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dqpacker  (D 32043)

Nov 14, 2012, 10:15 AM
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-Joey-
http://www.dropzone.com/...;;page=unread#unread


Erwinna1943

Aug 17, 2013, 9:08 PM
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Sir, you are right on!
When I was 15, in 1958, I first hung out with my friend Gary Somma at the old Valley Forge Airport, until about 1960, went I went into the Army and took up mil parachuting then became an aviator and made countless drops. My parents never gave permission for me to do sport jumping, so I went military, but I have wonderful memories of that time. Precious memories of Steve Snyder and his beautiful Studebaker Golden Hawk, stories Steve told us of setting the canopy on fire during first attempts in the garage with his auto reserve. During that time at Valley Forge, I didn't realize Snyder and Hillard had made the first US baton pass, because I never saw Charlie jump. Charlie was always the guy who made the drops. Charlie had just won his first aerobatic championship. Yes, it was Hillard, not Hilliard, a common error. Seems like yesterday. I believe it was Steve's wife who taught me how to pack chutes. Great experience for a kid. Yes, all those great people and more are out there. I stumbled on this site because I made my military "cherry" jump with SF at Lakehurst in 1965 and Lakewood came up on the search. Awesome memories.


dzswoop717  (D 9277)

Aug 18, 2013, 6:44 AM
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Joe Smith was one of my heros. I met him when I was 5 years old when he jumped at York Sport Parachute Center in York PA in the late sixties. I was a DZ brat and Joe was a leader. He always had cool stuff and was constantly tweaking and modifing parachute equipment. I bought my first rig from him. But what he was most famous for was his conection to that Hossenfus guy giving arms to the Contras. I never did hear the real story from Joe, but the Feds were all over Joe after Hossenfus's plane went down. It made the headlines world wide if I remember correctly. Ollie North probably knows the truth.


ChrisD  (No License)

Aug 20, 2013, 11:14 AM
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An aviator, not known for her jumping (Don't know if she ever jumped, her husband did, for test purposes.) as much as pestering her husband:

Gertrude Rogallo

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For their vision and inspiration....


yourmomma

Aug 20, 2013, 4:44 PM
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Last i checked moe doesn't jump. He stands around hitting on the ladies.
Now eric ryde, he was quite the jumper.


ChrisD  (No License)

Aug 21, 2013, 9:00 PM
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If ya are going to include patric and Valetine,...

Than add Clem Sohn.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clem_Sohn

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First wingsuit ?


jbyrd  (D 15073)

Aug 21, 2013, 10:02 PM
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Namowal wrote:
Back when I started the sport, an older jumper mentioned to me that he found it annoying that a lot of the younger jumpers didn't recognize (or hadn't heard of) distinguished jumpers from the past and even the present.
In your opinion, is there a list of skydivers you think all of us should be familiar with? Who are they? (Aside from yourself, of course Wink...
In reply to:
Tom Cruise


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