Wings of Blue vid...

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  1. HeWantsTheBFE

    HeWantsTheBFE USAFA Class of 2017

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  2. thorgold

    thorgold C4C, USAFA

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    10:20 - It's not enough that you're jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, falling thousands of feet with nothing but a sheet of fabric holding you aloft, or using that sheet of fabric to land with pinpoint accuracy in an enclosed area in an area the size of a football field, no. None of that is enough.

    You have to do a jazzhands slide as you land.
     
  3. HeWantsTheBFE

    HeWantsTheBFE USAFA Class of 2017

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    All part of the experience. But yes, good point.
     
  4. pointguard

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    Are all Cadets

    required to jump out of an airplane?
     
  5. Usafamom2016

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    Not required. Summer after 1st year you choose soaring (gliders) or jumping.
     
  6. greentrees

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    also cyber and space options for summer after C4C year

    in the past what you got also depended on where you ranked within the class (had to be top ?% to get jump or soaring) but that could have changed
     
  7. Lellison

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    My daughter is WOB and so proud of her. Who knew it hurt to jump through clouds?! You do have to apply and be selected to do jump. Each year, I think they have a couple of hundred apply to WOB and I think they select around 25 to make the team.
     
  8. MN-Dad-2016

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    I'm afraid of heights. That said, that looks that an absolute BLAST! I bought my DS a GoPro black (4000 lines of resolution) helmet camera. He is doing jump this summer. I cannot wait to see the videos!:shake:

    Parents, if you love your DS or DD, buy them one of these for Christmas (see http://gopro.com/ ). Cut to the chase and buy the Black Edition. The video quality is STUNNING. Good for some great snowboarding videos too.
     
  9. Stealth_81

    Stealth_81 Super Moderator Moderator Founding Member

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    When my son did it a few years ago, no personal recording devices were allowed during Jump at the Academy. :frown:

    Stealth_81
     
  10. HeWantsTheBFE

    HeWantsTheBFE USAFA Class of 2017

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    Just how hard is it to make the team? What would one have to do to be selected?
     
  11. skydivingkittens

    skydivingkittens NWP '12

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    Probably the most exhilarating experience you can go through, especially when you jump out with your own rig knowing that YOU are responsible for deploying the chute.
     
  12. Jayjorden

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    can't wait. hope i make the team when i get to my sophmore year
     
  13. Tman910

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    What is the process of trying to join the jump team anyways?
     
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    falcongirl USAFA grad

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