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grymmskull:

 

I have been fly airplanes & helicopters since 1973 and I have not found a need to jump out of any of the perfectly safe aircraft I have flown nor do I plan to anytime soon.

 

Having said that, I would say that if I did ever skydive, I would not be able to see or enjoy any of it as i would be saying all the way down;

 

WHAT THE HELL HAVE YOU DONE, ARE YOU STUPID OR WHAT???????? :wacko:

 

 

Just me.......

 

Enjoy the fall!

 

edspilot

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i've jumped a few times,,,,,flown alot of aerobatics w/ a parachute on my back & figured i should know how to use it. Was a club at the airport i was at for 25 years & man? them jumpers are, umm ahhh,, hmmmmm,, how should i put this? A "FUN bunch" ( & that is not giving them their "due credit" )

 

Since i worked on their jump planes when they broke on a busy day & i was a pilot? they put me thru their accellerated freefall course for free. My 1st jump was from 11,000 ft & i was "on my own"--well ( a really cute instructor jumper went out right after me & kept w/ me & made sure i was in stable fall & could pull my own cord) so was another instructer--but? ( he wasnt 1/2 as cute as the girl) <_<

 

The freefall was exhilerating to say the least, but? i had more fun once the canopy was open ( maybe read that as "relieved") Was a rectangular canopy & extremely controllable...

 

man i miss them daze zzzzzzzzzzzz ;)

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Skydive Greene County, Xenia Ohio I jump there and I fly out of Middletown Ohio

 

www.skydiveohio.com

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Crosskeys New Jersey!! Skydiving Mecca of the East Coast. Some like a laid back casual atmoshpere, but personally, I like to know I that if I want to make 7 jumps in 1 day... the only thing standing in my way is my inability to pack faster! X-keys is all about turning loads... and to me, that's what it's all about, getting in the air!

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Crosskeys New Jersey!! Skydiving Mecca of the East Coast. Some like a laid back casual atmoshpere, but personally, I like to know I that if I want to make 7 jumps in 1 day... the only thing standing in my way is my inability to pack faster! X-keys is all about turning loads... and to me, that's what it's all about, getting in the air!

 

I agree Crosskeys is a great DZ. They do have a Helo there but, I don't think they use it anymore. I was training with Dutch Country Helicopters in Lancaster Pa. I would love to fly up then jump from the same. It would suck for someone below. Helicopters can't fly themselves.

 

Lloyd

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Having said that, I would say that if I did ever skydive, I would not be able to see or enjoy any of it as i would be saying all the way down;

 

WHAT THE HELL HAVE YOU DONE, ARE YOU STUPID OR WHAT???????? :wacko:

 

edspilot:

 

You might ask that question on your first jump but you will probably have a mind blowing experience at the same time. It is all about trusting your equipment. You as a pilot trust that your equipment will get you every time you fly. It is of course the trust-but-verify flavor of trust ;)

 

I am not current but when I was jumping, I would jump at Skydive Santa Barbara which is located at LPC.

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  • 2 years later...

Skydive Dallas. Voted best medium size drop zone in the country. As for perfectly safe aircraft, no such thing.

 

... especially not when skydiving. The way up was scarier than the way down I reckon...

 

Q: "Skydivers are silly, why do they jump out of a perfectly good aircraft?"

A: "Well, usually they don't..."

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I've got a few jumps under my belt and I totally agree that the ride up is way scarier then the jump... First time I saw the jump plane I was like "Oh, NO, Nah Uh! That thing is rusted out piece of crap." Then talking to the pilot I heard all the modifications it had to it and was like SWEET! sign me up I wanna fly it!

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grymmskull:

 

... I have not found a need to jump out of any of the perfectly safe aircraft I have flown nor do I plan to anytime soon...

 

Q: "Skydivers are silly, why do they jump out of a perfectly good aircraft?"

A: "Well, usually they don't..."

 

I was going to say, clearly you haven't seen many of the skydiving airplanes!

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I've been jumping for about 30 years, and have been flying longer. I've yet to see a perfectly good airplane, especially among those used for jumping.

Maybe one that just rolls off the factory floor, but even those almost without exception have multiple discrepancies.

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