Swoop Champ, originally uploaded by stevenjbaker.
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We squeezed in three jumps this morning: one tracking, one fun and a four way formation. The Porter’s door is small for four big lads: So, despite practising the exit, we broke the formation while upside down and reformed before crossing over and under one another a couple of times. Great fun and a good finish to the trip with a fast, well-timed landing. I’m acutely aware that skydiving isn’t environmentally friendly. Obviously, not jumping is off the table: there […]
Today was a fabulous day. I jumped 8 times with Steve and Tristan (second and last from the left), with Mark joining for the last four on his recovering ankle: I never thought I would witness one airline pilot rodeo riding another in freefall: it was vastly amusing, taken in the right spirit. We flew a head-down three-way formation, a ridiculous conga, throwing people all over the sky, a four-way head-down jump and several permutations of freefly. There’s nothing like […]
Seven jumps today; a new personal record. The seventh took me to exactly one logged hour of freefall. Ten a day remains elusive: we usually lose a couple of hours to wind, or find ourselves waiting for enough people to make a load Had to take Mark to the hospital – his ankle isn’t broken… – which provided a pleasant drive to Toledo:
First, linked 360’s, then sidebodies on two jumps. Pulled early on the second jump – 4500 feet – and played with the canopy. Great fun, followed by a perfect landing. Third jump, flared gently, maintaining speed, and completely failed to run it out. Achieved a full length, high speed plant. Sadly we don’t have a picture of “the mudman”.