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  • August 3, 2013 at 5:30 am #587041 Back to Top REPORT
    ohio-swb
    Ohio SWB

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    good luck Mark !
    -}}}--------------------> shooting Helim and now switchy is retire hangin on the wall!
    August 3, 2013 at 7:06 pm #587107 Back to Top REPORT
    sticks
    sticks

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    ahh….. no! {#emotions_dlg.mathews_tongue} have fun bud!!!

    Yeah I fall into this category.  Have no intentions of jumping out of a plane unless it’s going to crash!!!  Wait, I have to fly first to even be worried about that ROFL!!!!!!

    So how did it go Mark??? I know by now you have to have been up and jumped.  Let’s see the video.

    How are you living your Dash?
    August 3, 2013 at 7:16 pm #587111 Back to Top REPORT
    statedriller
    statedriller

    Joined: 9/15/2006
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    OK Mark, when your butt gets unpuckered enough to talk, let us know how the jump/throw went…{#emotions_dlg.mathews_big_smile}
    The end is near....
    August 3, 2013 at 7:46 pm #587113 Back to Top REPORT
    sticks
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    OK Mark, when your butt gets unpuckered enough to talk, let us know how the jump/throw went…{#emotions_dlg.mathews_big_smile}

    you’d be able to turn coal into a diamond mine would be puckered so tight {#emotions_dlg.mathews_laughing}

    How are you living your Dash?
    August 3, 2013 at 9:13 pm #587125 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4life
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    I cannot wait to do it again!!! I can’t imagine anything ever coming close to the rush I felt today, nothing could be as exciting. For some reason I never really got nervous. When they opened the door at 10,000 feet the initial rush of wind and noise gave me a quick chill but then I was fine. When we left the plane time stood still for several seconds and it was incredibly peacefull. Once we stabilized and were plunging facedown at 120 mph it was incredible and I felt like the dog with his head out the window on the highway. I’m going again!

    Vince….let me know when, I’ll go with ya. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_peace}

    August 4, 2013 at 11:49 am #587174 Back to Top REPORT
    bootheel-boy
    bootheel boy

    Joined: 7/21/2006
    Location: S.E. Missouri
    Glad to see you made it.  Sounds like you had a great time.  No way I’m jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.  Did you get video?
    August 4, 2013 at 7:21 pm #587234 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4life
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    I got the video posted. My face did some serious flopping around at 120 mph {#emotions_dlg.mathews_laughing}
    The teddy bear strapped to the front of me jumped with me, it was part of the canopies for kids program. For a $20 donation the bear makes the jump with you and then goes to our local cancer center for the kids there, part of the 420 goes right to the hospital too. It was cool because the day before my jump was the first delivery of bears to the kids and we saw it on the news.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi7j5oAaTOE
    August 4, 2013 at 7:34 pm #587235 Back to Top REPORT
    sticks
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    I got the video posted. My face did some serious flopping around at 120 mph {#emotions_dlg.mathews_laughing}
    The teddy bear strapped to the front of me jumped with me, it was part of the canopies for kids program. For a $20 donation the bear makes the jump with you and then goes to our local cancer center for the kids there, part of the 420 goes right to the hospital too. It was cool because the day before my jump was the first delivery of bears to the kids and we saw it on the news.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi7j5oAaTOE

    yes it did {#emotions_dlg.typotux (36)}

    That was pretty cool.  So how long did it take to get to 10,000 ft?  Any idea how long the freefall and time from when they popped the chute was?

    You are a braver man than I!!!  Congrats on your first jump!  Plan to go again?

    How are you living your Dash?
    August 5, 2013 at 11:47 am #587415 Back to Top REPORT
    reggoh
    Reggoh

    Joined: 12/28/2006
    Location: Louisiana
    Mark,

    I used to be a regular skydiver… I went through static line progression and have never done a tandem.
    I made it up to 76 free fall jumps (along with my 5 static lines) and had an A-License when I stopped jumping. (that isn’t much in the skydiving world)

    I really enjoyed it and it is a lot safer than most people think… do accidents happen? Yes, but they happen on the roads all the time too and we don’t NOT DRIVE.

    About 90% of my jumps were from a Cessna 182 (I think that is the same plane you jumped from)
    Those planes are a dog getting to altitude but they are very common in the skydiving communities…
    You need to hit a Turbo prop plane for your next jump… they can get to 12k in about 15 minutes… Cool Video!  Glad you had a good time!

    August 5, 2013 at 11:50 am #587416 Back to Top REPORT
    reggoh
    Reggoh

    Joined: 12/28/2006
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    So how long did it take to get to 10,000 ft? Any idea how long the freefall and time from when they popped the chute was?

    In a Cessna 182 it was probably a 30-40 minute ride up to 10,000 ft…

    Freefall time is usually calculated at 9 seconds for the first 1000 ft and then 6 seconds for every thousand after that.
    Assuming the jump was from 10,000 ft and Tandems usually pop at 3000-3500ft (standard is 2000-2500ft for single jumpers)
    Mark’s freefall time would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 45 seconds {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    August 5, 2013 at 12:54 pm #587425 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

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    Glad you back with us to tell the tale Eh! And wow a professional video to boot. Thanks for sharing it.  Mark – buddy after having that byproduct of having a facial skin lift do you feel and look any younger. Wave after wave like that of skin moving to the rear of your head had to leave a mark. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_big_smile}

    Terrible side note about sky diving.

    Man I read this moring on CNN that some SD instructor and his student in tandem went down in a Miss. swamp. He passed away from injuries and the student is in critical condition. he had to cut away the main chute and deployed his backup but still had problems.

    August 5, 2013 at 6:01 pm #587500 Back to Top REPORT
    bootheel-boy
    bootheel boy

    Joined: 7/21/2006
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    Awesome video looks like fun. That being said I still think you all are crazy for jumping out of a perfectly good airplanes.   {#emotions_dlg.mathews_laughing}
    August 5, 2013 at 7:45 pm #587511 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4life
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    Joined: 8/17/2004

    So how long did it take to get to 10,000 ft? Any idea how long the freefall and time from when they popped the chute was?

    In a Cessna 182 it was probably a 30-40 minute ride up to 10,000 ft…

    Freefall time is usually calculated at 9 seconds for the first 1000 ft and then 6 seconds for every thousand after that.
    Assuming the jump was from 10,000 ft and Tandems usually pop at 3000-3500ft (standard is 2000-2500ft for single jumpers)
    Mark’s freefall time would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 45 seconds {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    That’s good! I didn’t have a watch on but it seemed like around 20-25 mins to get up to 10,000 feet and they told me that freefall would be around 45 seconds. The drogue keeps the freefall speed to around 120, without he said we’d drop around 180.

    I have to do a second tandem and on that jump I’ll wear an altimeter, open the shut, and control the landing, with help if needed. Next is an 8 hour ground school for accelerated freefall. I really didn’t need another hobby but we’ll see where it goes, it was the most amazing thing I’ve ever done.

    August 6, 2013 at 11:47 am #587631 Back to Top REPORT
    reggoh
    Reggoh

    Joined: 12/28/2006
    Location: Louisiana
    AFF gets pretty expensive to learn… they say it’s the best way because you have 2 jumpmasters with you and you can get maximum freefall out of every jump.

    I enjoyed the static line progression… It’s a little slower but very thorough and if I had to do it again I would choose Static Line over Tandem or AFF.

    I will warn you… it’s very addicting and it is a little expensive to get started… I ended up buying a rig (Monarch 155 w/o any type of AAD) for $1800… Altimeter $125… Used Jumpsuit $100… Goggles $20
    I used to practically live at the drop zone every weekend… I would repack the student rigs for $5 worth of jump credit per chute… pack all weekend and then use my credits to jump the next weekend.  {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    The only thing you need is good friends and blue skies… Fun Fun!

    August 6, 2013 at 9:03 pm #587719 Back to Top REPORT
    sticks
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    OK Reggoh,

    For the skydiving lingo challenged what is Static Line and AFF?

    How are you living your Dash?
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