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Squeak  (E 1313)

Nov 6, 2012, 4:37 PM
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Ditch BrodieSmile
and
Vic CooperWink


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3331  (D 3331)

Nov 7, 2012, 7:28 AM
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Nancy LaRiviere

http://www.jumpshack.com/nancy.htm

Cool


JohnSherman  (D 2105)

Nov 8, 2012, 8:48 AM
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Dan Abbott of Security Parachute.
He designed the first piggyback.


CarpeDiem3  (D License)

Nov 8, 2012, 7:20 PM
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I'd like to suggest that when folks add names to this list, that they also list the accomplishment which makes that jumper worthy of honorable mention. That way we can learn as we go here. Otherwise they are just names that don't mean anything. Thank you.


Squeak  (E 1313)

Nov 8, 2012, 7:58 PM
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I'd like to suggest that when folks add names to this list, that they also list the accomplishment which makes that jumper worthy of honorable mention. That way we can learn as we go here. Otherwise they are just names that don't mean anything. Thank you.
that would eliminate the need to research, taking away the effort involved in learning is counter productive, to said learningWink


airtwardo  (D License)

Nov 8, 2012, 8:07 PM
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I'd like to suggest that when folks add names to this list, that they also list the accomplishment which makes that jumper worthy of honorable mention. That way we can learn as we go here. Otherwise they are just names that don't mean anything. Thank you.
that would eliminate the need to research, taking away the effort involved in learning is counter productive, to said learningWink


I call Bullshit...I graduated from a state college and almost never cracked a book. Tongue

Eye learnt me prduy goodly~~!! Sly


Squeak  (E 1313)

Nov 8, 2012, 10:27 PM
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I'd like to suggest that when folks add names to this list, that they also list the accomplishment which makes that jumper worthy of honorable mention. That way we can learn as we go here. Otherwise they are just names that don't mean anything. Thank you.
that would eliminate the need to research, taking away the effort involved in learning is counter productive, to said learningWink


I call Bullshit...I graduated from a state college and almost never cracked a book. Tongue

Eye learnt me prduy goodly~~!! Sly
There's more than one way to work at learnin Wink, you also probably knew more than most were teaching, Being Methuselah does come with it's inherent perksSlySlySly


Krip  (Student)

Nov 8, 2012, 11:09 PM
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I'd like to suggest that when folks add names to this list, that they also list the accomplishment which makes that jumper worthy of honorable mention. That way we can learn as we go here. Otherwise they are just names that don't mean anything. Thank you.

Hi

If you don't already know whp Jerry Bird is Blush

Thats all folksWink


DaveTheSlave  (B 13969)

Nov 9, 2012, 9:27 PM
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Gary Dupuis inventor of AFF and Tandem
Rocky Evans and Ken Coleman, Co developers of AFF
Richard Fang Fenimore
In the late 1980s I was very fortunate to begin my aviation career at the sleepy old airport across the street from where I was going to high school. At the age of 15 I was very much interested in aviation and the Civil Air Patrol at the time but I just wasnt getting the in the air time that I wanted. Flagler Aviation was the FBO on the field and they were being bought out by a skydiving operation run by Rocky and Fang. Along with aircraft rental and maintenance they were a full service DZ. I somehow got hooked up with these guys. My intention was to work for them so I could learn to fly but instead they taught me how to skydive and so much more. I somehow ended up taking off aircraft inspection panels, degreasing aircraft engines and scrubbing toilets for this company. Learning to fly would have to wait but what I learned helped me become who I am today.
Gary taught me how to work on airplanes. I never knew him as a skydiver but many of the things he did made the sport what it is today. I would like to share more about Gary and I hope to write more about him in the future.
When I was 16 Fang did my first jump as a tandem. Yup, totally illegal but Fang is dead and I was a minor so fuck off FAA! Fang gave me the name Dave the Slave for all the subservient work I did around the DZ. Fang did video for a James Bond film and was quite accomplished in his skydiving career. Unfortunately Fang met an early demise http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001207X04307&key=1
Rocky carries on the legacy of Ken Coleman by bringing AFF to be the best way to become a skydiver. Rocky was the sole survivor of the balloon crash that claimed Kens life. Rocky recently wrote about it and I highly recommend his book Truth http://www.amazon.com/Truth-Rocky-Evans/dp/1462066151/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352024968&sr=8-1&keywords=truth+rocky+evans


Russell_Jones  (C License)

Nov 10, 2012, 2:51 AM
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Leo Valentin

Discovered and taught the stable freefall position (not the only person to do so but he didn't have the benefit of the internet to learn from other people's knowledge)

Successfully jumped several times with rigid wings. Unfotunately died during an unsuccessful wing jump.

http://www.britishpathe.com/...ird-man-aka-bird-man


lars_d  (D 183)

Nov 10, 2012, 3:15 AM
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Gary Cobb BCRW #1
http://crwdog.servebeer.com/CRWdog/Backwards.html


CarpeDiem3  (D License)

Nov 10, 2012, 6:25 PM
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I'd like to suggest that when folks add names to this list, that they also list the accomplishment which makes that jumper worthy of honorable mention. That way we can learn as we go here. Otherwise they are just names that don't mean anything. Thank you.

If you don't already know whp Jerry Bird is Blush
Thats all folksWink

Well, when I google "Jerry Bird" I find a musician, a basketball player, and a murderer. Which one do I pick?

That's why we need to have a synopsis of what they're famous for.


Krip  (Student)

Nov 10, 2012, 7:10 PM
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I'd like to suggest that when folks add names to this list, that they also list the accomplishment which makes that jumper worthy of honorable mention. That way we can learn as we go here. Otherwise they are just names that don't mean anything. Thank you.

If you don't already know whp Jerry Bird is Blush
Thats all folksWink


Well, when I google "Jerry Bird" I find a musician, a basketball player, and a murderer. Which one do I pick?

That's why we need to have a synopsis of what they're famous for.

Hi

Sorry I first heard about JerryBird from reading about him in Parachutist Mag. in the late 60's.

Had the pleasure of meeting and jumping with him in the 80's.

I don't feel qualified to write a synopsis of everything Jerry Bird did for RW or the SPORT.Blush

Help!!!!!!!

R.


wolfriverjoe  (A 50013)

Nov 10, 2012, 7:23 PM
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Jerry Bird skydiving


airtwardo  (D License)

Nov 10, 2012, 8:50 PM
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Jerry Bird skydiving

THAT'S COOL! Cool


muff528  (D 17609)

Nov 11, 2012, 4:38 AM
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I haven't seen Jake Brake mentioned. Lots of film credits for stunts and "specialty" rigging and acting dating back over 20 years. Earlier contributions to R&D and testing. Golden Knight. Has quietly done a lot of amazing stuff with little recognition, even within the skydiving community.


CarpeDiem3  (D License)

Nov 11, 2012, 2:16 PM
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How about Mike Truffer, long-time publisher of the pull-no-punches "Skydiving" news magazine, providing independent reporting that gave much more than just the official news from "Parachutist". I still miss it.


grimmie  (D 18890)

Nov 11, 2012, 2:43 PM
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How about Mike Truffer, long-time publisher of the pull-no-punches "Skydiving" news magazine, providing independent reporting that gave much more than just the official news from "Parachutist". I still miss it.

And he's a pretty good skydiver...for an old fartTongue


Krip  (Student)

Nov 11, 2012, 6:25 PM
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Well, when I google "Jerry Bird" I find a musician, a basketball player, and a murderer. Which one do I pick?

That's why we need to have a synopsis of what they're famous for.

Hi #1 +#2 =3

Well which one did you pickWink


CarpeDiem3  (D License)

Nov 11, 2012, 7:07 PM
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Well, when I google "Jerry Bird" I find a musician, a basketball player, and a murderer. Which one do I pick?

That's why we need to have a synopsis of what they're famous for.

Hi #1 +#2 =3
Well which one did you pickWink

I went for the one that was arrested for streaking naked through a 7-11 in front of children.


testpilot  (D 830)

Nov 12, 2012, 6:06 AM
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Dude, there is only 1 important skydiver and that is you. Skydiving is a very personal sport and we all get out of it what we put in.

So, decide what you want and make sure you stay alive to tell the stories.


celayne  (D 14528)

Nov 13, 2012, 3:10 PM
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Haven't seen Chet Poland mentioned yet


testpilot  (D 830)

Nov 13, 2012, 11:16 PM
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Never heard of Chet Poland, what did he do for me.


celayne  (D 14528)

Nov 14, 2012, 5:54 AM
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Never heard of Chet Poland, what did he do for me.
http://www.dropzone.com/...Chet_Poland_P335545/


airtwardo  (D License)

Nov 14, 2012, 9:45 AM
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Another legend & very interesting character is Joe Smith.

I remember seeing his ads in Parachutist back when I first started skydiving.

Scary looking d00d with the catchy tag-line:

Would You Buy A Parachute From This Man?


Saw him but never met at a Herd boogie in the 70's, - you could tell he had 'it' the way everyone gravitated toward him.

Finally met Joe through Shorty, Joe joined our Demo team and we became very good friends...very smart man with an amazing history.

He Herd! Cool
Attachments: Me and Joe.jpg (34.7 KB)


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