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    I am skydiving today for the first time today brothers. Wish me luck!

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    I went with my son and daughter for the daughter's 21st birthday over this past Memorial Day and would do it again. I've been a rooler coaster junkie for years and this was a lot greater thrill than any coaster.

    Went out at 13,500 ft and did a one minute free-fall to 5,000 ft before my tandem partner opened the chute. He let me "fly" it making a right and left turn before he took over and landed us.

    Good luck and enjoy it. For anyone else who has ever thought about doing it I have one thing to say, DO IT!!!!
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    So here is my question......................

    Would it be bad luck in this case to say "Break a leg?"





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    Quote Originally Posted by superchef View Post
    Have fun. That is something that is on my list of things to do before I croak. .
    Funny you say it like that, Cheffie, because the fear of the two events following each other in quick succesion is waht keeps me from doing it...

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    Tried it once.

    Next time I might even get a parachute.
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    Have fun. I definitely want to try this as well some day. Maybe if I try that I'll go and get my Jump Wings for the Military as well.
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    You've probably come and gone by now but good luck anyway! There's just nothing like jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.

    (So tell us, static line or tandem jump? What kind of aircraft, canopy, & ground school? Just wait until you graduate to freefall... )
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    You only live once, so it is also something I want to do in my lifetime.

    How'd it go?

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    I have done some crazy things in my life and this has got to be the biggest rush I have ever had! I loved it so much I scheduled a dive for my next four day and am bringing even more people this time a long. I jumped tandem from a Kingair A90 (Exiting out the side rear of the plane), 14,000 feet. I had a videographer who jumped and filmed the entire dive. They edited with music of my choice afterwards and burned it to a DVD. They also gave me a CD full of digital photos.

    I have found my new hobbie! I might have to get into there AFF certification program to begin diving by myself.

    Anyone out in the western area of the states and wants to dive needs to check out www.BayAreaSkyDiving.com Very professional, and great staff!

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    I went for the first time last weekend and it was a blast. I can't wait to go up again.

    Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and had a good time.

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    I went back in the late 70's. I was impressing my future wife. Who went with me. We had to go to a basic ground school for three hours and then jumped out of an old DC-3. It was a static line jump, not a tandem where you are attached to another jumper.

    We both talk about it and ask ourselves what were we thinking. Were we nuts? No, just young I remind her.

    We both laugh about it and say the thought of doing it now is incomprehensible.
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    Unless a wing fell off, Im not jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BKDRAFT View Post
    I have done some crazy things in my life and this has got to be the biggest rush I have ever had! I loved it so much I scheduled a dive for my next four day and am bringing even more people this time a long. I jumped tandem from a Kingair A90 (Exiting out the side rear of the plane), 14,000 feet. I had a videographer who jumped and filmed the entire dive. They edited with music of my choice afterwards and burned it to a DVD. They also gave me a CD full of digital photos.

    I have found my new hobbie! I might have to get into there AFF certification program to begin diving by myself.

    Anyone out in the western area of the states and wants to dive needs to check out www.BayAreaSkyDiving.com Very professional, and great staff!
    That's awesome man! Any way you think you could possibly get us that video of all of you diving out? That would be cool.

    Glad it went good, I can't wait for my chance to try it myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanG View Post
    That's awesome man! Any way you think you could possibly get us that video of all of you diving out? That would be cool.

    Glad it went good, I can't wait for my chance to try it myself.
    I would love to put it on here I just don't know how. It's on a DVD right now so if someone wants to walk me through the steps I would be more than happy to put it up to view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl View Post
    Unless a wing fell off, Im not jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.
    Oh common man. That's like saying i'm not going into that burning building unless one of my family members is in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superchef View Post
    I have been waiting for you to come back (as I knew you would.) The weather has been pretty nice on this side of the planet too so you must have had an incredible view. I checked out the website. If I had a car, I would probably go do it after I finish summer term next month. But, it is something that I will do at some point in the future.

    I could see the sierras all the way to the pacific up there. It was so clear I couldn't have had any better weather! When you get a chance you need to go! You won't regret it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl View Post
    Unless a wing fell off, Im not jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.
    Ain't no such thing as "a perfectly good airplane"...just ask any aircraft mechanic!

    Did a solo jump from 3000 feet several years ago (static line, no free fall). Was a lot of fun. Glad you enjoyed yourself!

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    That is soooo cool. I want to do it too someday. Life is too short not to do crazy things like this. However, it could make your life shorter than scheduled.
    That is the thrill!
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    Man I have always wanted to do this..but you have to 18 and I'm kinda afraid of heights...I will do it though....

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    We have a skydive center in our district. They give us a fair amount of business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nine3Probie View Post
    Ain't no such thing as "a perfectly good airplane"...just ask any aircraft mechanic!

    Did a solo jump from 3000 feet several years ago (static line, no free fall). Was a lot of fun. Glad you enjoyed yourself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl View Post
    Unless a wing fell off, Im not jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.
    I concur! Any a/c that still has its wings "flapping" while in the air is Perfectly Good too me! I learned to fly the right seat in the darn things and am pretty sure that I could guide pretty much anything (not sure about a helo though) to a relatively safe "arrival".
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