flyboy62000

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  • Main Canopy Size
    107
  • Reserve Canopy Size
    126
  • AAD
    Cypres 2

Jump Profile

  • Home DZ
    Temporarily homeless
  • License
    D
  • License Number
    29937
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    1375
  • Years in Sport
    12
  • First Choice Discipline
    Freefall Photography
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    700
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    400

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  • Tandem
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  1. I also received an attempt from this account on my classified. Standard PayPal, pickup agent scam profile. Blue Skies, Adam I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things . . . — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  2. I jumped at FSV Saar when I was stationed at Ramstein. I found it to be a great place with some great people. I'll hopefully be finding my way out there sometime soon. Blue Skies, Adam I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things . . . — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  3. There is no legal problem with running plates for wants/warrants, since there is no reasonable expectation of privacy in a license plate. An outstanding warrant or suspended license would be at least reasonable suspicion that criminal activity may be afoot allowing for an investigative (Terry) stop. You're right the driver is not necessarily always the registered owner, but usually is. Blue Skies, Adam I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things . . . — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  4. Vivian is a nice, friendly 2 Cessna DZ with a good crew of local jumpers who love the sport. They currently only offer static line and IAD training. It is also close to Shreveport. I can't give any opinion on Gillam, because I haven't jumped there yet. If you're dead set on AFF you might consider Skydive Dallas. It is a very nice, large dz with great facilities and two turbine aircraft, but is a long drive from Shreveport. Good luck selecting a dz for your training. Blue Skies, Adam I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things . . . — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  5. Not sure on fuel burn, but the Soloy I was jumping in Germany was averaging 17 minutes to 14k ft (on my alti), I think it was 4500m for everyone else on the load. I was jumping at FSV Saar in 2003-2004. I always thought it was the ultimate small DZ airplane. I'm interested to see your PT-6 powered version in action. Blue Skies, Adam I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things . . . — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  6. This DZ will be my home for the next several years while I'm here in Louisiana. I found the DZ to have great people, a zeal for the sport, and a professional training program. Local jumpers are friendly and eager to jump. The aircraft are well maintained and pilots were safe and efficient. The DZO was extremely friendly and supportive. One of the best small DZs I've ever been to. It felt like I was at home the minute I walked in the door and introduced myself. I look forward to making many more jumps at The Skydive Experience!
  7. I wear gloves on almost every jump after ripping my hand wide open on some sharp skin of a 182 door frame. Blood everywhere and a scar to remember it by...lesson learned. Blue Skies, Adam I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things . . . — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  8. Have you tried The Jumping Place in St. Marys? It's a pretty fun little DZ with some good people. www.jumpinjax.com Blue Skies, Adam I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things . . . — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  9. I had one like that once, when I had about 100 jumps or so. I left the Otter on a 4-way and had that feeling like, I'm forgetting something...crap my rig! I remember thinking, well can't do anything about it now, and continued turning points. After breakoff I tracked and flew a traffic pattern to the grass runway, where I slid a few hundred yards on my belly and then got up. I dusted myself off, realized I was okay and that the next load was getting on the other airplane...so I walked over and got on. Wierd dream, but wouldn't it be cool. Blue Skies, Adam I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things . . . — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  10. What a great jet...50 years old and still getting it done and more reliably than much newer airframes! Congrats on tracking tankers, it's a great place to be. Luckily for you, they've shut off inbounds to Grand Forks. Blue Skies, Adam I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things . . . — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  11. The DZ I jumped at in Germany (FSV Saar) had two or three Soloy 206's when I was there, and they were great. Cargo door with a large drop step that ran the length of the door, outside handles, and camera step. The only thing I didn't like about the planes were the fabric rollup doors. Lexan would have been really nice. Overall it was a great jumpship, and I would think that it would make an ideal airplane for a smaller DZ looking for turbine turn times. 6 jumpers to 4000m in 15-18 min. Blue Skies, Adam I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things . . . — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  12. I would not fly an aircraft with an inoperative airspeed indicator. It is a required instrument for flight. I have had one go out (blocked pitot tube) in flight in on a winch launch in a glider. It was due to a bug getting rammed into the pitot tube on takeoff. I took a piece of wire, cleared the blockage and then made the flight. I would not intentionally take off in an aircraft with a known inoperative ASI. Blue Skies, Adam I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things . . . — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  13. Back in '02 I briefly tried skysurfing. I was on an intermediate board and exited last from a Beech 18. While flying inverted, I looked down and saw a Piper Warrior flying directly toward a collision point with me. I stood up and dumped immediately, missing the tail of the aircraft with my canopy sniveling by about 50-100 ft. The interesting part of this story is that in 2007 a coworker of mine and I, in Texas, were sharing aviation stories and I mentioned this close call. He mentioned having a close call with a skydiver...in the same place, in the same time frame, in the same type aircraft. I can't remember any other close calls at the DZ that year, so we are convinced that we nearly met 5 years earlier at 5000ft over Ohio. Wierd. Blue Skies, Adam I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things . . . — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  14. Definitely Abby if we're talking about which character I'd most like to spend time with ;) I love the fact that she's brilliant, not to mention very intriguing. If we're talking which character I'd like to be most, then Gibbs. Totally badass and a revered icon in his chosen profession. Not a bad way to finish a career. Blue Skies, Adam I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things . . . — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  15. Lol, smash the VSI...also works as an alternate static source if need be :) I usually have a swiss army knife in my pocket when I'm flying anyway. I've never thought about having to use it to cut away a student in tow, but you can pretty much fix anything in the world with a swiss army knife, duct tape, and a ballpoint pen :) Blue Skies, Adam I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things . . . — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry