TEB6363

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  • Main Canopy Size
    170
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    175

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    Madera California
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  • License Number
    16363
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    3800
  • Years in Sport
    25
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving

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  1. I usually tell people if they can't reach the slider; your risers are probably too long Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  2. Hey Lisa, We did the 395 camping trip when Chris was younger one year. There was a really nice campground with hookups in Bishop. Glad we had power, because we got some serious rain that trip I would also add Fossil Falls as a nice little stop and hike. It's like a big outdoor McDonalds playland
  3. I ordered this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011SHYQLW/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 For my X5SC. The 700mAh still fits well and it is a little heavier than the stock (I think was 450 mAh) capacity. Plus, you can charge all 5 and yours at one time before you go out to fly.. Was a good setup with what I picked as the best reviews/brand. Well, edited after I saw yours came with a larger batt (850 mAh) that is only providing 5-7 minutes of flight time. So, looking for a match, I do like the Tenergy brand and the ability to multi-charge. You just have to search a few places to find batteries with matching plugs and good reviews. Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  4. I also have my Third Class Certificate under a Special Issuance. It took 6 month and a couple memos/letters from my doctor to have my medical re-issued. I was diagnosed with arthritis and take a med off the excluded list. But 6 months is no big deal out of 20 years doing tandems. In the big picture, it is easier to comply with the medical stuff then go around it I think. Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  5. I think you can and if you follow the Mfg recommendations you can do it within their recommendations.. However, it costs more for the main Canopy because it takes special material.. My son and I jump Aerodyne: http://www.flyaerodyne.com/download/IconSizingChart.pdf Looking at the I4, you can start with 210 Ultra LPV main (like the Pilot 7 with special construction) and go all the way down to a "regular" ZP 140 main in the same container. But, be warned you start on the super tough to pack end and work down to the almost to loose stage.. My son is jumping a Pilot 168 ZPX in his I4 with 150 Smart Reserve. He is planning to down-size to a 150 ZP main next spring. It keeps the fit all "in the green" and is a lot easier to pack.. He jumps the Icon Pro. I up-sized my 150-size rig to the I5 with 170 Main (and Dacron lines) and the LPV Smart 175 reserve.. Both my rigger and I are very happy packing up this setup.. It works, just plan a little ahead and be willing to pay for what you want.. Happy New Year - Be Safe Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  6. I do not have that container or that size ZPX. However, my Son owns the Pilot 168ZPX and it packs snugly into a rig sized for a 150 main (Icon I4)... You may be able to interpret that as a Pilot 188ZPX will pack as small as a 170. Depending on canopy make, cells, etc. Also, his experience was that "new" ZPX felt Super Slippery and then packing got much easier after 50 jumps or so.. Just FYI. Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  7. Gassiness in a Re-Circulating Wind Tunnel... Laura, that's mean - like pulling the sheets over your bed pals head after you let one slip -spelling, sheeesh Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  8. Oh, the list is long... But, probably my top 3 are: - Stir & Frost Cake (Microwave).. Yum... Especially at 0100.. -Space Food Sticks; could carry them in your pocket all day and still eat them -Concentrate Cereal; like mini Special K flakes... Hey, better than eating paste Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  9. You Two are cute.. And, what a BEAUTIFUL DZ!!! Thanks for sharing... Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  10. Bill, I think Elisha meant to pass the platform at standard speed.. I think we have the same here in Fresno.. The close track is for Amtrack to stop along side of the platform.. When tracks are used for other rail traffic, such as freight, they stay on the farther set and can proceed past at their usual 35-45 mph through town.. However, not meant as a siding to allow cars clearance/passing.. Those are in more open areas.. Not a railroad guy, I just have a couple projects where we need access along the railways.. And, since I'm not an Engineer - I Don't Drive Trains... Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  11. TEB6363

    Promise5

    It was originally a landscape photo on my Iphone.. Then I did rotate the pic using my desktop computer because it opened sideways... But my desktop is a regular old HP computer.. Any Ways, here is another photo/grab from a few days later in the trip.. Maybe it will post with the top-side up Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  12. TEB6363

    Promise5

    Dang, sorry about that.. I rotated it and looked correct on my computer.... Maybe your desk had fallen over Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  13. TEB6363

    Promise5

    Were You there Too?... Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!
  14. TEB6363

    Promise5

    Ah, yes, yes it is.. Must be a spell-check issue... Meaning I don't know how to spell... The cool thing is that you can look at the photo Promise5 posted and it is about the same direction.. I can even pick out matching landmarks Once the plane takes off, you're gonna have to land - Might as well jump out!!