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boyfalldown  (D License)

Aug 3, 2012, 1:33 PM
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Re: [ZigZagMarquis] Jumpers Away Over Cal City!!??! [In reply to] Can't Post

If you can't get 121PM back home, at least one of her engines would be back...


LloydDobbler  (D 30655)

Aug 3, 2012, 1:39 PM
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Re: [ZigZagMarquis] Jumpers Away Over Cal City!!??! [In reply to] Can't Post

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I would, but I'm afraid the constant whining about the anemic climb rate of the old 0-300 would about drive me insane. Lots of jumps from a 172 really make you appreciate the power and space in 182...

I hear that there's some guy in the midwest trying to put a PT-6 in a C206!!?!

Would make a great jump plane for ya!

Wink

There *was* a rumor floating around about that, wasn't there? Wink


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Aug 3, 2012, 1:40 PM
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Turbine C206 start [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile

http://www.youtube.com/...&feature=g-all-u


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Aug 16, 2012, 8:57 AM
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Mark & Brian soon to be no more [In reply to] Can't Post

I missed it, but I heard told around the water cooler at work today that after 25 years (or so), Mark & Brian have decided to "hang it up". Tomorrow will be their last radio show, reportedly?

During today's show, so I was told, Brian was talking again about Cal City Skydive and the Flying Peckerheads.

Maybe in retirement Brian will get the itch to jump again and re-open Cal City? Wink

You know what they say about making a small fortune at a Drop Zone! Tongue


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Sep 8, 2012, 6:13 AM
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Jr's PT-6 C206 [In reply to] Can't Post

Looks like he's getting closer to flying the pre-second load!

http://www.youtube.com/...amp;feature=g-high-u

http://www.youtube.com/...amp;feature=g-high-u


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Sep 25, 2012, 2:23 PM
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Cal City Reunion -- Maybe? [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm hearing that rumor out of control is Crouch and Jay are trying to organize a Cal City Skydive Reunion at Taft, maybe on 27 Oct and maybe if they can get an aircraft bigger than a Cessna 182 / 206.

... this Nov will be the 5th year since California City Skydive closed down. Frown

Anyway, any info on the possible reunion at Taft?

Maybe Junior will have his PT-6 C206 done in time to bring it out for the reunion (if it happens) and fly a few loads!!??! Wink


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Oct 3, 2012, 10:17 PM
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Cal City Cage Jump [In reply to] Can't Post

 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b95t2y-oxGU

Shocked

Crazy

Laugh


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Nov 25, 2012, 8:31 AM
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5 years gone [In reply to] Can't Post

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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Dec 24, 2012, 3:36 PM
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Found at Far Point [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, Cal City Skydive may be long gone, but some of still get together and go shooting out in the desert, just like we used to after jumping back in the good ol' days.

This past Friday a few of us met for lunch at the airport terminal (Foxy's... aka Jamie's) and then went shooting out at Far Point.

While taking a walk, enjoying a fresh beverage and picking up unbroken clays to sling and shoot at again, I found this old beer can (see the photo labled "found in desert").

While rusted and very badly faded, it's amazing that its still in one piece, un-crushed and not perferated with bullet holes after being out in the desert at a spot where drunk skydivers have been shooting for several (skydiver) generations.

A quick Google without even having to leave Far Point (smart phones ROCK!) found that this can once held "Brew 102" made by the former L.A. Brewery.

It must have been some "good stuff" to go for 99 cents a 6-pack!

Anyway, the other photo attached (NewBrew) showes what the can we found probably looked like before being discarded and left to rust in the desert for 40ish years!
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grimmie  (D 18890)

Jan 15, 2013, 9:17 AM
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Re: [LloydDobbler] California City Stories [In reply to] Can't Post

Cal City might be re-opened for fun jumpers. Look at the thread in General SkydivingSmile


SCS292  (No License)

Jan 15, 2013, 3:25 PM
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Re: [ZigZagMarquis] Found at Far Point [In reply to] Can't Post

A dollar for a six pack of beer was common even into the early '80s


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Jul 22, 2013, 8:19 PM
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Another Thing Found at Far Point [In reply to] Can't Post

Found this (see pic) while shooting near Far Point yesterday.

Some way-ward military drone?

Sorry, I should have put something in the photo to give a perspective of scale. Think about the size of a mini-Cooper. Tongue Wink

Anyway, we're not supposed to shoot at drones, right?

Laugh
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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Nov 6, 2013, 6:10 PM
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Re: [LloydDobbler] California City Stories [In reply to] Can't Post

Frown

I got a message that Philly & Patti found Dodger dead today in the back-yard; suspected heart-attack.

I don't know Stuie's stauts.
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BobFolline  (D 9512)

Nov 6, 2013, 11:10 PM
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Re: [LloydDobbler] California City Stories [In reply to] Can't Post

Was a time about 1980m that if the first load left the ground before 8:00 it was half price.

And we jumped from "Bricks Beech" or "Our Douglas" Trips to Castarison sky ranch and water jumps in Isabella.

I jumped there from 1980 until about 1988.

Was a good fun bunch.

Why is it closing the doors?
Is it now the only DZ in Cal city?

Bob


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Nov 7, 2013, 7:38 PM
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Re: [BobFolline] California City Stories [In reply to] Can't Post

Short Story:

There is no dropzone in Cal City anymore.

There hasn't been for about 6 years now (will be 6 years gone this Thanksgiving, in a few weeks).

The city came in and offered Van & Alberta 4ish million for the property back in 2007.

Can't blame them, that's a nice retirement check.


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