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patworks  (D 1813)

Jan 10, 2010, 9:56 PM

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Peer Review Re: [patworks] Safety as a practice; survival is an art

Review of my post by early '60s jump mate Don Deveny, c-1753 "Nasty Old Man"
-- -- Don made these commments/ additions:
. "Well lets see:
- A&M legal pull altitude was 2K. Frequently ignored
- The first addition to style and accuracy was baton passing events judged from the ground via binocs
- Sprained/bent everything was common under home modified 28' Airforce canopies
- Jumping interfered with drinking and drugging.
- CG Wallace D-152 was the only one I knew who put lead behind his reserve. He would sling it to one side for target approaches. It knocked him cold on landing one time.
- Welders gloves were common and killed Bill Nicholson
- The hot rod aircraft was a 195 plus the Howard and Staggerwing Beech. Especially CG' (D152)experimental 195 that had a P&W 450 hung on the front.
- We got away with turn 180 and dump because the forward surge of the home modified Airforce 28' flat canopies was not that great. It got dicier when we got ParaCommanders. Remember when some tried jumping Parasails.
- - - All else be true"
. s/ D. Deveny


(This post was edited by patworks on Jan 10, 2010, 9:59 PM)


Edit Log:
Post edited by patworks () on Jan 10, 2010, 9:59 PM: Change 1798 (my C#) to 1752 (Don's C#)


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