Sun, 15 Apr 2001
Subject: First Time Static Line
I know it has been a long time since I requested the information from you, but I would still like to thank you for all your help. Because, If not for your help in pointing out a location, I would have never been able to experience one of the most thrilling rides of my entire life. Once again, I would like to thank you for what I hope will be one of many jumps in the future
To Whom It May Concern:
My name is Faith W. and I have just begun my journey into the world of Skydiving. I wanted to bring to your attention an organization that has been invaluable to me with regards to information, support and fellowship, Skydivers & Mentors.
I came across their website while researching Skydiving. I began communicating with James S. who I believe is the founder. He was full of valuable information and assistance. He even made it possible for me to start jumping sooner than planned, and in support, jumped with me.
The members of this organization have always been quick to ease a fear, or answer all my questions. The coaching, advice and support that you receive is free of charge. They do it to promote safety and education in the sport. They are giving back to a sport that has given so much to them.
In a world in which everyone is out for the almighty dollar. And, most people care only for themselves. I feel I am blessed to have found this organization.
I think it would behoove you to check them out and let your members know they are out there, ready willing and able to help.
Membership is free, the fellowship invaluable.
Thu, 17 Jul 2003
Good morning, this past week I had the pleasure of jumping with Scott and Drew at Chambersburg, Pa. I wanted to tell you that when Scott approached me, offered to jump with me, and explained the skydiver mentor program, it was the first time since I started to jump that I was ever offered help or even someone to jump with, possibly a couple of exceptions. I explained to Scott that I only had 70 jumps, and that I was not very good. He understood and again offered to jump with me. Even though I was nervous, I really enjoyed jumping with him, and I learned more about flying in those four jumps than I have learned in my past forty. I will be going back to Chambersburg, and hope to learn more as I progress. Please feel free to send me information about joining, or any other pertinent information you deem necessary. I want to be a better jumper, but most of all; I want to be a safe jumper.
Blue skies and God bless
Mon, 21 Jul 2003
Thanks for providing us newcomers a place to learn more about this incredible sport! Still having trouble with landings and would love to learn more about beginning RW work. Chuck N. Thu, 29 Jan 2004 Subject: WWW Form Submission A huge thanks to Bill H. who helped in a big way with me getting my A-license!!! What a GREAT group of unselfish skydivers S&M has for members/staff!!! THANKS A MILLION!!!
Fri, 26 Dec 2003
Subject: WWW Form Submission
I jumped with Carol Nov 2 at Cross Keys, and wanted to thank her for taking the time to jump with me. We had three good jumps, which were helpful to my RW experience. Absolutely, safety is a primary issue in this sport, and we can never do enough to encourage everyone to remember this. I see a bit too much bravado on occasion, without the thought that should precede it. Your organization is just what we all need, especially at this critical level.
Wed, 29 Oct 2003
Subject: WWW Form Submission
Love this idea! Not sure I have enough to offer, but know I can always use good pointers!
Thu, 4 Jul 2002
Subject: S&M PAMPHLET
"When I came off student status I wish there was a group like Skydivers and Mentors there for me. I didn't have a lot of money to spend on coaching, but I wanted to be as safe as possible."
USPA 122260 A 27669
Mon, 19 Aug 2002
In Skydiving the learning curve really starts when you get off student status, because of my affiliation with SKYDIVERS & MENTORS, I have saved countless hours and untold sums of money by letting them expose me to what they don't teach in AFF.
Wed, 3 Sep 2003
Subject: WELCOME TO S&M
I'm very thankful that you have this venue to teach people like me, who want to be a skydiver, but is having so much trouble. I was approached by Scott D. at Chambersburg, and have learned more in the month and a half since than I learned in two years. It is fun now, and I can't wait to get to the drop zone. I went through so much trauma with deploying problems, I picked up many bad habits, and many new fears. But, as I said, much better now, thanks to your organization and especially to Scott that I am getting better, and am really enjoying it now. So, please add me to your list, and I hope to see you at Chambersburg this Sunday.
Thank you and God bless,