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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Aug 10, 2011, 5:06 PM
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Yeah, that's why they got young guys... and towards the end, young girls... to jump that stuff.

I always smiled and shook my head "no" when they asked me if I wanted to jump one of those rigs!


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Aug 10, 2011, 8:19 PM
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and towards the end, young girls...

Coward.

Wasnt that Misty at beginning of the video? Unsure

Sparky


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Aug 10, 2011, 8:27 PM
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Yeah, well, I chose my "stupid" moments differently. Tongue /JOKING!

Anyway, I don't think that was Misty. Could have been, but I think that was a different gal.

Anyway... Misty... BSBD RIP, you did everything right, sorry you got screwed. I tiped a glass for you the day you left us and I hope to do so again with you some day, but not for some time, hold a slot for me though. Skies.


(This post was edited by quade on Jul 18, 2012, 9:23 PM)


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Aug 10, 2011, 8:34 PM
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sorry you got screwed

Boy that is an understatement. No one even got an Article 15 out of the deal.

Sparky

Just read the link.

Quote:
On her 75th jump Misty experienced an equipment failure during a routine jump.

Bull Shit.


(This post was edited by mjosparky on Aug 10, 2011, 8:39 PM)


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Aug 10, 2011, 8:39 PM
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sorry you got screwed

Boy that is an understatement. No one even got an Article 15 out of the deal.

Sparky

Yeah, well, that's a conversation for a different time and place, but its one of the reasons I got my rigger's ticket. I figured if it was going to go to shit, I might as well do it to myself, or not.... so far... so good... 3 saves, and 2 of them are the most important person in the world... ME! Tongue


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Aug 10, 2011, 8:43 PM
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My first save as a legal rigger was me. Ain't life great.Cool

Sparky


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Dec 20, 2011, 2:26 PM
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Found this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtIF1kzxY5I

... on YouTube! Wink

THAT was a great skydive!!! Smile

... only cost me $3500 bucks... FrownCrazy


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Mar 20, 2012, 10:46 PM
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I miss Cal City! [In reply to] Can't Post

AAAAAACCCCCCKKKKK!!!!

PPPPPHHHHTTTTHHHHPPPPPPP!!!!


** taking a stuble down memory lane... as sCary puts it ** Wink



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jimjumper  (D 11137)

Mar 27, 2012, 7:36 AM
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Fnd this while looking for another picture. Recognize anybody? Photo was taken by Leigh Webb Oct. 88.


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mjosparky  (D 5476)

Mar 27, 2012, 9:26 AM
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Fnd this while looking for another picture. Recognize anybody? Photo was taken by Leigh Webb Oct. 88.

Yes. Smile

Sparky


jimjumper  (D 11137)

Mar 27, 2012, 4:49 PM
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Sure, but Bob Celaya is a "gimme"!


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Mar 29, 2012, 5:11 PM
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Lee Webb Photo circa 1988 [In reply to] Can't Post

Jim,

88 at Cal City was about 5 years before my time jumping there, but I'll take a stab at a few folks in that photo (besides Celaya) that I meet after I happend that way in 93... how about...

Dave Deis
Jay Schumacher (sp?)... flipin' the downward bird
Gary Koleghey (I'm sure that's spelled way wrong)
Carol Bell
Lida Weisenhunt (again... sure I messed up the spelling)


... did I guess any correct?

I'm surprised Philly isn't in that photo. No beers... he must have been off raidin' the fridge while it was unguarded during the photo op.


jimjumper  (D 11137)

Mar 30, 2012, 7:17 AM
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Not bad! I just saw Dave Deis a couple of months ago at Perris and that is Linda Wisenhunt. I haven't heard about her in a long time. Of the other 3 none are in the photo although Jay was jumping at Cal City around this time. The guy flippin the bird is Dennis Huff and the other female is named Julie although I can't remember her last name. Mike Mangold would know and he is standing next to her on her left. My logbook notes say that this was Dave Harder's 200th jump and Dave LeClerq's 500th and they are both in the photo. I don't have a name for the pilot though! If anybody knows let me know. This picture would have been taken just after moving to the big hanger. You can just see the old office and packing building behind the Otter that we shared with a carpet making company before Van built the hanger that everybody remembers.


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Mar 30, 2012, 2:51 PM
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Oooohhhhh... "Dennis Huff"!!??!!... isn't that "the name" y'all don't mention around Van Sr?

Crazy

Tongue


Angelic


jimjumper  (D 11137)

Mar 30, 2012, 4:52 PM
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That's the guy! But, I would have to say that Van Sr. had pretty good reason to dislike him!! Also, I may have been incorrect in stating the new hanger was up. When we moved out of the carpet factory we actually spent some time in the small hanger in front of the big hanger while the big hanger was being constructed. Since I went to Japan for 2 years after the photo was taken, and I left before it's completion, I'm pretty sure it wasn't in use yet. After moving into the big hanger the small hanger was used a gear store for a while.


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Apr 10, 2012, 2:37 PM
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Jumpers Away Over Cal City!!??! [In reply to] Can't Post

Anyone...

The rumor-mill has it that "Jump Operations Commencing in 2 Min over California City Airport" and "Jumpers Away Over California City Airport" calls have been heard recently over Joshua?!!?

Think this is for real or just some old trons still floating around the verse getting bounced back via sun-spots or something?

Air Force test jumpers using the ol' landing area?


jimjumper  (D 11137)

Apr 10, 2012, 4:48 PM
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I heard a wild rumour last week that a couple of guys have secured permission to do military freefall training there. I don't know if it's a U.S. or foreign military operation.


Clouddancer22  (D 11672)

Jul 18, 2012, 8:47 AM
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It was Danny Benge (RIP) and I remember asking Dano wouldn't he wake up. Dano said "nope" and dropped a large trashcan right by his head and Danny did not wake up! So they put him on the stretcher we had, loaded him onto the DZ truck and put him on the numbers. Danny was not naked, but was sleeping in his tighty whities, and his sleeping bag had been sewn shut. He woke up on the numbers, had to hoof it nearly naked across the entire dropzone to the club. Lol, I asked him how he got back, "walked!"


Clouddancer22  (D 11672)

Jul 18, 2012, 10:19 AM
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I actually have a picture of the two cars after the fire was out. Hahaha! And sadly, Danny Benge was killed on his motorcycle in LA years ago. RIP Danny Lee! The reason there are so many Danny Lee stories is that he would always get drunk and pass out in public so early. Remember when we drew a mustache with a sharpie on his face! I remember the scream when he saw himself in the mirror! Or when he passed out on the packing table and we tied his shoelaces together? I remember the distinct THUMP in the middle of the night. And there are so many more, lol!
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There's alot of Danny Binge stories out there, all are true. Don't know if you know it Jim, but Danny was killed in a car wreak a few years ago.
Remember the time Billy Reed and Dennis Huff both burned up there cars at the same time on the airport ? Billy was useing his to push an old sofa over to the trash dumpster. got the front of the car stuck on the sofa and buryed the rear wheels in the sand. Asked Dennis to use his car to push it back off the sofa, He too got it stuck and buryed the rear wheels. Then the exhaust pipe caught the sofa on fire. We saw the glow from over the loft and went over to see what was burning. We got there about the same time the Fire Dept. got there and both cars and the sofa were fully engulfed, Just another weekend at Skydive Cal-City.


Clouddancer22  (D 11672)

Jul 18, 2012, 12:03 PM
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Fnd this while looking for another picture. Recognize anybody? Photo was taken by Leigh Webb Oct. 88.

Wow, thanks! In the front I see Dennis Huff (RIP), Mark Hewitt, Linda Whisenhunt, and Graham. Rear I see Dave Deis, Dano?, Joe Crotwell?, Dave Harder, Jim Phillips?, Dave LeClerq?, Danny Schell, Bob Celaya, and not sure of the others. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong! I am just wondering where I was that day?


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Jul 19, 2012, 5:57 PM
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Deis was out at Perris this past weekend and did a jump on Mongo's ash dive.

Cary was out too to fly in the tunnel.

So there's still a bit of Cal City going on here and there. Wink


boyfalldown  (D License)

Jul 28, 2012, 8:40 AM
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I was out there last month (getting a sportsman STOL kit put on the plane) and ran into some British military guys doing aff training out of a PAC.


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Aug 2, 2012, 11:21 AM
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JG,

So when are y'all and JC going to cut-away and open a DZ at Cal City? Wink


boyfalldown  (D License)

Aug 3, 2012, 1:05 PM
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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...


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Aug 3, 2012, 1:09 PM
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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


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