Seems someone messed up pretty good last month (May 24, 2017) at Perris Valley Airport. When the pilot was landing the '76 Twin Otter, the wing hit a fuel tanker, ripped ofF the wing, spun it around and then it crash landed a bit further down the runway. I learned to skydive on this plane!... Continue Reading →
I did a couple of jumps with some friends over at Perris the other day. It was hot as hell so I decided to forgo my freefly suit. Not a good idea. My laces on my pants and shoes came undone and they beat the crap out of my legs (see pic). Also, Skin looks like... Continue Reading →
At least it is getting easier each time I do it. Messy, but easier. The neatness will come. I shouldn't have taken off the last 6 months, but I had to 😦 Since October I have not been allowed to jump due to that drunk driving idiot who hit us. I was told I could... Continue Reading →
Karen and I did another jump and I am pretty sure we got the shot. This time, no headlow, no flips, and a funny landing through sprinklers. Plus Shawn came alog om the observation ride again so we got some good exit footage as well. So it worked out. 🙂 It's all in HD so... Continue Reading →
I needed some footage for a reel of mine and so when Jenn called me, I grabbed two spots (1 for Karen for video). I decided to go in my skydiving gear because I was slider off on my BASE rig and was SO not wasting a packjob. Besides how often do I really jump... Continue Reading →
I hadn't jumped a balloon in so long, so when I got the word on an open slot I literally jumped at the chance. Balloons are incredible substitutes for BASE jumps. They are also great for nailing exits for BASE hopefuls and those seeking recurrency. Not to mention they are far less effort (no... Continue Reading →
I had been flying my wingsuit all day, flocking with some Guatemalan pilots over at Perris. I was only getting 80 seconds flocking with them, but still that was twice as long as a freeflying jump. I had taken one of my audibles out because I don’t care for it, and changed my Dirt Alert... Continue Reading →
Skydiving is one of my true passions. Unfortunately you can achieve an extreme level of nastiness partaking in this fun pastime. Most drop zones (DZ) on the west coast are dry, dusty and hot as can be in the summer. Just as sure as you can bet on afternoon dust devils, you will get sunburned, you will sweat, your hair will get tangled, you will get funky-dirty, you will get bruised, scraped, bloody, every molecule of sunblock you have carefully placed on your body will be obliterated, you will get bad breath from the mouth dryness and you will more than likely at least a couple of times per day have concentrated nasal mucous (a nice way of putting it) stuck like glue to the tip of your nose, in your nasal passages, coating your goggles and anything else that was above your nose during free fall. How in the heck does one remain sexy with all of that going on??