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      04-18-2021, 08:36 PM   #1
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Any active skydivers here?

I have about 200 jumps, I try to jump or go to tunnel when I can but covid isnít making things easier.
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solo jumps ?
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I did a HALO jump at dusk out of a C-17 with lightning below. Some jackass disconnected my oxygen prior to the jump and left me scrambling... all with a broken ankle.

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solo jumps ?
Yeah you can jump by yourself once you get licensed
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I did a HALO jump at dusk out of a C-17 with lightning below. Some jackass disconnected my oxygen prior to the jump and left me scrambling... all with a broken ankle.

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I've been wanting to go for years now but can't find anyone with the balls to join me. Guess I'll have to be that loser who dines out alone.
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I did a tandem once, obviously made it safely down. That was enough for me.
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I did a tandem once, obviously made it safely down. That was enough for me.
Before I went nuts into skydiving my friends that did it told me that there are two types of people out there: the ones that did it once and that was it, and the ones that did it and keeps doing it.

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I've been wanting to go for years now but can't find anyone with the balls to join me. Guess I'll have to be that loser who dines out alone.
I would advise you to try it and if you like it you might consider getting licensed and keep doing it on a regular basis
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I would advise you to try it and if you like it you might consider getting licensed and keep doing it on a regular basis
Two thoughts.

1-Go out to a drop zone. You will find that everyone there is having a blast. Listen carefully when jumpers exit. They are having fun! If anyone is scared it's while they are in the plane. Once outside....... Yeeeee Ha!

2-It's nothing like you think.

Go for it but be sure to wear your seatbelt on the way there and back. That is where the danger is.

///Rich
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Two thoughts.

1-Go out to a drop zone. You will find that everyone there is having a blast. Listen carefully when jumpers exit. They are having fun! If anyone is scared it's while they are in the plane. Once outside....... Yeeeee Ha!

2-It's nothing like you think.

Go for it but be sure to wear your seatbelt on the way there and back. That is where the danger is.

///Rich
Anyone with a license has past the scary part, even on the airplane ride up to the jump altitudes, the planes at drop zones are usually so crappy I feel way more safer riding my parachute to the ground than riding the plane (I can even catch a quick nap sometimes during the ride up).

And you only have to wear your seatbelt up to about 1500 feet.
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