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Re: SKYDIVING coming to Belize in February #92480
10/06/04 06:01 AM
10/06/04 06:01 AM
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San Pedro
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I jumped in Playa Del Carmen Mexico and landed on a beach smaller than that. The winds are a definite factor. The key to hitting your target is staying upwind until you fly your landing pattern. The landing pattern is just like the ones planes use when landing. Downwind, base, final approach. It should be a really fun week. If you did make a water landing your gear would survive except for the Cyprus. A Cyprus is an automatic activating devise that opens the reserve parachute if you can not. I wear a helmet camera when I jump so that would be damaged if wet

Re: SKYDIVING coming to Belize in February #92481
10/06/04 09:24 AM
10/06/04 09:24 AM
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Hey seashell!

Well I thought it would be a fun idea lol. I'm nuts sometimes! Thinknig about it, it does sound suicidal for me;)

From what I have been reading, Ambergris Caye is not a big island...so I'd probably miss and end up landing in the Blue Hole or something.

Re: SKYDIVING coming to Belize in February #92482
10/06/04 10:13 AM
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It'll be based at Sun Breeze. You go first.


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Re: SKYDIVING coming to Belize in February #92483
10/06/04 01:50 PM
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Savannah, GA USA
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In a heartbeat!

Re: SKYDIVING coming to Belize in February #92484
10/06/04 01:57 PM
10/06/04 01:57 PM
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San Pedro
Madmatt Offline OP
 
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OK, for those of you who are not experienced skydivers, they will be offering Tandem skydives for 199 bucks. I just spoke with Rich Grimm and he said his two Tandem masters have over 13000 skydives under their belts. Their instructors are very experienced with new state of the art skydiving gear. -MADMATT

Re: SKYDIVING coming to Belize in February #92485
10/08/04 10:43 AM
10/08/04 10:43 AM
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i hope the landings don't damage the coral heads

Re: SKYDIVING coming to Belize in February #92486
10/08/04 04:40 PM
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Possible, if someone experiences a double malfunction, otherwise they'll be landing on coral thats been dead for some time.

Re: SKYDIVING coming to Belize in February #92487
10/11/04 04:39 PM
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As an old skydiver I started asking, Hmmmm? I wonder what they will call this new drop zone? BZ DZ? Or AC DZ (almost sounds like a rock band).

This sounds like a real hoot. What a beautiful place to fall out of an airplane. I use to attend an annual skydiving boogie on San Juan Island in Washington state. The views were wonderful. This should be grand as well.

Did they say what kind of jump plane(s)?

Someone said, “A water landing will wreak the gear?” Since when? All you have to do is rinse everything out in fresh water and it’s fine. I know from personal experience. I wouldn’t recommend do this on a regular basis but landing in the water a time or tow won’t doing much harm.

As far as landing in the coral … yikes someone would have to really screw up royally to do that. Of course there’s always ONE person. My initial thought is that this wouldn’t be a real easy DZ due to a limited target area (I’m guessing) but with lots of “bailout areas.” With as much shallow water with sandy bottoms as there is between the shore and the reef this would be an easy “worse case” landing spot. Just wear a lightweight (deflated) PFD under your harness and disconnect one of the parachute shoulder harnesses upon water entry to allow the chute to string out rather than grabbing any current.

I'll be there in February. Maybe I'll check it out.


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Re: SKYDIVING coming to Belize in February #92488
10/11/04 05:23 PM
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Cessna Caravan.

I'm with you, my stuff has been wet before and if you miss you can probably stand up. If you can't stand up then you swim. Big deal.

Re: SKYDIVING coming to Belize in February #92489
10/11/04 07:29 PM
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I just reread my posting above. Yikes! There were so many errors and typos that it sounded like I’ve had too many hard landings on my head.

I’ve never jumped out of a Cessna Caravan but it should be a good jump plane. I would think it would climb to altitude fairly quickly. How many jumpers will that hold? Do you know what kind of door opening, foot rail, and hand holds it has?


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