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Ripi  (D 240)

Jan 30, 2003, 11:28 AM
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Patric de Gayardon

The greatest skydiver ever.

Yes! When I read the title of this thread that was the name that came up right away. Then I read all the posts and realized no-one was thinking outside the US. Besides there's a big difference between "most seen" and "most famous".

People from all over the world -both skydivers and whuffos- have seen Patrick on his board over the Alps or base jumping in the Sotano de las Golondrinas or with his wingsuit over the Grand Canyon, and do know his name and who he was. That is "being famous" to me.

And yes he was the greatest so far.

Blue skies,

astroboy Sly


ralu  (C License)

Feb 18, 2003, 5:47 AM
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For me, the most famous and the model is Smaranda Braescu, a women that was called "Queen of heights" and that was a pioneer of skydiving. I hope I'm not boring...Tongue
If you want to know more about her, there is an article at this link: www.airclub.rdsnet.ro/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=75


andybr6  (C License)

Feb 20, 2003, 1:37 AM
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I would probably have to say Patric de Gayardon becasue i am new to skydiving and i think thats the first famous skydiver i ever heard about. Also my non-skydiving friend from italy had heard about him apparently he is lot better known in France/Italy. Also what about Adrian Nicholas, in the UK he has been on several tv programmes with his wing suit and Da VInci's parachute.

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Kinaa

Feb 20, 2003, 3:21 PM
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For me, the most famous and the model is Smaranda Braescu, a women that was called "Queen of heights" and that was a pioneer of skydiving. I hope I'm not boring...
If you want to know more about her, there is an article at this link: http://www.airclub.rdsnet.ro/...e=article&sid=75

You are not boring.
I did read the article. She did pretty amazing stuff for that age.


FallingILweenie  (A 32605)

Feb 22, 2003, 12:02 AM
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If one skydive counts, I would have to say Bush Sr, just because he is probably known more all over the world (even if they don't know he jumped) than any of those other celebrity jumpers.


colmurph  (B 3680)

Feb 24, 2003, 2:21 PM
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I'm dating myself but, when I was active in the sport we had Jaques Istel (D-1) Steve Snyder (D-5) Jim Arender (D-13) Dick Fortenberry (D-18) Loy Brydon (D-38) Arender was famous as the "Camel Kid" and Dick Fortenberry was famous for winning the 1962 Word Championship. I've jumped with all of them and served in the Army with Fortenberry when he was a CWO-2 chopper pilot and Loy Brydon when he was CSM of 5th SFG.


Iflyme  (B 4421)

Mar 2, 2003, 7:46 AM
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Ok, who's the most famous skydiver ever??? Not to us skydivers, but to the general public...
Most famous person to skydive, or personmost famous because of their skydiving?

I'd have to go with former US President Bush for the first part ... Patrick for the second.


howardwhite  (C 3896)

Mar 2, 2003, 8:55 AM
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when I was active in the sport we had Jaques Istel (D-1)

Err... Lew Sanborn (still active) is D1. JAI is D2.

HW


GARYC24  (C 21378)

Apr 22, 2003, 2:56 PM
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I'm gonna say "Wally Gubbins"
there I said it..hahahahah


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Apr 23, 2003, 5:57 PM
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I'm gonna say "Wally Gubbins"
there I said it..hahahahah

R.I.P. Pete Reynolds


indigoSkye  (D License)

May 23, 2003, 2:26 PM
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Ach, wanneer je in Nederlandse spreekt...
verzwak ik. Helaas, ben ik te oud voor je.
Mijn andere held is Arie Luyendyk;
alstublieft, te geven hem n kus, voor me. Crazy

--Dag, vriendje... kusJe Cool

van die oud Hemel-Hagedis (SkyLizard)

Vijftigste verjaardag, volgende week...
en gepensioneerd maar niet dood. Wink

"Ah but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now." --Bob Dylan


skreamer

Jun 12, 2003, 2:14 PM
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Saw an ad in an old skydiving magazine (L&B and cypres) congratulating Patrick on breaking the altitude record without oxygen. Did a quick search and found this post by Mads Larsen confirming the record.

The more I find out about the man the more in awe I am - truly one of the greatest ever.


airtwardo  (D License)

Jun 12, 2003, 10:02 PM
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Ach, wanneer je in Nederlandse spreekt...
verzwak ik. Helaas, ben ik te oud voor je.
Mijn andere held is Arie Luyendyk;
alstublieft, te geven hem n kus, voor me. Crazy

--Dag, vriendje... kusJe Cool

van die oud Hemel-Hagedis (SkyLizard)

Vijftigste verjaardag, volgende week...
en gepensioneerd maar niet dood. Wink

??? What the heck is THAT mess !!!Unsure

Ohhh....Man....
I musta got out over the wrong planet again!
ShockedShockedShocked


skreamer

Jun 15, 2003, 3:25 PM
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A rough translation :

Oh, when you speak in Dutch I get weak. Unfortunately I am too old for you. My other hero is Arie Luyendyk, please give him a kiss from me. Crazy

From the old skyLizard.

Fiftieth birthday next week...
and pensioned off but not dead yet. Wink


airtwardo  (D License)

Jun 15, 2003, 4:35 PM
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A rough translation :

Oh, when you speak in Dutch I get weak. Unfortunately I am too old for you. My other hero is Arie Luyendyk, please give him a kiss from me. Crazy

From the old skyLizard.

Fiftieth birthday next week...
and pensioned off but not dead yet. Wink

Unsure I had to ask..Unsure


indigoSkye  (D License)

Jul 9, 2003, 7:56 PM
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It is the world's worst Dutch, Twardo. Angelic

good thing I speak english, Huh?? Crazy


airtwardo  (D License)

Jul 13, 2003, 12:05 PM
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It is the world's worst Dutch, Twardo. Angelic

good thing I speak english, Huh?? Crazy
You Do !? TongueTongueTongue

The 'AirTwardo' crew is headed to Holland for a week in August...
Maybe I should memorize that quote, see if I kin git luckie!

AngelicAngelicAngelicAngelicAngelic


fogg  (D License)

Jul 16, 2003, 10:27 AM
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Prince Charles,but a dope on a rope Fogg


chuteless  (D 41)

Jul 18, 2003, 12:13 PM
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Prince Charles did make a jump. He likely had a perfectly packed main, a perfectly packed reserve, and if they both happen to fail, he could have fluttered down to earth with his ears


ernokaikkonen  (D 12)

Aug 8, 2003, 6:24 AM
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How about Felix "God of the Skies" Baumgartner?

You stole my comment! And several months ago too!Laugh I'm sure Felix is the most famous skydiver/hang-glider at the moment... And there's no distinction between famous and infamous either, remember: "All publicity is good publicity".Wink


Guru312  (C 6814)

Sep 3, 2003, 3:31 PM
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I don't know who the most famous skydiver is but in 30 years no has attempted to break *My Record* for number of parachuting night pukes.

http://AICommand.com/PukeDuke.htm

Bernie Sayers///


MarkR

Sep 4, 2003, 12:06 AM
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How about Felix "God of the Skies" Baumgartner?

Yesssss... and he's Austrian, just like me. Tongue


smooth  (D License)

Dec 4, 2004, 12:57 PM
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airtwardo  (D License)

Dec 4, 2004, 2:46 PM
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WOW!Cool

I remember that!Smile

Anybody have any old Playboys
with the "Pushed To The Edge"
series...

Where the writer did several different
sports like racing cars, cliff diving and sky diving?!


craichead  (A 44019)

Dec 14, 2004, 1:51 PM
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Anybody have any old Playboys
with the "Pushed To The Edge"
series...

Where the writer did several different
sports like racing cars, cliff diving and sky diving?!

I don't have them myself...but the Chicago Historical Society certainly does! I made a photocopy of the skydiving article, but I can't remember where I put it. Crazy It was a neat series, though...I'll see if I can find the dates of the articles again.

_Pm


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