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patworks  (D 1813)

Jan 14, 2010, 9:20 PM

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Re: [dpreguy] Safety as a practice; survival is an art

Wow! Good-0. Well said.... Memories... Yep, you did what we did at the same times: 1960+. -- It was the standard operating procedure then. SOP. A complete USAF emergency bail-out B4 with canopy was only $25. Deployment bag or sleeve was another $15. I sewed my reserve D-rings to the Outside of my harness by hand. Shocked My 24' flat reserve w/ belly container cost me $50 bucks (actually, I traded a radio for it). Altimeters were roughly the size of a can of beans and paired with a stopwatch. We never looked at them either. Floating ripcords, well, floated. Yes, we walked the same path in the same foot prints. Neat that Omaha was just as 'evolved' as Houston back in '61- +.

Often your rigger was yourself and your reserve packer was your pencil.

You are indeed a living fossil. Perhaps a relic.


(This post was edited by patworks on Jan 14, 2010, 9:46 PM)


Edit Log:
Post edited by patworks () on Jan 14, 2010, 9:24 PM: add that we never looked at altitude awarness insturments like Alti + stop watch.
Post edited by patworks () on Jan 14, 2010, 9:34 PM: say it was 1961
Post edited by patworks () on Jan 14, 2010, 9:40 PM: + Omaha
Post edited by patworks () on Jan 14, 2010, 9:46 PM: Pencil


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