May 23

Jump 123, Nationals 6

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Good stable exit from 5100′. Deployed main canopy after ~ 12 seconds. Landed within 25M zone, but less than 2M short of my 5M target zone. No score 🙁

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May 23

Jump 122, Nationals 5

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Good stable exit from 4900′. ~12 second delay before deploying main. Landed inside 25M zone but ~5M short of my 5M target zone. No score

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May 22

Jump 121, Nationals 4

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Good stable exit from 5100′. Deployed after ~ 15 second delay. Landed inside 25M target zone, but overshot my 5M target by ~2.5M. No score 🙁

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May 22

Jump 120, Nationals 3

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Good stable exit at 4,900′. deployed after ~ 10 seconds delay. Landed within 25M target, but less than 1M short of my 5M target zone. No score

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May 22

Jump 119, Nationals 2

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Good stable exit from 4800′, deployed after ~ 10 seconds. Landed on target inside 5M zone, scored 😀

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May 22

Jump 118, Nationals 1

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My first competition jump. Good stable exit from 3,700′. Deployed after ~ 10 seconds, Landed on target within the 5M zone. Score, yesss!

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May 21

Jump 117, practice

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Stable exit @ 4,900′. Deployed @ 3k. Landed on target, inside 5M zone, yay 😀

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May 21

Jump 116, practice

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Flat exit at 4,900′, rolled in the wind but got stable. Deployed at 3500′. overshot target

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May 21

Jump 115, Practice

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After all the exitement of the last jump, the accuracy practice jump altitude exits have been put up to 4.5-5k. But after talking to a few other jumpers about my exit, I no longer have any issues with exits of 3,000 feet. I exited at 4,800′, a little rocky, but quickly got stable and deployed after ~10 seconds. On landing my crosswind leg was way too wide, and i missed the target completely by around 50M

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May 17

Jump 114, Practise

This post is being typed up from notes taken from logbook, but, this jump is burned into my mind, for ever!

So, Ive been talked into entering the British National Accuracy Championships. The way i see it, is itll be some damn cheap jumps, so, why not go for it. The only thing playing on my mind, is that the exit altitude is 3,500′. The lowest ive jumped from is around 5,500′. Im assured ill be fine, as theres another more experienced jumper also practising, and, we will be being dispatched on the way up for others to jump anyway.

We get airborne, and, as we get ready to leave at 3,500′. theres a layer of cloud. We carry on up to 12k, where all the main jumpers get out, before going back down now the cloud layer has passed. at 4000′ the red light comes on, so me and the other jumper open the door, and look for our exit spot, which is still a while away. Im looking out of the door, thinking how low we are, and looking at my alti, as we pass through 3,500′. The exit point is still ahead of us, and we are approaching 3,200′, and i can clearly see people standing on the dropzone. My arse is twitching. Still descending and the plane now turns into the final run in for us to exit. From this point onwards, altitudes are classified. Maybe ill publicly disclose them one day, I’ll deffo talk about them over a beer. But, the green light comes on, and the other guy is gone. Ive not felt like this since my very first consol jump. Alone in the exit door, with my arse biting my jumpsuit, knowing that if i dont jump, i’ll hate myself for it.

I look at my alti, and jump, grab my pilot chute, and throw it as hard as i can, this is where everything got………..interesting.

I see my canopy deploying, in slow motion, and, as its being pulled out of the bag, its spinning. Right now, theres 3 things going through my mind. the first one is that im hoping the floor wont be going through my mind in the very near future, the 2nd one is that i know my canopy opens with end cell closure, and starts to turn and dive, and the 3rd one is that ‘OH FOOOOK!!!!! I HAVE LINE TWISTS FROM HELL!!!!’ and ill need to sort them out to sort out the end cell closure to stop me from meeting the ground in the very near future.

The canopy opens, with me bouncing on the risers like a mad man, and, it fully inflates, holy crap, thats problem number one sorted, but, the lines are more twisted than an 80s tv hosts reunion. I grab the risers, and start kicking like im trying to fight off all of those twisted 80s tv hosts, and, after about 20 seconds, im under a fine controllable canopy.

I take up a landing pattern at around 1200′, and land about 30M short of my intended target, to cheers and shouts of ‘digi kicks like a bitch’ lol

but a jump ill never forget

5 (100%) 4 votes