I take each jump one at a time, learn something and have a great time!

Archive for May 2008

Tips and Techniques in Skydiving by Niklas Daniel

May 31, 2008

Found these helpful videos by Niklas on Expert Village. If your just starting out, it helps reiterate those basic instructions given by your instructor.  If you are trying to learn something new like sit flying.  I found it helpful in some of the tips he gave had been nothing I’ve heard around the dropzone yet.  […]

Sit Fly Practice

May 31, 2008

Saturday, May 31st, I arrived at Skydive The Farm (STF) around noon. I had time to help fix the manifest display computer, grab a cheese burger and get started in jumping. Jumps #116, 117, 118, 119 During these four jumps I practiced my sit fly. I can sit, have been able to since I began, […]

Balloon leaves Michel Fournier

May 27, 2008

Michel Fournier was left behind after his balloon was not properly attached to his capsule. This happened after his first attempt on Monday was halted due to weather.  Winds were discussed as being excessive, but more importantly the clouds would have prevented scientific equipment to properly record the trajectory of his skydive.  This skydive is […]

Unintentional CRW

May 27, 2008

just after reaching up for my slider to stow it, I was looking at my canopy and noticed something getting closer. It was a skydiver!!!

Sit Fly Train!

May 26, 2008

Chad and I went back near my house to grab food and a beer or two. Then we crashed at my house, awoke the next morning and rushed out to Skydive The Farm to prevent Chad from being late in case he had to do video on a tandem jump. We arrived just as the […]

B License

May 25, 2008

Sunday, May 25th I found myself in Huntsville, Alabama after dropping my son off at Space Camp. I decided to stop by Skydive The Farm on my return trip since it was on my way. Alabama allows the purchase of a beverage shared among skydivers, beer! So I picked up some as I owed it […]

Water Training

May 18, 2008

On Sunday, May 18th, I drove to Skydive The Farm in the afternoon.  Initially, I was on the fence due to the weather at my house.  But since I had to drop off a package to Chad, and check up on the status of the manifest computer, I decided to see what was going on. […]

Skydive Livia Lemos

May 10, 2008

Skydive Livia Lemos Originally uploaded by Rick Neves Hell yah…isn’t this what its all about? I bet she comes back and turns into a Skydiver!!!

Sit Fly Crazy!

May 4, 2008

Went out to Skydive The Farm (Sunday) and had a blast! I arrived about 30 mins. late, after the first load of the day took off. The day was warm, a few light clouds which made it fun to punch through. I didn’t rush too badly, and I was able to comfortably pull off seven […]