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When was the first 100 way?

 


garywainwright  (D 11021)

Oct 29, 2017, 3:28 PM
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I've tried google, parachute history and this site but I can't find anything. I did read that the first attempts were organised by Roger Nelson in 1981 but did not complete. Does anybody know?

Many thanks

gary


bibliwho  (A 314045)

Oct 30, 2017, 6:49 AM
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FAI official record history has the date as July 5, 1986:

https://www.fai.org/record/team-1788

Not much additional information, unfortunately.

Same date & a few additional details on the rec.skydiving forum:

https://groups.google.com/...kydiving/fJEyVleafug


bibliwho  (A 314045)

Oct 30, 2017, 7:00 AM
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Btw, if anyone has a subscription to Newspapers.com, their archives include what seems to be a longish article on the 100-way from the 8/14/86 issue of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


garywainwright  (D 11021)

Oct 30, 2017, 7:07 AM
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Many thanks for that!


BigMark  (D 17505)

Oct 30, 2017, 3:50 PM
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The next 100+ way attempts were held in Perris California and the formation
was 110 in size. The skydives were held on December 7-9 1990 and
utilized 1 DC-3 flying in the center and 4 Twin Otters flying in a "V" shape
behind. 7 attempts were made but it only built to 109....and that was on
the last jump after some very interesting hair pulling and teeth gnashing.


The DC 3 did not have a door, it was a tad chilly on the way up to 20,000 ASL in the winter.


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nolhtairt  (D License)

Oct 31, 2017, 6:49 AM
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IIRC Buzz Ansley and his Dive Rite team completed a 200 way over Myrtle Beach, SC in 1992 or 1993. Just a fun fact.

So much acrimony between Buzz and the established old school big way jumpers over his revolutionary (at the time) jump suits.


garywainwright  (D 11021)

Oct 31, 2017, 3:37 PM
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Thanks for all the replies. I found an article on the 100 and 120 in the December 1986 issue of Sport Parachutist which used to be the british magazine. Unfortunately no photo - would anybody have a link to one?


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rehmwa  (D 12816)

Nov 8, 2017, 10:16 AM
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garywainwright wrote:
Thanks for all the replies. I found an article on the 100 and 120 in the December 1986 issue of Sport Parachutist which used to be the british magazine. Unfortunately no photo - would anybody have a link to one?

Sorry, hard to google it too for some reason

Big photo at my home DZ, my instructor was on the 100w record and those on either side. the pic of the 144 way diamond (opposed) is gorgeous

Also video in one of the Wally Gubbins vids. the 90 and 100 I think you can see my first rig in there - though I wasn't wearing it for the film.



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