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    bunny shooter
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  • bunny shooter
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    Originally posted by ZULU View Post
    Speaking to some one during last week. They said if you don't do kit jumping, then whats the fecking point!
    Aaaah 23 BN, the Paras

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  • Bosco
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    Originally posted by dclimk View Post
    see above!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    if ya really want to get into the sky lads, i'll teach ye.

    Pm me if anyone is interested in learning to jump this summer
    Whore

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  • dclimk
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    Originally posted by dclimk View Post

    seems to me that anyone with any jump experience will gain nothing by doing 5
    static line jumps,( other than the holy grail of wings.....


    see above!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    if ya really want to get into the sky lads, i'll teach ye.

    Pm me if anyone is interested in learning to jump this summer

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  • ZULU
    Teuton Foot Soldier

  • ZULU
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    Speaking to some one during last week. They said if you don't do kit jumping, then whats the fecking point!

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  • Craghopper
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  • Craghopper
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    Originally posted by dclimk View Post
    is that just the basic course only or all courses run including advanced canopy etc???
    AFAIK I'm afraid yes..

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  • dclimk
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    is that just the basic course only or all courses run including advanced canopy etc???

    seems to me that anyone with any jump experience will gain nothing by doing 5
    static line jumps,( other than the holy grail of wings.....???don't think i need the ornaments, i've got trophy's for my input into skydiving)

    seems going on this course is more of a regression for anyone with any " experience" or is having done a tandem on oz/south africa/usa while on holidays also experience

    on the texel note, thats where i did my first jumps, loved it great craic,great experience money well spent..ish..

    headin back there this year for some big ways if anyone is interested

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  • Craghopper
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  • Craghopper
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    The Course is up on notices boards and as was mentioned you must have prior experience or its a no-go.

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  • dclimk
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    lads if ye really want to jump, go do it private, i don't see why people who readily spend money on kit they will never get issued worry so much about courses you can't get, just do the same and get your own.

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  • GoneToTheCanner
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  • GoneToTheCanner
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    Hi there
    The idea that a person should have prior parachute experience before getting the DF para course is biased in favour of persons already in the sport and goes against the ethos of what the original point of the course was; ie, a taster of parachuting for anyone interested and a means to expand the utility of the Cessnas, as well as catering for the needs of official DF parachute activities. It was once the custom in Gormo that the techies who serviced the Cessnas would get a few jumps in. When you think about it, why would anyone bother to bust their balls trying to get to jump out of a Don 172 when they can go to the civvie jump sites and use professional jump organisations and better aircraft, especially aircraft that are not subject to the needs of the DF? It negates the need for DF sport jumping, if it only caters for the already-qualified.
    regards
    GttC

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  • DeV
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    There are RDF personnel on the "Black Knights" DF parachute display team.

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  • madmark
    If in doubt load HE

  • madmark
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    not the issue of wearing dutch wings again i thought this issue was but to bed the last time it reared its ugly head

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  • concussion
    Gunner

  • concussion
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    Yes, provided they were on the right-hand side of the shirt/smock.

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  • Viking
    Sergeant

  • Viking
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    I don't want to open up this old chestnut again, but I recently an RDF officer wearing Dutch wings on his DPMs. Is this legit?

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  • ming
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    All of the relevant information for the upcoming course is contained in the joining instructions that have already been issued by DDFT and will also feature in next months connect magazine. The opening paragraph about selection criteria might surprise some of you on this board.

    There is one simple route towards ensuring a place on any military parachuting course and thus, membership of PCM:

    qualify in your own time and at your own expense.

    ALL of the instructors and the majortity of PCM jumpers have spent literally tens of thousands of their own money in order to achieve their experience and qualifications. As a result, they are now fortunate enough to jump with the military from time to time. The majority of jumps made by PCM members this year will be made on civilian dropzones.

    PCM is a small organisation that tries to do the best it can with scarce resources, it needs people that have an active interest in skydiving and will be in a position to give something back to the club and the DF.

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  • DeV
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    search this board for freefall university

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