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    Skydive SI

    Ok, I think we have the helibiking sorted for my young nephew at xmas, so now looking for recommendations for a memorable skydive experience on the mainland.
    He has not done any skydiving before so will need to be a tandem I guess
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    Pity Penguins can fly! What a cock up designing a bird that walks, must had been an off day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Pity Penguins can fly! What a cock up designing a bird that walks, must had been an off day?
    Yeah, it was the same day he came up with the Kiwi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Yeah, it was the same day he came up with the Kiwi
    And a shitload of others Maca is getting old mate (like Dodo old) and forgets stuff, don't be too mean
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    My daughter is currently doing her big OE, about four days ago we got the clip of her jumping over the Swiss Alps from a kerosene taxi, never seen her scream before, seriously funny, said bad words she tells her dad off for using!
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    I did to skydives during the 90's ...
    First one was a tandem at "Pudding Hill" and the second at "Wigram Airfield" was a solo jump at 3500Ft and the parachute deploying on a static line ... was EXTREMELY FUN .. got about 10secs of freefall with the solo .... must admit felt like 10hours
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Yeah, it was the same day he came up with the Kiwi
    Yep but a least the kiwi doesn't smell like fish and waddle, I've seen a few women like that?
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    Motueka may be worth a call.
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    My advice is stump up for the training (I think it is a day in class and on the ground or used to be?) to jump out solo and be in charge of your own destiny.

    20 odd years ago I did a Tandam as a gift, girlfriend bought it for my birthday, I rang to see how much to upgrade to a solo jump but the company only did tandems.

    So I did the Tandam... did one forward roll out of the plane, then with a drogue shute out to stop you plummeting to earth as you are strapped together you basically cannot do anything but fall slowly face down with some dude strapped to your arse.

    If you haven't got the gist yet I was extremely underwhelmed with the whole experience and have had more exciting taxi rides.
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    my brother used to fly "meatpacks" as he called them when he was a "new" commercial pilot getting hi hours up reckoned they were bonkers
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    My advice is stump up for the training (I think it is a day in class and on the ground or used to be?) to jump out solo and be in charge of your own destiny.

    20 odd years ago I did a Tandam as a gift, girlfriend bought it for my birthday, I rang to see how much to upgrade to a solo jump but the company only did tandems.

    So I did the Tandam... did one forward roll out of the plane, then with a drogue shute out to stop you plummeting to earth as you are strapped together you basically cannot do anything but fall slowly face down with some dude strapped to your arse.

    If you haven't got the gist yet I was extremely underwhelmed with the whole experience and have had more exciting taxi rides.
    Not sure if I would call 200kph "slowly" but because of the height you definitely don't get that ground rush effect you do with a bungy. Tandem is a good way to experience free fall without the expense and time of solo training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Not sure if I would call 200kph "slowly" but because of the height you definitely don't get that ground rush effect you do with a bungy. Tandem is a good way to experience free fall without the expense and time of solo training.
    yea but it is not free fall you are tethered to a drogue.

    If you just want to be able to say "Yea iv jumped out of a plane" then perfect.
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    I tandem skydived from 10000 feet it was a real good buzz
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    I did a tandem as it was bought for me as a gift. Jumped over Whitianga, no drogue. Loved every second. @Shearer. Did you jump or were you always the driver?
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