aires: no such word, acronym only heirs: persons who have a right of inheritance accept: to receive or agree with except: exclusion, "other than" advice: suggestions given to someone advise: to give a suggestion affect: to influence effect: result aloud: with the normal tone/volume of the speaking voice allowed: admitted as legal or acceptable angle: the space (in degrees) between two intersecting lines or surfaces angel: a spiritual being believed to act as a messenger of God arial: a sans-serif typeface and computer font aerial: of or relating to the atmosphere; antenna Ariel: proper name or product name are: second person singular/plural and first/third person plural present indicative of "be" our: possessive form of "we" asses: donkeys, "butts" assess: evaluate banned: officially or legally prohibited or excluded band: a stripe of a different color, texture, or composition than its surroundings bare: lacking a covering, exposed bear: large furry mammal, or, to hold up, secure or carry beer: alcoholic drink made from yeast-fermented malt flavored with hops beat: strike, completely exhausted, rhythmic unit in music beet: herbaceous plant (Beta vulgaris) of the goosefoot family below: underneath, less than bellow: emit a deep loud roar billow: fill with air and swell outward biennial: every two years bi-annual: twice a year bonfire: outdoor fire used for waste disposal or as part of a celebration bond fire: Slavic term used because of the bond developed between friends around the fire board: a long, thin, flat piece of wood or other hard material bored: lacking interest in one's current activity brake: to stop or slow break: to fracture brakes: toggles, as in "brake lines" bridle: connects pilot chute to other gear, etc. bridal: having to do with brides/weddings burble: a separation in the boundary layer of air about a moving streamlined body burbal: no such word could: used to indicate possibility cude: shortened version of "cool dude" (according to Urban Dictionary) could've: could have, not could of should've: should have, not should of would've: would have, not would of cell: integral part of a parachute sell: give something in exchange for money censor: examine officially and suppress parts sensor: converter that converts a physical quantity into a signal censure: express severe disapproval of someone or something Cessna: aircraft company named after Clyde Cessna Sessna: model of Driv brand automobile wheel caught: simple past tense and past participle of catch cought: slang spelling of caught cheap: inexpensive cheep: noise made by a bird chalk up: to ascribe or credit, to hold something responsible chock up: to place chock(s) under something, usually wheels cinch: a tight grip synch: abbreviation of synchronization cite: to quote a passage, book, or author site: area on which something is constructed, or, a web site sight: the faculty or power of seeing click: gesture made with a computer input device, type of sound clique: inclusive group sharing common views, purposes, patterns of behavior course: path, unit of learning coarse: loose/rough (opossite of "fine"), crude or unrefined cord: as in "pullup cord", or "pull your cord" (ripcord) chord: a canopy measurement from front to back, a set of musical notes played together committee: small deliberative assembly comity: mutual civility/courtesy complaisant: compliant, willing to do what please others complacent: uncritically satisfied with oneself or one's achievements compliment: flattery or praise complement: to make complete corrode: destroy or damage slowly by chemical action coroad: no such word cypres (CYPRES): model of AAD cypress: type of tree Cyprus: a country in the eastern Mediterranean descent: traveling down in altitude decent: respectable definitely: indisputable definately: no such word doe: female deer dough: slang for money does: a form of the word "do" dose: a quantity of a substance administered at any one time don: to put on (a piece of gear) dawn: the time at which daylight first begins doubt: to lack confidence in dought: to be able or capable (pronounce like "dow") drogue: stabilization parachute drouge: no such word dual: a grouping of 2, pair duel: an engagement in combat between two individuals earg: no such word, likely acronym urge: a strong desire or impulse flair: style flare: to pull down on toggles (parachute) or pull back on yoke (airplane) farther: refers to actual distance further: refers to an extension of time or degree finally: after a long time, typically involving difficulty or delay finale: the last part of a piece of music or performance fluid: something that continually flows flewid: no such word other than company/product name foul: offensive to the senses, or, unfair or invalid fowl: bird, or food from bird fray: (of a fabric, rope, or cord) unravel or become worn at the edge frey: possible proper name gauge: any device or instrument for measuring gouge: a groove or hole made by gouging gesture: a movement of part of the body to express an idea or meaning jester: an entertainer during the medieval and Renaissance eras Google: an internet compmany providing search engine and other services goggle: protective eye wear greatful: no such word grateful: appreciative of kindness or benefits received hanger: object for suspending clothes hangar: place to store aircraft heal: to make someone or something healthy or well again heel: the rounded posterior portion of the human foot under and behind the ankle higher: opposite of lower hire: pay someone to do something hole: an opening into or through something whole: all of, entire, complete humbling: having a feeling of insignificance, inferiority, subservience, etc. humballing: various slang meanings (il)legal: pertaining to law (il)leagel: no such word Insite: name of a number of products insight: the ability to perceive clearly or deeply incite: to move to action; stir up; spur on; urge on insight: the power or act of seeing into a situation incest: sex between people too closely related to marry each other insist: demand something forcefully, not accepting refusal intact: not damaged or impaired in any way; complete in tact: improper varient of intact intent: an aim or purpose (noun) intend: to have in mind as a purpose or goal (verb) its: possessive, belonging to "it" it's: contraction, "it is" khaki: a textile fabric of a dull brownish-yellow color cacky: of or like excrement, or, dirty, worthless, or contemptible knew: having knowledge of new: opposite of old know: to have knowledge of no: negative, opposite of yes Krugerrand: South African gold coin coogerans: no such word, wild misspelling liable: responsible or obligated libel: defamation by written or printed words lean: to incline, deviate, or bend from vertical lien: a charge upon property for the satisfaction of some debt lone: single, one loan: give to be borrowed lose: to experience loss loose: not tight loud: with a great deal of volume lowed: make a low noise, or, having relatively little upward extension loupe: simple, small magnification device lupe: shorter name of a person or place named Guadalupe male/female: specifies gender mail/femail: postal service related/name of a number of products Manusha: a proper name, name common in India minutia: lots of little bits of details or parts Martial law: military led government Marshall law: incorrect phrase, Australian television series mistake: error misteak: no such word moot: open to discussion or debate, debatable, doubtful mute: silent, refraining from speech or utterance muscle: tissue found in animals that function to produce force and motion mussel: members of several families of clams or bivalvia mollusca ought: used to indicate obligation or duty, should aught: anything, everything, all, or zero parachute (chute): canopy parashute (shute): no such word parashoot: combination parachute/firearms related event passed: completed, movement relative to an object, died past: expression of elapsed time peace: calmness piece: part pitot: type of tube that is a pressure measurement instrument peto: proper name, fart (slang) peal: a loud ringing of a bell or bells peel: (of a surface or object) lose parts of its outer layer or covering per se: by, of, for, or in itself; intrinsically Persay: Israeli company specializing in Voice Biometrics technology plain: simple plane: airplane porch: platform at an entrance to a building Porsche: brand of automobile portrait: artistic representation of a person portray: depict something in a work of art or literature pray: make a devout or earnest request prey: to hunt or catch, or, to victimize or make a profit at someone else's expense president: one appointed or elected to preside over an organized body of people precedent: something that sets a standard for future events presense: state of existing, occurring, or being present in a place or thing presents: something given to another, gifts principle: rule or standard principal: person, or to show importance prior: preceding in time or in order pryor: a surname, as in Richard Pryor the comedian quiet: making little or no noise/sound quite: to the utmost or most absolute extent or degree ramble: to talk or write in a long-winded wandering fashion ramball: product/company name right: correct; opposite of left write: mark on a surface with an implement rigour: a severe or cruel circumstance; a hardship rigger: a worker that rigs something, e.g., a parachute rigger rogue: transient, vagrant, as in "rogue opening" rouge: cosmetic, from French for "red" role: the part played by a person or thing in a particular situation roll: move in a particular direction by turning over and over on an axis Sabre: parachute manufactured by Performance Designs saber: single edged sword Safire: parachute manufactured by Icarus Canopies sapphire: blue gemstone seam: the line where layers of fabric are sewn together seem: to appear to be sea: expanse of salt water that covers most of the earth's surface; ocean see: perceive with the eyes; discern visually scene: the place where an action or event occurs seen: perceived with the eyes; discerned visually seminar: a form of academic instruction symenar: no such word sent: to cause, permit, or enable to go, or a monetary unit of Estonia scent: a distinctive, often agreeable odor sew: to join or attach by stitches sow: to plant seed for shoddy: badly made or done shotty: abbreviation of "shotgun" as in "sit shotgun" shoo-in: someone or something that will win easily or is certain to win Shuein: (Chinese) name sink: kitchen appliance, or, to go down below the surface sync: short for synchronize, cause to occur or operate at the same time or rate shudder: tremble convulsively, as a result of fear or revulsion shutter: in photography, a device that opens and closes to expose the film in a camera some: an unspecified number or quantity sum: the whole amount, quantity, or number, or, an aggregate specs: abbreviation for "specifications" or "spectacles" specks: tiny spots stare: look at intently stair: inclination with multiple steps staid: sedate, respectable, and unadventurous stayed: remained in the same place static line: as in static line jump static: fixed static: a type of noise steal: to take without permission steel: alloy based on iron steer: guide or control the movement of steer: male bovine animal stear: no such word stow: to store; to place or arrange stoe: acronym for "small team of experts"; other slang definitions straight: not having curves, bends, or angles strait: narrow passage of water connecting two seas tach: abbreviation of tachometer tack: small, sharp, broad-headed nail their: possessive form of "they" there: opposite of "here" they're: "they are" tensile: a type of strength measurement (as in tensile strength) tinsel: glittery stuff used for decoration to: preposition too: adverb, "also" two: number "2" touché: used to acknowledge the success of an argument, an accusation, or a witty point TooShay: odd misspelling of touché thread: group of continuing posts on the same topic in a forum threat: a statement of intention of hostile action though: in spite of the possibility/fact that thought: forms created in the mind through: an indication of passage, movement, or completion throw: propel with force through the air threw: past tense of throw throne: a ceremonial chair thrown: past tense of throw, to propel something with force through the air torque: a rotational/turning force tork: name of a number of products, a proper name torture: act of inflicting severe pain as a means of forcing information or a confession torcher: one who gives light with a torch or sets buildings ablaze (arsonist) Triathlon: canopy model from Aerodyne Research triath(a)lon: multi-sport event Tryathlon: no such word, except as a deliberately misspelled name for various events turban: form of headgear popular in the Middle East turbine: rotary engine that extracts energy from a fluid flow undo: open or unfasten undue: unwarranted or inappropriate because excessive or disproportionate vane: movable device attached for showing the direction of the wind vain: having an excessively high opinion of one's self, or, producing no result, useless vein: blood vessel that carries blood towards the heart vary: change, or differ in size, amount, or deree very: much, or to a high degree Vigil: model of AAD Virgil: person's name, classical Roman poet vile: extremely unpleasant vial: a small container, typically cylindrical and made of glass waist: the part of the abdomen between the rib cage and hips waste: use thoughtlessly or carelessly, also, rubbish, trash, refuse, garbage, etc. ware: an article of commerce wear: to use for clothing or adornment where: at or in what place wary: feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems weary: feeling or showing tiredness weather: condition of the atmosphere whether: introduces alternatives, "if" website: place/files on the world wide web associated with a domain name websight: no such word/phrase whiteness: the quality or state of being white witness: a person who sees something (such as a crime) happen who's: contraction of "who is" whose: possessive form of "who" wipe out: to clean or dry by rubbing whipe: deliberate misspelling of wipe, e.g., Whipe Out which: asking for information specifying one or more things from a definite set witch: a woman thought to have evil magic powers wrap: encase or enclose rap: to strike, or, style of music wreck: damage, destroy reck: to have care, concern, or regard yoke: collar around the neck yolk: yellow part of an egg
This one is a true story, said by a radio personality who made his first static line jump while on the air, with a tramsmitter to the radio station. After his canopy opened: "OK, the slipper is down far enough, let's do a controllability check... Right throttle, left throttle, flange."
From a dropzone review on Yelp: "After you pull the chute out, you can take hold of the reins and direct where you go."(So who is the horse? Your canopy or your tandem instructor?)
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