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  1. If you had a USPA license, you still have a USPA license. There are no currency requirements for licensed jumpers and, technically, to be a current license holder you need only renew your USPA membership, which you can do online. Having said that, it is very unlikely that any DZ would allow you to jump without some currency training and that could consist of everything from a full ground school, or, to just spending an hour or two with an instructor who can evaluate your skills and knowledge, all depends on the DZ.
  2. We have filled the avialable slot to 41,000' on 16 Oct 2021, sorry if you missed the chance.
  3. West Tennessee Skydiving has one slot available for a 41,000' HALO Oxygen Jump on Saturday 16 October with a weather date of Sunday 17 October. This jump is being offered at the discounted group rate of $11,000. For a description, see: https://www.skydivekingair.com/index.php?p=2800
  4. We have attached our information and pricing sheet for the 41,000' jumps for both licensed and tandem skydivers. Before you flame me about the price, I would suggest that you go purchase an aircraft for 41,000' jumps, maintain it to RVSM standards, purchase the associated oxygen equipment, and hire a pilot with the knowledge and experience to do this (such as me). When you have done that, then you will be qualified to comment on the price. HALO Oxygen Jump text for website, Cheyenne.docx
  5. Actually, no. Military jumpers rarely go higher than 25,000'. For the US Military it takes a General Officer's signature for jumps higher than 25,000', so I have been told by some knowledgeable military contacts. There is no market for military jumps from this aircraft. This aircraft is to be used to make 41,000' jumps by those who can afford such jumps and wish to set records that will most likely stand forever.
  6. This aircraft is only used for extreme altitude HALO jumps, it will be ready to fly HALO missions around mid-September.
  7. There are 2 speeds: Indicated airspeed and true airspeed. The speed that the jumper will feel in freefall is always indicated airspeed and for a jumper that falls at an indicated airspeed of 120 mph, he will fall at that same indicated airspeed regardless of altitude (except when going so high there is no air at all). If you could take an airspeed indicator with you in freefall, it would always register the same airspeed, indicated airspeed, regardless of altitude for a give body position. Your true airspeed will change with altitude and at 41,000' your true airspeed, with an indicated airspeed of 120 mph, would be about (depending on temperature) 245 mph. However, your body would only feel the indicated airspeed of 120 mph. Mike Mullins Oh yes I will. Mike
  8. Yes, I can fly it unpressurized at FL410, there would be no point in having it if I could not. No, the jumpers do not wear pressure suits. There have been a number of skydives made from 41,000' in the past. Mike
  9. Cheyenne 400LS at West Tennessee Skydiving, 41,000' jumps, owned and flown by Mike Mullins. The 400LS made aviation history on 16 April 1985 by setting two new time-to-climb records for its class (C-1e Group 2, 3000m and 9,000m) and shattering two time-to-climb records for all turboprop classes (6,000m and 12,000m) while being piloted by Gen. Chuck Yeager: 3,000 meters/9843' in 1 minute, 47.6 seconds, average climb rate of 5,467 fpm 6,000 meters/19,685' in 3 minute, 42.0 seconds, average climb rate of 5,320 fpm 9,000 meters/29,527' in 6 minutes, 34.6 seconds, average climb rate of 4,507 fpm 12,000 meters/39,370' in 11 minutes, 8.3 seconds, average climb rate of 3,531 fp 1,645 hp per engine You can view the record setting flight by Chuck Yeager on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFPcrWVFlcY
  10. I have never heard of a Cessna 340 used for skydiving, it would not be very suitable. It is a slightly larger 310/320 and is pressurized. If you were going to use a Cessna twin, the best one would be a 401 or 402, perhaps even a 421, but not a 340. Mike Mullins