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First Deaf skydiver to do BASE jump!

 


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Jun 24, 2004, 4:11 PM
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More great news!

Alan Thompson, Jr, a Deaf skydiver from Great Britain, has become the first Deaf skydiver to do a Base jump!! He made 4 jumps off the 3000 foot cliffs at Kjeray, Norway last week. Pictures are on the Deaf Skydivers website, look in the Highlights for 2004 section. http://www.deafskydivers.org

Congratulations to Alan!

Blue Skies!
Billy Vance


(This post was edited by BillyVance on Jun 24, 2004, 4:12 PM)


colintri  (A 43658)

Jun 25, 2004, 8:55 AM
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Dang, and I thought I might be the first one to do that. Tongue

Congrats to Alan!

Alan's Base jump

The exit looks scary! Shocked

*Edited to add a direct link to his first Base jump


(This post was edited by colintri on Jun 25, 2004, 1:46 PM)


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Jun 25, 2004, 6:48 PM
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Alan even almost had a wall-strike on one of those jumps when the canopy opened off-heading. He veered back out at almost the last second... scared himself half to death too. Crazy

Unfortunately, it appears that Alan was not even the first Deaf skydiver to Base jump. I was told by a Base jumper after cross-posting on the Base Zone forum, that there is a deaf Base jumper in Montana who has been Base jumping regularly for the past year or so. No other details yet. I am trying to confirm.

Blue Skies
Billy


Jumpmunki  (C 103816)

Jun 30, 2004, 10:56 PM
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he's my mate! Cool


smellysue  (Student)

Jul 3, 2004, 12:27 AM
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hey thats Al T nice one mate (even though he prob not read this) Unsure

You never told me he was the 1st deaf skydiver to base jump Wayne you munki.
Wink

He's one of the nicest lads you'll ever meat at Peterlee well acctually prob' any where and a cracking lad to talk to.

Welldone Alan


Premier TomAiello  (D 22400)
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Jul 8, 2004, 11:06 AM
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In reply to:
Unfortunately, it appears that Alan was not even the first Deaf skydiver to Base jump. I was told by a Base jumper after cross-posting on the Base Zone forum, that there is a deaf Base jumper in Montana who has been Base jumping regularly for the past year or so. No other details yet. I am trying to confirm.

What's unfortunate about that? As long as everyone is having fun, it's all good.

I've posted to the thread in BASE, and sent you a PM with Shaun's contact info.



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