Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Otter Ride with Dave Schwartz at Skydive Chicago



This is a regular blog post. If you're looking for show notes, please see below.

Visited Dave Schwartz, co-founder and co-host of Skydive Radio on Tuesday at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, illinois. Great drop zone! I am told that I am now spoiled for other drop zones and I'm inclined to believe it.

This'll evolve into a podcast episode when I get the time to edit the audio.

Got to ride along on a couple of jump loads in the Twin Otter. Needless to say, it climbs in a lovely way. And Dave has mad energy-management skills. Developed additional respect for the by-the-checklist safety culture and attention to every operational detail that pros like Dave just seem to naturally exude and practice.

Great experience! Can't wait to do the episode itself!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thought you guys might be interested in this

http://publish.vx.roo.com/couriermail/videoplayer/?channel=Local+Videos&clipid=1414_070813nrl&bitrate=300&format=wmp

John Merryman said...

Sounds like you should do a jump - That would make a pretty awesome episode of Airspeed!

Stephen Force (Steve Tupper) said...

I'd like to make a jump and Dave and the folks were kind enough to offer me the opportunity to do a tandem. But I have trick shoulder that dislocates when I hold my arm in the proper position for belly-flying. The shoulder essentially keeps me from flying powered paragliders, too (requires a high and outward reach to use the brakes and/or the A's). Sure wish I could! And great of you to suggest it!

John Merryman said...

That's too bad about your shoulder - but it sounds like you're having plenty of fun without leaving the plane. Keep the great podcasts coming! btw, you might find some of my aviation-related pics interesting - http://www.jmerryman.com/coppermine/index.php?cat=3