There Goes Africa

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  1. SteveConroy84

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    I hear you. I enjoy BASE jumping as a Hobby. Skydiving has become part of my career so unfortunately I can’t exactly hang my chute up just yet.
     

  2. SteveConroy84

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    Basically a normal landing with some obstructions in the landing area that my ankle didn’t agree with.
     

  3. SteveConroy84

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    That’s a ton of hours. I recently got my Multi-Engine commercial add on with instrument rating. I’m currently studying for my King Air 350 Type Rating. After 3000 jumps I’d like to move into flying the jump plane instead of jumping as often. Who did you fly for?
     

  4. SteveConroy84

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    It’s actually going pretty well. I’m not back to skydiving or doing stunts yet, but I’m healed up enough to do some of my side ventures.
     

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    I’ll see if I can message them over to you. The X-rays with the hardware in after surgery look pretty cool.
     

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    So we probably share many of the same aches and pains.
     

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    Ridgewalker AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    I’ve only done one static line jump. Next to almost drowning in a flooded river, it may have been the biggest rush of my life. Now my 13 year old granddaughter is trying to talk me into a tandem free fall. Not sure if at 72 it’s the wisest thing for me. Who knows what will happen this next year.
    Best of luck in your recovery!
     
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  8. tarbe

    tarbe AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    I sure hope you recover quickly and can avoid a repeat!

    As I am sure you know, with each year and each injury, you become more prone to lost time.
     

  9. BRICKBURN

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    That's a hell of a disagreement.
     

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    Hard to imagine jumping out of an airplane 3000 times!:eek: What did you do in your spare time?:rolleyes:o_O What little there was.:confused::confused:;)
     

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    Steve,
    Hope you get well soon. As a guy in the “mid life crisis” years and approaching 50 my advice is to follow your dreams. Work hard, learn from every human being you can, and chase those dreams as far as they lead!
    Blessings,
    Philip
     
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    @SteveConroy84 Welcome to AH my fellow airborne brother. By the sounds of it you had a rather colourful service and civi life. Look forward to reading more of your tails. Dont forget never let a busted led stand in the way of your dreams. But you need ot be told that do ya :A Stretcher::A Crutches:
     
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    Sorry to hear of your misfortune but eventually you will be in Tanzania hunting. It sounds like a dreamy adventure!
     

  14. TROPHY SHIPPERS

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    Welcome to AH Steve! Nice to have you on the posting side, looking forward to reading your posts.
     

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    Welcome to AH Steve! Many years ago I did some mass tac static line jumping in the US Army hence my handle on AH, "Dirtdart". Some of my Namibian friends call us "meat bombs". A couple of years ago I was in Swakopmund Namibia visiting an old friend after finishing a hunt in the Caprivi and got an invitation to go skydiving. A fun way to top off an already great African experience.
    May you have a speedy recovery and I look forward to reading your future posts.
     

  17. 35bore

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    Very respectful quote. Ditto to the OP. Thank you for your service, also Army to a Marine.
     
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    Steve and Ridge Runner
    As a former US Army pilot and airborne qualified, I only jumped out of perfectly good airplanes and helicopters for the extra $110 a month. Ha ha! Best wishes Steve for a speedy recovery.
     
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  19. Mort Hill

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    I said the same thing to my son when expressed he was going skydiving.

    He looked at me and said so what part of hunting dangerous game, buff, lion, leopard, elephant, hippo, crocs do find normal? Boys got a point.

    Best of luck in a full recovery, and share anything you find interesting as I am sure we will all also.

    And thank you for your service to our country!
     

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    Welcome to AH Steve! Nice to have you as part of our community, really looking forward to your input.
     

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