Hey, folks. So you've probably heard, Skydive Cal City is closing its doors as of November 25th. My friends and I (who all started jumping there) have been pretty bummed about it since hearing the news yesterday...and for me, the only thing that's really taken the edge off is reading some people's good vibes and memories from the thread in the General forum.
So since the firepit at the DZ will soon be dark, I was just wondering - anyone have any good/crazy/scary stories from back in the day they feel like sharing? I'm always amazed at how much history there is up there...and I know I haven't heard anything close to all of it. Since I won't be able to hear the stories sitting around at Foxy's on a Saturday night anymore, I thought I'd ask. Perhaps it'd be a good 'memorial' to the DZ to collect some of them here. I'm curious about it all - what planes they used to fly, the 2 DZ's thing, what it was like jumping rounds in Cal City winds, the shooting range, the Peckerheads, crazy movie shoots, memorable jumps...just about anything, really. The place has seen a lot of changes in the sport.
(oh yeah, & if it's something for which that the statute of limitations isn't yet up, y'know, feel free not to post it ...sure there's a few stories like that...)
Of course, if you'd rather, you can always post it to the thread in the General forum, too...but if you've got a good memory to share, please do me a favor and share it. The bonfire isn't going to be around much longer, and history is lost when it's not told.