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Krip  (Student)

Apr 23, 2014, 1:11 PM
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Anyone ever figure out what happened to db cooperTongue


propblast

Apr 23, 2014, 6:31 PM
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I think he is hiding in a thread on dz.com unfortunately there is so much drama not related to him there you can't even see him.

Hiding in "plane" sight.


airtwardo  (D License)

Apr 23, 2014, 9:52 PM
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Krip wrote:
Anyone ever figure out what happened to db cooperTongue

He landed ok - just WAY out the the toolies...he's currently squealin' like a pig - - - - remember Deliverance? Sly


steve1  (D 23640)

Apr 24, 2014, 6:37 AM
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Oh hell, that movie scared the crap out of me.

I'll bet some hillbillies did get Mr. Cooper. The more I think of it the more sense it makes. The last time I was in Oregon I saw several guys with missing front teeth down by the Columbia River. One of them even had a banjo. Maybe some of you Oregon jumpers saw them too. Jesus! Unsure

I'm sure glad there's not that kind of hillbillies in Montana....Unsure


Krip  (Student)

Apr 24, 2014, 6:22 PM
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steve1 wrote:
Oh hell, that movie scared the crap out of me.

I'll bet some hillbillies did get Mr. Cooper. The more I think of it the more sense it makes. The last time I was in Oregon I saw several guys with missing front teeth down by the Columbia River. One of them even had a banjo. Maybe some of you Oregon jumpers saw them too. Jesus! Unsure

I'm sure glad there's not that kind of hillbillies in Montana....Unsure

Hi Steve

Montana does have sheep, Beaver trappers and they had thr una bomber.

Bah BahTongue


(This post was edited by Krip on Apr 24, 2014, 6:25 PM)


steve1  (D 23640)

Apr 25, 2014, 7:21 AM
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 Unsure
Hi Steve

Montana does have sheep, Beaver trappers and they had the una bomber.

Bah BahTongue....................................................................

Yeigh, but the Una-bomber was from out of state. We don't claim him. I talked with some people who knew him, at Lincoln, and they said he was a nice enough guy. just a little crazy acting......Hell, some people say the same thing about me.

Yep, we do have a lot of good looking sheep in Montana.


(This post was edited by steve1 on Apr 25, 2014, 7:22 AM)


SCS292  (No License)

Apr 25, 2014, 8:35 AM
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Krip wrote:
Anyone ever figure out what happened to db cooperTongue

Please don't tell me that shit has taken over this thread too.


Krip  (Student)

Apr 25, 2014, 9:29 AM
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SCS292 wrote:
Krip wrote:
Anyone ever figure out what happened to db cooperTongue

Please don't tell me that shit has taken over this thread too.

Hi 292

I hope you can tell the difference between that shit and this thread.Wink

A mod will eventually come along and make all this silly stuff go away like it never happened. Unsure

Dont worry be happyLaugh


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Apr 26, 2014, 7:26 AM
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steve1 wrote:
Unsure

Hi Steve

Montana does have sheep, Beaver trappers and they had the una bomber.

Bah BahTongue....................................................................

Yeigh, but the Una-bomber was from out of state. We don't claim him. I talked with some people who knew him, at Lincoln, and they said he was a nice enough guy. just a little crazy acting......Hell, some people say the same thing about me.

Yep, we do have a lot of good looking sheep in Montana.
Now we know why Clay Fowler (freeflir29) lives in Montana. Laugh


skybill  (D 6009)

Apr 26, 2014, 1:05 PM
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Krip wrote:
Anyone ever figure out what happened to db cooperTongue
Hi Ripper,
After he jumped out of the jet, the wind blast blew open his jacket and some of the money went flying, then he got sucked up by a flying saucer before he deployed his chute and was taken to some far away planet by "Space Aleins!!!" This is just as good a "Theory" as any I've heard.....check out the db cooper thredCoolWinkWinkSlySlyLaughLaughLaugh


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Apr 27, 2014, 12:20 AM
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Krip wrote:
Anyone ever figure out what happened to db cooperTongue

He opened a dairy in Wisconsin and continues to lead a quite life. Wink

Sparky


steve1  (D 23640)

Apr 29, 2014, 7:15 AM
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Now we know why Clay Fowler (freeflir29) lives in Montana. Laugh...................................................................

Clay isn't a Native of Montana, and I'm not sure if we want to claim him or not. He had some real scary "sheep" stories.

Say that might be another idea for a thread.

I don't know if I ever told you this....but I was once beamed up into outer space!Unsure When I was there I saw a guy who looked just like D.B. Cooper!


(This post was edited by steve1 on Apr 29, 2014, 7:16 AM)


jackwallace  (Student)

Apr 29, 2014, 3:53 PM
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   To bring this back a little closer to reality.
Part three of my towing people into the air.
A guy named John Moody showed up at Rainbow airport and told us this story about wanting to put a motor on a hang glider. I had seen the guy before. Ground launching. I had built a hang glider from some instuctions Poynter had written up. Out of electric conduit and a plastic silo cover. John would show up at the launch hill with his Icarus bi-wing. It took him and two people to launch it. They would all run down the hill. He would lift off and spin out of control into the hill. Do it again and again. He would always spin the same way. Eventually he had his helper change sides. Then he would spin out of control the other way. I don't think his brother-in-law liked him.
So as I was saying John showed up at the DZ. It was a slow day and he wanted us to tow him down the runway to ground launch. Worked for us!. So we hook him up with a bunch of tubular. Off we go. He runnnnns. Flop. Do it again. Car goes, he runnnnnns, flop. We go back to talk to him, cause he's not moving very fast. Well, if you've ever seen an Icarus. They are a bi-wing with no tail and a hole in the bottom wing that you fit in, pick the thing up and ruuuun. When you Flop, your hands holding the thing up are the landing gear. He had ground the skin off his knuckles almost to the bone.


tan  (A 64618)

May 2, 2014, 5:27 AM
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One would think that he would learn to use gloves after the first or second flop right? Laugh


dEd

May 8, 2014, 10:43 AM
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Hey Twardo, Some guy who got his silly ass banned from here says you ought to tell us a story.
That old ustawuz pilot said he'd love to tell some tales, except the statute of limitations hasn't run out yet.
Hey Sparky .... guess who?

To clear up a little detail posted up above.
He's called dEd Dugan. I've known him for about 40 years and he's been dEd the whole time. Rumor-out-of-control has it that many years ago at the infamous Gulch, a cocky fighter pilot showed up and was known to engage in the performance of crazy stunts and other things that the denizens of the desert figured he'd eventually kill himself. He's still kicking and most of the folks who tagged him with that moniker aren't. Who'd a thunk it.

C'mon Twardo ... tell us a story.


skybill  (D 6009)

May 8, 2014, 9:59 PM
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Hi dEd and all,
Since it's still 08MAY 'guess Ill do a thread bump or whatever. It's scary enough when I got up this morning I realized that it was 50 years ago today that I made my First ever Parachute Jump!! Yup, 28' double L, 2800', Milt Nobels Cessna 170, Hammond Airport, La., Southland Skydivers, Numan Gill B-1929 was my instructor/ jumpmaster. Good Fun!! And here it is 50 years later. Time sure flyz when yer havin' Fun!!


airtwardo  (D License)

May 9, 2014, 2:05 PM
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He's called dEd Dugan

WOW - That name came up in a conversation just this past week! Cool


dEd

May 15, 2014, 8:51 AM
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Talked with him the other night. He's still dEd.

Now ... how about that story, Twardo?


D2909

May 19, 2014, 1:08 PM
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Well, I fell out of my paracommander over the Barnwell county sc reservior in 1971. Week in the hospital i will never forget.

SOP was to drop the chest pack, unhook the chest strap, pull the saddle up under your but and unhook both leg straps. When your feet touch the water, swim to the right or left of the parachute.

Mine surged and the saddle slipped up and i went back into free fall from about 200 feet; flat and stable right into the water. Some 15 yr old kid found me in a tree about 20 feet down and hauled me up - his dad hauled me in. The pick up car was at the boat ramp and took me to the hospital close by. I got my water jump, and the USPA changed the sop to retain one leg strap until the feet get wet.

The nick name Para Frog stung for a while.


BillyVance  (D 18895)

May 21, 2014, 9:30 AM
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D2909 wrote:
Well, I fell out of my paracommander over the Barnwell county sc reservior in 1971. Week in the hospital i will never forget.

SOP was to drop the chest pack, unhook the chest strap, pull the saddle up under your but and unhook both leg straps. When your feet touch the water, swim to the right or left of the parachute.

Mine surged and the saddle slipped up and i went back into free fall from about 200 feet; flat and stable right into the water. Some 15 yr old kid found me in a tree about 20 feet down and hauled me up - his dad hauled me in. The pick up car was at the boat ramp and took me to the hospital close by. I got my water jump, and the USPA changed the sop to retain one leg strap until the feet get wet.

The nick name Para Frog stung for a while.

200 feet?!? Holy fuck! Shocked Glad you're still around. Wouldn't be without that teenager and his dad though. Cool


keith20mm

Jul 16, 2014, 5:54 PM
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Bunch of us returning from a weekend in Mississippi or somewhere, maybe Alabama. Dirty Bruce's D18 123J. We get near RT's strip, so a bunch of us gear up in the plane and out at about 12k to FF then land on RT's dirt strip.

Well, boned. I feel my left leg strap zip out of the buckle (feed thru type), as I'd not gone through the 2nd slot, just through 1st then velcro'd.

Everyone is closing on me at about 10k, geeking and smiling, until I see Charlie's eyes are about 6" in diameter, through his Kroops, so I look over my left shoulder to see the trailing leg strap, flapping in the breeze behind me...

Then I quickly wonder if I'd done it on both leg straps.

So I wave off, back out, throw my pilot chute and instantly cross my heart grabbing both front lift webs, TIGHTLY.

Blammo, open.

My right leg strap, thankfully, was properly set, but because of the dis-balance in the front webs, my right knee is right in front of my face, my left leg just kinda hanging out there.

My pubic hairs, every single one of them, is also being ripped by the good leg strap ring...

So I just quietly sat in the uneven rocking chair til I got to about 1k, then unstowed brakes and took it in real, real slow.

Got on ground, everyone running over to either slap me, hug me, box my ears, jostle, or shove... all of it.

Last time I didn't check my leg strap slip-thrus. hot damn.


Bobutt  (D 4445)

Jul 17, 2014, 11:26 AM
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I borrowed Dirty Billy Bishops (deceased) Security rig for my first hogback jump. Opening shock disconnected both leg straps! Darn quick disconnects. Fortunately he had sewn a piece of webbing to the leg straps for a seat. It caught me at the knees. I landed on my butt. Painful, but better than the alternative. 41 years later, I still double check my leg straps even with a step in harness before going out the door.

Dirty Billy was a piece of work. His Dad had one of the first ever computers from Caltech in the basement.
Dirty was in the Beech and needed to relieve himself. A real problem for him. So he goes to the door and proceeds to get only most of the liquid out in the windstream. With an approving nod from Poteet , he got a kick in the pants from Dennis ? and entered freefall with his member in the off hand and a loose legstrap. Decisions decisions. Poor guy, got thrown from a car in Mexico and was literally plowed into the ground by a passing farmers plow.


Bobutt  (D 4445)

Jul 19, 2014, 3:30 PM
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Bobutt wrote:
I borrowed Dirty Billy Bishops (deceased) Security rig for my first hogback jump. Opening shock disconnected both leg straps! Darn quick disconnects. Fortunately he had sewn a piece of webbing to the leg straps for a seat. It caught me at the knees. I landed on my butt. Painful, but better than the alternative. 41 years later, I still double check my leg straps even with a step in harness before going out the door.

Dirty Billy was a piece of work. His Dad had one of the first ever computers from Caltech in the basement.
Dirty was in the Beech and needed to relieve himself. A real problem for him. So he goes to the door and proceeds to get only most of the liquid out in the windstream. With an approving nod from Poteet , he got a kick in the pants from Dennis Trepanier and entered freefall with his member in the off hand and a loose legstrap. Decisions decisions. Poor guy, got thrown from a car in Mexico and was literally plowed into the ground by a passing farmers plow.


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