LETS GO SKYDIVING!!!

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION BEFORE RSVP'ING YES.

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Skydiving was the first meetup I organized back in September after starting this group. Since then we have an additional 400 or so new members and this is what the majority of you want to do. So, lets go skydiving!!!

I can't describe to you how amazing a feeling it is to fall through space at 120km an hour, then after the chute deploys, floating back to earth like a bird. Wow!!!

Check out Spenser's jump from last year

http://vimeo.com/78437067

We'll be heading just north of the city for an incredible fun filled day. Tandem skydiving is today's best method of introducing newcomers to the sport of skydiving. It is easily available to anyone who'd like to try skydiving. It is a safe and easy way of experiencing FREEFALL on your very first jump, without the need of lengthy instruction. Yes safe! You'll be jumping in tandem, safely strapped to an experienced instructor for the ride of your life.

The price of $273.00 + HST ($308.50) is the group discount rate. Video and pictures are $148.00. I'll need to know if you're getting them on April 1st so I can book the camera guys for our jump times. You can pay for video and pictures when we get up there, day of.

To secure your spot via PayPal or by e-transfer to [masked] (yes, only 1 t). $9.51 is added for PayPal payments only. Security answer for e-transfers is: skydiving. If you don't receive an email notification from your bank that the payment was accepted it means I didn't get it and you should followup with me and/or your bank.

I'm capping the rsvp limit at 25 because it would be too hard to get more up in the planes in a reasonable time frame. It would be nice if we all jumped within a 3 hour period.

I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS AGAIN!!!!

Dutch

"It's All Happening"

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for organizing everything and thank you to the 20 others I met to make it such a memorable day!

    2 · June 18, 2014

  • Dutch

    Just added some great pics from my camera. I've pulled out the best, cleaned them up and cropped as best I could. Thanks to those who just grabbed it and started shooting. :-)

    If you took pics on your phone please add them as there are a couple of people that went who aren't included.

    Thanks for coming, I met so many great people.

    2 · June 17, 2014

  • Linda

    had an amazing time at this event and met some great people.

    5 · June 15, 2014

  • Davey

    Amazing experience! Thx for organizing Peter.

    2 · June 15, 2014

  • Shireen

    Beyond my expectations and worthy every penny!!!!

    2 · June 14, 2014

  • Dutch

    My number is[masked] if you need to reach me.

    June 14, 2014

  • JAZZ

    Milad and I r in the area at the local Tim hortons

    June 14, 2014

  • Dutch

    *** I just spoke with Skydive Toronto and they're on a weather hold because of the clouds and haven't been able to get any planes up yet. Yes!!! you will be jumping where the clouds are now. If you haven't left yet you don't need to be there for 12... If you get there for 2pm you'll still be ok. If you have left... I'll see you there. :-)

    I brought a frisbee and a football for the waiting around times.

    June 14, 2014

  • Laura

    Have fun!!

    June 14, 2014

  • Dutch

    What an absolutely gorgeous day to jump out a plane! 21 with nothing but sun...

    3 · June 14, 2014

  • NGUYEN L.

    this is one of my bucket list....its already full :(((

    June 14, 2014

  • Dutch

    Hey guys,

    The time on the event is incorrect. It was 10am when we were going in May but when I had to reschedule the date I could only get a 12pm start time... and neglected to update the site.

    I'm truly sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. I'll be sending out an email to everyone as well. If the changes effect your ability to attend please return the email or send me a text and we'll sort it out.

    Dutch[masked]

    1 · June 12, 2014

    • Wendy (.

      hey Peter err Dutch. it's all good. I know you have many adventurous things in the works for us. With a lot going on behind the scenes. I truly appreciate the amount of work it takes to organize our sorry asses. You are forgiven. of course a little bubbly whrn we land would go a long way to help.

      2 · June 13, 2014

    • Shireen

      Agree 100% with Wendy's comments... its not easy coordinating these events and you don't even get paid for it. Thanks Peter.

      1 · June 13, 2014

  • William Z.

    Whoever wanted a ride, please text me[masked] if you still need a pick up @ Don mills station (around 11 AM)

    June 13, 2014

  • Wendy (.

    Dutch... is the start time still 10am?

    1 · June 12, 2014

  • Dutch

    I told 3 people I would give them a ride but other than Lina who just emailed me I don't recall who. Rather than me going through 145 comments back to January please send me an email or call[masked]-5851. Thx

    June 11, 2014

  • Sasha

    Hi, Can I get a ride with someone on Saturday?

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for taking my Spot Susan C.

    1 · June 11, 2014

  • Susan C.

    Dutch, I would like to have the pictures and videos. Add me to the list.

    1 · June 10, 2014

  • Shireen

    Hi Dutch. I just signed up for this. Looking forward to it!!!. Is it possible to hitch a ride? If 'yes', I can also be at Don Mills Stn (@Sheppard). Thank you for organizing this.

    April 13, 2014

    • Shireen

      Have ride with Glen. C u on Sat. at Cooksville.

      June 10, 2014

    • Shireen

      Oh, don't forget that I wnt to take pictures but havn't paid. Will give you that + for bungee jump on July 4.

      1 · June 10, 2014

  • Wendy (.

    wow its getting closer. big breath. Will we be going up in one plane or are there going to be waves?

    June 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can drive 1 other person on sat. I'm around dufferin and Lawrence.

    June 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone still want a spot for Saturday. Send me an email from my profile and we can arrange an e-transfer, call me[masked] or meet in person for payment. Highest bidder gets it... lol

    June 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Dutch but I'm not able to jump this Saturday. They're making me work the Fathers Day weekend and because of my seniority there's nothing I can do.

    June 10, 2014

    • Wendy (.

      Where is the dislike button? I was counting on you to piss me off enough to make me want to jump.err I mean encourage me to jump!

      1 · June 10, 2014

  • River

    Hi Dutch - darn - I was the one pleading to join, I paid in full and now I need to withdraw. Could I carrying payment over to the next dive in the fall or do I lose my payment if I do not go on Saturday??

    June 9, 2014

    • Dutch

      I'm sure that someone will take it. If not I will send you all but $50 which I will hold til the fall. Fair?

      June 10, 2014

    • River

      Absolutely fair thanks Dutch!! how do we communicate that there is availability ?

      June 10, 2014

  • Mike

    Hey Dutch. First off thank for setting this up. I was wondering if it's going to be a tandem jump? And would there be another spot for a ride?

    June 8, 2014

    • Dutch

      It is a tandem. I see you have your car figured out.

      June 10, 2014

  • morgan b.

    Dutch - have you tried the indoor skydiving (iFly) in Oakville? Ive already jumped outa plane but that looks fun too (& good for peeps afraid of heights).

    June 9, 2014

    • Dutch

      looks cool... didn't think it was open yet

      June 10, 2014

  • Ina

    By any chance do you have another space for me to join you for skydiving?

    June 3, 2014

    • Ina

      Thanks Dutch..I'll see you in the fall

      June 3, 2014

    • Dutch

      Hopefully sooner if there's something else you want to do. :-)

      June 10, 2014

  • Ashley J.

    Hello Dutch; I'm looking forward to this skydiving adventure in the fall. Any chance of a Hang Gliding meetup?

    June 4, 2014

    • Dutch

      Looking into it now. :-)

      June 10, 2014

  • Susan C.

    Do we pay $317.50 through e-transfer or the day of skydiving?

    June 8, 2014

    • Dutch

      I just sent you an email

      1 · June 10, 2014

  • Davey

    Need a ride in Saturday. If anyone is in the downtown area and has room please let me know. TIA!

    1 · June 9, 2014

    • Mike

      Ya for a fellow Michael no problem just email me ur numb

      June 9, 2014

    • Susan C.

      I'll email you Mike.

      June 9, 2014

  • Glen

    Hey Dutch. Thanks for doing this, I look forward to meeting the man behind the group. I was curious what the estimated time of completion is for this event. Thanks!

    June 6, 2014

    • Dutch

      They say around 3 hours but is leave the afternoon free.

      June 8, 2014

  • Dutch

    A few spots have just opened up for this event. If you're on the waiting list or have posted a comment that you want a spot and still want to go... please rsvp asap. I'll be sending out a mass email over the weekend to all members if the spots aren't taken.

    May 28, 2014

    • Michael L.

      Is it ok if we don't have our own transportation? I just RSVPed through e-transfer

      May 30, 2014

    • Dutch

      We'll figure out carpooling closer but I have a spot for you.

      May 30, 2014

  • Dan S.

    Possible to do that solo skydive training that day?

    May 30, 2014

  • River

    On front page it says sold out - on second page it says two spots left - I wanna join you guys !!

    1 · May 27, 2014

  • Hilman

    Have fun guys, I am en route from conference that day. I'll certainly be on the next jump.

    May 22, 2014

  • Andy

    Is there any chance there's going to be another skydiving event this summer?

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • Pedram

    After the event (or before), if anyone wants to get a full skydiving license (and be able to free fall alone) let me know.

    May 13, 2014

  • Dutch

    Hey guys,

    I'm truly sorry to do this to you a week before we are scheduled to jump but I'm going to reschedule this event to our rain date of June 14th. I spoke with Skydive Toronto today and they will not have their large plane ready now until mid to late May. Without it they do not have the aircraft fleet to handle a group of our size in a reasonable time frame. They're estimating 6+ hours to get all of us up... if the conditions are perfect. More if everyone gets video/pics.

    This coupling with the cold weather hanging around this year it just won't be an enjoyable experience for any of you. The temperature difference from the ground to the jump height is anywhere from 5-10 degrees colder. Diving in your winter gear is not how you want to remember this once in a lifetime event.

    If you are not able to make the rain date please send me an email at [masked]

    Dutch

    2 · April 18, 2014

    • Wendy (.

      OOOH Big Plane... Do we all get to go together? Do I have a chance to throw him (you know who) out before he throws me out?

      April 20, 2014

    • JAZZ

      Did you get my email? I don't believe I can make it in June. I'll be out of town..

      April 21, 2014

  • Mia

    I'm so jealous :( I don't get to go!

    April 17, 2014

  • Shireen

    SkyDiveTo recommends warm attire, in layers, turtle neck, etc. Also to bring leather gloves....

    April 17, 2014

    • Linda

      So, basic freezing cold weather dressing? Check. Of course I had hoped this would be a pleasurable activity. :-)

      April 17, 2014

  • Linda

    The 14 day weather forecast for Cookstown puts it just under 10C on Apr. 26th...now keep in mind that's on the ground temp. It will be considerably colder in the clouds......Just sayin'

    April 17, 2014

  • Susan C.

    Hey Dutch. Can you add me for videos and pictures?
    Thank you.

    April 11, 2014

  • Scott

    Hey Dutch- Still got that one last spot available? Maybe this was meant to be...

    April 9, 2014

    • Dutch

      Yup... it was meant to be

      April 9, 2014

  • Sapna M.

    Can I still join? And is there anyone willing to give me a spot in a carpool?

    April 8, 2014

    • Sapna M.

      a. What time do we expect to be back? b. Will pick up be on the TTC line somewhere?

      April 8, 2014

    • Dutch

      a. I would expect around 2-3pm. b. yes more than likely Don Mills station on the Sheppard line.

      April 9, 2014

  • Wendy (.

    Can you add my name and take the plus one off of Will C ??

    1 · April 1, 2014

    • Dutch

      Of course. That will make things easier for me as well.

      April 1, 2014

  • Dutch

    Hi guys,

    Payment due April 1st.

    First off I want to thank those that have paid for their skydiving in full already. For those that haven't had a chance to do so please make sure that payment is received by me in the next couple of days as was requested in the description of the event when I posted it and you rsvp'ed.

    I've already paid for 20 jumps in advance to take advantage of the group discount... so I'd really appreciate it if I didn't have to post multiple reminders for payment. :-)

    For the majority of you there is still $258.00 remaining. If you're paying via PayPal the total is $265.78 to cover the additional fees charged by them for the service. Both PayPal and e-transfers can be made to [masked]. (yes... only 1 "t") For e-transfers the security answer is crazzy. Have fun with the question as I won't be offended. :-)

    Thanks,

    Dutch[masked]

    "It's All Happening"

    March 31, 2014

  • Susan C.

    Do you have room for one more as well? I'm in need of a ride from downtown Toronto.

    March 27, 2014

  • Tee

    Have fun folks, wish I was there

    March 26, 2014

  • Veronica

    I jave rsvp but the invite it says that there are 23 rsvp and the limit is 20. Can u confirm I'm on the waiting list? As soon as i get confirmation I'm one of the 20 (s), I'll do the transfer. Thanks!!

    March 24, 2014

    • Dutch

      Hi Lina, Yes I have room in my car for you. :-)

      March 26, 2014

    • Lina

      Great! Thanks!

      March 26, 2014

  • Veronica

    If we need to cancel for the 26th, i won't be able to make it on june 14th. Therefore, you might have a secured new opening there.

    March 26, 2014

    • Linda

      Im counting on improved weather...enough to make the jump at least reasonably comfortable. :-)

      March 26, 2014

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