Who is going to Adventure Boogie?
>>136371If I did a class and 1 IAD dive back in 2021, and nothing since, do I need to do the class over again if I want to get back into it this year?Probably a good idea anyway though, right?
>>136371Nobody on this board skydives.
>>137277we have like 4 people
>>136892probably 1/3rd the length if you show you are decently remembering
>>137407Great, we've got enough people to send up the 182
>>137446sweet - joust me >?
>>137277>>137407Can you guys sign up for a course so we can get an active thread going
>>137694I have 101 jumps.All tandem, naturally. Skydiving solo is illegal unless you're in the military.
You're such a big cupcake.
How long until she comes after skydiving? Sending up half full Twin Otters 15 times a day must surely piss her off.
>>138287Not to mention the use of avgas on a lot of small DZ Cessnas
what's the cause of the majority of skydiving fatalities? Human error? Gear malfunctioning?
>>138839Maybe that lead explains why so many small DZ tandem instructors seem retarded. Well, that or the meth.
>>138854Human error. Fatal gear malfunction very rarely happens these days.>>138881I do enjoy the smell of leaded gasoline. Much prefer it to kerosine. Comfy
>>138854I don't know, but a girl at my drop zone thought it would be a good idea to get on her fronts at 100 feet on final and not flare for landing. Almost lost a foot.
>>137694I used to be an AFF-I
>>138854low turns - people make a bad decision under a small parachute that is perfect, and fucking up the landingOur most experienced are the most likely to die
>>136371How would you get into skydiving if you were 6'10" and north of 250 pounds?
>>141227>>141227not OP but I am 250 lbs and a cert. skydiving CoachYou will just jump bigger canopies and itll be harder to find used gear- youll need to buy your rigs new or find a gem that happens to fit right. its totally doable- trust me
>>141227You can get into it fairly easily actually, you are pretty large, but also proportional.Go fly in the windtunnel - you will most likely be flying a 300 canopy for a bit
>>137727Where are you?
is wingsuit flying worth trying, even tho it seems to expensive? can I just rent the suit from the plane company, not buy it?
>>142074I was joking about the tandem part anon
>>142316Are you even licensed in the first place?
>>142428mmmph? I need a loicense?
Going for a Static Line course in the next few weeks, then going to progress to AFF after that.I've read just about all I can to prepare. Anything I should be aware of before I go?
>>142528most places require you to have 200 jumps before trying to wingsuit
>>142715Listen to your instructors, ask questions - THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A DUMB QUESTION!!!!as an AFF-I I tell my students I would rather spend 40 minutes explaining something a second or third time than you lack the knowledge down the line. This sport is fast moving and you perform better when you understand more.
>>142527What if I hate my family? Do I need to do any small talk?
>>142715Why not just go straight to AFF? Probably save money. If you want to do something pre-AFF get 10 minutes of tunnel.
>>142825Not every dropzone offers AFF. Nothing wrong with SL anyway. You'll focus on solely stable exits and canopy piloting for your first few jumps. Not being nervous on low altitude jumps and being stable right out the exits are very important safety skills.
>>142750Thanks instructor-anon, I’ve tried to read as much as possible so far about equipment, procedures etc. but it seems there’s only so much available without actually going and doing it.>>142825Basically what >>142836says. The DZ does offer straight AFF but will discount AFF level 1 if you’ve done an SL jump (I assume because most of the ground training is already taken care of).Also no tunnels in my country. Not one.
Anyone here actually fly a wingsuit? Whuffo retards need not respondPreferably on the East Coast, always looking to make friends with Freaky Creatures :^)))
>>145620I'm planning on taking a wingsuit course once I get to 200. At 111 now, pls no bully.