 1981 in a club environment (read not for profit) took a long time to be accepted in that format but once you were in .. you were really in. Again jumped again in 2008 in the era of commercial skydiving. Different experience..(Yes safer and better equipment and training) I thought the CI and staff cared about me and welcomed me with open arms but in reality it was only to get my money. (largest DZ in Victoria) as I did a lot of tandems. They dropped me like a ton of bricks cause I asked about skyhooks. Got told by email I was banned from AFF... not even the courtesy of face to face or a phone call.. very disappointing. !! (AFTER 19 TANDEMS) My faith was returned when I went to Australian skydive and found CI Ralph.. a kind and generous man who really cared. My story the way I saw it, others will disagree (squeak) I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  8. Enjoy yourself mate. If ever in Victoria try Skydive Nagambie or Australian skydive near Bendigo. I did some jumps at both and both are great Drop zones with l good people and CIs(Don and Ralph) Enjoy your adventure I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  9. yeah me just did not fit in. Did ok with jumps but folk took a set against me cause I happened to have an opinion. It was fun but nil interest in ever doing it again particulary at my last DZ (skydive nagambie) For me it appears to me a single persons sport. The amount of money it cost and time it consumed I do not know how one can maintain a decent marriage (unless married to a jumper). Selfish to spend that much money when one has a wife and kids. Nothing to show for it except memories and the odd video. What finished it off for me was I got pearl harbored from by CI (banned for asking too many questions) it was the best of times and the worst of times ) Still supporting skyhooks I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  10. Enjoy it mate a world of adventure awaits you !! I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  11. yet another skyhook save get with the programme !! I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  12. You are in for a blast mate Enjoy !! AFF way better than a tandoom (tandem) I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  13. sounds like the experience I had at Skydive Nagambie Australia.. ay Don ieEach time I ask questions I kind of get the brush off and questions are left un-answered or I get treated like I'm stupid for asking certain questions. Yes people are nice and if engaged they are polite but that is about it. This has made it very difficult to get the training and support needed. I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  14. good luck 40s is young I returned for a while when I was 50. Listen to the advice of the experts and you will be fine best wishes I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??
  15. Read books, ask instructors questions, watch other students land (and make mistakes), learn about their problems, and learn more than just enough to get by. I did that!! read lots of books asked lots of question and then got banned from AFF (me thinks I researched equipment like skyhook too much) its a fact that if you ask too many questions its easier to just get rid of you..(At NAGGAS anyway) AM I RIGHT DON !! I tend to be a bit different. enjoyed my time in the sport or is it an industry these days ??