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Everything posted by david3

  1. It really does sound perfect. I can't wait to jump one.
  2. "I guess it comes down to a simple choice really. Get busy living or get busy dying." Sorry, it's all I got. Lots of good responses already. An attaboy to the first one that names (easy) the movie.
  3. Met Blind John at Lost Prairie a number of years ago. He had the most amazing stories. I wish I could be half as brave for half as long.
  4. Got mine (actually 3). First class print on a quality shirt. Received very fast. Thanks!
  5. http://www.urbanfuneralhome.com/obituary/129842/Thomas-Morrison//
  6. http://www.thepops.org/usa/files/morrison.pdf
  7. http://blog.skytrekker.net/2010/12/turbulence.html "A thermal column (or thermal) is a column of rising air. Thermals are created by the uneven heating of the Earth's surface from solar radiation. The Sun warms the ground, which in turn warms the air directly above it. The sun warms different surfaces more than others - asphalt, concrete, grass, and water - all heat differently. The warmer air expands, becoming less dense (lighter) than the surrounding air mass. The mass of lighter air rises, and as it does, it cools due to its expansion at lower, high-altitude pressures. It stops rising when it has cooled to the same temperature as the surrounding air. Associated with a thermal is a downward flow surrounding the thermal column. The downward moving exterior is caused by colder air being displaced at the top of the thermal."
  8. Raising my glass of beer to you now Burt. See ya when I see ya.
  9. Well that sucks. It's too much. I am going to guess that for many of us the disappointment comes from the missed opportunity. Every year I was going sign up for the lifetime membership next year. Now that the price has gone up, this is the year I would have done it. If only the price hadn’t gone up.
  10. where is this info from? 41K does not sound that high. Given I know quite a few folks in the 20K and 30K region and they are still reasonably young http://www.dkellner.info/DonKellner.html google Don Kellner if the link doesn't work. Granted this is from 2009 Guiness World Record book, though I imagine he still holds it. It says every skydive he makes is a world record, how badass is that? The important point still stands that this thread is promoting this psychological barrier thinking that we must have unlimited money and no job to achieve the success we want. See quote below. "Don Kellner is both an amazing skydiver and an amazing man. The fact that he was able to attain and maintain a skydiving world record on weekends and after work demonstrate his passion for the sport that can still be seen today if you come out and skydive. " "After work"? His work is skydiving. He is a dzo.
  11. http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?do=post_view_flat;post=3465307;page=1;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;mh=25;
  12. Burst Fracture of my L3 vertebrae (bad landing) on December 12, 1999 and made my return to jumping February 25, 2000. My experience? It hurt... a lot. I break out into a sweat thinking about the pain during recovery.
  13. Almost everywhere? Can you expand on that? Where is there a friendly place I can jump with my cat?
  14. PT6-20 Cessna U206? http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=4447647#4447647 https://vimeo.com/60276912
  15. You did ask for a dealer didn't you?