PommyG

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Gear

  • Container Other
    Talon FS
  • Main Canopy Size
    119
  • Main Canopy Other
    Crossfire 2
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    120
  • Reserve Canopy Other
    PDR126
  • AAD
    Vigil 2

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Lower Light South Australia/Dunkeswell UK
  • License
    F
  • License Number
    715
  • Licensing Organization
    APF
  • Number of Jumps
    5083
  • Tunnel Hours
    1
  • Years in Sport
    34
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving (Bigway)
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freefall Photography
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    450
  • Freefall Photographer
    No

Ratings and Rigging

  • AFF
    Instructor
  • Tandem
    Instructor
  • Formation
    Coach
  • USPA Coach
    No
  • Pro Rating
    No
  • Wingsuit Instructor
    No
  1. PommyG

    Tandem 1

  2. PommyG

    Tandem 2

  3. PommyG

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  4. The head wind has no bearing on the airspeed, airspeed is what the pilot is concerned with. (The speed of the air over the wings) The only thing the head wind affects is groundspeed, which means, in strong upper winds, you leave longer between exits.
  5. This may be a bit late but for what it's worth I am only 5' 6" & have shortish arms. I have done over 900 hand cams starting before we had the GoPro. The GoPro has made things better with its very wide lens. I have also found that moving my arm out to the left & shooting from the side more worke quite well. But as other posters have said try a few & move your arm to different positions & see what works best for you. For the record here in Australia you need a C licence (min of 100 jumps) to where a camera. Tandem "passengers" are students & therefore cannot wear a camera here in Australia. Tandem masters also need a minimum of 100 tandems to do hand cam.
  6. Does anyone know what is involved in converting overseas ratings to the USPA system? I have Australian ratings (Tandem/AFF) but would like to work a season or two in the USA. Any info on visa's required would also be appreciated. Thanks.
  7. PommyG

    Tandem