charlie5

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    230
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    1lb/Sqft
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    193
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    1.19lb/sqft
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    Skydive Orange
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  • License Number
    62022
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  1. charlie5

    Full Contact Skydiving

    It's terrifying that there are licensed skydivers who can't tell right off the bat this is a joke. The feather butts bounce off ya like raindrops hitting a battle-star when they come in too fast...kinda funny to watch. - airtwardo
  2. charlie5

    How old were you?

    28, wish I started 10 years earlier The feather butts bounce off ya like raindrops hitting a battle-star when they come in too fast...kinda funny to watch. - airtwardo
  3. charlie5

    Scariest jump?

    70th jump or so. 12 way tracking. During break off we were really tight up front so we didn't fan out as much as I would have liked. I check above me before I pull and notice someone directly above me about 500 ft or so. I suck it a bit low so I can track farther away and pull and say a quick prayer. As soon as I'm under canopy I see this guy snivel right between me and the person next to me on break away. He was maybe 100ft or so from me and the other guy. So apparently his goggles were loose, he couldn't see very well and lost track of us. He also apparently continued to track and pulled lower than he should have, given that he couldn't see and sniveled past me even though I opened lower. He was a visiting jumper and had the lowest number of the group. Lesson learned: Don't jump with anyone I don't know or feel is skilled enough in a bigger tracking jump. And do mad crazy barrel rolls to check above me The feather butts bounce off ya like raindrops hitting a battle-star when they come in too fast...kinda funny to watch. - airtwardo
  4. charlie5

    in search of a DZ to start skydiving!

    People would kill to live by skydive dubai, take advantage of it and the views it offers! The feather butts bounce off ya like raindrops hitting a battle-star when they come in too fast...kinda funny to watch. - airtwardo
  5. charlie5

    Gear Checks in the plane

    From what I learned in AFF it's the 3 rings, 3 handles the straps,pin check and color for the collapsible pilot. The feather butts bounce off ya like raindrops hitting a battle-star when they come in too fast...kinda funny to watch. - airtwardo
  6. Damn, that was purdy. The feather butts bounce off ya like raindrops hitting a battle-star when they come in too fast...kinda funny to watch. - airtwardo
  7. charlie5

    Fitting in as a new skydiver

    Sounds like a DZ problem. My very first day of AFF I had a couple regulars come up to me. Since finishing AFF I've had people offer to jump with me, only done one solo. It's like a big family at my DZ, sucks to hear about your experience. The feather butts bounce off ya like raindrops hitting a battle-star when they come in too fast...kinda funny to watch. - airtwardo
  8. charlie5

    A-License...Finally!

    Hey congrats! I just got mine in the mail last night! I still won't jump in anything too windy myself. Be safe! The feather butts bounce off ya like raindrops hitting a battle-star when they come in too fast...kinda funny to watch. - airtwardo
  9. What went through you head the moment you realized you were gonna impact? The feather butts bounce off ya like raindrops hitting a battle-star when they come in too fast...kinda funny to watch. - airtwardo
  10. Yeah, that pavement had me nervous from the get go, you are so very lucky you missed it by a couple feet. Live and learn The feather butts bounce off ya like raindrops hitting a battle-star when they come in too fast...kinda funny to watch. - airtwardo
  11. charlie5

    Thinking about jumping.....

    Just do it. Once you land you'll want more The feather butts bounce off ya like raindrops hitting a battle-star when they come in too fast...kinda funny to watch. - airtwardo
  12. charlie5

    AFF training options in VA

    Skydive Orange actually helped develop the current AFF course, just saying. The feather butts bounce off ya like raindrops hitting a battle-star when they come in too fast...kinda funny to watch. - airtwardo
  13. charlie5

    Landing tips?

    Yep taking it on Sunday, PMed you. The feather butts bounce off ya like raindrops hitting a battle-star when they come in too fast...kinda funny to watch. - airtwardo
  14. charlie5

    Landing tips?

    Thanks for the links, those are really helpful! One coach told me to use my foot, similar to the finger trick, to see if things are rising or falling. Is it saturday yet? Lol The feather butts bounce off ya like raindrops hitting a battle-star when they come in too fast...kinda funny to watch. - airtwardo
  15. charlie5

    Landing tips?

    I've asked a few coaches at my DZ but I figured I'd ask here too. Anybody have any tips on how to judge where you're gonna land, specifically before final approach? I still have some difficult pinpointing where I'm gonna touch down while do my approach pattern and often realize I'm too high/low only after I make my final turn to upwind. I need one more landing within 20m for my AFF course. The SIM's info is okay, but any other tips would be appreciated. The feather butts bounce off ya like raindrops hitting a battle-star when they come in too fast...kinda funny to watch. - airtwardo