AFF at Quincy

AFF at Quincy

Post by Josh » Sun, 31 May 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> I have seen two post today about AFF at Quincy.   Some where I saw the
> number 4,600+ Skydivers were at Quincy last year.   It really makes me
> wonder what that's like.   How do they keep it safe?

From what I have read, they don't. :)

Big sky theory?

I still want to go someday.

-Josh

 
 
 

AFF at Quincy

Post by James E. DePen » Mon, 01 Jun 1998 04:00:00

I have seen two post today about AFF at Quincy.   Some where I saw the
number 4,600+ Skydivers were at Quincy last year.   It really makes me
wonder what that's like.   How do they keep it safe?

Exit Fast, Fly Smoothly, Dock Lightly, And Smile.
Blue Skies

James E. DePena
D-20130


 
 
 

AFF at Quincy

Post by Michael B. Vederma » Mon, 01 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>I have seen two post today about AFF at Quincy.   Some where I saw the
>number 4,600+ Skydivers were at Quincy last year.   It really makes me
>wonder what that's like.   How do they keep it safe?

>Exit Fast, Fly Smoothly, Dock Lightly, And Smile.
>Blue Skies

>James E. DePena
>D-20130


Only you can prevent forest fires.

Skydiving, on the whole, is going thru a growth period it has never known
before.

The fore-runners of the sport, the advocates, businessmen and politicians of
skydiving are blazing trails; cutting a course which appears safe, but due
to the nature of the beast, is never known to be that.

You must feel confident of your limits and understand what your operating
parameters are.

In other words, you make it safe for yourself and for others.  Don Kirlin
and his associates throw the largest skydiving boogie on Earth.

"I like to party, I love the nightlife"

Blue skies, soft landings,

- dead mike

http://www.deadmike.com
----
Thus truth magically reveals itself in many forms, even today, to those with
eyes to see and hearts open to know.

 
 
 

AFF at Quincy

Post by Thomas Kerle » Mon, 01 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Quote:


> > I have seen two post today about AFF at Quincy.   Some where I saw the
> > number 4,600+ Skydivers were at Quincy last year.   It really makes me
> > wonder what that's like.   How do they keep it safe?

  it's pretty safe if you stick to two rules

  * don't open above 3000 unless you made 100% sure with
    pilots, traffic control and other jumpers that you can.  

  * Land away from the tents on the other side of the taxi-ways
    (like near the tetrahedron) & always look around on landing.

  I got the impression they're really doing a great job organizing
  the jump runs. Think about it. Five + minutes separation between
  jump runs is plenty of time and when the people on the next load
  start jumping the ones of the previous are almost all already on
  the ground. It's as safe - maybe even safer - as a go-around or
  second pass at you home DZ. And usually those of one load landing
  have a huge area to chose their landing in. I always landed on
  the fields between taxi & run-ways, and as a matter of fact had
  less traffic to watch out for than at  many regular DZ's on a
  regular day.
      As far as I know all canopy collisions during the 1997
  convention occurred in the vicinity of the tents. In fact
  two, who got entangled after a collision on landing, actually
  were "saved" by a tent, *onto* which they fell and got out of
  the hospital the same day. Had they missed it you could have
  probably read about them in the incident reports on a their home
  pages with gruesome pictures.  

     All this is wisdom that's also being repeated over & over
  at the convention - but still you see people doing radical
  turf-&-surf landings right down DB.Cooper Blvd.

     The thing about Quincy is to realize that the $50 entrance
  that you pay at registration are *not* a storage fee for your
  brain that you can leave there when you enter the convention.
  Once you gotten over that you should be fine!

blue skies, Thomas

 
 
 

AFF at Quincy

Post by DZ WE » Wed, 03 Jun 1998 04:00:00

josh,
 i may be wrong, but i saw the wrap at the big top last year. i think they were
friends playing around a little too low. (like i said, maybe i'm wrong). you
are absolutely right that the tent possibly saved them a few broken bones...
 if i'm not mistaken, the aff students go up in certain aircraft , and have a
certain flyzone (with the tandems or something like that),
and land in a certain area away from the hustle and bustle of the experienced
jumpers.. (like i said..............)

 
 
 

AFF at Quincy

Post by Josh » Wed, 03 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> josh,
>  i may be wrong, but i saw the wrap at the big top last year. i think they were
> friends playing around a little too low. (like i said, maybe i'm wrong). you
> are absolutely right that the tent possibly saved them a few broken bones...
>  if i'm not mistaken, the aff students go up in certain aircraft , and have a
> certain flyzone (with the tandems or something like that),
> and land in a certain area away from the hustle and bustle of the experienced
> jumpers.. (like i said..............)

FYI:
I think you are attributing the wrong post to me. At any rate, I have
been associated with worse. :)

-Josh

 
 
 

AFF at Quincy

Post by Charles Thoma » Wed, 03 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> josh,
>  i may be wrong, but i saw the wrap at the big top last year. i think they were
> friends playing around a little too low. (like i said, maybe i'm wrong). you
> are absolutely right that the tent possibly saved them a few broken bones...

I didn't see the original post here, but you are mistaken.

Amy was jumping with our group at Quincy last year.  She didn't know the 300
lb guy who turned into her as she was flying a nice, straight final approach.
The final wrap may have looked like a CRW mishap, but it wasn't.  They weren't
friends, and they certainly weren't "playing around too low".

Unfortunately, as a result of that collision and the injuries she sustained,
not only won't Amy ever return to Quincy, but she's more than a little shy
about getting into the air at all.

Charles Thomas
D-18226

 
 
 

AFF at Quincy

Post by Climbnju » Wed, 03 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>Unfortunately, as a result of that collision and the injuries she sustained,
>not only won't Amy ever return to Quincy, but she's more than a little shy
>about getting into the air at all.

bummer......she was nice to look at.......real cute one