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  • Topper....skydiver...........!!

    Chris, how long have you been a "Geronimo" fiend? Remember that when the main fails there is no hurry, you have the "rest of your life" to pull the reserve.
    1 1 was a racehorse.
    2 2 was 1 2.
    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
    2 2 1 1 2

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    Re: Topper....skydiver...........!!

    Not long, me and a mate are off to Spain in october to do the AFF course which will make me a qualified skydiver, so i can "jump solo" (please excuse the pun) in the UK.
    Last edited by topper; 11th September 2005, 22:45.
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    • #3
      Re: Topper....skydiver...........!!

      Do the pilot a favour and do NOT eat gas producing food several hours before the flight. Believe me, it isn't nice in the driver's seat whe the gas "escapes".
      1 1 was a racehorse.
      2 2 was 1 2.
      1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
      2 2 1 1 2

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      • #4
        Re: Topper....skydiver...........!!

        Pictures! We want pictures!
        Cheers,

        Daniel Petri
        Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
        MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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        • #5
          Re: Topper....skydiver...........!!

          Originally posted by danielp
          Pictures! We want pictures!
          Indeed!!!!!
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          • #6
            Re: Topper....skydiver...........!!

            Well I didn't get any of the tandem so you'll just have to wait until I get back from Spain, and there'll be plenty, even a video for you all to laugh at while I'm screaming like a girl and flapping my arms !!
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            • #7
              Re: Topper....skydiver...........!!

              Why don't you try using that big nylon thing that sits in the pack on your back. Works much better than flapping arms.
              1 1 was a racehorse.
              2 2 was 1 2.
              1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
              2 2 1 1 2

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              • #8
                Re: Topper....skydiver...........!!

                Well thats the plan but the brain doesn't work too well at 12K feet rushing down at 120mph !!
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                • #9
                  Re: Topper....skydiver...........!!

                  My first (and meanwhile the last) jump was an AFF from 18K feet at California.
                  What a rush !

                  The instructors wanted me to do a tandem jump first, but I signed in for the first lesson of AFF course and jumped with my own parachute on the first day
                  Guy Teverovsky
                  "Smith & Wesson - the original point and click interface"

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                  • #10
                    Re: Topper....skydiver...........!!

                    Don't you need oxygen supplements at anything above 15k ?

                    why did you stop ?
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                    • #11
                      Re: Topper....skydiver...........!!

                      Originally posted by topper
                      Don't you need oxygen supplements at anything above 15k ?
                      Nope...

                      Originally posted by topper
                      why did you stop ?
                      It was a business trip to PA and I had to go back . I'm planning though to complete the course on the first occasion.
                      Guy Teverovsky
                      "Smith & Wesson - the original point and click interface"

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                      • #12
                        Re: Topper....skydiver...........!!

                        Pilot's however are required to use oxygen if they plan to be above 13,000' for more than 30 minutes. Usually doesn't take that long to forcibly remove the "one way" passengers.
                        1 1 was a racehorse.
                        2 2 was 1 2.
                        1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                        2 2 1 1 2

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                        • #13
                          Re: Topper....skydiver...........!!

                          Chris, so are you a jump pilot then ? Or just very knowledable on the subject.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Topper....skydiver...........!!

                            Bit of both actually. I am (was) a very knowledgable jump pilot.
                            Last edited by biggles77; 9th September 2005, 16:02.
                            1 1 was a racehorse.
                            2 2 was 1 2.
                            1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                            2 2 1 1 2

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                            • #15
                              Re: Topper....skydiver...........!!

                              So if I'm ever down-under I'll be seeking you out for a free jump ticket !!

                              [EDIT] To ask, so you're not a "geronimo junkie" yourself ?
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