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  1. No, it's not actually a show yet. It's just an idea for a show. This is basically an introduction to the show to explain the ideas and introduce the characters. There was a film crew out at the dz for several days to make this, so someone obviously likes the idea.
  2. There's a new five-minute "sizzle reel" on YouTube for a new reality show following the Conatser family and Skydive Perris. I don't know if the show will ever be made, but it's an interesting idea. I wonder what effect it will have on the sport... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF2ZczPnQ2g
  3. I can't help but mention that "standing up your motorcycle" is such a "Jose" thing to do! Seriously, I came looking for this thread because I was thinking of Jose the other day, and how he always made me laugh -- even when I was having a really rough day in manifest.
  4. According to the NTSB website, "Synopses of final reports and any related press releases are generally available immediately following the meetings; published reports are usually available 4-6 weeks later; So, does anyone who saw the webcast have the unofficial findings yet?
  5. What a great-sounding trip! As far as great vibes and different planes, head on up to Missouri and Skydive Quantum Leap for some jumps out of the Sweet Beech and a great scene all the time! The Beech 99 Airliner is what happened when an Otter and King Air mated; it takes 21 jumpers to 14,000 feet in about 8 minutes. As far as the jumpers, everyone will welcome you with open arms, especially if you're a little "different," 'cause we all are too! We're a great mix of old-time belly flyers and those young-uns freeflying. There's always beer in the fridge and food on the grill. Drive safe!
  6. The clouds have cleared off here and the winds are dying down (it must be the superpowers of The Legend). Load 1 is on a 25 minute call. See you soon!
  7. I'm assuming by "emergency" you mean an emergency exit from an aircraft at a low altitude. The rule for low emergency exits is that you bail out on your reserve if you are at or below your "decision altitude," the altitude where you decide whether to cut away your main or land it if you're having a malfunction.
  8. Thanks so much for all the great ideas!! I'll let you know how it goes...
  9. We have a tandem student that wants to propose to his girlfriend (also doing a tandem), so he wants "Will You Marry Me?" written in the landing area. Does anyone have experience with landing area messages? I was thinking we could mow it in, or paint it on a big banner and put it flat on the ground, or...? Thanks!!
  10. I have a set of $1 million-plus legs, and my insurance company paid fully with no questions asked. It was pretty obvious to everyone I had done it skydiving (EMTs got me out of my gear and cut off my jumpsuit), and it never occurred to me to lie about it. It was a group insurance plan through my mom's company (I was in college at the time), but they never questioned whether or not I would be covered. Bottom line: Check with your insurance company first.
  11. It's possible that it's bothering you because you broke a screw (the screw doesn't break, but the bone around it does). I have had a titanium rod in my tibia for 2 years, and I broke a screw at the bottom about a year ago, causing it to really hurt when I walked around. They took the screw out while they were doing other work on that leg, and I haven't had a problem since. My doctor (a sports guy) took out the rod in my femur a couple of months ago, saying that if I were injured again, the rod could cause things to be worse. I think my tibia rod will be in there forever, since the fracture stubbornly refuses to heal. Good luck!
  12. Although he drinks his fair share of beer, PJ's hidden talent lies in the mean Bombay Sapphire martinis he mixes. Mmmnnn!
  13. I think Tonto makes very good points: I decided to go with "mark a time in your life you want to preserve," and got blue and yellow stars across my lower back. They match my jumpsuits and gear; of course I picked that motif for my gear in the first place because I've always liked stars. So, I saved a bit of skydiving and a bit of my childhood at the same time. I had about 400 jumps at the time, and I knew that if I never made another skydive again, I would always like my tat and the memories. I think that's an important question to ask yourself as well. Will I want this ten years after my last jump?
  14. I was wondering if anyone has any pictures or memories of Horizon Skydiving School, outside of Kansas City, that they could post. Thanks.