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85 year old deaf man does tandem jump at Perris!

 


BillyVance  (D 18895)

May 20, 2005, 5:18 PM
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Check this out! I just got it via email a little while ago. When the page loads, and if you have Macromedia Flash (if not, you can load it from there), click on the video screen to start the video.

A man starts signing, talking about Ed Buell, age 85, doing a tandem at Perris, then introduces the video. It is pretty damn cool... Cool He's even signing clearly in freefall! Laugh

You may need a highspeed broadband connection though.

http://www.deafnewspaper.com/


(This post was edited by BillyVance on May 20, 2005, 5:19 PM)


skymiles  (C 32421)

May 20, 2005, 5:54 PM
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What's he signing in freefall? I can guess...

Phil


GARYC24  (C 21378)

May 24, 2005, 10:43 AM
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Thanks,
Inspired to get back to my books & video, and practice ASL again.
Also, meet others, can not attend classes, working two jobs M-Frid.


alanab

May 24, 2005, 12:09 PM
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billy, that's sooo cool! it brought tears of joy to my eyes!!!

can you tell us what he's saying in freefall and on the ground?


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BillyVance  (D 18895)

May 24, 2005, 1:05 PM
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In reply to:
billy, that's sooo cool! it brought tears of joy to my eyes!!!

can you tell us what he's saying in freefally and on the ground?

I'll have to review the video and transcribe everything he said. Maybe tonight... it was pretty cool though! Smile

Take a look here at http://www.deafskydivers.org/.../1stTandem/index.htm for pictures on Ed Buell's friend Hubert Becher's tandem jump from 2003. This was during the Deaf World Record event at Perris. Hubert was the first deaf skydiver ever, having made his first jump in 1964 at Elsinore, and retiring in 1980 after a few hundred jumps. He came out to visit the DZ when he heard about the world record attempts, and we were all thrilled to meet him. It was kind of like meeting Lew Sanborn. Cool We surprised him by chipping in to buy him a tandem jump so he could experience freefall for the first time in 23 years. Cool When we presented the gift certificate to him, there was not a dry eye in the group. What's even cooler is Hubert got his wife Judy to do a tandem too! Sly They're both in their 70's now. So they both went up on the same load, along with a few of us deaf skydivers. The pics tell the tale. Wink


alanab

May 24, 2005, 2:39 PM
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yet another teary eyeBlush


GARYC24  (C 21378)

May 25, 2005, 10:40 AM
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I was hanging around with Hubert that day, I was taking class ASL and had a great time that day,
I was with him when he had to sign the waivers to go across runway to take pictures!


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