DaMan

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  1. Skydive Hawaii is strictly a tandem factory unless your relative works for the DZ.. There is a huge Hatfields and McCoys thing going on there between the two DZs so everyone has to follow all requirements (i.e.: AAD, USPA card, cloud clearances, etc.). They literally video the other DZ other watching for things to report to the FAA. Be sure you know everything you need to jump there or you may be disappointed. The place is great to jump (one of the best views you will ever get skydiving), however the winds shut down everything by noon or 1pm so you have to get there at the open if you want to get in a few jumps. Bring hiking and snorkel gear - if the weather is bad for jumping at least you can do something else in the morning that is unusual..be sure to read/research if the trails are closed or you may get arrested. Enjoy the trip Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
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    Flock n Dock 11 - Apr 30 - May 3 2015

    Looks like over half are sold now - don't be left out! Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
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    Flock and Dock 10

    Noticed it is limited to 100 wingsuiters..don't delay and spend a year kicking yourself! Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
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    Flock and Dock 10

    Just requested time off from work..I only missed one of the events (including all the x.5 events) and will not let that happen again! A must attend event! Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
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    Flock and Dock 9.0

    44 now signed up - big way looks like it will be 3 planes.. Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
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    Were you in a Fraternity or Sorority?

    As others have said - good and bad...I joined to get a (clean & cheap) room close to campus without living in the dorm. The good is there is always something going on... The bad is there is always something going on...and you may be required to attend. Can be distracting if you can't budget your time well. Not all the functions revolved around drinking; some sports, community, political and even social learning experiences with other groups made for interesting times. No hazing...at all. You have to take it for what it is: I paid my dues and was welcome - when I stopped paying my dues, I was unwelcome...best friends money can buy. Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
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    Chris Ware's ash dive

    We are both planning to be there... We both went on our first wingsuit jumps with Chris and any others when he was jumping...miss him often even before he passed. Quote Scott Bland Chuck Blue Scotty Burns Walt Todd Michelle Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
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    What is a wingsuit?

    Based on this definition, the rigid wingtip grippers on some models might be used as a basis for exclusion as a WS. While I agree strapping a fiberglass wing on your back should not be considered a wingsuit, maybe we need to have a defined, allowable limit for rigid components of the WS held by hand to properly tension the wing…? Thanks Spot for all you’re doing for all of us! Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
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    Mountain Hardwear, Patagonia, Arcteryx...

    Another one to check out is EMS (the link it to their Outlet Department). I've got some really good deals on closeouts. Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
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    Flock and Dock 6.0

    Might check St Petersburg too (sometimes Sarasota/SRQ has deals, but not too frequent) for some of the airlines. Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
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    Flock and Dock 6.0

    We are SO looking forward to this! Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
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    Caption this

    That was my first thought too...well, here's my runner up: "100th Jump" Great 100th jump girls! Too bad we couldn't find a fourth to make it a 4-way naked jump...hey, pass the hand sanitizer down will ya'? Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
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    Dean Potter

    Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
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    New photos online: Z-Flock 5.0

    You just made my day! It was great seeing you again (jumping too)...thanks for being there Matt - we miss you! Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
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    Flock n Dock 5.0 Registration is UP

    Call the Sunshine Factory and reserve a rental for the weekend - they've got a few to choose from that should work for you. Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
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    wingsuit photo

    Any runway numbers or manufacturer names to reference? Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
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    Flock n Dock 5.0 Registration is UP

    If you don't find anyone, contact the DZ and they may be able to pick you up... 800.404.9399 Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
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    Flock n Dock 5.0 Registration is UP

    Here you go Stoney...updated list: Quote#1. Yuri - going to enjoy turbulence-free flights while all air-disturbing L/D=0.5 f**ckers are a thousand miles away. 001. Scotty Burns 111. Matt Hoover 4. Andreea (Supergirl) 5. Jarno 'Mc' Cordia 6. Robert Pecnik (maybe
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    Flock n Dock 5.0 Registration is UP

    001. Scotty Burns 111. Matt Hoover 3. Andreea (Supergirl) 4. Jarno 'Mc' Cordia 5. Robert Pecnik (maybe:) 6. Justin Shorb (Jsho fo sho. 2020) oh and flock U 7. Matt Shroyer 8. Scott Bland (notsane) 9. me (badenhop) 10. Rick (dzjnky) oh, and flock U fo sho 11. Marion Mobley (fmmobley 12. Michelle (EmLo) 13. Todd (DaMan) Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
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    Wedding Food???

    I was a DJ for 23 years - seen about every trick... Buffet is less expensive if you only have a few items. Chicken is cheaper for table service, but if you only have a few guests, you can go with beef. Remember most places add gratuity to the bill - good service or bad, 18% might be there. Get a separate menu for kids (if you even allow them at the wedding). Apps are the most expensive per guest thing you can get - but you need them if you are going to take a long time with pictures (more than 30 minutes before arriving and eating). I've seen a couple where they ha an early wedding and a later reception - most people hit something while waiting and you don't have to spend a fortune on the apps. Open bar only before dinner and then go to cash - cuts down on the guzzlers. Don't skimp on the DJ - it will make or break the reception. A good one is more of a coordinator as well as the DJ - I've got a guide somewhere, PM me if you're interested. All that being said, we had my best man DJ (he was my equal in the DJ world), apps, sit down and open bar - BUT, I knew everyone and had worked with them for years...deals all around if you're in the biz. Good luck! Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
  21. The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota has a special for $299 (if you're a high roller) - for the rest of us, most of us live here...I'd offer a room, but my wife is sick. Maybe you could catch up with us at Dolphin after the sunset load - I'll ask if anyone can offer a place... or try these (from Expedia): Courtyard by Marriott Sarasota Bradenton $89 Lido Islander $69 (not sure about this one) Hilton Garden Inn Sarasota-Bradenton Airport $139 Do not stay at a HoJo/Comfort Inn/Super8 anywhere near downtown (rates in the $50-70, or hourly if you get my meaning ). See you there Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
  22. Well, sorry to report a $mall $nag with the owner...he has now decided we (me, up front) should pay to ferry the aircraft (about $2000) in addition to paying a better than average rate for each slot AND he wants a minimum of 20 jumpers (not just slots) before lifting off ! All total he's wanting me to pay out $4000 just to get him here and hope to cover the expense...sorry all, but I'm a jumper too and don't have that kind of money laying around. No helicopter for the beach jumps UPDATE On the good side - We have a Cessna 206 (instead of the 182) for Saturday and the 182 for Sunday morning. Also, on either day I can take anyone* wanting a helicopter ride in a Robinson R44 (seats 3 each tour) for a 15 minute flight (The ride to altitude would only have been about 7 minutes and climbing the whole time). Great view, fun ride, just no jumping as they don't have the insurance for jumping. * $60 each, based on 3 (individual weight limit of 240 lbs) I'm still looking into other options, but it would be last minute at this point...still hope to see some of you there, but wanted to keep everyone in the loop - PM if you have questions - sorry again. Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
  23. Sent her a PM - she's on it...
  24. This is a GO - weather is forecast to be partly cloudy and 75! Please read the attached document for more details and directions to the manifest area. Here's the newest information update: Sunday January 11th Times: Beginning at 9:00/9:30am (when we have our first load of 3) until (? - sunset) Beach jumps from Sarasota airport to Siesta or Lido beach - (which beach TBD based on winds etc.) with ground transportation back to Sarasota airport. There will be a C-182 on hand for tandems - 2 tandems are currently on the schedule. Fun jumpers are allowed to fill slots as well. B license is required (C preferred as the landing area is small) and water gear is mandatory (rentals available onsite). $60 per slot to 5000' for the Allouette helicopter $35 per slot to ~10,500' for the C-182 (fun jumpers) Can't wait! Please reply and add your name to the list including the time you plan to start jumping and number of jumps you intend to make: Name/Time/Jump(s) Helicopter/Jump(s) C-182 DZ Staff 1/ 9:00 / 1-2 (at least 1) / 2 DZ Staff 2/ 9:00 / 1-2 (at least 1) / 1 DZ Staff 3/ 9:00 / 1-2 (at least 1) / 3 DZ Staff 4/ 9:15 / 1 / 2 DZ Staff 5/ 9:15 / 1 / 2 Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.
  25. The price for the Cessna is $35 (part covers the slot and the other is the ground crew/transportation). I've got a discounted rate at the hotel across from the airport for anyone wanting to get a room - $149/night (yes, that's a discounted rate!). The rate works for a king or 2 queens (if you don't mind sharing the room to same the $$). They have a courtesy van that will bring you over to the airport in the morning too...breakfast is extra, but McDonalds is right across from the airport. I'll post the details shortly...PMs (to those that sent them) to follow too. Thanks! Z-Flock 8 Discotec Rodriguez Too bad weapons grade stupidity doesn't lead to sterility.