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Skydivers on Big Island/Kauai?

Old Sep 6th, 2006, 01:21 PM
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Skydivers on Big Island/Kauai?

DS is interested in doing this while visiting next May. Anyone with any info/experience on reputable companies?
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Old Sep 6th, 2006, 02:12 PM
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don't think it's available on the Big Island. Only hear of it on Oahu, when someone's chute doesn't open.
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Old Sep 6th, 2006, 02:22 PM
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OSB, just checked the phone book, only listing is on Oahu. There is para-sailing in Kona though, great fun!
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Old Sep 6th, 2006, 02:25 PM
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Cant comment, but I know there is one company in Kauai....maybe Skydive Kauai. Google and I'm sure it will come up.
 
Old Sep 6th, 2006, 02:45 PM
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Here is the link of a place in Hilo that DS came up with:
http://tinyurl.com/hk4vj

matnikstym: I hope you are joking! I have actually discouraged this, as the thought scares me to death, but his rebuff is that if an 8o yr.old GWB senior can do it a 27 yr. old should be able to handle it.
It would be his 1st and it would be tandem.

Do you know of a way to check for safety stats with a particular company?
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Old Sep 6th, 2006, 02:59 PM
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In the last several years there have been at least a couple of skydiving deaths on Oahu. One particularly tragic one was a young woman visiting her brother over the Christmas holidays, and her jump was his Christmas gift to her.

I had lunch with someone visiting from Texas a couple years ago who also was a skydiving instructor. I mentioned that I had always wanted to skydive and he told me that the company on Oahu didn't have the best certification or something for safety. Don't know/can't remember exactly what type of certification he was talking about, though.
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Old Sep 6th, 2006, 03:03 PM
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Yeah OSB, having no knowledge of skydiving, I have power hanglided and helicoptered in Kauai and due to the dicey tradewinds and always changing conditions, the idea is beyond me. Maybe DS would consider a trike-hang gliding excursion.
 
Old Sep 6th, 2006, 03:11 PM
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Yes, sistah, that is what I was trying to suggest to him, but he has his mind set. This could be a deal breaker for the trip as far as I am concerned. I
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Old Sep 6th, 2006, 03:50 PM
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OK, we talked and he's agreed not to do it.
Thanks!
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Old Sep 6th, 2006, 04:27 PM
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I'm glad you talked him out of it OSB!
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Old Sep 6th, 2006, 04:36 PM
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Why would anyone want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane? :-B

I'd like to take the Big Red Bi-Plane and do some wing walking, tho.
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Old Sep 6th, 2006, 06:07 PM
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Well you're as crazy as he is then!

Sistah, what company did you use to do the trike ride?
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Old Sep 7th, 2006, 02:54 AM
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birdsinparadise, but i did notice another company in downtown waimea - not sure if it is affiliated with gerry from birds
 
Old Sep 7th, 2006, 07:05 AM
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.....so what's that say for our taste in women?

Has he thought about parasurfing?
Some of those guys get waaaaaay up there.
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Old Sep 7th, 2006, 09:16 AM
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Well, I have to admit that I have gone skydiving in New Zealand. This was after my lunch with the instructor who warned me away from the operator on Oahu.

It was a fabulous experience and I would probably do it again - but not with the local company here.
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Old Sep 7th, 2006, 09:40 AM
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I'm glad you talked him out of it, OSB!!
 
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you can check out info on different dropzones on www.dropzone.com
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