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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Dec 29, 2010, 8:49 AM
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Old Cal City Photos [In reply to] Can't Post

All,
I've been spending time while off for Christmas / New Year's scanning in A LOT of old Cal City East / West and Apple Valley Skydive photos. I'm not sure yet what I'm going to do with them all. I'd like to post them somewhere or do a web-site or blog to share them so folks can see them and maybe reconnect, but in the mean time, here's a few from Cal City... so old that color photography hadn't yet been invented... Tongue Enjoy.
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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Dec 29, 2010, 3:00 PM
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A few more pictures from here and there [In reply to] Can't Post

Wink

http://www.flickr.com/...s/72157625701764898/


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Dec 31, 2010, 8:56 AM
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Re: [ZigZagMarquis] A few more pictures from here and there [In reply to] Can't Post

I drove by the old place yesterday and snapped this photo. I don't know if there's anyting going on inside. I could have wandered over to see, but just didn't feel like it. Frown


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rapter  (D 11825)

Feb 2, 2011, 9:40 AM
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Re: [LloydDobbler] California City Stories [In reply to] Can't Post

Here some photos of the hanger at Cal-City on the first day and the last,
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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Feb 3, 2011, 6:36 PM
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Re: [rapter] California City Stories [In reply to] Can't Post

Cool pictures Cary.

How many folks are in the first and last photos?


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Mar 18, 2011, 6:46 AM
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Anyone heard if 1PM sold yet [In reply to] Can't Post

I imagine she might have I cannot find her listed anymore?

Anybody know??


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Mar 31, 2011, 6:41 AM
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Remember when? [In reply to] Can't Post

Ol' Yong doing AFF eval dives recently at Snore... Wink

http://www.youtube.com/...&feature=related


howardwhite  (C 3896)

Mar 31, 2011, 8:09 AM
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Re: [ZigZagMarquis] Anyone heard if 1PM sold yet [In reply to] Can't Post

I believe she's gone to Crosskeys in NJ.

HW


rapter  (D 11825)

Mar 31, 2011, 12:11 PM
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Re: [howardwhite] Anyone heard if 1PM sold yet [In reply to] Can't Post

No, she's at Elsinroe


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Mar 31, 2011, 1:38 PM
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Re: [rapter] Anyone heard if 1PM sold yet [In reply to] Can't Post

Laugh

You went low on the conversation there Cary...

Tongue

I think HW was talking about 1PM maybe going to X-Keys, not Yong. Yong is at Snore, not 1PM, but maybe Youg will go to X-Keys at somepoint, if she hasn't already been there... Crazy... okay, now I'm confused... DOH!


rapter  (D 11825)

Apr 1, 2011, 8:55 AM
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If I did it was because the conversation floated on me,............


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Apr 1, 2011, 2:03 PM
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Re: [rapter] Anyone heard if 1PM sold yet [In reply to] Can't Post

I heard today that 1PM sold to some tandem factory in Florida.

So who knows.


howardwhite  (C 3896)

Apr 1, 2011, 4:44 PM
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Re: [ZigZagMarquis] Anyone heard if 1PM sold yet [In reply to] Can't Post

Still betting on CrossKeys.

HW


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Apr 1, 2011, 5:27 PM
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In reply to:
Still betting on CrossKeys.

HW

That would be cool.


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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Apr 14, 2011, 5:25 PM
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http://registry.faa.gov/...PM&x=15&y=15



CrossKeys?


howardwhite  (C 3896)

Apr 14, 2011, 6:58 PM
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Yup.
Sad. I'd like to jump it again but won't go to CK.

HW


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Apr 14, 2011, 7:16 PM
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Re: [howardwhite] Anyone heard if 1PM sold yet [In reply to] Can't Post

Crazy


What's the matter with CK?

Are you part of the "forever" club there?

Angelic


howardwhite  (C 3896)

Apr 14, 2011, 7:56 PM
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I've never jumped there., but I've been there. I'm told by People In The Know that it's become a tandem mill.

HW


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Apr 24, 2011, 1:12 PM
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Re: [LloydDobbler] California City Stories [In reply to] Can't Post

Found this old (not mine) video from Cal City on YouTube. The person that posted it says it was shot circa 1993.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr49go3GxW0

Anyone else spot riggerrob or Mr. Bunny in the video?

93 was around the time I started, but I don't remember the King Air or Sky Van (Casa? or was it the Scare-a-boo?) at Cal City around that time although a King Air and some sort of tail-gate appears in this video... along with N121PM and what looks to be N3927G?


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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Apr 24, 2011, 2:09 PM
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Some old and really old Cal City stuff found on the internet... Wink Tongue
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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Jun 28, 2011, 6:52 AM
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Mark and Brian KLOS [In reply to] Can't Post

I was listening to the Mark and Brian show this morning before work and Brian was still talking about skydiving out at Cal City, drinking beers afterwards and going out into the desert to shoot guns... Cool

Geeze, its been what? 20ish years since the Above and Below Show?

Wink


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Jun 28, 2011, 8:36 AM
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In reply to:
I was listening to the Mark and Brian show this morning before work and Brian was still talking about skydiving out at Cal City, drinking beers afterwards and going out into the desert to shoot guns... Cool

Geeze, its been what? 20ish years since the Above and Below Show?

Wink

1990 or 1991.

Sparky


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Aug 1, 2011, 11:36 PM
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Bored... obsessed... well, yeah... what ever...

Anyway, was having some fun with Google Earth and going through what historical imagery I could find there.

Attached are some aerial photos of Cal City courtesy of Google Earth circa 1994, a couple from 2004, 2006 and 2008.

I'm not 100% sure if I buy the "imagery date" associated with each.

27 May 1994 was a Friday, it was the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend that year, but still seems a lot of cars in the parking lot. No jumps in my log book as this was during a brief hiatus for me between starting and finishing student status. Maybe someone else will happen by and check this date in their log book.

16 February 2004 was a Monday, President's Day. I would have been off of work that day, but couldn't find a jump in my log book for that day. Frown

31 December 2004 was a Friday, New Year's Eve, but I couldn't find any jumps logged that day either. Frown

29 April 2006 was a Saturday and I do have 6 jumps logged that day at Cal City. Smile

The last pic, from 31 March 2008 was about 4 months after the DZ closed up. Frown

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Anyway, reportedly the city has rented the ol' skydiving hangar to a company that overhauls Gulfstreams. Last time I happened by the place, it looked like there was some activity; flags on the flag poles, a new gate across where one would drive onto the ramp and a dumpster outside like trash service was resumed or remodeling was underway inside. If so, hope the business works out well. Its been a shame seeing the place sitting empty.


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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Aug 9, 2011, 11:16 PM
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U.S. Navy Test Parachutists [In reply to] Can't Post

U.S. Navy Test Parachutists at Cal City, circa early 2000s...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwMiTeETbjU


jimartle

Aug 10, 2011, 3:46 PM
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Oh Baby... Now THAT is an opening shock! Do that twice and then tell me a PC opens hard!


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