Jump 10 – 12,500
GOOD ATTEMPT AT DIVING EXIT – BUT ARCH HARDER + PUT HEELS ON YOUR BUTT, GOOD BACKLOOP – GOOD TURNS – GOOD TRACK – REMEMBER TO LOOK UP AT THE HORIZON WHEN YOU GO INTO TRACK + PRACTICE ROLLING SHOULDERS FWD, GOOD WAVE OFF + PULL, GOOD CC, BUT YOU FLARED TOO HIGH, OFF INSTRUCTION + RADIO.
This was a great jump. We took the Cessna up to 12,500. Then, I climbed out facing the tail of the plane. Once I checked to make sure my JM was ready, I said, “Ready…Set…Go!” and jumped. When I jumped, I aimed toward the tail, but at a 45 degree down-angle. I ended up doing a full flip. Then, I stabilized, and did a backroll. After I stabilized again, I did a 360 to the right, and a 360 to the left. I was getting close to 8,000′, so didn’t try another backloop. I then tried tracking. This time, it went well. I had a little head to toe buffeting, but nothing serious. Then, I stopped and went into “neutral”. I wanted to feel the deep angle track one more time, so I allowed myself to tip forward, then returned back to neutral. I waved off at 4,000′ and pulled at 3,500′. I passed the level, so I’m no longer an AFF student.