About the time I down-sized my canopy from a 150 to 135, I changed out the connection between my risers and lines from a rapid-link to a soft-link.
For the last few days it’s been all about AFF instruction. The Tokyo Skydiving Club instructors have been working hard on candidate evaluations and English listening comprehension simultaneously. (more…)
The last time I was here, I had under 90 jumps and crash-landed on the tarmac. A year and something like over 160 jumps added to my belt between that mildly traumatic memory and now, I was ready to retake DeLand.
In order to become a skydiving Instructor Examiner, you’ve got to go through all sorts of training. One such item is the AFFIE standardization meeting, which this year was held in Chatanooga TN right after the PIA.
Tokyo→ Minneapolis→ Atlanta→ Chatanooga Tennessee.
The layovers and the drive between Tokyo and here has been brutal.
No I’m not here for the Chattanooga Choo Choo, but I AM waiting for that perfect ACME Instagram moment. I am here with some of the staff of the Tokyo Skydiving Club for the Parachute Industry Association and the Standardization seminars regarding examiners.
So far we’ve visited a few booths and gathered a few giveaways including a year supply of pull-up-chords. Chuting-star gave away some shoe laces, which I am eager to start using. There is a few days left, so maybe this time I’ll fight the jet lag and take some pictures.
It’s the weekend and the drop zone is closed. What to do??
I guess we will stay indoors. AND Skydive! (more…)
This past weekend was my birthday weekend as well as the last weekend for TSC before a 1 month closure for the annual airworthiness inspection.
Being that is was my birthday, everyone showed up… Okay, actually everyone is just trying to get their skydive fix before the inspection. (more…)